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CLAREMONT / WEASTE COMMUNITY COMMITTEE DATE: Tuesday, 10 January, 2012 TIME: 6.30 p.m. VENUE: All Halllows Business, Enterprise & Sports College AGENDA 1. Apologies for absence 2. Minutes of the meeting held on 8th November (attached) and matters arising 3. Committee Sub-Groups (attached) 4. Community Priorities 2012/13 (attached) 5. Community Committee involvement with planning (attached) 6. Crime and disorder update 7. Westlands (Spider) Park 8. Updates from localities, etc (minutes of CCA and WAF meetings and letter from Friends of Buile Hill Park attached) 9. Next meeting – 13th March 2012 Contact Officer: Lesley Bates Tel No: 0161 925 1120 E-Mail: Lesley.email@example.com Date: 4th January 2012 1 CLAREMONT / WEASTE COMMUNITY COMMITTEE ACTION SHEET ARISING FROM THE MEETING HELD ON 8th NOVEMBER 2011 PRESENT : Brian Downes in the Chair Councillors Murphy, Owen and Wilson. S Richardson, J Cartwright, L Green, K Davison, J Dunne, P Krinks, V Ivison, K Ivison, M Ferrer, B Patten, J Openshaw, C Babbs, T Murphy, R Murphy and H Forster. OFFICERS: B Dolan (Area Co-ordinator), (M Walbank (Neighbourhood Manager), K Fairhurst (Community Development Worker), V Joseph (Democratic Services), S Mansfield (Health Improvement Team), G Hodgin ( Urban Vision), M Duval (Buile Hill Visual Arts College), D Kenny (All Hallows RC Business, Enterprise and Sports College), P Andrews ( Oasis Academy), PCSO M Stewardson (GMP), S Hughes and L Smith (Landlord Licensing) and L Bates (minutes) ITEM DECISION ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY 1. Salford Royal NHS Howard Forster was in attendance to share key news and developments from Foundation Trust the Trust with committee. Introductions were made and a brief summary of his role as Trust Director was given. He explained that in the last four to five years significant changes have been made within the trust: Integration of the PCT services and staff. Partnership with the Christie Hospital with a new cancer centre with a specialist piece of radiosurgery equipment. Salford Royal has been rated as excellent with one of the lowest Standardised Mortality Ratios in the country. The national figure stands at 100 while Salford Royal is in the 70’s. There has been a steady reduction over the last three years with an estimated 930 lives saved through this programme. Comprehensive Stroke Centre opened April 2011. Hope Building opened September 2011 and is fully operational. Supporting community health priorities through initiatives such as Live Well, Work Well Strategy, alcohol outreach services and lifestyle screening. Future plans include: Looking to achieve accolade as ‘safest hospital’ in the NHS. Safe reduction of costs. Current finances reported to be in good order with a three year plan in place to manage this. Collaboration with residents of Salford and other organisations to improve patient pathways and transfers between services. The Trust will continue to strive to benefit the community and improve the hospital. Questions taken and discussed from committee members present were as follows: People, patients included, smoking outside hospital entrances was raised as an issue that needs to be addressed. Howard informed the meeting that a total ban had been looked at but this wouldn’t be conducive to safety and the risk of fire. Smoking cabins have been created away from entrances but it is difficult to achieve the correct solution for all. Resolved: That Howard Forster be thanked for the informative presentation. 2. Landlord Licensing Sarah and Lisa were in attendance to briefly explain what the team do and what powers they have. The Landlord Licensing team are responsible for the implementation of parts two and three of The Housing Act 2004 which involves the licensing of certain private landlords across the city. One of the main aims of licensing is to improve management standards in the private rented sector. Information leaflets were made available for members wishing to know more details. They are currently consulting about introducing selective licensing into six streets in the Willows area. Resolved: That both Sarah and Lisa be thanked for attending and that the information be noted. 3. Welcome and The meeting was opened at 6.30pm and officers present were introduced to the Introductions committee. 4. Nomination to Resolved: That Michelle Duvall be approved as Buile Hill Visual Community Committee Arts College representative to Community Committee. by Buile Hill Visual arts College 5. Apologies for absence. Apologies submitted from Councillors Heywood, Rochford and Dirir, Inspector D Henthorne, E Heywood, S Healey, S Whitehead, R Mason, A. Leaston, S. Watters, L Rowbotham, J Cootes and G Ainsworth 6. Minutes from the meeting Approved as a correct record. held on 13th September 2011 3 7. Matters Arising Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Site – Brian informed members present that he had received a reply from Cllr Antobus regarding the former hospital site. Brian outlined the main points of the reply and informed members they were welcome to view the letter more fully if required. A local resident (Jason Syers) refuted the claims that adequate consultation had been carried out and that a characterisation study of the neighbourhood had only been conducted after the consultation exercise. It was noted that the resident would be pursuing a complaint to the Ombudsman. A substantial discussion took place in relation to the planning application and the consultation that had been carried out. B Dolan explained that Community Committee had no formal remit on planning decisions. Members present felt that future developments in their area such as the likely application to develop the Willows rugby ground should have more involvement from Community Committee to support consultation. Resolved: That M Walbank request that this committee be involved in M Walbank to consultation in relation to the Willows development plans and any other follow up significant developments. Boundary Commission – Members were advised that, to date the chair has not received any correspondence back from his letter sent to the Boundary Commission. 