Agenda and minutes

Petitioners' Panel
Thursday, 13th September, 2012 5.00 pm

Venue: Lees Suite, Civic Centre, Oldham, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL. View directions

Contact: Lori Hughes 

No. Item


Election of Chair

The Panel is asked to elect a Chair for the duration of the meeting.


RESOLVED:  That Councillor Shuttleworth be elected Chair for the duration of the meeting.


Apologies For Absence


There were no apologies for absence received.


Declarations of Interest

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


Councillor Alexander and Councillor Beeley declared a personal and prejudicial interest by virtue of their involvement with the petitioners and the school in respect of this petition.


Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair


There were no items of urgent business received.


Knowsley Junior and Springhead Infant Schools Surrounding Roads


The Panel gave consideration to a report which outlined the background and response information provided to the Knowsley Junior and Springhead Infants Schools surrounding roads petition.  The petition was entitled “Save Our Future, 20 is Plenty” and incorporated an on-line petition with 31 names and addresses and an “in-school” petition with 32 signatures and addresses.  Further representations had been received which expressed a number of additional concerns. 


The Traffic & Network Management Team Leader outlined proposals which had been discussed with schools, petitioners and ward councillors in order to address the concerns raised in the petition.  The Petitioner’s spokesperson outlined her concerns for pedestrians trying to walk to the schools and the parking near the schools as well as the speed of vehicles in the area.  Another petitioner queried the accident statistics due to the number of incidents in the area.  It was confirmed at the meeting that the statistics refer to only injury accidents and not those which involved damage to infrastructure.  The Traffic & Network Management Team Leader and the petitioners asked questions of each other.  The Panel asked questions to both the Traffic & Network Management Team Leader and the petitioners.




i)                    the new High Visibility Boards and school warning signs be put into place.

ii)                  current markings be repainted.

iii)                Mandatory “zig-zag” lines and new signage to be put into place on Stoneleigh Road.

iv)                The double yellow lines on Stoneleigh Street be lengthened.

v)                  The Traffic & Network Management Team Leader write to the Saddleworth and Lees District Co-ordinator to request the District Partnership consider the purchase for a mobile variable message sign.

vi)                That Highways continue to monitor the situation on the surrounding roads and the suggestion of a chicane at the junction of Cooper Street and Den Lane and report back to the TRO Panel in June/July next year.