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  • School Admission Arrangements 2013-14

    The Local Authority has to determine admission arrangements for the September 2013 admission round by 15th April 2012. The Authority has already consulted with school governing bodies and others in the Autumn Term. The purpose of this document (attached below) is to set out the final... More
    Closed 16 March 2012
  • Shop Fronts and Security Shutters Supplementary Planning Document

    Following the riots in August 2011, local authorities were advised by the government of the importance of ensuring a balance between maximising property security and protecting the look and character of our high streets; planning authorities were asked to review their existing planning... More
    Closed 8 May 2012
  • Pennines Green Infrastructure Action Plan Consultation Draft

    Green infrastructure is the natural outdoor environment around us and is part of the life support system of the community. It includes all the green spaces from gardens, playing fields, parks and street trees to the wider countryside surrounding the borough. It also includes open water... More
    Closed 25 May 2012
  • Former Balderstone Technology College - Land Disposal Consultation

    Residents’ views sought over future of school site Members of the public are being invited to comment on plans to redevelop part of the former Balderstone Technology College site in Queen Victoria Street, Rochdale. It will be vacant from August 2013 when Kingsway Park High... More
    Closed 13 July 2012
  • Castleton (South) Conservation Area Appraisal

    The draft Castleton (South) Conservation Area Appraisal is now available for public inspection. Hard copies of the document can be found at: Central Library (Wheatsheaf Centre, Baillie Street, Rochdale, OL16 1JZ); Castleton Library (Castleton Community Centre, Manchester... More
    Closed 17 August 2012
  • Prickshaw and Broadley Fold Conservation Area Appraisal

    The draft Prickshaw and Broadley Fold Conservation Area Appraisal is now available for public inspection. Hard copies of the document can be found at: Central Library (Wheatsheaf Centre, Baillie Street, Rochdale, OL16 1JZ); and the Planning and Regulation Office in... More
    Closed 17 August 2012
  • Rochdale Draft Core Strategy August 2012

    The Core Strategy is a borough-wide strategic framework for growth and development up to 2028. It includes policies that set out the broad scale and location of new housing and employment development, transport and environmental policies and policies for determining planning applications. We... More
    Closed 24 September 2012
  • Park Satisfaction Survey

    The Environmental Management service at Rochdale Council manage your public parks. Over the last few years we have obtained many accolades for excellent management, with Green Flag Awards being won by 8 parks and other open spaces in 2011. The Green Flag Awards are achieved through an... More
    Closed 30 September 2012
  • Gambling Licensing Policy Statement 2013-2016

    Tri-annual review of council policy under s349 of the Gambling Act 2005. This authority has now commenced its consultation and the updated Policy is now available. Should you have any comments on the suggested amendments or indeed you wish to propose other alterations to the policy... More
    Closed 1 November 2012
  • Healthwatch Survey

    Rochdale MBC wants to hear your views about Local Healthwatch. This is a new organisation being set up to provide information, advice and support about health and social care services. Healthwatch is the new independent consumer champion for both health and social care. It will exist in two... More
    Closed 21 November 2012
  • SFL104 - Review Skills Budget for Foundation Learning

    Outline of Proposal Rochdale Borough Councils has a statutory duty to work with a range of partners and providers to ensure the mix and balance of Education, Employment and Training meets the needs of its young people from 16-19 (up to 25 for Learners with Learning Disability and Difficulty... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
  • SFL108 - Review Sure Start Commissioning Budget

    Outline of Proposal In Rochdale Borough over 95% of antenatal and postnatal appointments take place in children’s centres, which enables Sure Start staff to access parents both prior to and after the birth. Sure Start had a service level agreement (SLA) with Pennine Acute NHS Trust in... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
  • CC106 - Review of Community Safety Commissioning Budget - contingency / community alcohol

    Outline of Proposal The Community Safety section of Customers and Communities is responsible for commissioning a range of services to minimise crime and disorder in the borough. Some of the budget is earmarked for expenditure which can’t be predicted in advance (a contingency fund) such as... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
  • SFL109 - Review Sustainability Grants

    Outline of Proposal This proposal is to reduce the Sustainability grant available for Private, Voluntary and Independent childcare providers in the borough. The Sustainability grant is a small grant allocated by Sure Start in order to support childcare providers who are experiencing a... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
  • SFL111 - Review Out of School Start up Grant

