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To receive any apologies for absence.
No apologies were received.
Declarations of Interest
Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.
That the following declarations of interest be noted:
a. Councillor Rashid declared a personal and prejudicial interest in the funding application RP/21/19 (Minute 19 below) (Rochdale TRY – Rochdale Hornets Sporting Foundation) and he took no part in the discussion or determination thereon.
b. Councillor Meredith declared a personal and prejudicial interest in the funding application TC/12/19 (Minute 19 below) (Broad Lane Wood Community Notice Board) and he took no part in the discussion or determination thereon.
To consider the minutes of the meeting of Rochdale South Township Action and Resources Delegated Sub-Committee held 8th October 2019.
That the minutes of the meeting of Rochdale South Township Action and Resources Delegated Sub-Committee, held 8th October 2019, be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record.
To consider the minutes of the Balderstone and Kirkholt Community Meeting held 26th November 2019
That the Minutes of the following Area Forum meetings be noted:-
a. Balderstone and Kirkholt Community Meeting – 26th November 2019
b. Castleton Area Forum – 19th November 2019.(ordinary meeting and AGM)
c. Kingsway Area Forum – 11th November 2019
d. Bamford and Oakenrod Area Forum – 28th October 2019.
e. Brimrod, Marland and Sudden Area Forum – 14th November 2019
To consider objections to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order
The Township Sub-Committee received a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods that asked Members to consider an objection that had been received to a proposed Traffic Regulation order at Liley Street and Chichester Street, Rochdale. A request had been received for the Council to undertake a consultation exercise with businesses in the Liley Street/Chichester Street area of Rochdale with a view to introducing new parking restrictions to solve a number of issues.The area I question is made up of industrial premises which generate high volumes of goods vehicle movements. There were few existing parking restrictions in the area and its proximity to Rochdale town centre has led to it being used for long stay on-street parking by town centre workers. There were also reports of HGV’s parking overnight on Chichester Street.
The consultation exercise was completed in August 2019 and the conclusions of this consultation had been forwarded to the Milkstone and Deeplish Ward Members.
The Director of Neighbourhoods reported that proposed new parking restrictions had been drafted and acceded to in principal by Milkstone and Deeplish Ward Members. The restrictions had been promoted and during the consultation period the Council received one letter of objection to the proposal. The Sub-Committee considered the objection that had been received to the proposal.
The Sub-Committee could consider recommending that the proposal be amended or abandoned. If the Sub-Committee decided not to introduce the restrictions proposed in the report, then the issues with parked vehicles, which were contained therein would not have been addressed.
The proposed Traffic Regulation Order, Borough of Rochdale ((Civil Enforcement of Traffic Contraventions) (Various Streets) (Rochdale Township) Order 2008) (Amendment) (No.155) Order be implemented as advertised.
Reasons for the decision:
The area in question is made up of industrial premises that generate a high volume of goods vehicle movements. There were presently few parking restrictions in the area. Several requests had been received to treat individual locations in the area with parking restrictions to prevent obstructive parking. It was therefore decided to review the whole of the area and undertake a consultation with all the businesses prior to a scheme being formally promoted.
Eligible for Call-in: Yes.
To consider applications for assistance from the Rochdale South Township Fund 2019/2020
The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which provided an update on revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of Rochdale South Township Funds 2019/2020 and to enable the allocation of funds to proposed projects.
In considering the funding applications the Sub-Committee received oral representations from the applicant’s and/or their representatives, who were in attendance at the meeting.
Members were asked to decide whether or not to approve the allocation of funds to projects/schemes as appropriate.
1. That the expenditure, commitments and balances of the Rochdale South
Township Funds 2019/20, as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 of the submitted report be noted;
2. That the decisions made under delegated authority as detailed in Appendix 3 of the submitted report be noted;
3. That the Townships and Communities Manager, in consultation with the
Chair, Vice Chair and opposition spokesperson of the Sub-Committee, be given delegated authority to make decisions on any deferred projects;
4. It be noted that the Townships and Communities Manager has assessed
the proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of eligibility for the Rochdale South Township Fund, the priorities of the Township and any specific risks have been identified in the report;
5. That applications for Township Funds 2019/20, (as outlined at Appendix 4 of the submitted report); and be dealt with as follows:-
Reasons for the decisions:
i) The management of the Rochdale South Township Fund is delegated to the Rochdale South Township Action and Resources Delegated Sub Committee.
ii) Rochdale South Township Funds are allocated to projects that benefit the Township’s community and environment, and realise the ... view the full minutes text for item 19.