8. Budget Group 17 Resolved: October 2011 (1) That all recommendations made from the Budget Group meeting on 17th M Walbank to October 2011 be accepted (see proforma attached to these minutes) progress payments (2) Agree to pay £675 towards the deferred application from the Summerville Young Parent’s Group application for a crèche and ingredients for the healthy cooking. (3) B Downes write to the Leader on behalf of the committee to express their B Downes to concerns regarding the prices being asked to use the facilities at Buile Hill write Visual Arts College and other pfi facilities 4 9. Environment Task Resolved: Group 18 October 2011 (1) That Urban Vision be asked to progress the following schemes using M Walbank to Devolved Highways Budgets: instruct Urban Runnymeade / Cliftonville traffic calming (capital) Vision. Repair work on the planter only at Fairhope Avenue(revenue) Install single yellow lines at two junctions near Lightoaks Primary school (revenue) (2) That the three other schemes which are proceeding subject to local consultation be noted. : Radcliffe Park Road double yellow lines Bolton Road restricted parking times Weaste Lane double yellow lines. 10. Neighbourhood Resolved: That the draft list of community priorities for 2012 be noted. Mick Partnership Board 12 October advised that this was a provisional list to be worked up for January 2012. 2011 11. Crime and Disorder PCSO Mark Stewardson distributed an update report in respect of recent crime updates. and anti-social behaviour within the area and gave a brief overview of issues covered. Comparative crime figures for the Neighbourhood Management Area for the same period last year were given. Community Committee wished to express their thanks and appreciation to the local police team for the good work and achievements carried out in the area to date. Particular reference was made to the recent civil disturbances and the commendable way in which local police dealt with the situation. It was noted that young people from Buile Hill Visual Arts College staged an event following the riots which was very well attended and received. Local shopkeepers and residents were invited to the event. RESOLVED: THAT the report be noted. 12. Update reports from Height / Claremont (including Claremont Community Association) localities reports from localities (i) Subway – Reported that there have been no restrictions put in the planning application regarding the opening and closing times of the shop from Monday to Saturday. A minor restriction to close early on Sunday is in place. It was noted that another bakery on the parade of shops is closing as a 5 consequence of the proposed Subway application. (ii) Moorfield Road – Reports of a large hole on the corner of Moorside Road has been left for some time. (iii) Bolton Road Bollard – Advised that a bollard has been knocked over and G Hodgin to another is damaged. Members were reminded that any issues such as the look into above should be reported using the 909 6500 call centre number. matter. Resolved: That the report and updates be noted. Parks : Noted that new locks have now been fitted on the gates at Lightoaks Park. Resolved: That the report be noted. 11. Local Partnership Resolved: That the summary reports be noted. Delivery Group & Community Safety Referral Team Updates 12. Mayoral Referendum V Joseph gave an outline of the Mayoral Referendum. Before a referendum can be held, officers at the council must review the constitution to make sure they have a set of rules in place that sets out how the council would run if the public decide they would like an Elected Mayor. The upcoming referendum will give the public the opportunity to vote on the following question: “Should the electors for the area of Salford elect a Mayor who, with a Cabinet, will be in charge of our local services and lead Salford City Council?” The referendum will be held in January 2012. If the electorate votes in favour of the Elected Mayor, a mayoral election will be held later in May 2012. If they vote against it the current system with a leader and cabinet model will remain and it will not be possible to hold a further referendum on this subject for another ten years.The closing date for comments on the proposed changes has been extended to November 29th, 2011. Resolved: That V Joseph be thanked for attending . 15. Arrangements for next Next meeting will be held on Tuesday 10th January 2012 at 6:30pm in All meeting. Hallows Business College. Meeting was closed at 8.30pm. 6 RECOMMENDATIONS FROM CLAREMONT / WEASTE BUDGET SUB-COMMITTEE - 17th October 2011 Pay £429 to Matchstick After School Club for a computer and games. Pay £1000 to Archery in the Community for venue hire. Defer decision on application from Summerville Young Parents’ Group pending clarification of where beneficiaries come from and on the need for a creche. Pay £200 to Barrhill Residents Association for compost, weedkiller and plants. Pay £550 to 82nd Salford Scout Group for hire of premises. Pay £70 to Salford Men’s Action Group towards allotment rent, insurance and cartridge. Pay £365 to De la Salle Netball Club towards court hire. Pay £150 to Salford Croquet Group towards cartridges and a cupboard. 7 3 CLAREMONT / WEASTE COMMUNITY COMMITTEE JANUARY 2012 MINUTES FROM COMMUNITY COMMITTEE GROUPS Attached to this paper are the minutes of: A. Budget Group - 12th December 2011 B. Environment Task Group - 12th December 2011 C. Neighbourhood Partnership Board - 14th December 2011 For convenience, the recommendations arising from those meetings, which require a Community Committee decision, are summarised below. A. BUDGET GROUP RECOMMEND: that Height Veterans Bowling Club be asked to return a balance of £57 from grant, which was not required for green hire. RECOMMEND: that Committee does not fund a royal jubilee beacon at a cost of £500. RECOMMEND: the following payments / refusals from devolved budget (N.B. some of the amounts are different from those in the Budget Group minutes because of financial details which came to light after the Group met. Group members are all aware of this and the changes have been based on comments made by Group members after they were made aware of the need to reduce total payment by £556). Pay £50 to MJK (Make Jesus Known) towards marquee costs for an event in Buile Hill Park. Pay £360 to Claremont & Weaste Disability Group for room hire. Pay £250 to Henshaws Society for Blind People towards costs of their Support & Activity groups. Pay £169 to City of Salford Schools F.A. towards costs of one of their squad taking part in their USA exchange. Pay £600 to The Vine Cafe for a laptop, monitor, projector and screen. 