Agenda and minutes

Heatons & Reddish Area Committee - Monday, 20th June, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Charles Yankiah  (0161 474 3206)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

To elect a Chair of the Area Committee for a period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Janet Mobbs be elected Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

Councillor Janet Mobbs in the chair

2.

Appointment of Vice Chair

To appoint a Vice Chair for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Dena Ryness be appointed Vice-Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 April 2022.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 4 April 2022 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

4.

Declarations of Interest

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

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Minutes:

Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interests they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

John Taylor

 

Agenda Item 6 (vii) – Friends of Reddish Vale Country Park as a member of the Woodland Trust.

 

 

 

5.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Committee.

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Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

6.

Community Engagement

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6.(i)

Chair's Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Chair about local community events or issues.

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Minutes:

There were no announcements.

6.(ii)

Neighbourhood Policing

Inspector Jamie Jeffries (Greater Manchester Police) will attend the meeting to provide an update on neighbourhood policing issues in the Heatons and Reddish area.

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Minutes:

Inspector Jamie Jeffries (Greater Manchester Police) attended the meeting to answer questions from Councillors and members of the public in relation to Neighbourhood Policing issues within the area represented by the Heatons and Reddish Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·       Burglaries in the last 6 weeks have significantly decreased in the Heatons and Reddish with only 11 reported in Reddish and 15 reported in Heatons.

·       District priority team has worked really hard in the remand of a particular person and also worked in the area to decrease burglaries through visual presence.

·       Another safer summer campaign will be launched to reduce violence, ASB and youth disorder with hotspot policing in parks and working with the youth offending service and other local charities groups.

·       Concern was expressed by councillors regarding the off road bikes in the area. It was stated that a site was being looked out for the use of off-road bikes.

·       In response, it was stated that the teams were still working locally and gathering intelligence regarding off road bikes to take the appropriate action.

·       ‘The Bee’ sculpture was on display and signifies the importance of reducing violence to the community and will be taken around schools in the borough.

·       Speeding was highlighted as areas of concern by councillors across the Heatons and Reddish area.

·       In response, it was stated that additional resource would be looked into to address the concerns raised including previous projects e.g. “bike crusher’ to deter anti-social behaviour.

·       Concern was expressed regarding the gates in Reddish Park (Longford Road West) and possibly monitoring it being open and closed to reduce the access to off-road bikes.

 

RESOLVED – That Inspector Jamie Jeffries be thanked for his attendance.

6.(iii)

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair of the Area Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the Area Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice (Questions must be submitted prior to the commencement of the meeting on the cards provided. These are available the meeting.  You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions.

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Minutes:

No public questions were submitted.

6.(iv)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

6.(v)

Open Forum - Stockport Climate Action Now (CAN) Fund Update pdf icon PDF 363 KB

To consider a report of the Director for Place Management.

This report updates Members regarding the progress of the Stockport Climate Action Now (CAN) Fund since it launched in November 2021. It provides an overview of how the funding scheme works, examples of projects already funded by the scheme, eligibility for funding, details of how the fund has been allocated and where, and how Members can help promote the take-up of the CAN Fund.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Nick Leslie, nick.leslie@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

Liz Atherton (Climate Action Now, Stockport Council) attended the meeting and submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) regarding the progress of the Stockport Climate Action Now (CAN) Fund since it launched in November 2021 and providing an overview of how the funding scheme worked, examples of projects already funded by the scheme, eligibility for funding, details of how the fund had been allocated and where, and how Members could help promote the take-up of the CAN Fund.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·       Members welcomed the report and the details provided.

·       It was commented that members were continuing to advertise and direct local residents to the fund scheme and opportunities relating to the local projects that could apply for funding.

·       It was noted that some wards had not suggested any projects yet, but were aware of ongoing projects and ideas being developed to apply for funding.

·       Members expressed their thanks and gratitude for the work that had been done in relation to the recent schools climate assembly as well as the approval of funding for the projects that had applied to date.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

6.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Belle Vue Brass Band pdf icon PDF 563 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the Belle Vue Brass Band for a grant of £500 from Reddish South ward allocation only towards the cost of raising funds for new uniform.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted an application received on behalf of the Belle Vue Brass Band for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget towards the cost of raising funds for new uniform.

