minutes of the previous meeting held on 4 September 2018 were
approved and the following updates given.
Permission and approval from the HSE
The Chair wrote a very
detailed letter on 29 September 2018 on behalf of the forum with a
full chronology since 1 March 2015 to MP Liz McInnes with a request for her to assist in the
speedy progression of the matter, but had only received a holding
response from Councillor Neil Emmott.
A letter dated 23 November 2018 from David Rogers, Group General
Counsel of Tetrosyl Limited to Rochdale
Council’s Director of Economy, John Searle, was read out.
The letter gave no detail and stated
they are operating below the lower tier COMAH (Control of Major
Accident Hazards) thresholds and hence it is not currently subject
to these regulations but hope to obtain an upper tier COMAH Licence
in the New Year.
Pending an update from Councillor Neil Emmott, the Chair will write
a further letter to Rochdale Council’s Chief Executive, again
on behalf of the forum, expressing the concerns of the community
and requesting that at that high level pressure is actually put on
the Health and Safety Executive to police Tetrosyl and establish the actual situation, levels
and type of storage.
Street – House cellars flooding due to lack of resurfacing
The resurfacing work has
all been completed to a high standard and thanks were given.
Hotel – Allegation of unauthorised change of use to
Rochdale Council’s Housing Standards Team is
investigating and they have been asked for an update.
Cherrington Drive road surface
Highways have been asked to inspect
the poor resurfacing work, assess and carry out remedial repairs
and they have been chased up for an update.
Road fly tipping
tipping has been removed, the area cleaned up and all graffiti
Chesham Avenue road surface
All the remedial repair work has been
Silk Street – Lorries parking opposite
repair work to the footpath and kerb edges has been carried
out. Councillor Hornby has escalated
the congestion issues to Highways.
Former Carcraft Site fly
The area has been
cleared and cleaned up.
Alley gate at Alexander Street/Partington Street/Jameson Street – Fly
tipping and bins issues
All fly tipping was removed and
the skip, but further fly tipping has taken place which will also
be removed. This situation is a work in
progress and Rochdale Council’s Enforcement Team is serving
Notice on the residents.
Royle Road/Gypsy Lane Corner sewerage smell
Health has been asked for an update on the pungent sewerage smell
at the corner of Woolworth’s Club, next to the electricity
Smalley Street/Station Approach Junction –
Vehicles Driving Up No Entry
Highways have assessed
the junction signage and report that the current signage is
adequate and the issue is a moving traffic offence which is a
matter for the Police to enforce.
The Farewell/Royle Barn
Road – Damage to kerb edges
The repair work to the damaged kerb edges has been