Agenda item

Rochdale North Township Funds 2021/22

To consider applications for assistance from the Rochdale North Township Fund.

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods that updated members on the revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of Rochdale North Township Funds 2021/2022 and which enabled the allocation of funds to proposed projects, as detailed within the report.

 

Alternatives considered - in considering the report, Members were asked to decide whether to approve, refuse or defer the allocation of funds to projects/schemes as appropriate.

 

Resolved:

1. That the expenditure, commitments and balances of the Rochdale North Township Funds 2021/2022, 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.  the Sub-Committee notes that the Townships and Communities Manager has assessed the proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of eligibility for the Rochdale North Township Fund, the priorities of the Township and any specific risks have been identified within the report;

5.  That applications for Rochdale North Township Funds 2021/2022 (as outlined at Appendix 4 of the submitted report), be dealt with as follows:-

 

Ref

Applicant

Decision

RP/02/21

Al-Abbas Institute

Approve an award of £2,083.27, towards the Institute’s development and Learning Support programme

RP/03/21

Rochdale Science Initiative CIC

Approve an award of £989.60 (£389.60 from Rochdale North Township Fund and £600 from the Rochdale Central Ward Member’s Fund), towards a faith and science programme

RP/04/21

Your Trust

Approve an award of £3,076 (£2,776 from Rochdale North Township Fund and £300 from Councillor Rachel Massey’s Ward Fund), towards the New Pioneers Project

RP/05/21

Pakistani and Kashmiri Community Association

Approve an award of £2,765 (£2,465 from Rochdale North Township Fund and £300 from Councillor Rana’s Ward Fund), towards the costs associated with a ‘community engagement cultural night’

RP/06/21

Friends of Syke and Cronkeyshaw and Healey Ward Councillors

Approve an award of £2,269.88 (£1,629.88 from Rochdale North Township Fund and £600 from Healey Ward Member’s Fund (£200 per Ward Member)), towards the development of a community sensory and herb garden at Cronkeyshaw Common

TC/04/21

Councillor Rana

Approve an award of £11,509 for improvements to the junction at Spotland Road and Clement Royds Street, Rochdale

TC/05/21

Councillor O’Neill

Approve an award of £4,157.47, for the supply and installation of feature lighting at Broadfield Park, Rochdale

TC/06/21

Councillor Rana

Approve an award of £5,610 towards the Caldershaw Brook area path and footbridge project

TC/07/21

Councillor Rachel Massey

Approve an award of £9,105 towards the costs associated with the Joan Turner Community Memorial Orchard and Wildflower Area project

TC/08/21

Councillor Wazir

Approve an award of £4,000 towards the cost of introducing ‘No waiting at any time’ restrictions at Spinner’s Green Junction, Rochdale

TC/09/21

Councillor O’Neill

That consideration of this funding application be deferred to the next meeting of Rochdale North Township Delegated Sub-Committee

TC/10/21

Rochdale Sports Club

Approve an award of £2,134.50 for refurbishment works at Rochdale Sports Club.

TC/13/21

Norden Ward Councillors

Approve an award of £3,562.72 for the supply and installation of a vehicle activated speed sign with solar panel on Elmsfield Avenue, Norden, Rochdale.

TC/14/21

Councillor Heakin

That this funding application be referred to Cabinet for determination

TC/15/21

Spotland and Falinge Ward Councillors

Approve an award of £2,155.80, for the supply and installation of new LED low energy floodlights and electrical connections at Spotland Kick-pitch (£750 from the Spotland and Falinge Ward Member’s Fund (£250 per Ward Member) and £1,405.80 from the Township’s Capital Fund).

RP/10/21

Councillor Rana

Approve an award of £2,202, for the repainting of subway handrails

 

Reasons for the resolutions:

The management of the Rochdale North Township Fund is delegated to the Rochdale North Township Delegated Sub Committee. Rochdale North Township Funds are allocated to projects that benefit the Township’s community and environment, and realise the Township priorities. The management of the Fund enables the committee to monitor and review the use of the Rochdale North Township Funds to ensure continued efficient and effective use of the funds.

Eligible for Call-in: Yes.

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