Agenda and minutes

Cabinet Sub-Committee (FTC)
Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 12.00 pm

Venue: Crompton A Room, Civic Centre, Oldham, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL. View directions

Contact: Sian Walter-Browne 

No. Item


Election of Chair

The Trust is asked to elect a Chair for the Municipal year 2015/16.


RESOLVED: That Councillor  Stretton be elected Chair of the Failsworth Trust Committee for the Municipal year 2015/16.



Apologies For Absence


There were no apologies for absence received.





Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair


There were no items of urgent business received.





Declarations of Interest

To receive Declarations of Interest in any Contract or matter to be discussed at the meeting.


There were no declarations of interest received.





Public Question Time

To receive Questions from the Public, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.


There were no public questions received.



Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 32 KB

The Minutes of the Cabinet Sub Committee – Failsworth Trust held on 16th October 2012 are attached for approval.



RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on the 16th October 2012 be approved as a correct record.





Lower Memorial Park Trust, Failsworth pdf icon PDF 294 KB

Additional documents:


The Trust gave consideration to a report of the Director of Economic Development, seeking approval to a land swap between the Trust and Oldham Borough Council, and approval in principle to granting easements and permissions to Bellway Homes Limited for the construction of foul and surface water drainage, including a balancing pond, that will facilitate development of the adjacent Lancaster Club. 


The report also sought agreement to the appointment of independent solicitors to act for the Trust in dealing with these matters (any costs of which would be borne by OMBC and Bellway Homes respectively), and to the approval of plans produced by the Moston Brook project officer, prepared in conjunction with The Friends of the Moston Brook Park, for an improved entrance to the park.


Options/Alternatives considered:


Option 1 – Approve the land swap, granting of easements and new access facilities.


Option 2 - Do not approve the recommendations. This would leave some land which would become un-managed and not take advantage of a source of income to the Trust.


RESOLVED: that the Trustees AGREED


1.    To undertake the land swap between the Trust and Oldham Council, and to grant authority to the Council to submit an application to the Charity Commission on behalf of the Trust to enable this to take place.

2.    In principle, to the drainage solution and granting of easements across the Trust’s land.

3.    To approve the appointment of independent legal advisors in dealing with the land swap, easements and permissions (any costs to be borne by others)

4.    To approve the plans for the upgraded access/entrance.