 

RESOLVED – That the application from the Belle Vue Brass Band for Ward Flexibility Funding on this occasion be deferred to the next meeting and that the applicant be invited to attend to provide further information to the Committee relating to their Child Protection Policy and funding requested.

6.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Friends of Reddish Vale Country Park pdf icon PDF 564 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the Friends of Reddish Vale Country Park for a grant of £1,000 (£500 from Reddish North and £500 from Reddish South wards allocation) towards the cost of routine upkeep, maintenance and fuelling of the Reddish Vale Van.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received on behalf of the Friends of Reddish Vale Country Park towards the cost of routine upkeep, maintenance and fuelling of the Reddish Vale Van.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from Friends of Reddish Vale Country Park for an increased grant of £2,333.32 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget (£500 each from Heatons North & Heatons South ward allocations, and £666.66 each from Reddish North & Reddish South ward allocations) towards the cost of routine upkeep, maintenance and fuelling of the Reddish Vale Van.

6.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Walk Ride Heatons pdf icon PDF 614 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the Friends of Cheshire Theatre School for a grant of £250 (£125 from Heatons North and £125 from Heatons South wards allocation) towards the cost of printing some A5 flyers, a large banner and a couple of reusable laminated maps of the Heatons. Summerfest is a popular, free, family-friendly, community-focused event, which will provide an excellent opportunity for us to engage with the community about how they can make short local journeys more sustainably in Heaton Moor Park on Sunday 10th July 2022.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received on behalf of Walk Ride Heatons towards the cost of printing some A5 flyers, a large banner and a couple of reusable laminated maps of the Heatons. Summerfest is a popular, free, family-friendly, community-focused event, which will provide an excellent opportunity for us to engage with the community about how they can make short local journeys more sustainably in Heaton Moor Park on Sunday 10th July 2022.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from Walk Ride Heatons for a grant of £250 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget (£125 each from the Heatons North and Heatons South ward allocations) towards the cost of printing some A5 flyers, a large banner and a couple of reusable laminated maps of the Heatons. Summerfest is a popular, free, family-friendly, community-focused event, which will provide an excellent opportunity for us to engage with the community about how they can make short local journeys more sustainably in Heaton Moor Park on Sunday 10th July 2022.

6.(ix)

Ward Flexibility Funding Update - Heatons Post, Drawing Board Productions

To receive an update presentation from Heatons Post, Drawing Board Productions and their community projects relating to:

 

·       Heatons Post publication update

·       Heatons Post distribution update

·       Heatons Post Hub community space update

·       SummerFest 2022 update

·       Reddish Roaring Sculpture Trail update

·       New projects update

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Representatives of the Heatons Post Drawing Board Productions (Mel Page & Amanda Fourie) attended the meeting to provide an update on its community projects following ward flexibility funding approval from the Area Committee as follows: -

 

·       Heatons Post publication update – first issue was in February 2020 with 3,000 copies circulated with 12 pages, now up to the 30th issue with one being produced each month. Most recently 14,000 copies have been circulated with 24 pages. Articles include poetry, competitions, community updates and articles provided by the local community.

·       Established a bank of 30 volunteers to distribute the Heatons Post to around 9,000 homes directly across the area.

·       Newspaper for Cheadle has also been established since July 2021 with 6,000 copies in circulation

·       Two other newspapers are distributed as well including one for Didsbury and Chorlton Post starting in September 2022

·       Heatons Post Hub operates as an office base and other activities that operate from the space.

·       Other activities including community projects e.g. ‘In Bloom’

·       Reddish Roaring Sculpture Trail event involving 10 Lion sculptures placed around the area.

·       SummerFest – 30 market stalls and games involving the community and other groups.

·       Halloween Trail – being run in October.

·       Social impact report has been produced to look at those being engaged and the impact on the community.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:

 

·       Members welcomed the update and enquired about long term plans.

·       In response, it was stated that the organisation was looking at publishing newspapers in other communities and a hub, working more closely with the Council, building relationships across the borough with other organisations, building partnerships with businesses and developing the hub.

·       Members enquired about the plans for the north of the ward. In response, it was stated that over the last five months a number of activities were carried out including newsletter circulation and the ‘Lions Sculpture’ but also looking for volunteers for further distribution in the coming months.