8 Refuse payment to TEDx Salford for conference costs as this was not addressing local priorities. Pay £2800 to Salford Community Leisure towards the cost of holiday activity programmes. Pay £250 to Salford Link Project towards costs of room hire and a trainer for the Height Women’s Group. Pay £130 to World Harvest Bible Church towards equipment for their child and youth groups. Pay £1500 to Height Youth Centre for equipment for their intergenerational work and for the work of the detached team. Pay £2890 to Weaste Area Forum for rent and insurance and consider the application further at the February or April Budget Group meeting. Refuse payment to Tinytots Vision Ltd for costs of their childcare provision scheduled to open in January on Langworthy Road as this duplicates provision already supported by Committee at Fun4All / Buddies in Weaste. If the new provision recruits from Weaste or Claremont, Tinytots could re-apply Pay £631 to Barrhill JFC towards the cost of mini goalpost sets and winter training. B. ENVIRONMENT TASK GROUP RECOMMEND: ask Urban Vision not to proceed with the proposed traffic calming on Fairfield Street because of the low level of response to the consultation about the proposal. Ask that the budget be used instead for Driver Feedback signs to be installed on Claremont Road and Weaste Lane. (The funding will probably pay for a sign either side of Claremont Road and one facing traffic travelling down Weaste Lane from Eccles Old Road) RECOMMEND: ask Urban Vision to proceed with the proposed traffic calming scheme on Dronfield Road in light of the response to the consultation about the proposal.. 9 CLAREMONT / WEASTE BUDGET SUB-COMMITTEE 12th December 2011 4:30pm The Meadows Present: J. Openshaw; Cllr R Wilson; L. Crowder; B. Patten; J Collins; S. Whitehead Officers: M. Walbank; K. Fairhurst; Apologies: J. Gandy; Cllr J. Heywood; M Ferrer. 1. CHAIR In the absence of the Chair, Jim Collins was approved as chair for the meeting. 2. MINUTES The minutes of the meeting held on 17th October 2011 were accepted as a correct record. 3. MATTERS ARISING a. Financial Position Devolved Budget – Remaining uncommitted devolved budget available to spend stood at £9,385.30. Members noted that two sums of money, £37.50 and £150, previously committed to the Neighbourhood Management and Health Improvement Teams was not required by the teams, so £187.50 could be returned to the pot. 4. HEIGHT VETERANS BOWLING CLUB Height Veterans Bowling Club had been awarded £450 to pay for green hire. In the event, green hire was only £143 and the club were asking if they could utilise the unspent funds on other running costs. Budget Group decided to: RECOMMEND: that the club be asked to return the balance of £307. 5. 60th ROYAL JUBILEE CELBRATIONS Members were advised that an application would be coming for £500 for a one hour beacon to celebrate the forthcoming royal jubilee. Councils were requested by the Lord Lieutenant, on behalf of the Queen, to host a number of beacons. Members considered that this was not a local priority and agreed to: RECOMMEND: that Committee does not fund a beacon. 10 6. NEW APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDING Members considered the applications for funding and agreed the following RECOMMENDATIONS: Pay £100 to MJK (Make Jesus Known) towards marquee costs for an event in Buile Hill Park. Pay £360 to Claremont & Weaste Disability Group for room hire. Pay £300 to Henshaws Society for Blind People towards costs of their Support & Activity groups. Pay £169 to City of Salford Schools F.A. towards costs of one of their squad taking part in their USA exchange. Pay £600 to The Vine Cafe for a laptop, monitor, projector and screen. Refuse payment to TEDx Salford for conference costs as this was not addressing local priorities. Pay £3000 to Salford Community Leisure towards the cost of holiday activity programmes. Pay £300 to Salford Link Project towards costs of room hire and a trainer for the Height Women’s Group. Pay £200 to World Harvest Bible Church towards equipment for their child and youth groups. Pay £1577 to Height Youth Centre for equipment for their intergenerational work and for the work of the detached team. Pay £2898 to Weaste Area Forum for rent and insurance and consider the application further at the February or April Budget Group meeting. Refuse payment to Tinytots Vision Ltd for costs of their childcare provision scheduled to open in January on Langworthy Road as this duplicates provision already supported by Committee at Fun4All / Buddies in Weaste. If the new provision recruits from Weaste or Claremont, Tinytots could re-apply Pay £682 to Barrhill JFC towards the cost of mini goalpost sets and winter training. Arising from the discussion of applications, members noted that if these recommendations were accepted, the 2011/12 budget would be exhausted. On balance, this was considered desirable in the current financial climate. 11 7. MONITORING FORMS Members noted that monitoring forms had been returned by: Start in Salford and Post Pulmonary Rehabilitation Group. Lightoaks Junior School had sent a letter of thanks for the support given to their links with Mexico project. 8. DOCUMENTS FOR BUDGET GROUP Group noted a request to consider receiving funding applications electronically in future. The group was unanimous in agreeing that they needed hard copies to carry out their work effectively. 9. NEXT MEETING Monday 13th February 2012 4:30pm The Meadows 12 CLAREMONT / WEASTE ENVIRONMENT TASK GROUP 12th December 2011 10am De La Salle Club PRESENT: M. Walbank (SCC) Cllr J. Rochford J. Collins (Resident) J. Walker (Salix) V. Ivison (Resident) K. Fairhurst (SCC) G. Ainsworth (Resident) L. Bates (minutes) 1. APOLOGIES: A. Devine (UV), R. Steenson, V. Ivison, I. Cowell and B. Downes 2. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS Mick welcomed everyone present to the meeting and introductions were made. 3. NOTES OF MEETINGS HELD ON 18TH OCTOBER 2011 Approved as a correct record. 4. HIGHWAYS a. Devolved capital schemes Traffic calming schemes In his absence A Devine sent updates the following updates: Fairhope – as per request by Cllr Rochford to deliver letters coinciding with Councillors’ walkabout on 15/12 we aim to deliver letters on 09/12 to be returned on 23/12. Fairfield Street – consultation complete. 28 letters delivered, 5 (18%) returned. 