Agenda item

Open Forum

Minutes:

Cherrington Drive road surface
A resident reported that the resurfacing previously carried out to the highway on Cherrington Drive needs to be re-done again as the surface is dangerous.
Action: Townships to report the matter to Rochdale Council’s Highways Maintenance Department to inspect, assess and action remedial repairs.

Royle Barn Road fly tipping
A resident reported the garage to the side of property 35 Royle Barn Road is open and it has been subject to people fly tipping waste.
Action: Townships to raise the matter with Rochdale Council’s Environmental Management Department to inspect, assess and action a clear-up or enforcement.

Chesham Avenue road surface
A resident reported that the road surface, previously repaired, has broken up again in the area near to the park and requires resurfacing.
Action: Townships to raise the matter with Rochdale Council’s Highways Maintenance Department to inspect, assess and action remedial repairs.

Silk Street – Lorries parking opposite Tesco’s entrance
A resident reported damage to the footpath kerb edges and gridlock issues due to no parking restrictions on the stretch of road to prevent parked vehicles.  Councillor Sheerin advised the forum that a few years ago an objection was raised to a proposal for double yellow lines to be painted in this area to alleviate the problem, leading to the scheme being abandoned.  Highways stated at the time that the road was classed as wide enough to enable the flow of traffic on both sides of the road.  Councillor Hornby requested that matters are escalated again to Highways regarding the congestion caused by parking and also for the repairs to the kerbs.
Action: Townships to raise the matter with Rochdale Council’s Highways Maintenance Department to inspect, assess and action remedial repairs to the kerbs and also assess the congestion complaint.

Former Carcraft Site fly tipping
A resident reported fly tipping issues at the former Carcraft site located off Nixon Street.
Action: Townships to raise the matter with Rochdale Council’s Environmental Management Department to inspect, assess and action a clear-up or enforcement.

Alley gate at Alexander Street/Partington Street/Jameson Street – Fly tipping and bins issues
A resident stated his dismay at the state of the residents’ overflowing bins from within this stretch of alleyway and also the fly tipping.  There is also a skip located within the area which has been there some time and needs moving.
Action: Townships to raise the matter with Rochdale Council’s Environmental Management Department to inspect, assess and action a clear-up or enforcement.

 

Royle Road/Gypsy Lane Corner sewerage smell
It was reported by several residents that a pungent sewerage type smell can be detected at the corner of Woolworth’s Club, next to the electricity sub-station.  It was stated it had previously been reported to United Utilities and to Rochdale Council’s Environmental Health Department, however the problem persists.
Action: Townships to raise the matter with Rochdale Council’s Environmental Health Department.

Smalley Street/Station Approach Junction – Vehicles Driving Up No Entry
It was reported that vehicles have been driving up the no entry due to unclear signage.  It was advised that this is a matter for enforcement by GMP but residents requested the Council’s Highways Department look at the signage in place to see if that can assist the problem.
Action: Townships to raise the matter with Rochdale Council’s Highways Department to assess.

The Farewell/Royle Barn Road – Damage to kerb edges
A resident reported damage to the footpath kerb edges caused by lorries turning left in both directions of the junction.
Action: Townships to raise the matter with Rochdale Council’s Highways Maintenance Department to inspect, assess and action remedial repairs.