·       Clarification was sought on how the organisation could increase its revenue. In response, it was stated that businesses advertising in the newsletters would help to ensure sustainability and to continue to make connections.

 

RESOLVED – That the update be noted.

6.(x)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Greater Manchester ACF pdf icon PDF 11 MB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Greater Manchester ACF for a grant of £1,000 towards the cost of providing equipment and tools.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received on behalf of Greater Manchester A.C.F towards the cost of purchasing better equipment (e.g. protective boots, gloves, high-visibility vests, litter pickers, goggles and a selection of gardening hand tools) to use when helping out in the community.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from Greater Manchester A.C.F for a grant of £1,000 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget (£250 from each ward allocation) towards the cost of purchasing better equipment (e.g. protective boots, gloves, high-visibility vests, litter pickers, goggles and a selection of gardening hand tools) to use when helping out in the community.

6.(xi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Heatons Runners pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the Heatons Runners for a grant of £400 towards the cost of providing courses, social events and uniform.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received on behalf Heaton Runners towards the cost having gait tests done and purchasing running trainers for members of the club.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from Heaton Runners for a grant of £400 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget (£100 from each ward allocation) towards the cost of having gait tests done and purchasing running trainers for members of the club.

6.(xii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - The Friends of Darley Street pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from The Friends of Darley Street for for a grant of £450 towards the cost of equipment , interpretation signage and raised beds.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received on behalf of The Friends of Darley Street towards the cost of purchasing top soil, a water butt and a public noticeboard to be used in the Darley Street Community Garden.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from The Friends of Darley Street for a grant of £450 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget (Heatons South ward allocation) towards the cost of purchasing top soil, a water butt and a public noticeboard to be used in the Darley Street Community Garden.

7.

Development Applications

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Corporate & Support Services) and Deputy Chief Executive.

 

(a)

To consider the development applications where members of the public have attended the meeting in order to speak or hear the Area Committee’s deliberations.

 

(b)

To consider the remaining development applications.

 

(c)

To consider consultations (if any) received by the Corporate Director on any planning issues relevant to the area.

 

The following development applications will be considered by the Area Committee:-

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Minutes:

A development application was submitted.

 

(NOTE: Full details of the decisions including conditions and reasons for granting or refusing planning permission and imposing conditions are given in the schedule of plans. The Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration is authorised to determine conditions and reasons and they are not therefore referred to in committee minutes unless the committee makes a specific decision on a condition or reason. In order to reduce printing costs and preserve natural resources, the schedule of plans is not reproduced within these minutes. A copy of the schedule of plans is available on the council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/planningdecisions. Copies of the schedule of plans, or any part thereof, may be obtained from the Place Directorate upon payment of the Council’s reasonable charges).

 

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

7.(i)

DC083249 - Vauxhall Industrial Estate, Greg Street, South Reddish, Stockport, SK5 7BR pdf icon PDF 738 KB

Demolition of existing buildings and structures on Site, and proposed industrial estate redevelopment to provide approximately 19,118.22sq.m (205,787 sq.ft) of employment floor space (Use Classes B2, B8 and E(g)) over 28 no. employment units together with associated parking and infrastructure.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee grants planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Jeni Regan, jeni.regan@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC083249 for the demolition of existing buildings and structures on site, and proposed industrial estate redevelopment to provide approximately 19,118.22sq.m (205,787 sq.ft) of employment floor space (Use Classes B2, B8 and E(g)) over 28 no. employment units together with associated parking and infrastructure.

 

A representative of the applicant spoke in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED - That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission.

8.

PLANNING APPEAL, ENFORCEMENT APPEALS AND ENFORCEMENT NOTICES pdf icon PDF 169 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer).

 

The report summarises recent appeal decisions; lists current planning appeals and dates for local enquiries; informal hearings for planning appeals, and enforcement action within the Heatons and Reddish Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates on 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcements within the area represented by the Heatons and Reddish Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

9.

Elisabeth Mill Area Development, Reddish pdf icon PDF 278 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report provides information on formal objections which have been returned in relation to the legal advertising of a Traffic Regulation Order (Elisabeth Mill S.106 Measures).