4 (80%) in favour, 1 (20%) against. Comments ranged from ‘double parking already restricts speed’ to ‘can you also implement a 20mph limit and plant some trees’. Members present felt the traffic calming scheme should not proceed due to the low level of interest generated by the consultation. Task group felt that it should be proposed that any residents suggesting schemes should either attend a Community Committee meeting to say why it is necessary or send in a written explanation for the need. Recommend: That Community Committee do not proceed with the Fairfield St scheme Dronfield Road – consultation complete. 52 letters delivered, 18 (35%) returned. 16 (89%) in favour, 2 against (11%). Comments ranged from ‘too many calming features and calming will reduce the aesthetics of the area’ to ‘brilliant idea add more humps and please sort out the condition of the road surface as well’. Steer from group needed to proceed. Recommend: that Community Committee ask Urban Vision to proceed with the proposed traffic calming scheme on Dronfield Road in light of the response to the consultation about the proposal.. 13 Action: M Walbank to ask college if they would consider contributing to the cost of the scheme. Prestwood Road Work is expected to be started in January 2012 to install measures to prevent motor bikes from racing along the footpath to Cholmondeley. Ranulph Court / Queen Street Work to install dropped kerbs is now completed. Eccles Old Rd / Hospital M Walbank advised that he had been in contact with both the Trust and Urban Vision, regarding the safety issue for pedestrians not having full visibility of the road when crossing when buses were also in the lane. To date no reply had been received back. It was suggested that. Action: M Walbank to: (a) follow up for next meeting. (b) contact traffic police for report regarding the recent serious incident on the road. b. Devolved revenue schemes Park Road (outside Hillcrest) - members wondered if footway repairs were scheduled in the mainstream maintenance programme. Action: M Walbank to ask UV if and when the footway is programmed to be repaired. Eccles Old road / Fairhope Ave - Repair of stone planter will take place shortly Lightoaks Schools area - Work is being progressed towrds installation of single yellow lines at the Lightoaks Rd / Guildford Rd junction and at the Russell Rd / Burnside Ave. Other schemes – work still progressing towards schemes on Bolton Road, Weaste Lane and Radcliffe Park Road. c. New Schemes Mick informed task group that two new schemes had been put forward by residents. These were: Traffic calming on Claremont Rd Traffic calming on Weaste Lane Task group suggested putting driver feedback signs on both roads. Recommend: that if Community Committee agree not to continue with the Fairfield Street traffic calming, they ask Urban Vision to install driver feedback signs on Claremont Road and Weaste Lane using the money saved. G Ainsworth asked what the current position in relation to the proposed city-wide school 20mph zones was 14 . Action: Cllr Rochford to follow up and feedback next meeting 5. S106 ANNUAL REPORT Mick briefly outlined the Sustainable Regeneration Directorate Report to Claremont & Weaste Community Committee which had previously been circulated to members for information. He informed the meeting that S106 monies from the former Weaste Quarry site will be available for the area. G. Ainsworth felt that some provision should be made for play facilities in the Weaste area. Discussion regarding Stott Lane car park and the legalities of the car park was touched upon. G Ainsworth advised he planned to take the issue up with the Ombudsman. 6. LED LIGHTS Mick updated members present about the installation of LED lights on selected streets across Salford. Brookfield Ave in Weaste is one of the streets to have the lights already. As a result, a number of concerns has been raised by residents mainly in relation to the lighs not throwing enough light out to reach doorways. UV have responded to these and other concerns with a fact sheet of frequently asked questions and information in relation to reasons for changes in lighting levels, as well as the added benefits the lights can bring with regards to Community Safety. UV has confirmed that the LED lights do meet the necessary standards. 7. BOLTON ROAD Mick informed task group that Ben Dolan had sent a reply to B Patten relating to the issue raise at Community Committee. G Ainsworth raised the issue of the street cleansing schedule and if the gullies and footways are cleaned by the mini sweepers. Action: G Ainsworth to speak with L Jackson regarding the above issue. 8. QUEEN ELIZABETH II FIELDS CHALLENGE Mick advised that Worsley Woods had won the Salford challenge with a large majority. It was noted that Lightoaks Park was seventh in the list of the sixteen parks nominated. 9. ANY OTHER BUSINESS Mick advised that he had received a letter from a resident on Oxford Road suggesting that traffic calming measures be installed. Task group members present reported that speed humps had already been installed once then removed at the request of residents to be replaced with tables. It was noted that there is also a pinch point at the top of Oxford road near where it meets Lancaster Road. NEXT MEETING 14th February 2012 2pm Venue TBC 15 CLAREMONT / WEASTE NEIGHBOURHOOD PARTNERSHIP BOARD 14 December, 2011 Meeting commenced: 4.30 p.m. “ ended: 5.20 p.m. PRESENT: Councillor Jan Rochford - in the Chair Councillor Ronnie Wilson Geoff Ainsworth - Community Committee Dawn Mitchell - Salford Community Leisure Danny Mulvihill - Children’s Services Dave Jolley - Urban Vision Kaye Mahoney - Urban Vision Nick Storey - Health Improvement Manager Mick Walbank - Neighbourhood Manager Ben Dolan - Area Co-ordinator Ruth Steenson - Environment & Community Safety Jenny Walton - GP 16 Lesley Bates - Claremont / Weaste Admin Officer IN ATTENDANCE: Sarah Hughes - Selective Landlord Licensing Item Decision / Action To be taken by 1. Welcome and Introductions Noted. - 2. Apologies for absence Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Murphy, - Owen, Heywood, Inspector D. Henthorne, J. Drake, B Downes, D Greenfield, T Doyle 3. Weaste & Seedly Selective Papers outlining the Selective License Conditions were distributed which Landlord Licensing Sarah briefly outlined before taking questions. This involves licensing some privately let houses in multiple occupation that fall within the specified criteria, as well as all privately let properties within the designated selective licensable areas of Salford. The aim is for better housing standards, reduced anti-social behaviour and increased area demand by working with landlords and enforcing licence conditions where necessary. The project has now been extended to include more streets in the Weaste and Seedley area. Statutory consultation started with questionnaires being sent to residents and businesses in the affected areas. The scheme will start at the end of May 2012. The chair thanked Sarah for her informative presentation. 