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					         IRLAM AND CADISHEAD COMMUNITY COMMITTEE

                                                     St Mary’s Church Hall
                                                            Penry Avenue
                                                                Cadishead


                                                  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:

            N. Lowndes
            T. Kelly
            N. Heap
            C. Williams
            S. Ali
            L. Brealey
            M. Cherry
            J. Molloy
            A. Whitfield
            C.Nelson
            B.Tynan
            J.Booth
            M.Hassall
            M.Froggatt



OFFICERS:

            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
      were planned.

      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
      matter.


            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.

            Recycling Plant

      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.

            Magenta Avenue

      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

            Pot Holes

      Concern was raised by Community Committee in regard to pot holes, it
      was suggested that the following be included on the Highways
      Investment Programme:

            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:

            Domestic Burglary;
            Robbery;
            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
      matter.

      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
      MANAGEMENT UPDATE

      The Neighbourhood Manager provided an update in relation to the
      above providing information on the following:

            Cadishead Park
            Irlam and Cadishead Welcome Signs
            City Manchester Airport – Airport Open Day
            Princess Park Green Gym Consultation
            Summer Activities
            BMX Sessions

      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
      Meeting.

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
      accessed.

      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
      Partnership Board.

      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
                   Areas
                        Existing Neighbourhood Teams
                        New Teams

                   Target Audience
                   Partners
                   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
      Cadishead area.

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
      Executive.

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:

            Port Salford
            Chat Moss
            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
      contributions:

            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
      Community Committee.

                   (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,
      Irlam.

				
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