Agenda and minutes

Venue: Brimrod Methodist Church, Roch Valley Way, Rochdale OL11 4PZ. View directions

Contact: Stuart Hay - Tel: 01706 922230 

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome, Introductions and Apologies

Minutes:

Introductions were made and all were welcomed to the meeting.

2.

Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 15 KB

Minutes:

The Chair referred to the code of conduct and asked all to abide by the code for the duration of the meeting

3.

Minutes of the last meeting and matters arising pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting on Thursday 30 May 2019 were agreed and the following update was given.

Cotton Lane access
Cotton Lane was cleared of overgrown nettles and shrubbery but overgrowth has continued and Environmental Management will be requested to clear the lane again.

4.

Police and Communities Together

Minutes:

PCSO Sana Haider provided the crime statistics from 29 May 2019 to 22 August 2019 and presented the following information:

 

 

May

June

July

August

Total

Burglary residential

0

5

0

0

5 (8)

The M.O is opportunist burglaries where offenders are using implements to force entry or smash rear patio doors and windows.  Prime times were between 2000 hours to the early hours of the morning.  Primary target area was the Springfield Park Nursing Home, Marland and Roch Mills Crescent.

Community burglary

0

2

0

0

2(1)

Similar M.O as residential burglaries.  Target areas Manchester Road, Roch Valley Way and Bolton Road.

Criminal damage

1

7

0

0

8 (6)

Primary target area was Oakenrod, Holborn Street and Roch Valley Way at various times.  Stones damaging vehicles.

Theft from motor vehicle

3

3

0

0

6(9)

Primary target area was Manchester Road, Marland Hill Road and Roch Valley Way.  Prime time between 1500 to 2200 hours.

Theft of motor vehicle

0

0

0

0

0 (3)

 

Burglary
Officers have attained some CCTV from the incidents which although not evidential gave an indication that there were two separate teams working in the area and Officers are working with the Intelligence Analysts to identify the offenders.

The Neighbourhood Team will continue with high visibility patrols and leaflet cocooning in areas of demand at peak times, including the ‘birdie estate’.  In addition the team have provided updates and crime prevention advice to the area’s Home watch Coordinators, Whats App Groups, and via GMP social media.  This action is particularly important with many of the incidents occurring when occupants have just left their premises or they are away on holiday.

**Residents were reminded that due to the nature of the burglaries consideration should be given to changing their routines.  In addition they should review their home security, particularly access points, lighting, alarms and ensuring all keys are kept in a safe place**

Theft from motor vehicle
Two offenders were arrested and charged after committing the offence in the Bury Road area at the end of June.  A prolific offender very was very recently also arrested.

Pulse Policing
Pulse policing is now in full effect.  It is an Operation used when the Police are on evening shifts, whereby they ‘bus up’ to visit  various areas which may be having problems regarding  issues such as ASB, burglaries or TFMV.  This initiative enables the Police to utilise more Officers on foot in an area to combat the problem.  An off road motor bike was recently seized in Springfield Park as a result.

Planned action
A Safe for Summer campaign will involve the Police visiting key locations and providing crime prevention advice.

Planned Operation Considerate is a Traffic Operation during the autumn period, liaising with partner agencies to combat all manner of driving offences, documentation, use of mobile phones and vehicle defects.

Neighbourhood speed watch initiatives planned for mid-September 2019.  All volunteers welcome.

The issue of parked vehicles causing obstructions was raised.  GMP are aware and they have  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Open Forum

Minutes:

Roch Valley Way footpath
Overgrown vegetation requires clearing from the footpath running from Roch Valley Way at the side of Brimrod Methodist Church to Marland Hill Community Primary School.  Environmental Management will be asked to clear it.

Edinburgh Way lay-bys
Vehicles are being parked on the two lay-bys on either side of Edinburgh Way by the garage owners; some with for sale signs on, with adverts and promotional banners.  Concern was expressed that these garages are taking over parts of the highway to conduct business and some of the vehicles may not have legal documentation to be on the highway.  It will be established that the lay-bys form part of the adopted highway and if so, the Highways Department will be consulted about trading on the highway.


Ward Councillors contact details are available on the Council’s website:

Councillor Jane Howard
Telephone: 07870 172144
Email: jane.howard@rochdale.gov.uk

Councillor
Angela Jennifer Smith
Telephone: 07710 297377
Email: angela.smith@rochdale.gov.uk

Councillor Pat Sullivan
Telephone:
0161 762 1129 or 07967 985240
Email: patricia.sullivan@rochdale.gov.uk


Rochdale Council Officers

Stuart Hay, Township Officer
Telephone: 01706 922230
Email: stuart.hay@rochdale.gov.uk

Mick Ball, Public Realm Inspector
Telephone: 01706 922634
Email:
mick.ball@rochdale.gov.uk

Mark Reynolds, Community Safety, Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour Officer

Telephone: 01706 924979

Email: mark.reynolds@rochdale.gov.uk


Greater Manchester Police

PCSO 70838 Sana Haider
Email:
sana.haider@gmp.police.uk

6.

Date and time of the next meetings in 2019-20

Minutes:

Thursdays at 6.30pm in Brimrod Methodist Church
14 November 2019
6 February 2020