17 Item Decision / Action To be taken by 4. Action Sheet – 12 October, The Action Sheet arising from the meeting held on 12 October, 2011, was 2011 approved as a correct record. 5. Neighbourhood priorities a. School places –Admissions Update Briefing report was previously Keep on agenda for next circulated to members for information. No further update is available. meeting in February 2012 Noted that there has been an initiative to address the infant class sizes within primary schools since the report was published. D Jolley to update any new b. Future of All Souls RC School site –The city council is waiting for market issues at future meetings conditions to improve before selling the land. c. Future of Tootal Drive School site –Noted that the Lighthouse Christian Ongoing issue to be charity have an interest in the site but not the current building. Charity reported back to this group informed to keep an active dialogue with Urban Vision if interested in the as appropriate. land. UV have some interest in the site from developers. d. Better off in Weaste engagement statistics – 450 households have been Ongoing issue to be targeted through door knocking exercises and drop in events. 28 referrals updated at next meeting. have been made to date. Noted that SCL would like to look to contribute M.Walbank to advise K. to the job club by offering the use of the IT suite at the Height library on King St. Fairhurst about the SCL offer e. Future of Duncan Matthieson Playing Fields – Remove from this agenda D Jolley advised that the owners are not willing to sell the land and that and put onto the a Compulsory Possession Order would not be an option as it does not Environmental Task Group 18 Item Decision / Action To be taken by meet criteria and is not a priority at present for the city council. There was agenda for discussion some discussion regarding the need for football fields in the area and the possibility of a long term lease to use the fields. f. Development of Weaste Allotments / Tootal Grove Land – Members were informed that there are ongoing discussions regarding allotments becoming self managed sites. The Councilwill support groups interested in moving in this direction. The raised beds project at the Tootal Grove site has been deferred for further consideration. g. Traffic management (Weaste Lane / Road, Lancaster Rd / Eccles Old Rd / Stoot Lane, Pendleton College, Salford Royal Hospital, Bolton Rd M. Walbank reported that he had written to the UV business planners with details of the roads prioritised locally for traffic management. He had not received a detailed response to date. D Jolley advised that Dronfield Rd as been identified as a high priority area but is not suitable for micro asphalting. It is on the provisional programme for work to be done when funding is available. Local devolved funding may be available to put driver feedback signs on Weaste Lane. Devolved funding will probably be used for traffic calming on Dronfield Rd. h. h. Article 4 planning controls – A response has been received from the Lead Member for Planning in relation to Article 4 controls. The letter advisesthat there are no proposals to roll this out to other parts of Salford beyond the Mines Rescue Station Conservation Area. i. i. Bollard cleaning programme - D Jolley reported that he had contacted D. Jolley to provide the engineers who are in discussion with Transport For Greater 19 Item Decision / Action To be taken by Manchester regarding the timetable. information when available ii. RESOLVED: THAT D Jolley forward the information to M Walbank when he is in receipt of the document 6. Any Other Business J. Drake had forwarded updates in respect of the Salix Homes Legacy Programme As part of the programme a wide variety of quality short-term, ‘unpaid’ work experience opportunities will be made available within the council and partners G Ainsworth raised the issue of the designated playing fields being used for hospital parking on Stott Lane. He felt there are concerns that SCC is not fulfilling their obligation to residents in the area. D Jolley RESOLVED: THAT D Jolley provide updates for the next meeting 8. Date and time of next Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 at 4.30 p.m. in Committee Room 1, Salford meeting Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton. 20 4 COMMUNITY PRIORITIES 2012/13 The draft list of community priorities for 2012/13 follows. Committee is asked to adopt these priorities for 2012/13, with or without amendment at this meeting Draft Community Priorities – January 2012 Youth and Community Building and Service Provision 1. provide more community facilities for recreation, youth and general community use across the area but on the Eccles New Road corridor as a priority. 2. maintain or increase current level of activities for childen and young people in the area. Environment, etc 3. improve the condition of local highways. 4. reduce the impact of traffic (moving and parked) on the area, especially: (parked) around Salford Royal Hospital and Pendleton College campus; (moving) on Weaste Lane / Weaste Road and on Eccles Old Road / Lancaster Road / Stott Lane 5. improve outdoor playing fields’ (Stott Lane and Duncan Mathieson) condition and use. 6. resolve the future of the former Oakwood School, Tootal Drive School and All Souls School sites and maintain the sites in the interim. 7. agree use of further S106 payments associated with the former bus depot in the Eccles New Road area; Weaste Quarry development; and former Children’s Hospital site development. 8. improve Weaste Allotments and bring the adjoining piece of land off Tootal Drive into use as part of the allotments. 9. resolve the future of Buile Hill Park Mansion 10. resolve the future of the Willows / Weaste Cricket Club area 11. resolve the future of the Weaste Cemetery Lodge building 12. take further action to ensure wheely bins are not left out on the street. 