Venue: Newbold Community Church, Milnrow Road, Rochdale OL16 5DW. View directions
Contact: Rachel Hudson - Tel 01706 924343
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.
Minutes from the last meeting/updates PDF 69 KB
minutes of the previous meeting were agreed.
Greater Manchester Police - PACT meeting
Sgt. B. Walsh attended, providing the following statistics
for the period June to September 2018:
of motor vehicle:
from motor vehicle:
A new Beat Officer
will be working in the Kingsway Ward from 1 October
Walsh informed the forum that a male arrested for a number of
offences involving motor vehicles and possession of an offensive
weapon has been jailed for four months.
Whilst some members were disappointed that the sentence is quite
short, Sgt. Walsh explained the process
in relation to release and re-call.
ASB Newbold & Metrolink
Operations continued throughout
the summer and the TravelSafe team
prioritised the area. Traffic PCSOs are
also being asked to visit to carry out operations.
There were a number of
reports of vehicles parking on pavements, leaving no access for
prams, etc. The forum was informed that
resources are low and priorities have to be identified.
Action 1: Sgt. Walsh to
request PCSOs to give some attention to pavement
Bins on pavements
reports that bins are constantly left out on Percy Street/Crown
Street, and also Weston Avenue. A
resident stated that she had reported the Weston Avenue bins on
four separate occasions.
Action 2: Request enforcement action concerning the
bins on Percy Street, Crown Street and Weston Avenue.
long discussion took place with regard to speeding on Milnrow Road, and general driving
offences. A resident provided a copy of
a letter he had written to Baroness Hughes in relation to these
issues, and a response that confirmed that the content has been
referred to Rochdale Council Parking Services. Whilst residents understood that there are similar
reports on most main roads in the Borough, they stated that they
believe it is far worse on Milnrow
Road, and that they have repeatedly asked GMP to carry out a speed
survey, as the survey carried out previously was in the wrong
place, hence the results.
Residents asked for statistics with regard to fines specifically
for motoring offences be brought to the
Residents expressed dissatisfaction with the ‘unfair’
distribution of parking warden resources; it was felt that the Town
Centre receives far too much attention in comparison with other
areas. There was also frustration with
regard to the lack of responses when issues of illegal parking are
reported, and a question about what time parking attendants work
until, and who upholds the law after they finish.
Action 3: V. White to ask GMP to carry out a further
speed survey on Milnrow Road, between
Albert Royds Street and Witley Road.
Action 4: Sgt. Walsh to make enquiries
regarding speeding fines and bring to the next meeting.
were reports of ongoing incidents, and
bricks being thrown into gardens.
Residents were encouraged to report all incidents to assist Police
with intelligence gathering. Rob
Morrow, Lead Youth Work Officer, was present and confirmed that the
Youth Service is doing detached work ...
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was asked with regard to whether street lights are there to light
up roads and footpaths, or just roads. Following the meeting an enquiry was made to the
Street Lighting Officer who confirmed that the lights are intended
to light the highway, and will naturally light the footpaths as
well, although spillage from the new lights is not as high as the
were reports of high levels of dog fouling on Croxton Avenue, and
an enquiry around how many fines for dog fouling have been
Action 5: Request enforcement action concerning dog
fouling around Croxton Avenue.
Action 6: Request information in relation to fines for dog
Newbold Moss – Off-road bikes
A resident reported that bikes are using the ginnel
and causing problems. A request for
installation of kissing gates was made, and the forum agreed that
these could be funded from ward funds.
Action 7: Township Officer to arrange a site visit to
assess suitability for kissing gates, and progress from ward
Belfield Lane fence
reports of the broken parts of the fence being in the road, causing
an obstruction. There are also
over-hanging branches that are hitting passing vehicles, and
fly-tipping. Residents were encouraged
to report all incidences of fly-tipping to Ward Councillors.
Action 8: Township Officer to arrange site visit to
address issues relating to the fence and trees.
Newbold Moss potholes
reported that there is a huge area of potholes requiring
Action 9: Township Officer to request inspection and
repair as necessary.
Broad Lane/Weston Avenue yellow lines
Parking restrictions were requested at the above
location due to vehicles obstructing the junction.
Action 10: The Chair to take the matter up with
There were reports
that motorists are weaving and swerving to avoid potholes between
Witley Road and Chichester
Action 11: Township Officer to request inspection and
repair as necessary.
The area adjacent to
the dropped kerb on the entrance to Witley Road is repeatedly flooding.
Action 12: Township Officer to request
currently two sessions per week, and the junior club has re-started
at Moss Street. Detached work takes
place four evenings per week. Any
resident interested in the work of the Youth Service is welcome to
visit Moss Street Youth Centre. Issues
with regards to young people and anti-social behaviour can be
reported direct to Rob either via telephone – 01706 925683 or
via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There was nothing to
Date and time of the next meeting
Thursday 13 December 2018 at 6.30pm
Newbold Baptist Church, Milnrow Road,