 

The Area Committee is asked to recommend that the Cabinet Member (Sustainable Stockport) approves the proposed Traffic Regulation Orders as advertised; subject to the removal of the elements listed below from the schedule:

 

Revocation of No Waiting at Any Time 

 

David Street, both sides, from the eastern kerbline of St. Elisabeth’s Way for a distance of 5.0 metres in an easterly direction.

 

Proposed No Waiting at Any Time

David Street, southern side, from the eastern kerbline of St. Elisabeth’s Way for a distance of 67.2 metres in an easterly direction.

 

Officer contact: Max Townsend, 0161 474 4861, max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Director of Place Management submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing information on formal objections which have been returned in relation to the legal advertising of a Traffic Regulation Order (Elisabeth Mill S.106 Measures).

 

Members welcomed the report.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member (Sustainable Stockport) be recommended to approve the proposed Traffic Regulation Orders as advertised; subject to the removal of the elements listed below from the schedule:

 

Revocation of No Waiting at Any Time

 

David Street, both sides, from the eastern kerbline of St. Elisabeth’s Way for a

distance of 5.0 metres in an easterly direction.

 

Proposed No Waiting at Any Time

 

David Street, southern side, from the eastern kerbline of St. Elisabeth’s Way for a distance of 67.2 metres in an easterly direction.

10.

Residents Parking Scheme Petition - David Street, Reddish pdf icon PDF 306 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report details the findings of a desktop parking survey carried out on David Street, Reddish, following the receipt of a petition requesting the introduction of a residents permit parking scheme.

 

The Area Committee is asked to note the contents of the desktop study and approve the release of funds to the amount of £4,000 from the Reddish North Delegated Ward Budget to enable a residents’ consultation, investigations and parking surveys to be undertaken as per Stockport’s Residential Parking Scheme Policy.

 

Officer contact: Noel Nhengu, noel.nhengu@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Director of Place Management submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing details relating to the findings of a desktop parking survey carried out on David Street, Reddish, following the receipt of a petition requesting the introduction of a residents permit parking scheme.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the release of funds to the amount of £4,000 from the Reddish North Ward Delegated Budget to enable a residents’ consultation, investigation and parking survey to be undertaken on David Street, as per Stockport’s Residential Parking Scheme Policy.

11.

Ruskin Road & Browning Road, Reddish pdf icon PDF 304 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management.

 

The report details the experimental order for ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions at the junction of Ruskin Road and Browning Road in Reddish.

 

The Area Committee is asked to give approval to the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order and subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders at a cost of : £760 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget: -

 

No Waiting and No Loading at Any Time (Experimental):

 

Browning Road

 

South side from a point 10 metres West of the Western kerb-line of Ruskin Road to a point 10 metres East of the Eastern kerb-line of Ruskin Road.

 

Ruskin Road

 

West side from the Southern kerb-line of Browning Road in a Southerly direction for a distance of 10 metres.

 

East side from the Southern kerb-line of Ruskin Road in a Southerly direction for a distance of 15 metres.

 

Officer contact: Max Townsend, 0161 474 4861, max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing details relating to the experimental order for ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions at the

junction of Ruskin Road and Browning Road in Reddish.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Orders and subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders at a cost of £760 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget:-

 

No Waiting and No Loading at Any Time (Experimental):

 

Browning Road

 

South side from a point 10 metres West of the Western kerb-line of Ruskin Road to a point 10 metres East of the Eastern kerb-line of Ruskin Road.

 

Ruskin Road

 

West side from the Southern kerb-line of Browning Road in a Southerly direction for a distance of 10 metres.

 

East side from the Southern kerb-line of Ruskin Road in a Southerly direction for a distance of 15 metres.

12.

The Provision of Bulbs to Friends' Groups and other Parties pdf icon PDF 227 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report provides an update on bulb provision to local community groups and for local initiatives.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report and agree whether it wished to make an allocation from its Delegated Budget towards the provision of additional bulb planting within its area.

 

Officer contact: Peter Cooke on 0161 474 4851 or email: peter.cooke@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted a report of the Director of Place Management (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on bulb provision to local community groups and for local initiatives.

 

It was stated that while members agreed in principle with the proposal to provide an element of funding from the Delegated Budget to bulb planting schemes, it would be necessary to see the detail of such schemes before funding was committed as well as a breakdown of the funding.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be deferred to the next meeting pending additional details being provided relating to the schemes and a breakdown of the funding.