13. improve open space at Kirkham Street 14. introduce regular programme of cleaning reflective bollards 15. introduce a limit to the proportion of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) within defined areas. Crime and Disorder 16. Address anti-social behaviour issues (in the Willows area at the time of writing) Worklessness 17. reduce worklessness in Weaste (especially Tootal / Willows and New Weaste areas). School Places 18. resolve imbalance of demand and supply of primary school places 21 5 INVOLVEMENT OF COMMUNITY COMMITTEES IN PLANNING – BRIEFING: DECEMBER 2011 This briefing summarises the recently established protocol for Community Committees, via Neighbourhood Managers, to be given the opportunity to enhance public engagement with major planning applications. In future when a major planning application is submitted Urban Vision will notify the Neighbourhood Managers if the application is in their area or close to the boundary. This will be done via an email which will have a link to the public access site, where the planning application forms and plans are available to view. Major planning applications will be defined as more than 10 residential units and other development that exceeds a floor area of 1000 sqm. Urban Vision will strongly advise developers to do pre-application consultation and will suggest using Community Committees via Neighbourhood Managers as part of that process. Community Committees, in dialogue with planners and developers where possible, will decide what actions they want to take e.g. circulate information by email; arrange a public meeting. The lead for arranging public meetings on applications must come from the developer and / or community commitTee. Urban Vision will where possible attend such meetings to advise on the process and address any matters of fact. Urban Vision has to remain objective and impartial during the pre-application period and the determination period once the application is in. They will therefore not be able to offer opinions about the application during the pre-application and consultation phases. The development of this protocol is consistent with Salford’s Statement of Community Involvement: The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out the standards to be adopted by the city council for engaging the community and key stakeholders in the plan-making process. Its main aim is to achieve greater public involvement in the process of document production or in the determination of planning applications. The Government has set out a number of guiding principles that Salford is keen to take on board to ensure that maximum community involvement is achieved. The key principles are listed below: Front loading of involvement 22 Use of engagement methods that are relevant to the community concerned Continuous involvement Transparency Accessibility Planning for Involvement There are clear benefits for everyone involved in the planning process by increasing the level of community and stakeholder engagement; these benefits include: Strengthening the evidence base for plans, strategies and planning decisions Community commitment to the future development of an area Promoting regeneration and investment Fostering ownership and strengthening delivery The SCI was adopted in March 2008. m.w. 14/12/11 23 Weaste Area Forum Weaste Conservative Club, Weaste Lane Minutes from meeting on Monday 7th November 2011 11am – 12pm Present: JonJo Marston - Chair Sharman Jones, Sarah Whitehead, Rebecca Mason - Weaste Area Forum Mick Walbank – Neighbourhood Management Team Kay Fairhurst – Neighbourhood Management Team Joyce Fitzpatrick and Lillian Fallows – Better off in Weaste Elaine Dewhurst and Tony Cavanagh – Housing Market Support Officers, SCC Chris Allmark and Jan Gorton – St Lukes Church, Weaste Bill Smid – local resident and Weaste Allotments representative Apologies: Andy Leaston and Sharon Watters – W.A.F; Jan Rochford 1. Welcome and introductions Tony Cavanagh and Elaine Dewhurst introduced themselves and explained their roles within the Council, in particular their involvement in extending the Landlord Licensing scheme into Barff Road, Kennedy Road, New Cross Street, Tootal Drive and Tootal Road. There is potential for the forum to support the consultation process by facilitating drop- in sessions and/or passing on feedback. 2. Discuss activities/updates since last meeting. The forum members had a cake stall at St Luke’s Church table top sale and made £34.62 for the forum’s funds. BCD Community Garden group held a Halloween Party for the local children, which was a success. Additional update: The Eden buses are out of action currently, but one is due to be in use in early 2012. Rebecca Mason to meet with Matt Wilson from The Message to discuss opportunities for its use in Weaste. Mick and Kay fed back that the Lighthouse church no longer feel that Tootal Drive School is a viable building for the work they would like to carry out. 3. Further actions to be taken Forum members to meet to discuss opportunities to run from Weaste Con. Club 2 days a week, allowing opportunities for greater community work and support of local people, including Better Off In Weaste and the Job Club. Initial day to be held on Thursday 24th November, 1-7pm (Kay Fairhurst to be present) Weaste In Bloom (updates and actions for future – discuss timings at next meeting): Allotment happy for us to use poly-tunnel and a few greenhouses if we want to grow our own plants for hanging and barrier baskets. 24 Discussion needed with Highways Agency about the placement of barrier baskets (10 of which are available for us at Buile Hill Park.) Liaise with local schools with gardening clubs to see if they would like to be involved. Fairbridge are interested in helping with planting. Contact Salix to discuss links to their garden competition. 4. Treasurers Report Short update from Sharman Jones the Forum Treasurer. £34.62 raised at cake sale. 5. Forum Links to Community Committee The Forum continue to represent at the community committee meetings. SW to continue as Voting Rep for the forum. Forum and Mick to find out if we are able to have additional voting members (to be able to utilise our single voting opportunity at CC) to cover absences. 