Agenda and minutes

Hazel Grove Ward Committee
Tuesday, 13th December, 2011 6.30 pm

Venue: Hazel Grove Civic Hall, Hazel Grove

Contact: Democratic Services 

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The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 11 October 2011 were approved as a correct record.


Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.


No declarations of interest were made.


Community Engagement


Neighbourhood Policing

Councillors and members of the public are invited to raise ‘Neighbourhood Policing’ issues with local Neighbourhood Policing Team.


The Chair reported that a representative of Greater Manchester Police had been unable to attend the meeting.


Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair of the Ward Committee. Questions must be submitted in advance on the cards provided. Questions on quasi-judicial matters (e.g. current or potential legal proceedings, licensing applications, planning applications or appeals) or confidential matters are not permitted.


Members of the public were invited to put questions to the Chair of the Ward Committee.

A number of questions were raised and answered at the meeting relating to:-


·         The rearranged date of the Hazel Grove Ward Committee meeting to 13 December 2011.

·         The need for a 20mph speed limit sign on Beech Avenue. It was noted that the installation of a second speed bump had been prevented by a resident of Beech Avenue.

·         The completion of the traffic calming work on Hazelwood Road. It was noted that there had been some deficiencies in the work on this road and that this had been reported to the Highways Officer. The yellow lines would be painted when all road work had been completed.

·         The dangers caused by a Force8 vehicle regularly parking at the junction of Hazelwood Road and Beech Avenue.

·         The need for a ‘Give Way’ sign to be installed at the junction of Grove Street and Vine Street.

·         The illumination of the signs at the junction of Grove Street and Vine Street.

·         The lack of a ‘Give Way’ sign at the end of Braemar Road.

·         Concern surrounding the emergency processes of Care Call and their reliance on fully operating BT landlines.

·         Whether there was a continued need for a pedestrian crossing near ASDA and The Woodman Public House.


RESOLVED - That the issue relating to the dangers caused by a vehicle parking at the junction of Hazelwood Road and Beech Avenue be referred to the Stepping Hill Area Committee for consideration.


Environmental Services

The Area Conditions Officer will attend the meeting to provide an update on matters raised at the last meeting. Councillors and members of the public are invited to raise issues affecting local environment quality.


Adam Cunningham, Area Conditions Officer, attended the meeting to answer questions from Councillors and members of the public in relation to environmental issues within the Hazel Grove area.


A number of issues were discussed including:-


·         Residents of Cook Street had been issued warnings about leaving refuse sacks on the street and using other people’s bins.

·         The cul-de-sac end of Bramhall Moor Lane would be cleared of any litter.

·         Section 46 notices had been served on those people who had been dumping refuse in recycling bins at Commercial Road and Sainsbury’s.

·         The activity of Travellers at Melford Road was being monitored. It was noted that the Police could only intervene if the Travellers were on a public highway.

·         The area behind the flats on Lime Street was being monitored to ensure it was kept clear of waste. The residents would also be instructed on the proper use of their bins.

·         The bins next to the shops on Hazelwood Road would be monitored as it has been suggested by residents that they were inadequate for the amount of refuse disposed of there.

·         The Police had been instructed to inspect scrap metal vehicles to ensure that they and their operators were correctly licenced.

·         Members of the public were discouraged from accepting offers from anyone offering to dispose their refuse for them. To avoid being implicated in any criminal activity they should ensure that they receive a Waste Transfer Note.

·         67% of waste was recycled in Stockport (based on tonnage) which was the highest rate in Greater Manchester.

·         Dog litter bins would be phased out of parks. All dog waste could now be placed in the conventional litter bins.

·         If residents ran out of blue bin bags, they could use any type of bag in their black bin.


RESOLVED – That the comments be noted.



To receive petitions from members of the public and community groups.


No petitions were submitted.


Area Flexibility Funding

To consider any applications for Area Flexibility Funding or to receive feedback from organisations who have received funding.


It was reported that High Peak Wood Turners had recently received a grant of £556 for a new lathe.


Any Other Business


The Chair reported that there would be a memorial plaque for Eva Worthington in the Memorial Garden.


The Chair also noted that the memorial plaque for Ken Raikes, the first Hazel Grove District Steward, would be placed on a bench in the Clinic gardens.


Dates of Future Meetings


The next meeting would be held on Tuesday 7 February 2012