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Dunwood Park – footpath works and Green Flag retained

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The Council is carrying out some contractor work in the park. The footpath in front of the McGrother building is being surfaced and the top car park is having a Aco drain fitted at the top of the steps. A small area is being surfaced to try to reduce the amount of water that ends up on the steps.

The Green Flag judging took place in Dunwood Park on Friday 19th June and I am pleased to report that it retained its Green Flag status. Well done to the Friends of Dunwood Park and all others who helped this happen.

If you would like to help the Friends of Dunwood Park please email dunwoodparkfriends@gmail.com

Consultation for wildflower/poppy meadows at Shawside Nursing Home

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Dear resident,

We are writing to let you know that we hope to undertake a wildflower and poppy meadow near to your home at Shawside/Milnrow Road.

The attached plan shows which area we are thinking of. Shawside Nursing Home site

We will need to go through the following stages to establish the meadows:

  • Treat existing vegetation with herbicide
  • Shallow cultivate site with a rotovator and roll to consolidate ground to keep in moisture
  • Harrow or treat weed regrowth
  • Power harrow to create fine surface tilth
  • Final spray if required
  • Surface sow the seed and roll

The meadows will take two years to establish and will be maintained appropriately. If after the two year period, residents are unhappy with the meadow, we will reinstate it as utility grass.

If you would like any further information about the process we will go through or the type of wildflower planting proposed, please do not hesitate to contact: Liz Fryman, District Coordinator, 0161 770 5161, elizabeth.fryman@oldham.gov.uk

We would like to seek the views of local residents before going ahead with the scheme, so please would you complete and return the attached form within seven days of receiving this letter.

 

Consultation for wildflower/poppy meadows at Milnrow Road, Shaw

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Dear resident,

We are writing to let you know that we hope to undertake a wildflower and poppy meadow near to your home at Shawside/Milnrow Road.

The attached plan shows which area we are thinking of. Milnrow Road site

We will need to go through the following stages to establish the meadows:

  • Treat existing vegetation with herbicide
  • Shallow cultivate site with a rotovator and roll to consolidate ground to keep in moisture
  • Harrow or treat weed regrowth
  • Power harrow to create fine surface tilth
  • Final spray if required
  • Surface sow the seed and roll

The meadows will take two years to establish and will be maintained appropriately. If after the two year period, residents are unhappy with the meadow, we will reinstate it as utility grass.

If you would like any further information about the process we will go through or the type of wildflower planting proposed, please do not hesitate to contact: Liz Fryman, District Coordinator, 0161 770 5161, elizabeth.fryman@oldham.gov.uk

We would like to seek the views of local residents before going ahead with the scheme, so please would you complete and return the attached form within seven days of receiving this letter.

Temporary traffic signals on Beal Lane, Shaw from 6 August for 2 weeks

temporary-traffic-lightsExcalon Ltd will be laying a new electric cable along Beal Lane between Duke Street and Britannia Avenue commencing Monday 6 August for two weeks. The signals will be manually operated throughout the working day to manage queue lengths.

Works Supervisor and contact number: Julian Cuciorva – 07551 171228. 

Emergency Contact & Telephone Number in the Event of Traffic Signal Failure: 08081 685644.  

See links for more details: beal 2   beal 3

 

 

 

TRAFFIC SIGNALS AT BULLCOTE LANE / HEYSIDE – SHAW ROAD CLOSURER, AND FUTURE WORKS ON CROMPTON WAY

Road-Closure-Icon1Before the road closure on Shaw Road due to the Gas Main works I asked that the signals at the above location could be altered to allow maximum flows from Shaw to Oldham/Oldham to Shaw.

Below is a summary of the current position I have received from Highways about this matter.

The signal timings have been stretched to accommodate through traffic.

The problem is the volume of traffic using the one main road due to the closures.

The closures are due to last two more weeks. It is the right turners at the junction that hold up traffic, but that was always the case even prior to the closures.

The Council had an initial problem on day one due to BT turning up unannounced and setting up temporary signals near to Heyside Avenue and a highway incursion barriered off on the bends at Heyside. They were quickly removed from site.  Also, it can take four or five days for motorists to get used to the new routes and look at alternatives or varying their journey start times.

The Council was aware there would likely be severe disruption due to the volume of traffic but unfortunately there is not a lot that can be done about this. Some vehicles will use Royton / High Crompton and some will cut through estate roads on to Cornish Way / Blackshaw Lane. These routes are not sign posted.

We will experience similar problems when Crompton Way starts, as we will have two main roads of traffic approaching the roundabout and then traffic management on Crompton Way. At times I can see that we will have traffic queuing on the roundabout and down both Oldham Road and Manchester Road. Although the hours of working are off peak (9.30am-3.30pm) traffic will build up during the day and it could take some time to clear afterwards.

On a positive note, the contractor has informed us that he is ahead of schedule, so the temporary signals that were planned to last up to the end of October after the closures have come off, will not be as invasive as first thought.

 

Shaw and Crompton’s first Community Market Place a success

On Tuesday, 21 July Shaw and Crompton held its first Community Market Place.

adviceThe Community Market Place is a different sort of meeting for the public.  It is an informal setting where various organisations set up a ‘stall’ which allows members of the public to browse and stop and chat with them as they wish.  It was held in the main hall of the Lifelong Learning Centre, High Street, Shaw and over 50 people and about 15 organisations attended.

Local Lib Dem Crompton Councillor Diane Williamson and Chair of the District Executive said: “Tuesday’s meeting was different from what we have done before.   Local Shaw and Crompton Councillors decided to try this new approach as a way of allowing residents to talk with other organisations they frequently use as well as direct them to organisations that they may need to use in the future.”

Attending the event were the Shaw and Crompton Councillors, as well as Metrolink, First Bus, Housing 21, FCHO, Guinness, Oldham Community Leisure, Mahdlo, Macmillan, Community Safety and the Police, Environmental Services, plus Shaw & Crompton Parish Councillors

“We are looking at holding a similar event in about six months’ time, where we are hoping more organisations and residents attend,” said Shaw Lib Dem Councillor Howard Sykes MBE.

Once the Market Place event was over local Councillors then held the more formal and traditional District Executive.

At that meeting Councillor Diane Williamson and Councillor Howard Sykes proposed and seconded a resolution asking Oldham Council to bring forward proposals about improving highway and pedestrian safety at the junction of Fraser Street, Chamber Road and Rochdale Road.

“Both Shaw and Crompton Councillors are contacted regularly about this junction and we are doing what residents are asking us; which is to see what can be done to make that bit of Rochdale Road safer,” said Councillor Diane Williamson.

SHAW & CROMPTON COMMUNITY FORUM and DISTRICT EXECUTIVE

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SHAW & CROMPTON COMMUNITY FORUM and DISTRICT EXECUTIVE

Tuesday 21 July 2015

Community Forum at 6.00pm

Followed by

District Executive meeting to start 7.00pm

Shaw Lifelong Learning Centre,

High Street, Shaw OL2 8TB

ALL WELCOME

 Come along and talk to the Councillors and Officers Who work in and for your local area

(Police, Highways, Environmental Services, Housing Providers, Youth Service and more)

Working together we can address:

·      Local Issues·      What you like about your area·      What is good about your area·      Matters we can assist you with 

http://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200608/meetings