6. Date of Next Meeting The next meeting of the forum will be on Monday 5th December , 11am-12pm open public meeting to discuss issues and services in Weaste, at Weaste Conservative Club, Weaste Lane. THANKYOU TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR ATTENDANCE AND CONTRIBUTIONS WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN AT MANY MORE EVENTS AND MEETINGS IN WEASTE 25 Weaste Area Forum Weaste Conservative Club, Weaste Lane Minutes from meeting on Monday 5th December 2011 11am – 12pm Present: Andy Leaston – Acting Chair Sarah Whitehead, Sharon Watters, Rebecca Mason - Weaste Area Forum Mick Walbank – Neighbourhood Management Team Kay Fairhurst – Neighbourhood Management Team Joyce Fitzpatrick and Lillian Fallows – Better off in Weaste Dennis Whittle – Environmental Services Bill Smid – local resident and Weaste Allotments representative Hannah Clifton – freelance journalist Apologies: Sharman Jones – W.A.F; Jan Rochford 7. Welcome, apologies and introductions 8. Discuss activities/updates since last meeting. Open Day went well, interest in activities for young people. Need to finalise when the Job Club would like to use the club. Briefly discuss Weaste In Bloom: Recap: Allotment happy for us to use poly-tunnel and a few greenhouses if we want to grow our own plants for hanging and barrier baskets. Liaise with local schools with gardening clubs to see if they would like to be involved. Fairbridge are interested in helping with planting. Contact Salix (Jackie Walker?) to discuss links to their garden competition. Possibly for 2012 WAF to promote and assist residents with hanging baskets and tubs, due to the complex and expensive task of organising barrier displays. 9. Presentation from Dennis Whittle – Environmental Services Dennis introduced himself and explained his role in improving the use and security of bins (general and recycling) in Salford. He would like to expand improvements to these factors into the Weaste area. Potentially starting in the Cedric, Baltic, Chandos area. 26 Proposals are such like locking bins, fixed location recycling bins and colour coding and house numbering to individual bins. S.Wh to liaise with Dennis to set up a meeting with the street resident associations. Leaflets to be given to S. Wh and J.F. Potential is there for Dennis to use the forum and Social Club as a community link for neighbourhood consultation processes. 10. Use of Weaste Social Club No representative from HiT present. Rep to be re-invited for next meeting. Communication is underway to arrange use of Social Club on a Wednesday morning. Awaiting funding confirmation for Better of in Weaste Job-club with regard to their use of the social club on a Thursday afternoon. 11. S. Wh outlined forum plans to introduce a code of conduct and Membership agreement to help ensure the smooth running of the forum, meetings and events. These will be drawn up and approved by the forum members and in use in the new year. 12. Date of Next Meeting The next meeting of the forum will be on Monday 9th January, 11am-12pm open public meeting to discuss issues and services in Weaste, venue to be confirmed. THANKYOU TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR ATTENDANCE AND CONTRIBUTIONS WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN AT MANY MORE EVENTS AND MEETINGS IN WEASTE 27 Claremont Community Association Web: http://www.claremontcommunityassociation.colsal.org.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Height in Bloom Web: http://www.bloomingheight.colsal.org.uk Minutes of the meeting held on 2 November 2011 Members present Geoff Yates, Julie Evans, Carol Babbs, Sue Pugh, Elaine Laidler, Maurice Kirk, Cllr. Norman Owen, Cllr. Joe Murphy, PCSO Dave Hartley. Item 1: Apologies Apologies for absence were received from:- Cllr Dirir, Mary Ferrer, Beryl Patten, Pat Sloane, Kay Fairhurst. Item 2: Minutes (i) The minutes from the meeting held on the 8 October 2011 were distributed electronically to all members prior to the meeting and hard copies were made available at the start of the meeting. The minutes were accepted as an accurate record. Item 3: The Police Community Beat Team / PACTs. (i) Noise in parks mainly Light Oaks Park and Westland, the same group is letting off fireworks and drinking. Police have given out six antisocial behaviour agreements (ABA) for letting off fireworks. Halloween weekend operation Brocade blitzed Light Oaks and Westland, Police arrived early searching and confiscating fireworks. Residents on Manchester Road are constantly ringing the Police complaining of approximately 50 youths congregating in the park. Residents have asked if CCTV cameras can be put back, they were only up as a temporary measure. Shop owners as well as residents are in favour. PCSO Hartley will speak with Inspector David Henthorne. (ii) Off road bikes coming from Duchy are cutting through Light Oaks Park but are gone by the time Police patrols arrive, if you see where the riders of the bikes go please let the Police know. Cllr Owen asked PCSO to keep an eye open on Lower Seedley Road for a green bike. Police cannot pursue if riders are not wearing crash helmets. (iii) The recent spike in burglaries has slowed down but is expected to rise due to darker nights. Police will campaign to advise residents to keep lights on when they are out. Homewatch co-ordinators have been made aware of what’s been going on and what to look out for. (iv) Cllr Owen asked PCSO’s to keep an eye on parking in Queen Street, cars are parking on the kerb close to the cottages stopping people passing on the pavement forcing them into the road. (v) When there are functions at the Church and Youth Club on King Street tensions rise due to motorist’s road rage when they can’t pass due to parked cars. 28 Item 4: Matters arising from the minutes (iv) Westland Park: a complaint had been made that a zip slide had been removed, it has now been replaced. (v) Lightoaks Park Gates unauthorised locking / unlocking of gates by members of the public has now been resolved and new locks have been purchased. (vi) Restricted Parking on Bolton Road to be carried over to the next meeting. (vii) Cllr Owen has been on the building site numerous times regarding heavy lorries. The breaking of concrete by heavy duty equipment will now be done off site as far as possible. There have been reports of cracks to walls of properties in the area. Working times are restricted. There have been reports of trees being felled that have preservation orders on them, this has been denied, trees have been cut down but there were no preservation orders. Any trees cut down will be replaced in more than double the quantity. (viii) Children’s’ Homes in Claremont: no recent complaints have been raised with Cllr Owen or PCSO’s. Police activity is due to kids returning home late. Invitations will be sent to the managers of all Children’s’ Homes in the area to attend the next meeting. (ix) Bolton Road Shop: – Subway Outlet now has the hours they wanted and will open soon. Hampsons Bakers will be closing. Individuals and Cllr’s are concerned about