Agenda and minutes

Werneth Area Committee - Monday, 24th January, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 231 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 29 November 2021.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on7 February 2022 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.

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 which they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

Personal Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Chris Gordon

Agenda Item 4(iv) – ‘Open Forum - Access Control Measures Policy Statement’ as the Chair of the Stockport Disability Forum.

 

 

Agenda Item 4(vi) – ‘Ward Flexibility Funding – Autisk’ as the Chair of the Stockport Disability Forum.

 

Personal and Prejudicial Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Chris Gordon

Agenda Item 4(v) – ‘Ward Flexibility Funding - Stockport Sea Cadets’ as President of Stockport Sea Cadets.

 

Councillor Gordon left the meeting during the consideration of this item and took no part in the discussion or vote.

 

3.

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.

4.

Community Engagement

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4.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

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Minutes:

The Chair reported that a police surgery would be held at Start Point, Woodley on Thursday, 27 January 2022.

 

With regret, the Chair also reported on the passing of Ged Beatty who had been instrumental in setting up the Woodley and Romiley Towpath Team.  On behalf of the Area Committee, the Chair expressed the Committee’s condolences to Mr Beatty’s family.

 

Finally, the Chair stated that it was the Area Committee’s view that future meetings of the Area Committee should return to its usual venue within the community it served at Woodley Civic Hall.

 

 

4.(ii)

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:

Members of the public were invited to put questions to the Chair on any matters within the powers and duties of the Area Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.

 

One public question was submitted in relation to the operation of the CCTV system at Woodley Precinct.

 

RESOLVED - That the Director of Place Management be requested to respond to the questioner in writing.

4.(iii)

Petitions

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

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No petitions were submitted.

4.(iv)

Open Forum - Access Control Measures Policy Statement pdf icon PDF 404 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The key message is that Stockport Council wants to explain to residents what the new access control policy entails and to look for feedback from residents about how the policy could be improved or altered to ensure it is ‘best practice’.

The consultation will be online via the “have your say” page on the council website and with hard copies of the documents and the questionnaires in the libraries between the 10th of January and the 11th February.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note that the consultation is in progress and utilise their own contacts to encourage people to respond.

 

Officer contact: Emily Brough on 0161 474 4592 or email: emily.brough@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Director of Place Management submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) outlining what the proposed new access control policy entailed and seeking feedback from residents about how the policy could be improved or altered to ensure it was ‘best practice’. 

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         The draft policy document was welcomed and residents were encouraged to respond to the forthcoming consultation.

·         Concerns were expressed in relation to the imposition of those measures that restricted access for those with mobility difficulties.

·         There needed to be a more focussed effort on the policing of anti-social behaviour the control of off-road bikes rather than the imposition of physical barriers.

·         The balance needed to lie with creating routes that were accessible for everyone.

·         It was commented that there needed to be provision for dog waste bins on any new routes created.

·         The proposed consultation was being actively marketed among community and interest groups.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

4.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Stockport Sea Cadets pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from the Stockport Sea Cadets for £200 (£100 from both wards) towards the cost of starting a community Karate & Self-Defence Club for cadet services, families, friends and the wider community.

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A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted an application received on behalf of Stockport Sea Cadets for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of starting a community Karate & Self-Defence Club for cadet services, families, friends and the wider community.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to an application received from Stockport Sea Cadets for a grant of £200 from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of starting a community Karate & Self-Defence Club for cadet services, families, friends and the wider community.

4.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Autisk pdf icon PDF 902 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Autisk for a grant of £100 (£50 from each ward of this Committee) towards the cost of starting up a primary-aged social group for primary-aged children and young people to attend, make new friendships and access fun activities and a sensory room.

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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 Autisk for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of starting up a primary-aged social group for primary-aged children and young people to attend, make new friendships and access fun activities and a sensory room.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application received from Autisk for a grant of £100 from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of starting up a primary-aged social group for primary-aged children and young people to attend, make new friendships and access fun activities and a sensory room.

5.

Development Applications

There are currently no development to consider.

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No development applications were submitted.

6.

Planning Appeal, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 64 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 Werneth 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

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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 Werneth Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Osborne St, Bredbury - Bus Stop SG0854 footway hardstanding pdf icon PDF 264 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report details a proposal for the construction of a walkway over a grass verge on Osborne Street in Bredbury to facilitate the bus stop

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval construction of a walkway over the grass verge on Osborne Street between Redhill Drive and Dell side at a cost of £500 to be funded form the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bredbury & Woodley ward allocation).

 

Officer contact: Gillian Kidd on 0161 474 4848 or email: gillian.kidd@stockport.gov.uk

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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) detailing a proposal for the construction of a walkway over a grass verge on Osborne Street in Bredbury to facilitate the bus stop.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the construction of a walkway over the grass verge on Osborne Street between Redhill Drive and Dell Side at a cost of £500 to be funded form the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bredbury & Woodley ward allocation).

8.

Residents Parking Scheme Petition - Colborne Avenue, Romiley pdf icon PDF 300 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report details a desktop survey pertaining the workings of the existing residents permit parking scheme in the Church Lane area of Romiley, whilst also analysing the impact of any potential changes as requested through a local petition. 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the undertaking of a formal consultation in relation to the amending of traffic regulation orders and expansion of the existing permit parking scheme to include Colborne Avenue at a cost of £4,000 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget ( BRedbury Green & Romiley ward allocation).


Officer contact: Noel Nhengu by email on noel.nhengu@stockport.gov.uk

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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) detailing a desktop survey pertaining the workings of the existing residents permit parking scheme in the Church Lane area of Romiley, whilst also analysing the impact of any potential changes as requested through a local petition.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the undertaking of a formal consultation in relation to the amending of traffic regulation orders and expansion of the existing permit parking scheme to include Colborne Avenue at a cost of £4,000 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bredbury Green & Romiley ward allocation).

9.

Parks Event Application - May Day on the Meadow 2022 at Tangshutts Playing Fields pdf icon PDF 270 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report details an application received  from the Friends of Tangshutt Fields to hold their May Day on the Meadow Event from 12 - 3pm on Monday, 2 May 2022.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being obtained and submitted to the Council at least one week prior to the event taking place.

 

Officer contact: Jacky Budd on 0161 474 3332 or email jacky.budd@stockport.gov.uk

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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) detailing an application received from the Friends of Tangshutt Fields to hold their May Day on the Meadow Event from 12 - 3pm on Monday, 2 May 2022.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being obtained and submitted to the Council at least one week prior to the event taking place.

10.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 266 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: Damian Eaton on 0161 474 3207 or email:  damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk

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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 on decisions taken by the Area Committee since the last meeting and the current position on the Area Flexibility and the Delegated budget.

 

It was commented that members had received an updated version of the report that showed that further progress had been made against the schemes identified in the report.

 

It was further commented that members had previously raised concerns with regard to the footpath on Briarley Gardens and that members were willing to commit the use of their Delegated Budget to a scheme that would propose the covering of the corner of the pavement.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.