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To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Hornby and Councillor Meredith.
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.
There were no declarations of interest.
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.
There were no urgent items of business.
To note the minutes of the meeting of Rochdale Township and Resources Delegated Sub-Committee held 14th February 2019.
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.
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
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;
To consider objections to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order in the Milkstone and Deeplish Ward.
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
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.
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.
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
To consider applications for Township Funding
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.
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
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:-
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