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To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Hornby.
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.
Resolved that the following declarations of interest be noted:-
a. Councillor Wraighte declared a personal and prejudicial interest in the Objections to Traffic Order on Queensway, Rochdale (Minute 25 below) and she took no part in the discussion or determination thereon.
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 two urgent funding applications that were considered with all other applications.
To consider the Minutes of the Meeting held on the 28th January 2020.
That the Minutes held on the 20th January be approved as a correct record.
To consider objections to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order at Queensway, Rochdale.
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 Queensway, Rochdale. The proposals introduce no waiting at any time and loading restrictions on parts of Queensway, Edinburgh Way and Hartley Lane. After consultation with residents in the local area, 10 objections were received. The consultation exercise was completed in and the conclusions of this consultation had been forwarded to the Ward Members. The Sub-Committee also considered a representation from a local resident objecting to the proposals
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.
1. That the Sub-Committee recommends to Cabinet that the proposed Traffic Regulation Order, Borough of Rochdale ((Civil Enforcement of Traffic Contraventions) (Various Streets) (Rochdale Township) Order 2008) (Amendment) (No.155) Order not be implemented:
2. That as the proposed Traffic Regulation Order relates to a strategic route that the matter be referred to Cabinet determine.
Reasons for the decision:
The Sub Committee considered that a Traffic Order of this nature was not required in this particular area.
Where a proposed Traffic Regulation Order relates to a strategic route and the Committee is not minded to support the Traffic Order, the matter is referred to Cabinet to determine.
Eligible for Call-in: Yes.
To consider Rochdale South Township Funds 2020/21.
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 2020/2021 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 2020/21, 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 2020/21, (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 Township priorities.
iii) To enable the Sub-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.