IRLAM AND CADISHEAD COMMUNITY COMMITTEE
St Mary’s Church Hall
Thursday, 15th July, 2010
Meeting commenced: 7.10 p.m.
“ ended: 9.40 p.m
PRESENT: Anne Cavanagh – In the Chair
John Morley – Deputy Chair
Councillors Bramer-Kelly, Hill, Hudson, Jones and Kean.
LOCAL RESIDENTS AND COMMUNITY COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
M.Vickers – Neighbourhood Co-ordinator
U.Sossalla-Iredale – Neighbourhood Manager
C.Trueblood – Community Development Worker
J.Gorse – Greater Manchester Police
L. Blay – Salford Primary Care Trust
C.Barwood – Salford Primary Care Trust
T.Hartley – Urban Vision
S.Birnie – Urban Vision
M.Wood – Skills and Work Commissioning Team
S. Manion – Democratic Services
17. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Clare Palmer, Nigel
Powell and Dawn Williams.
18. MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
RESOLVED: THAT the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday, 20th
May, 2010, be approved as a correct record, subject to amendment of
Minute 7 (c) the Mountain of Waste on Boysnope Wharf, Councillor
Bramer-Kelly informed Community Committee that complaints had
been received from residents at Moss Lane because of waste from
Boysnope Wharf being stored in empty units on Moss Lane, she
reported that this matter has now been resolved.
19. MATTERS ARISING
Parking Bays – Liverpool Road
Concern was raised by a member of the Community Committee
regarding the parking bays at Liverpool Road, it was reported that two
bays had been marked out, but residents were unsure how many bays
RESOLVED: THAT Stephen Hands investigate this matter.
Toilet Facilities on Cadishead Park
Martin Vickers reported that the toilets had been given an intensive
clean following the last meeting; he stated that a survey would be
undertaken regarding the drainage and officers were working together
with a view to replacing the toilet.
Princess Avenue Allotments
Community Committee were informed that a report would be submitted
to Lead Member in respect of this matter, Ursula Sossalla-Iredale
stated the last survey undertaken identified that 13 plots were available
and a budget of £200,000 would be needed.
RESOLVED: THAT Steve Dennison and Steve Jones follow up this
CCTV – Tiger Moss Square
It was reported that there was no current damage to the CCTV Camera
in Tiger Moss Square, Uschi Sossalla-Iredale informed Community
Committee that a visit had been arranged to look at the CCTV control
room at the Civic Centre on 19th July, 2010 at 3.00 p.m.
Community Committee were informed that there was a photo
opportunity at the opening of the Recycling Plant on Monday, 19 th July,
2010 at 4.15 p.m. with Councillor Joe Murphy.
Joint Committee – Irlam and Eccles
Councillor Kean reported that a member of Scrutiny had attended the
last Political Executive Meeting, it had been suggested that
developments were included and monitored by a Scrutiny Committee.
Councillor Dawson and members from the Barton Ward agreed to this.
Aone Plus Work
Mr Lowndes reported that Tony Clawly had been out to visit the site
where the trees had been dumped; he explained that nobody was
admitting to putting the trees on his land and he still hadn’t received a
response in respect of this matter.
RESOLVED: THAT Stephen Hands investigate this matter.
It was reported that Stephen Hands had provided a comprehensive
reply to the resident that attended the last meeting of Community
Committee in respect of this matter.
20. OPEN FORUM
Concern was raised by Community Committee in regard to pot holes, it
was suggested that the following be included on the Highways
Kings Road, Cadishead
Alexandra Road, Irlam
Brackley Avenue, Cadishead
Top of Lancaster Road, near Fir Street
It was reported that the pot holes on School Lane had been filled in
preparation for re-surfacing; residents stated that letters had been
received to inform them that this work would be undertaken in August.
Mrs Booth reported that there was a danger sign up at the BMX Park
behind Irlam pool, Councillor Hudson stated that there was a hole in
one of the panels which has now been fixed.
RESOLVED: THAT at the next meeting Stephen Hands presents the
schedule of roads included in the Highways Investment Programme
and dates of when work will be carried out.