the hours Subway will be opening, they are 7.00am – 10.00pm with variations at weekend. (x) Ranulph Court drop kerbs: Cllr Dirir dealt with this. Work has now been completed. (xi) Buile Hill Mansion developments: this is ongoing, nothing new to mention. The subject will be put on the agenda for the next meeting. (xii) Trenant Road: the public enquiry was adjourned until February 2012. Cllrs have asked for it to be brought forward due to the poor state of the building. Item 5: Environment Officer report (i) The Environment Officer did not attend the meeting. Cllr Owen received an email from him and he will attend the meeting in December. (ii) Cllr Owen stated Urban Vision have not completed repairs to the railings at Daisy Bank or the Bolton Road barrier, Cllr Owen asked for a letter to be sent from this group, possibly invite Urban Vision to attend a meeting. An invitation will be sent to Stuart Whittle, Cllr Owen will list items with specific dates of repairs not completed. Item 6: Councillors’ report In this section of the meeting, the three local councillors are each given five minutes in order to highlight any issues, observations, etc. that they had. At the end of the five minutes, the meeting was invited to question the councillor on any of the points raised. There had been no full council meeting. However, a policy meeting had taken place re how the council can help people in the economic climate. Cllr Owen commented on cheap shops, betting shops and takeaways. All partners are on board eg NHS. 29 The council are forming a group in order to discuss child poverty and invite a member of the organisation to attend. Item 7: Treasurer’s Report (i) Current Account £442.29 (ii) Savings Account £2404.93 (iii) In Hand £12 AOB: Height Methodist Church notes for your diary. Saturday 5th November, Bonfire at Buile Hill Park, Fireworks and Funfair. Saturday 19th November, Barn Dance and Supper 7.30pm tickets £10. From Geoff Yates. The Height Methodist Church is25/08/2012 hosting a Christmassy Day on Sunday 18th December. The Church is offering a free Christmas dinner to anyone in the community who will spend Christmas alone. The day will start with a Morning Service at 11.15, followed by Christmas Dinner at 1.15, followed by entertainment at 2.15, followed by Mulled Wind and Mince Pies at 3.15, concluding with a Carol Service at 4.30 Admission is by ticket only as numbers are limited. The residents of Ranulph Court and the kids from the youth club get together at the youth club on the first Tuesday of each month in an attempt to break down age barriers, the first meeting was in November and everyone had a go at Indoor Curling. This is open to anyone of any age in the local community. Ranulph Court have a Thursday Club the last Thursday of the month. Anyone over the age of 55 can attend, the group meet 11.30 – 3.30 and enjoy bingo, hot lunch and entertainment followed by a karaoke sing-a-long. Tickets £3.00 each. Ring Julie on 0161 736 8013 for more information. Ranulph Court are having their Christmas Fete on Saturday 3 December 1.00 – 3.00pm. As well as tombola, raffle etc Eccles Borough Band will be playing Christmas Carols. Geoff is bringing the group website up to date, the CCA has a PC. However the software needs updating, funding is available to fund the dongle which gives internet access. The Church now has wifi, permission was given by the group to refund the dongle and spend the money on new software. The meeting closed at 8.50 pm The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 7 December 2011 at 7.30 pm at the Height Methodist Hall, King Street, Irlams o’th Height, Salford 6 30 The Friends of Buile Hill Park c/o Parks Office Buile Hill Park Eccles Old Rd Salford M6 8GL Phone 0161 736 8911 Or 07968327107 12 November 2011 Dear Ben BUILE HILL PARK RANGER - REPLACEMENT Following the recent meeting with your colleague Alex Dowse and our Chairperson Patsy Letham I am writing about the rangers post. As you will be aware Brenda Smith is retiring in January 2012 and we have been writing to Annie Surtees, Brendas manager asking for reassurances that the post will be filled. As Annie has been unable to confirm this we are very concerned that the Park will be left without a ranger in the future. We understand the Council has had to make budget cuts and will have to make more savings in the future. However we are very dependent on a ranger for all our activities and events and we are seriously concerned that we would not be able to contimue as a group without the presence and support of a ranger. There are many reasons for this. For some years we had our own public liability insurance and because the cost was becoming prohibitive it was arranged that we would be covered by the Councils insurance, which was dependent on a ranger being present at our events, meetings etc. This has enabled us to carry on with a programme of events and fundraising activities which is getting bigger and better every year. We attract thousands of visitors to the park from Salford and the wider area and promote a positive image of the park. The ranger is also a point of contact with the Council both for the Friends and the public visible in the park and also behind the scenes. She attends all the monthly meetings, and ad hoc meeings, and liaises with her colleagues to enable decisions to be made. The ranger gives us access to our meeting and storage facilities and opens up the public toilets for events. We are also concerned that without a ranger other activities in the park such as the Health Walks, school holiday activities and other ranger led activities will stop. This would obviously affect the other parks in the area that the ranger is responsible for. 31 Our main aim is to encourage visitors to the park. The park is busier now than it has ever been and we also believe the Friends Group and the Ranger have helped to achieve this. I an sure Annie can supply you with all the facts and figures regarding number of visitors, volunteer hours and activities undertaken and supported by the Ranger. Please can you confirm whether the Ranger post will be filled and when so that we can continue to plan our future activities. Yours sincerely Carolyn Bilsborough Secretary Ben Dolan, Salford City Council cc Lead Members Councillor David Lancaster & Councillor Ray Mashiter Peter Chew Ward Councillors for Claremont and Langworthy Sareda Dirir Lynn Drake Gina Loveday Joe Murphy Norman Owen John Warmisham 32
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