Decision details

COVID-19: RESPONSE, RESILIENCE, RECOVERY

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the range and scale of activity undertaken to date by Council services, working with partners to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the outstanding nature of that collective effort be noted, and that the Executive puts on record its thanks to everyone involved for their on-going  work in supporting the communities and businesses of the district during a time of unprecedented difficulty and uncertainty.

(2)       That the key areas of focus for the Council over the winter months and the pressures on services and resources be noted, and requires all services to develop business continuity and contingency plans.

(3)       That it be noted that Council capacity and resources are stretched to the limit and that the need to respond to any further emergency would inevitably reduce the resources available to minimise and prevent infection deliver key services, support our communities and economy and plan for the future.

(4)       That the recommendations to Government set out at section 7 to Document “CL” be agreed, endorses them as the basis on which to negotiate and position Bradford District with Government as a key partner in preventing and minimising the spread of infection, staying resilient over Winter, maintaining vital services, levelling up the national economy and securing public sector reform.

(5)       That the Chief Executive be requested to ensure that Government is made aware of the Council’s position and seek a meeting with Ministers to discuss how we work more effectively together through the pandemic and in building a better future.

 

ACTION: Chief Executive

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

(Nigel Smith - 01274 434635)

 

Publication date: 10/11/2020

Date of decision: 09/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 09/11/2020 - Executive

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