21. POLICE UPDATE
Inspector Jill Gorse provided the Committee with a crime and disorder
briefing updating Members of the Community on performance figures
from 2010 compared to 2009 on the following offences:
Theft of Motor Vehicles;
Theft from Motor Vehicles;
Crimes and Violence
Anti Social Behaviour
A brief discussion took place with specific reference to (a) an incident
mentioned in the MEN regarding the theft of a laptop resulting in a
stabbing in Beech Avenue and, (b) a fight on Cadishead Park,
Inspector Gorse stated that the victims of the Cadishead Park Incident
hadn’t made a complaint and that the police were still investigating this
The Community Committee expressed their thanks and congratulations
to the police for the reduction in crime over the past year; Inspector
Gorse commented that this was a result of wider partnership activity.
RESOLVED: THAT the information be noted.
22. IRLAM AND CADISHEAD INITIATIVES BUDGET PANEL
Meeting held on 29th June, 2010
RESOLVED: THAT the recommendations arising from the meeting of
the Budget Sub-Group held on 29th June, 2010, be approved.
Financial Position Statement
RESOLVED: THAT the financial position statement in respect of the (a)
Devolved Budget, (b) Community Health and Wellbeing Fund and (c)
SPAA Active Communities Fund be noted.
Concern was raised in regard to the match funding of specific posts
from Community Committee and the potential loss of front line
services as a result of budget cuts, it was reported that Hamilton
Davies Trust would no longer be supporting the match funding of
posts, It was suggested that £36,000 be ring-fenced for the remainder
of this financial year from Community Committee Budget to cover
these posts. Martin Vickers stated that weekly Leadership Meetings
were taking place to discuss issues regarding budget reductions, and
suggested that Community Committee wait for the impact of this before
taking any further action on this matter.
23. HIGHWAYS UPDATE
Ursula Sossalla-Iredale informed Community Committee that the total
devolved highways budget was £500,000 over the last five years, of
which £203,000 of estimated spend to date, resulting in £297,000 of
funding still available.
It was agreed by members of the Community Committee that the
junction of Liverpool Street and Station Road be included in the
Highways Investment Programme and be treated as a priority.
RESOLVED: THAT Stephen Hands be invited to attend the next
meeting of the Irlam and Cadishead Community Committee.
24. NEIGHBOURHOOD PARTNERSHIP BOARD / NEIGHBOURHOOD
The Neighbourhood Manager provided an update in relation to the
above providing information on the following:
Irlam and Cadishead Welcome Signs
City Manchester Airport – Airport Open Day
Princess Park Green Gym Consultation
RESOLVED: THAT the information be noted.
25. SIGNIFICANT PLANNING APPLICATIONS
Tim Hartley and Steve Birnie from Urban Vision gave a presentation
updating Community Committee in regard to the peat extraction on
Chat Moss and the methane extraction application recently approved
by the Planning Committee.
Tim also updated the Committee on the following significant planning
applications in the area:
Full Application for the erection of a 20,000 capacity Community
Stadium with associated integrated facilities.
Erection of 243 dwellings comprising of 29 apartments and 214
dwelling houses on the Clariant Works site.
To establish a visitors centre at Moss Farm.
Norman Lowndes made reference to an article in the Salford Advertiser
on 3rd June, 2010, regarding the possible closure of Salford
Magistrates Court; he stated that if the closure goes ahead then
Salford will no longer have a magistrates court. A brief discussion took
place regarding the various options available.
RESOLVED: THAT the Chair requested a presentation on the possible
closure of Salford Magistrates Court at a future Community Committee
26. IRLAM AND CADISHEAD CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
The Committee received a presentation from Stephen Jackson,
Managing Director of Lumalite Ltd regarding the proposal prepared for
the Irlam Christmas Lights, Stephen informed the committee of the
different options available and the costs involved.
A discussion took place regarding the three areas suggested for
lighting and the financial implications, the committee were informed
that Chris Williams was looking into raising funds and 20 possible
businesses had been identified on North Bank. Anne Cavanagh
reported that she had contacted the City Council Lottery Officer and
she had been informed that there may be an opportunity to access
funding if the lights were referred to as festival lights rather than
Christmas lights. It was suggested that the Tesco Community Fund
and the Arts Council were other possibilities where funding could be
RESOLVED: (1) THAT the information be noted and Stephen Jackson
be thanked for the presentation.