13.

Area Committee Ward Highway Spokespersons

The Area Committee is invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons with whom the Director of Place Management can consult on highway maintenance and traffic management matters.

 

A copy of the Ward Spokesperson Protocol is attached for information.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to nominate Ward Spokespersons in accordance with the Protocol.

 

Officer contact: Charles Yankiah,  0161 474 3207 or email: charles.yankiah@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Area Committee was invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons with whom the Director of Place Management can consult on highway maintenance and traffic management matters.

 

RESOLVED – That the following Councillors be appointed as Ward Spokespersons for highways and traffic issues:-

 

Heatons North – Councillor John Taylor

 

Heatons South – Councillor Dean Fitzpatrick

 

Reddish North – Councillor Kate Butler

 

Reddish South – Councillor Janet Mobbs 

14.

Appointment to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer).

 

The report requests the Area Committee to consider appointments of representatives on Outside Bodies.

 

The Area Committee is requested to make nominations for appointments on Outside Bodies.

 

Officer contact: Charles Yankiah, 0161 474 3206, charles.yankiah@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to appoint representatives of the Council to local Outside Bodies.

 

It was noted that representatives were no longer needed on the Heaton Chapel Community Association and the Heaton Chapel Community Council organisations.

 

RESOLVED –That the following representatives of the Council be appointed to outside bodies for 2022/2023:-

 

Prescotts Charity

 

Councillor Janet Mobbs

 

Councillor Gary Lawson

15.

Christmas Tree in Heaton Chapel 2022

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor David Sedgwick.

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Minutes:

The Chair reported that this item had been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor David Sedgwick.

 

Councillor Sedgwick informed the Committee that the Christmas Tree in Heaton Chapel had been previously privately funded and that last year it was funded by the Area Committee. However, going forward he proposed that it should be funded by the Council as other Christmas trees across the borough.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:

 

·       Consideration should be given to permanent tree being planted on the site.

·       Clarification should be sought regarding which areas/district centres currently receive a Christmas tree funded by the Council.

·       It was commented that if the Council were to fund the Christmas tree in Heaton Chapel it may be that some other area may have theirs taken away due to the number of tress provided each year.

 

RESOLVED – That the Director for Development & Regeneration be requested to undertake an investigation in response to the proposals outlined and to submit an update to a future meeting of the Area Committee in advance of Christmas 2022.

16.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 445 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer).

 

The report provides an update on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and details the current position on area flexibility funding. The report also includes the current position on the highway and traffic management delegated budget.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Charles Yankiah on 0161 474 3206 or email:

charles.yankiah@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and detailing the current position on the Area Flexibility Funding and the Delegated budget.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

17.

Safer Street Saves Lives - Reddish District Centre 20mph Zone pdf icon PDF 645 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report details the findings of a consultation exercise undertaken with residents, businesses and users of Reddish District Centre and to seek approval for the introduction of a permanent Moving Traffic Regulation Order (MTRO) and investigations into alternative traffic calming measures to replace temporary road cushions introduced as part of the Covid response within the District Centre.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Cabinet Member for Highways, Parks and Leisure Services gives approval to the legal advertising of the Moving Traffic Regulation Order (MTRO) to implement a 20mph Zone and Officers identify alternatives forms for Traffic Calming to replace the temporary speed cushions to be funded from the Safer Street Save Lives budget.

 

Officer contact: Jonathan Brown on 0161 474 4813 or email: jon.brown@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the findings of the consultation exercise undertaken with residents, businesses and users of Reddish District Centre and to seek approval for the introduction of a permanent Moving Traffic Regulation Order (MTRO) and investigations into alternative traffic calming measures to replace temporary road cushions introduced as part of the Covid response within the District Centre.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the 20mph zone be made permanent and officers identify alternative traffic calming measures to replace the temporary cushions and report back to the Area Committee.

 

(2) That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended to approve the legal advertising of the Moving Traffic Regulation Order (MTRO) to implement a 20mph Zone and Officers identify alternatives forms for Traffic Calming to replace the temporary speed cushions. The temporary speed cushions are to remain insitu until alternative measures are agreed with the Area Committee.