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Introductions and Apologies/Code of Conduct PDF 15 KB
All were welcomed to the meeting and apologies were
noted. Attention was drawn to the code
of conduct, a summary of which was read out. All attendees were asked to abide by the code for
the duration of the meeting.
A customer satisfaction survey was circulated to all residents in
attendance from the Council’s Street Cleaning Service to fill
in and comment on.
Minutes of the last meeting/updates PDF 67 KB
minutes of the previous meeting were agreed and the following
updates were provided.
Newbold Street – street light out on
Resident had advised there was a street light out
on the footpath. This matter was
escalated to Eon and resolved.
Residents had advised
there was a problem with speeding vehicles on Rosefield Street and requested, along with
the Chair, the possibility that they themselves can take upon the
role of ‘community speed wardens’ to check speeds of
vehicles. Residents were informed the
Council’s Highways Department has a speed gun (not calibrated
- so only used as a ‘judge’ of the vehicle speeds) and
four neighbourhood watch signs which can
be loaned out. No high-visibility
jackets are available.
Croft Shifa building - illegally parked
A request was made for additional assistance from
the Council’s Parking Services in targeting illegally parked
vehicles on double yellow lines near to the Croft Shifa building. Parking
Services advised that Penalty Charge Notices are issued and a
period of enhanced enforcement in the area has been
Footpath at rear of Newbold Moss – land
A request was made by a
resident for an update from the Council’s Environmental
Management Service’s Officer, J. Simpson, to attend the site
to look at the land levels near to the footpath at the rear of
Newbold Moss onto Rochwood. Update received from J. Simpson is the footpath is
not a definitive right of way and she is unable to utilise existing
legislation to carry out any action to address the problem with the
footpath to the rear of Newbold Moss.
The Council are not the landowner and they are unable to assist as
part of the area is in private ownership. The resident was referred to the Land Registry to
obtain details of the land owner.
Littering and fly tipping grot spots
These issues were highlighted with the Public Realm
Inspector/Council’s Environmental Management Team to address
with premises owners; including the industrial waste bins situated
at the bottom of Pine Street (one-way street near to Newbold Post
Office) and also a takeaway on Milnrow
Road that isn’t properly disposing matters. Matters escalated and addressed – trade
waste bin removed and takeaways visited.
Greater Manchester Police - PACT meeting
PC Walsh (GMP) gave apologies and provided stats
of motor vehicle:
News – 50% of vehicles taken were recovered within a couple
of days of the theft)
majority of thefts from vehicles was a
consequence of property being left on view including mobile phones,
sat navs and cash)
offender for damage to a dwelling is currently decision
Kingsway Metrolink Stop – Regular
issues of groups of youths causing annoyance, throwing items and
climbing on roofs. In January an incident
of 3 x youths caused damage to a tram by throwing objects at the
moving vehicle and smashing a door and window.
Ansdell Road – A large group of
males and females fighting and upsetting residents. Other locations are mostly youths throwing
snowballs at properties and vehicles.
Make sure a light is left on
whilst out, especially early evening and night time to help prevent
being an easy target for burglars. Do
not leave cars unattended while you de-frost them during cold
weather, even for a few seconds as there are criminals who will
walk the streets looking for opportunities to take vehicles in
these circumstances. Insurance
companies are unlikely to pay out if the owners have left the keys
in the vehicle.
Street lighting issue on Upper Hayes
A resident raised again the matter
of inadequate lighting on Upper Hayes Close that needed to be
addressed by Eon. Two burglaries at the
back-to-back flats have occurred allegedly due to the lighting
being so poor.
Action 1: Escalate issue to Eon to contact the resident
direct about their concerns.
Street lighting issue on Rosefield
A resident reported there are pockets of darkness
and very poor lighting on Rosefield
Crescent which is resulting in anti-social behaviour issues with
kids loitering. A site visit has been
requested from an Eon officer in the evening to assess it.
Action 2: Escalate issue to Eon to contact the resident
direct about their concerns.
Newbold Street and Newbold Hall Drive parking on
A resident reported
the problem of cars parking on pavements on Newbold Street and
Newbold Hall Drive and they requested that GMP increased their
enforcement in these areas.
Action 3: Escalate issue to GMP.
Weston Avenue/junction of Broad Lane – cars parked on both
sides of road and visibility is restricted (no lineage)
resident raised the issue of cars parking on pavements on both
sides of the road on Weston Avenue/junction of Broad Laneand
requested that GMP increased their enforcement in these
areas. A request was made for double
Action 4: Escalate issue to GMP and the Council’s
Newbold Street completion of lineage
Residents at the
forum unanimously requested a specific date for the completion of
the lineage works from Balfour Beatty via the Council’s
Action 5: Escalate issue to the Council’s
Jubilee Park fly tipping
request made by members of the forum for fly tipping issues in
Jubilee Park to be addressed.
Councillors Brosnan and Ali will also speak to Environmental
Action 6: Escalate request to the Council’s
Belfield Lane fly tipping
request made by members of the forum for fly tipping issues on
Belfield Lane to be addressed.
Action 7: Escalate request to the Council’s
Update report/stats requested – incidences of fines
issued/prosecutions for fly tipping
A request made by local Ward Councillors for
information on incidences of fines issued/prosecutions for fly
tipping in order to update the forum.
Action 8: Escalate request to the Council’s
Weston Avenue missed bin collections
Residents at 56 and
58 Weston Avenue are experiencing missed
bin collections on a weekly basis.
Action 9: Escalate issue to the Council’s
Weston Avenue/junction Stiups Lane grit
Residents requested the installation of a grit
bin at the junction of Weston Avenue and Stiups Lane (previously requested by Councillor
Action 10: Escalate request to Highways
Top of Croxton Avenue/Newbold Moss grit bin
Residents requested the installation of a grit bin
at the top of Croxton Avenue/Newbold Moss.
Action 11: Escalate request to Highways
Albert Royds Street Fire Site –
hours of demolition works and noise
that the hours of operation in ... view the
full minutes text for item 4.
Robinson’s Common –
Councillor Ali informed the
forum developments concerning the kick pitch at Robinson’s
Common are still progressing well.
Planning permission is now in its latter stages and feasibility and
costings are being looked into to install a ‘green gym’
on the land.
Mosques invitations to visit
from The Medina Mosque attending the forum advised of an open door
invitation to the general public to visit any of the mosques of
Neeli, Golden or Bilal on Sunday 18
February 2018 between 12–4pm.
Tours of the mosques will take place and tea and biscuits made
available to all.
Costa, Kingsway Litter Pick
A resident advised of the community initiative by
Costa at Kingsway for residents to participate in litter picks and
receive a free coffee. Next litter pick
will be on Sunday 4 March 2018 at 10.30am.
Date and time of the next meeting
confirmed - Newbold Baptist Church, Milnrow Road, Rochdale.