    Outline of Proposal Sure Start has funding available to support the development of new out of school childcare provision to meet the council’s duties under the Childcare Sufficiency Act. To ensure sufficient provision locally we do not need to stimulate supply and so the grant allocated can... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
  • SFL113 - Review School Improvement (Secondary)

    Outline of Proposal The School Improvement Team offers challenge and support to all schools in the Rochdale Borough in order to improve educational provision and raise standards for all learners. The council has a statutory duty of intervention where there is serious underperformance. ... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
  • SFL202 - Review the cost of SEN Home to School/College Transport

    Outline of Proposal The council has a statutory duty to make sure that children and young people with special needs / a disability are provided with a school/college place suitable to their needs. If this is not the nearest school/college to their home address (for example a special... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
  • SFL204 - Review Skills Budget – Apprenticeships

    Outline of Proposal Having researched best practice and met with a number North West Local Authorities with established Apprenticeship Programmes, a series of revisions and recommendations to RMBC’s scheme have been agreed, which mean we can reduce the budget by £82k. RMBC Skills Team... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
  • SFL208 - Review of Staffing and Provision made by Children with Disabilities (CWD) Team

    Outline of Proposal Many of the children known to the CWD Team are also known to specialist health services. It is proposed work is undertaken to look at how the CWD Team might be more closely integrated with the work of health agencies, to address the needs of children and their families as... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
  • ASC304 - Changes to the funding arrangements for the provision of Mental Health Advisory Services

    Outline of Proposal Adult Care has historically funded a specialised Mental Health Advice Worker post in the councils Advice Service. The service is currently being remodelled. Rather than have one post to provide specific advice it is proposed that all advisors are trained to help meet the... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
  • CC115 - Review of Staffing in Revenues and Benefits and Customer Access

    Outline of Proposal The re-structure and integration of the existing Revenues and Benefits and Customer Access functions. A review of the Community Language Service, with the intention of ensuring a cost effective solution is in place, to meet the reduced needs of a smaller Council from... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
  • CC109 - Review of Voluntary Sector Grants - Housing

    Outline of Proposal The Council currently commissions a range of services for homeless people, or those at risk of becoming homeless, through Voluntary Sector grants. The proposal is to save £300k as phased reduction over 2 years. Grants would be reduced by 25% in 2013-14 and 75% in... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
  • OPS105 - Review of Catering Service at Touchstones

    Outline of Proposal In 2003 when Touchstones Heritage Centre opened, Facilities Management was asked to provide an on site café for six months whilst it was tendered under the Best Value initiative. The café was tendered but no company or individual expressed an interest in operating it.... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
  • TS204 - Remodel Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Input

    Outline of Proposal It is proposed to delete one social worker post within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health team (CAMHS). By appropriate screening of referrals it is anticipated that the service will be able to offer appropriate levels of support to those children and young people most... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
  • SFL101 - Review Youth Service Provision

    Outline of Proposal It is proposed that the Youth Service is restructured and that: The numbers of senior management posts are reduced as well as a small number of front line youth work posts and admin support. The budget allocated for commissioning of adult volunteering with... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
  • PR103 - Public Protection

    Outline of Proposal This proposal comprises four elements: Withdrawing the Stray Dog Service Withdrawing from a Greater Manchester (AGMA) initiative for inspecting low risk food premises Two proposals relating to staff changes General Impact The ending of... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
  • CC113 - Review of Advice Services

    Outline of Proposal This report proposes: The removal of £100,000 from total social welfare advice budgets, leaving a remaining advice budget in 2013/14 of £346,000, a reduction on the 2012/13 budget of just over 22%. Note that if proposal ASC304 is approved, this commissioning... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
  • SFL103 - Information, Advice and Guidance

    Outline of Proposal It is proposed that the budget for commissioned 13 – 19 (up to the age of 25 for Learning Difficulty and Disability) Information, Advice and Guidance Service is reduced from April 2013. Changes to councils statutory duties for the delivery of Careers Education Advice and... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
  • CC106b - Review of Contribution to Youth Offending Team

    Outline of Proposal It is proposed to reduce the provision of funding from the Safer Communities budget to the Youth Offending Team (YOT). This funding is used to commission the Include project, where YOT workers work intensively with young people with a view to reducing anti-social behaviour... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
  • SFL105 - Increase income generation - Education Psychology

    Outline of Proposal Councils have a statutory duty to identify and assess those children whose needs require additional educational provision (educational provision that is over that which is normally available in a mainstream school). In order to fulfill this statutory duty the council is... More
    Closed 12 December 2012
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