Agenda and minutes

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To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Rashid and Councillor Wraighte.


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.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To conside the Minutes of the meeting held on 2nd March 2021.



1.    That the minutes of the meeting held on 2nd March 2021 be approved and signed as a correct record.


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.


Objection to Proposed Traffic Order, Waiting Restrictions, Back Drake Street, Rochdale pdf icon PDF 447 KB

To consider objections to a Traffic Regulation Order.


The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which advised that concerns had been identified with regard to obstructive footway and carriageway parking along both sides of Back Drake Street. This could compromise operational width for general traffic, restricting access for Goods Vehicles, and limiting sightlines for both drivers and pedestrians along Back Drake Street and its junction with Caton Street.


Rochdale South Township Members subsequently approved the investigation, development, and promotion of an appropriate scheme to address the concerns.


The approved scheme was advertised between 14th April and 5th May 2021 and one objection was received. This report considered the objection received.


Alternatives Considered:

Alternatives in terms of reduced hours of restriction and/or a lesser scheme with the prohibition implemented just along one-side of Back Drake Street, had been considered but discounted on the basis of seeking to protect access and road safety for all users of Back Drake Street. The existence and availability of on and off-street car parking elsewhere in the locality has supported this decision.


Should the Sub-Committee decide not to introduce the restrictions as proposed then the noted issues of indiscriminate obstructive parking as reported to Township would not be appropriately addressed.



1.    That the objection to the proposed Traffic Regulation Order be noted;

2.    That the proposed Traffic Regulation Order, ‘Borough of Rochdale ((Civil Enforcement of Traffic Contraventions) (Various Streets) (Rochdale Township) Order 2008) (Amendment) (No. 184) Order 2021’ be implemented as advertised.


Reasons for the Recommendation:

To address concerns that had been raised with regard obstructive footway and carriageway parking along both sides of Back Drake Street.


Rochdale South Township Funds 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To consider Rochdale South Township Funds 2021/22.

Additional documents:


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 2021/2022 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.


Alternatives considered:

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 2021/22, 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 2021/22, (as outlined at Appendix 4 of the submitted report); be dealt with as follows:-





RP/01/21 – Pioneers Trail – Rochdale Cemetery

Approved - £3,129.13 from Projects Fund

RP/09/21 – Apna Ghar – A space to tackle social isolation

Approved - £7,152.29 from Projects Fund

RP/13/21 – Deeplish Street and Nicholson Street Turning Areas

Approved-£3,600 from Projects Fund

RP/11/21 – Women Empowerment and Wellbeing -

Application deferred to the next meeting

RP/17/21 – Provision of equipment for 9th Heywood (St. Michael’s) Scout Group’s new HQ building

Approved - £5,886.90 from Projects Fund and £4,407.50 from Capital Fund

RP/21/21 Badminton in the Community

Approved - £2,419.96 from Projects Fund

TC/18/21 – Buersil Avenue and Sedgley Avenue traffic calming

Approved- £20,825 from Capital Fund

TC/24/21 – Stoneyfield Park Pathway

Approved - £14,250 from Milkstone & Deeplish Ward and Members Funds and £3,422 from Capital Fund

TC/25/21 – Ford Gardens pedestrian dropped kerbs

Approved - £2,120 from Capital Fund

W/29/21 & M/42/21 – Percy Street and Crown Street rear alley resurface

Approved -£5,800 from Kingsway Ward and Members Funds