Venue: Bamford Chapel, Norden Road, Rochdale OL11 5PQ. View directions
Contact: Stuart Hay - Tel No. 01706 922230
Welcome, Introductions and Apologies
welcomed all to the meeting. Apologies
were sent by Councillor James Gartside.
Code of Conduct PDF 15 KB
A copy of
the code of conduct was circulated with the papers, and all were
asked to abide by the code for the duration of the
Minutes of last meeting and matters arising PDF 70 KB
minutes of the last meeting held on Monday 13 June 2016 were agreed
as an accurate record and the following updates were given.
Resident states she has
written to the Officer In Case, John Ashley, about the culvert next
to 662 Bury Road and had no reply, and also a large hole has been
filled in, whether permanent or temporary she is not sure, and she
is concerned that this may wash away and block the culvert.
She asked that the Officer in Case,
John Ashley, contacts her. Also the
brambles on Council land at the side of her house have still not
been cut back, although some other work has been done.
Action: Request brambles be cut back and Officer in
Case makes direct contact (Stuart Hay)
Parking near Bamford Academy School
was informed of actions taken concerning the indiscriminate parking
and obstructions, particularly at dropping off and picking up
times, in the vicinity of Bamford Academy School. Parking Services were requested to conduct
enforcement visits in regulated areas and GMP non-regulated areas.
PCSOs Whelan and Taylor had visited and
advised the School, patrolled the area and liaised with their
Traffic Wardens for enforcement.
will treat all the Japanese Knotweed on Council land as
highlighted. Further Knotweed on the
footpath opposite St Michael’s Church has been identified and
it will be reported for treatment. A
problem with Mares Tail growing through various pavements was also
highlighted and specific locations, when notified, will also be
reported for treatment.
The two dead Rowan
trees on Oulder Hill Drive have been
removed and Environmental Management will replant in autumn.
Way Litter Bins
for additional litter bins on Roch
Valley Way and the funding thereof is being considered by
The potholes on
Murrayfield and at its junction with Norden Road have been
repaired, but there was a request to further inspect Norden Road at
the junction with Murrayfield as it is still in a poor state of
Action: Request inspection of road junction (Stuart
Queens Park Road/Bury and Rochdale Old Road Traffic
The faulty traffic lights at Queens Park Road and
Bury and Rochdale Old Road were reported to Urban Traffic Control
Blocked drain on Clay Lane
The drain on Clay
Lane near the Water Treatment works was inspected and cleared and
further improvement work may take place.
Head of Licensing tasked out visits to
Mojitos Wine Bar but it still remains a problem with drinking
outside and on the pavement and the resultant noise.
Action: Inform Licensing and request further visits
Police And Communities Together
Ashley Phillips and Leanne Palmer summarised the crime figures for
the last quarter.
Good news, burglary dwelling has been significantly reduced.
Offenders have been targeting homes of
the elderly and homes where the occupiers were away. Rochdale Council’s Community Safety and Crime
Prevention Officer, Diane Lodwig, is available for home visits to
provide crime prevention advice and give out devices such as timer
switches and window tamper alarms and these devices are also
available from Police Stations. Two
more prolific burglars had been arrested yesterday in a vehicle
stolen by burglary following a Police pursuit and they were
remanded in to custody. It is
anticipated they will receive lengthy custodial sentences.
Also one member of a team of four
burglars working out of Wrexham had been arrested.
Numerous speeding initiatives had taken place at different
locations; the number of vehicles involved and offenders were
highlighted. Hundreds of vehicles were
monitored and relatively few were speeding, but again it is
acknowledged that as Police are compelled to wear High Visibility
uniform which is clearly obvious this slows down motorists.
Further speeding initiatives are
Police And Community Together meeting priorities remain burglary
and speeding motor vehicles.
Bridge Juniors Football Club
Barry Woodburn, Bridge Juniors Football Club Secretary, gave a
presentation on what the club provides each week for 700
youngsters, male and female, aged from four to eighteen and until
this year, the only providers of disability football and an FA
Exemplar Club. The club has over 100 volunteers who all give their
time of up 10 to 15 hours every week to provide five hours NHS
target hitting physical activity per individual.
Barry explained what the club do to clean up after matches and
encourage their visitors to park vehicles sensibly and
considerately and to deter visitors from parking indiscriminately
in the area. The club issues a bin bag
to all managers and instructs them to clear up their pitch after
every game, and the club provides a skip which is available seven
days a week all year around and it is used by lots of people not
connected to the club and is emptied whenever full. The site is not a closed one and is used by people
not connected to the club who camp out, party and drink and leave a
lot of waste behind. The club clear up
shovel fulls of dog excrement every
Saturday morning and they are responsible for cutting the grass.
There used to be waste bins on site but
these were constantly being filled with dog waste and were
A discussion over the education of site users took place; the club
does what it can. All club members and
parents are issued with a Code of Conduct which covers cleanliness
and considerate parking of motor vehicles, both the club and League
website lead with advice on considerate parking. The road leading to Bamford Mews is a private road
and has no Highways status at all and cannot be
enforced. Residents of The Mews could
consider closing the road off; they would not need a road closure
as it is not a highway, but there are planning issues and a
Planning Officer is available for advice should it be
Councillor Jane Howard had received photographs of motor vehicles
parked all over the part of Bamford Green not protected by Bird
Beak fencing and consideration will be given to installing such
The club strives to be a community friend and anyone is welcome to
visit between 8am and 1pm any Saturday. A suggestion was made for the club to publicise
everything discussed through the media and Streetwise
Action: Enquire into installation of Bird Beak fencing
to match the fencing around the rest of The Green (Stuart
Rugby Club ASB
complaints have been made about noise,
anti-social behaviour, none licensed events and lack of any club
control of social functions at Rochdale Rugby Club and concerns
expressed about the proposed installation of an outdoor balcony
which could make the problems even worse. Residents are collating evidence and Licensing is
aware. Licensing Officers have attended
but it was felt at the wrong times when ... view the
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Date and time of next meeting
December 2016 at 6.30pm in Bamford Chapel