Agenda and minutes

Venue: Newbold Community Church, Milnrow Road, Rochdale OL16 5DW. View directions

Contact: Rachel Hudson - Tel: 01706 924343 

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Introductions and Apologies/Code of Conduct pdf icon 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 icon PDF 67 KB


The minutes of the previous meeting were agreed and the following updates were provided.

Rosefield Crescent speed hump request
A resident made a request for an additional speed hump on Rosefield Crescent due to speeding vehicles.  Townships raised the matter with Highways who advised that speed restrictions are not just simply placed on a road.  Speed surveys and assessments are firstly carried out and if necessary a full traffic regulation order would have to be funded and implemented which includes consultation with residents.  This request is not currently being pursued.

Newbold Street ‘Keep Clear’ sign repainted
A request was previously made for the ‘Keep Clear’ sign to be repainted.  This matter has been raised with Highways who advised it has been added to the list.

Croxton Loop ‘Give Way’ signs
A request made for the painting of the ‘Give Way’ signs around the Croxton loop to be prioritised with Highways.  Townships were advised they have been added to the list and the signs should be painted after any resurfacing to the road has been undertaken first.

Newbold Moss salt bin request
A new salt bin has been installed on Newbold Moss funded from Kingsway Ward Fund.

Rosefield Crescent pavement repairs
Pavement repairs/reinstatement was requested outside Nos 5 – 11 Rosefield Crescent.  These repairs have been completed.

Croxton Avenue No HGVs signage
A request for signage at the bottom of Croxton Avenue to state ‘No HGVs’ was previously requested.  This sign has been ordered and Townships will chase this matter up again.

Reservoir Street parking restrictions
Concerns were previously raised that double parking on Reservoir Street is dangerous as it is obstructing drivers’ visibility.  Townships raised this matter with Highways, however, it was decided by local Ward Councillors not to proceed with a traffic regulation order for double yellow lines at this present time.

Abandoned Morrison’s trolleys
Residents had reported trolleys were being abandoned all around the Newbold area.  The Community Safety Officer has raised this matter with the Store Manager.

Turf Hill Road flooding compliment
Councillors noted that the recent response to the flooding by the Council’s Departments was very helpful and appreciated.  This feedback was forwarded to the Head of Environmental Management.


Greater Manchester Police - PACT meeting


No attendance by GMP.


Ward Fund


Funding streams are still available and residents are always welcome to put forward any ideas.


Open Forum


Weston Avenue speeding vehicles
Residents reported that vehicles are regularly speeding on the approach to Broad Lane from both Weston Avenue and Stiups Lane.  They made a suggestion to make Stiups Lane a one way road and place double yellow lines at the corners due to visibility being poor when entering/exiting junctions.
Action 1: Townships to raise the issue with both GMP and Highways

Croxton Avenue – Truck parked on corner causing visibility issues
A resident requested that GMP speak to the driver of a delivery truck which is regularly parked on the corner of Croxton Avenue/Higher Wheat Lane and causes an obstruction.

Action 2: Townships to raise the matter with GMP and seek assistance.

Street lighting issues
Residents advised there were street lights continually switched on at Higher Wheat End and also on Tollgate Way.  It was also noted that a street light (No 2) on Elder Street is out and requires repair.
Action 3: Township to report these matters to the Street Lighting Department.

Royds Street (between 101-113) - Refuse bins and rubbish issues
It was reported that refuse bins and rubbish are being left out regularly between 101-113 Royds Street.
Action 4: Townships to request Environmental Management to inspect the area of concern.

Sandfield Road and Moss Mill Street – Contaminated bins and infestation of alleyway
Residents reported ongoing issues concerning contaminated bins and evidence of rats and syringes in the alleyway.  The matter had already been escalated to the appropriate departments prior to the forum and will be monitored for an appropriate response.
Action 5: Townships to chase Environmental Management and Environmental Health for updates.

Woodbine Street/Oldham Road (near Wellfield Surgery) - cars parking on double yellow lines
It was requested that this complaint be raised with Parking Services for enforcement action.
Action 6: Townships to raise the matter with Parking Services.

Oldham Road/Broad Lane/Albert Royds Street speeding
Residents advised speeding had again been witnessed on Oldham Road/Broad Lane areas.  It had also been witnessed on Albert Royds Street and a question posed regarding the traffic light cameras as to how often are they working and monitoring the traffic as many motorists had witnessed red light jumping.
Action 7: Townships to raise the matter with GMP.

Community Speed Watch request on Milnrow Road
A resident requested a community speed watch operation is carried out between GMP and some residents to assess the speeding on Milnrow Road.
Action 8: Townships to raise the matter with GMP

Royds Street West littering in alleyway
Rubbish was reported in the alleyway to the rear of Royds Street West and around a bin.
Action 9: Townships to request Environmental Management to inspect the area of concern.

Woodbine Street East Car Park drug dealing
Concerns about drug dealing on Woodbine Street East Car Park was raised by a resident.
Action 10: Townships to raise the matter with GMP.

Footpath at Lowerplace School from Kingsway to Charter Street
A resident commented on the closure of a footpath.  This matter had previously been  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.


Ward News


Councillors updated residents about the funding which had been approved for the speed restrictions on Woodbine Street East and their visit to JD Sports at Kingsway regarding workers’ rights and hours.  There has also been progress on the Newbold Hub and Youth Centre.

The Council’s Highways Department had recently completed a ‘planned day of action’ walk around in all wards whereby officers and some Councillors had walked the streets and assessed any needs in terms of potholes and patch repairs.

Residents discussed the level of alleged drug dealing in the ward and commented that there had been a deterioration of attitudes amongst some local youths.

The public were advised to report any littering or fly tipping immediately so the Council can remove it.


Date and time of the next meeting


Monday 2 March 2020 at 6.30pm
Newbold Baptist Church, Milnrow Road, Rochdale