(2) THAT Community Committee agreed to work towards
securing funding for lighting of one identified site at a time.
27. OLD RIVER, IRLAM
Concern was raised by Community Committee regarding the lack of
attendance from Clare Palmer, It was suggested that the Environment
Agency be invited to the next meeting of the Neighbourhood
RESOLVED: THAT Nigel Powell invite the Environment Agency to
attend the next meeting of the Neighbourhood Partnership Board.
28. IRLAM AND CADISHEAD WORKING NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM
Marion Wood gave a presentation on the Working Neighbourhood
Team during which reference was made to:
Background of the Working Neighbourhood Team
Existing Neighbourhood Teams
Geographical Focus – Moss Vale Estate
Irlam and Cadishead Profile (on the Moss Vale Estate)
A general discussion took place regarding unemployment in the area
and the impact of the recession.
RESOLVED: (1) THAT Councillor Kean expressed his thanks to the
Working Neighbourhood Team.
(2) THAT Community Committee receive an update in
six months time regarding the impact of this work in the Irlam and
29. PARK DEVELOPMENTS
Steve Jones, Development Officer, Environment and Community
Safety Directorate provided a written report to Community Committee
to update them on the development of Princess Park Amphitheatre.
It was reported that £112,332 was available for investment in the park,
and the committee were asked if any further developments had been
identified, Councillor Jones highlighted the pathway that runs from
Highbury down to Riverside.
Concern was raised regarding the lack of electricity supply into the
Amphitheatre, a price had been provided by Urban Vision to supply the
electrics for £50,000, it was suggested that prices / quotes be obtained
from local electricians.
RESOLVED: THAT suggestions and feedback be forwarded to Uschi
Sossalla-Iredale in respect of this matter and for this item to be
reviewed at the next meeting of the Irlam and Cadishead Political
30. NEXEN GAS UPDATE
Ursula Sossalla-Iredale informed Community Committee that a meeting
had taken place with Nexen and the framework for the Liaison Group
had been agreed, and would be formed by the following:
Chair of the Liaison Group – Chair of Community Committee
Secretary – to be provided by Nexen
Representation on Liason Group – 3 / 4 persons
It was agreed that nominations for representation on the Liaison Group
from the Community Committee would be discussed at the next
Community Committee Meeting.
Ursula Sossalla-Iredale informed the committee that the Liaison Group
would meet on a six monthly basis, with the first meeting being held 3
months prior to Nexen commencing on site.
Ursula Sossalla-Iredale reported that the 21st July at 10.00 a.m. or 6.00
p.m. had been suggested by Nexen for the resident’s site visit, this
would be limited to 6 residents.
Councillor Jones reported that the Chair of the Sustainable
Regeneration Scrutiny Committee had agreed to monitor the issues
raised at the last meeting in regard to:
The new Community Stadium
Councillor Jones stated that feedback would be given to the
Community Committee and anyone who is interested in these
particular issues should attend Scrutiny Committee meetings.
Ursula Sossalla-Iredale reported that Nexen had indicated that
community benefits would be considered, she informed the committee
that Nexen had confirmed they would be willing to make the following
Irlam and Cadishead Community Festival - £1000
Moss Farm Fisheries - £500
RESOLVED: (1) THAT nominations for representation on the Liaison
Group be included as an agenda item for the next meeting of the
(2) THAT the dates for the forthcoming meetings of the
Sustainable Regeneration Scrutiny Committee be published for the
members of the Community Committee.
(3) THAT Allan Whitfield expressed his thanks to Nexen
for the £1000 contribution.
31. ANY OTHER BUSINESS / GOOD NEWS STORIES
Irlam and Cadishead War Memorial
A brief discussion was held in regard to moving the Irlam and
Cadishead War Memorial to a more prominent place on the main road,
it was agreed that the memorial should remain where it was unless
there was popular demand.
32. DATE AND TIME OF THE NEXT MEETING
RESOLVED: THAT the next meeting of the Irlam and Cadishead
Community Committee be held on Thursday, 16th September, 2010,
7.00 p.m. at Irlam Community Centre, Locklands Lane / Ferryhill Road,