OF MEETING HELD ON 14 OCTOBER 2002.
Huxley – Tina Huxley – Joe Statham – Kath
Warrington – Joan Lloyd – Sharon Gleave –
Sandra Wareing – Steering Group
Dave Cooper – IVHA
Dave Nunns – VCAT
Peta Stephens – Maritime H.A.
Janette Pilkington – Marie Toboni – Debbie Gorman
Ray Bowker – Tony Fishwick – Councillors
Mary Eastwood – Friends of Brooks Drive
Approx. 15 residents
meeting was opened at 6.30 p.m.
ONE – APOLOGIES
apologies were noted.
then followed a presentation by Dave Cooper from IVHA regarding
the land at the rear of the shops. Plans were presented
which showed the position of the proposed health centre,
flats and parking areas. The proposed new road is now not
going ahead due to the expense involved. There are proposals
for flats that will have front garden area maintained by
IVHA and will have individual parking at the rear, accessible
by the existing road. Concern was raised about this being
locked as delivery vans use this area – this will
be more important when there is lack of parking at the front
of the shops area. Also, will delivery vans be able to turn
around in this space? The question was raised as to whether
the hairdressers could be relocated into Boozebusters when
it closed down, so that the two empty shops could be demolished
and the Health Centre located there, thus giving more space
for parking by the shops. There was also a discussion about
the land at the rear of the pub. Dave stated that these
plans were only proposals, they needed modifying because
a storm drain had been found in a different place than it
was shown on the plans, and that he would take away the
comments from the meeting as well.
TWO – MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
minutes were accepted as a true record of the last meeting
by Kath Warrington and seconded by Joe Statham.
THREE – MATTERS ARISING
Annette thanked the Council for her new windows.
The path by the side of the pub still has not been cleaned,
this will be done. Phone numbers for Trafford Direct were
distributed for residents to report areas of concern.
· The Environmental Warden is scheduled to be on
the estate at least once a week until he has been police
checked and can work unsupervised.
Youth Centre – we have heard that there are plans
to build an extension on the side of the centre where the
wall painting took place, possibly for a Community Centre?
Janette confirmed that this is one option that is being
considered as a use for regeneration funding.
FOUR – BROOKS DRIVE
was a discussion about Brooks Drive, with an introduction
from Mary Eastwood. She approached the Area Board meeting
last November to ask if the edges could be cut back –
this has still not been done. The council should be cutting
back and trimming Brooks Drive twice yearly A working party
is being set up for Saturday morning and residents are invited
to come along and help. It was especially hoped that young
people would volunteer their services. The hedgerow has
been cut back as it was overgrown; this has cost £900
for the small bit that has been done, and the rest needs
doing. There followed a discussion about the funding for
the woods, and whether the surplus could be used for Brooks
Drive hedgerows, as this would benefit the residents. Some
of the woodland that it is proposed to spend the surplus
on is not accessible, and some is not in Trafford. There
was then a discussion about who owned various parts of the
drive, as to where funding could be obtained from, e.g.
housing fund, environmental fund. The money raised for the
woods regeneration is subject to legal agreement so you
cannot just change what you do with it, you have to apply
to Beverley Dunn (Chief Legal Officer) to see if any amendment
can be made to the agreement. Paul will progress this issue.
McKenzie distributed before and after photographs of Fairywell
Bridge, where work was carried out on the pathway.
FIVE – PARTNERSHIP MINUTES
Community Development Worker post has been readvertised,
and a short list will be drawn up.
play area is still scheduled to begin in Mid October.
Hut and old play area – options are still being considered,
there is nothing to report to us at present. G-Force have
made an application for the scout hut for the Dreamscheme,
they have not heard anything to date.
new police officer is Ray Gerrard; he will be on the estate
from November 4th.
SIX – BLOCKED RIGHT OF WAY
applies to the land that Stockport County FC are using.
Reg Temple was fighting to get access to this land as a
public right of way. No proof has been found that paths
ever went across the field. the legal department say there
are no public rights of way on this land in the records.
Stockport’s lease says they have to protect the fields
and hedges. They put the gate for this reason, to stop joyriders
dumping and burning cars. Mary Eastwood says that Stockport
County need to do some work on the upkeep of the ponds on
SEVEN – AREA BOARD MEETING
will be a newsletter published, we need to submit an article
for this within 2 weeks.
is going to be a letting office in the Altrincham office,
officers will accompany people when they view properties,
this should make lettings quicker.
value review of repairs – this looked at what type
of repairs tenants could be asked to do themselves, e.g.
fit plugs in sinks. A panel has been set up who will report
back on how quick repairs are carried out from being reported.
transfer – TMBC preferred option is to transfer to
housing association. The transfer team will attend one of
our meetings to talk over the options so we can make our
own decisions; the final decision is down to the tenants
and not the council.
EIGHT – GRASS VERGE ON REDBROOK ROAD
officer dealing with this is very busy, he will try to look
at the area before Christmas, and will feed back to Janette
NINE – ROOM RENTAL
will not be funding the use of the school hall for our meetings
from January. Paul was unaware that they were as he has
been receiving bills for this, he will pass them to Sonia
Cubrillo to sort out.
TEN – ANY OTHER BUSINESS
anyone know if the fish and vegetable man still comes onto
the estate, and if so when? This information could be useful
to elderly or disabled residents who find it difficult to
get to the shops.
meeting was closed at 8.00
of next meeting is November 25th.