Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Hornby and Councillor Meredith.

2.

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.   

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

3.

Urgent Items of Business

To determine whether there are any additional items of business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chair decides should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items of business.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To note the minutes of the meeting of Rochdale Township and Resources Delegated Sub-Committee held 14th February 2019.   

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of Rochdale Township Action and Resources

Delegated Sub-Committee held 14th February 2019, be approved and signed

by the Chair as a correct record.

5.

Area Forum Minutes pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To note the minutes of the meetings of the following Area Fora in the Township:

a.    Bamford and Oakenrod Area Forum – 13th May 2019

b.    Brimrod, Sudden and Marland Area Forum – 30th May 2019

c.    Balderstone and Kirkholt Community Meeting – 14th May 2019

d.    Milkstone and Deeplish Area Forum – 17th June 2019

e.    Kingsway Area Forum – 13th May 2019

f.     Castleton Area Forum – 4th June 2019

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the Minutes of the following Area Forum meetings be noted:-

·         Bamford and Oakenrod Area Forum – 13th May 2019;

·         Brimrod, Sudden and Marland Area Forum – 30th May 2019;

·         Balderstone and Kirkholt Community Meeting – 14th May 2019;

·         Milkstone and Deeplish Area Forum – 17th June 2019;

·         Kingsway Area Forum – 13th May 2019;

·         Castleton Area Forum – 4th June 2019;

6.

Objections to Traffic Regulation Order - Milkstone Road, Rochdale pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider objections to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order in the Milkstone and Deeplish Ward.

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which outlined that a request was received from Rochdale Township for the Council to investigate the introduction of parking restrictions along Milkstone Road.

 

Members of the public and businesses had reported issues of indiscriminate parking along the road between Drake Street and Tweedale Street. Demand

for parking in this area was high and the lack of any restrictions, except at each

end of the street, had led to a number of obstructive parking issues.

 

A scheme detailing new parking restrictions was drafted and advertised in

May 2019, following discussion on the scheme at several public forum meetings held in 2018 where it received a majority support.

 

During the consultation period the Council received 4 letters of objection to the proposal and a petition.

 

In general, the objectors reported that the restrictions were too extensive, would

reduce space for employee parking and displace parking onto residential

side streets.

 

The report outlined the reason for the proposal, the objections received and

a response to the objections.

 

In considering the submitted report, the Sub-Committee received representations from a resident and local business owner objecting to the proposals and from a local business owner in support of the proposals.

 

Alternatives considered:

 

The Committee could consider recommending that the proposal be amended or abandoned.

 

Should Committee decide not to introduce the restrictions proposed then the

issues with parked vehicles, which were reported to Rochdale Township

Committee, would not be addressed.

 

Resolved:

 

1.    That the Borough of Rochdale ((Civil Enforcement of Traffic Contraventions) (Various Streets) (Rochdale Township) Order 2008) (Amendment) (No.163) Order be implemented as advertised.

 

Reasons for the decision:

 

Several requests had been received for the Council to address issues of indiscriminate parking along Milkstone Road. An approved commissioning

from had been received from Rochdale Township for the Council to promote

new restrictions. The draft proposal had the support of local ward members

following discussions on the scheme at several public meetings.

Eligible for call in - yes

 

7.

Rochdale South Township Funds 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To consider applications for Township Funding

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which provided an update on revenue and capital expenditure, commitments

and balances of Rochdale South Township Funds 2019/20 and to enable the

allocation of funds to proposed projects.

 

In considering the funding applications the Sub-Committee received oral

representations the applicant’s and/or their representatives, who were in

attendance at the meeting.

 

Alternatives considered:

 

Members were asked to decide whether or not to approve the allocation of funds to projects/schemes as appropriate.

 

Resolved:

 

1.    That the expenditure, commitments and balances of the Rochdale

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 & Communities Manager has assessed

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

5.    That applications for Township Funds 2019/20, (as outlined at Appendix 4 of the submitted report); and be dealt with as follows:-

 

Reference

 

Project Name/Applicant

Decision

RP/09/18

Moss Street Rochdale – (rear alleyway from No. 18 – Moss Terrace)

 

Award of £4573 from Rochdale South Township Projects Fund

 

RP/02/19

Functional Fitness Course – Rochdale Leisure Centre

Award of £1330.58 from Rochdale South Township Projects Fund

 

RP/06/19

Real Change Rochdale

Award of £792.70 from Rochdale South Township Projects Fund (Note: not to include insurance costs)

 

RP/07/19

Rochdale Holiday Jamboree

Award of £1342.47  from Rochdale South Township Projects Fund (Note: not to include the costs of a bouncy castle or skipping rope)

 

TC/23/18

Broadfield Park Bins & Benches

Award of £7700 in principle from Rochdale South Township Capital Fund subject to confirmation that the Friends of Broadfield Park are involved in the project

 

TC/01/19

Kent Street One Way Traffic System

Award of £21,860.99  from Rochdale South Township Capital Fund

 

TC/04/19

Greenroyde Footway Drainage

Application deferred pending clarification of alternative sources of funding

 

TC/09/19

The Willows Community Allotment

 

Award of £3,000 from Rochdale South Township Capital Fund

 

TC/11/19

Bamford Green Landscaping

Award of £4829 from Rochdale South Township Capital Fund

 

 

Reasons for the decision:

 

Management of the Rochdale South Township Fund is delegated to the

Rochdale South Township Action & Resources Delegated Sub Committee.

 

Rochdale South Township Funds are allocated to projects that benefit the

Township’s community and environment, and realise the Township priorities.

 

To enable the committee to monitor and review the use of the Rochdale South

Township Funds to ensure continued efficient and effective use of the funds.

 

Eligible for call in - yes