Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford East Area Committee
Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 4 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Fatima Butt/Tracey Sugden 

Items
No. Item

47.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

Minutes:

In the interest of transparency Councillor Stubbs disclosed an interest in Minute 52 as his child attended Idle CE Primary School.

 

Action:            City Solicitor

48.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 10 January 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Fatima Butt/Tracey Sugden – 01274 432227/434287)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 10 January 2019 be signed as a correct record.

 

Action:           City Solicitor

 

49.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Fatima Butt/Tracey Sugden - 01274 432227/434287)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents.

 

50.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

To hear questions from electors within the District on any matter this is the responsibility of the Committee. 

 

Questions must be received in writing by the City Solicitor in Room 112, City Hall, Bradford, BD1 1HY, by mid-day on Monday 18 February 2019.

 

(Fatima Butt/Tracey Sugden – 01274 432227/434287)

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public.

 

51.

446 HAREWOOD STREET, BRADFORD - REQUEST FOR A DISABLED PERSONS PARKING PLACE pdf icon PDF 986 KB

The Committee is asked to consider Document “X” which outlines an application that has been made for a disabled persons parking place at 446 Harewood Street, Bradford and where the application has received objections.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the Committee determines whether or not to allow the installation of a Disabled Persons Parking Place at 446 Harewood Street.

 

(2)       That the applicant and objectors be informed accordingly.

 

(Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

 

(Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)  That the installation of a disabled person parking place at 446 Harewood Street be approved.

 

(2)  That the applicant and objectors be informed accordingly.

 

 

Action:  Strategic Director Place          (Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

 

(Regeneration & Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee was asked to consider Document “X” which outlined an application that had been made for a disabled persons parking place at 446 Harewood Street, Bradford and where the application had received objections.

 

In response to a Member’s question it was reported that the applicant had met all the criteria required to secure a disabled parking space outside his home and that there was no off-street parking at these premises.

Members were informed that as part of the Disabled Persons Parking Place application investigation process, officers undertook consultations with adjacent neighbours to determine if there were any objections to the proposal. This consultation had resulted in two objections being received from adjacent neighbours.

The applicants representative attended the meeting and spoke in support of the application and why the disabled persons parking space was necessary.

An objector to the application for a Disabled Persons Parking Place also attended the meeting and spoke about the concerns and the difficulties that a loss of a parking place would cause for him and his family and he felt that he could not understand what difference a disabled persons parking place would make.

The objector was informed that anyone holding a blue badge could park on the disabled persons parking place.

Resolved –

 

(1)          That the installation of a disabled person parking place at 446 Harewood Street be approved.

 

(2)        That the applicant and objectors be informed accordingly.

 

 

Action:  Strategic Director Place         

 

(Regeneration & Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

 

 

52.

BRADFORD EAST AREA WIDE TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER - OBJECTIONS pdf icon PDF 998 KB

Previous Reference: Minute 10 (2018/19)

 

The Strategic Director, Place will present a report (Document “W”) which considers objections that have been received to the recently advertised Bradford East Area Wide Traffic Regulation Order.

 

The report explains the objections that have been received in respect of proposals at three sites and outlines the officer comments on each objection.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)          That the original proposals for a Traffic Regulation Order on part lengths of Idle Road and Pollard Lane be abandoned.

 

(2)          That the objections to the Traffic Regulation Order on Town Lane, Thackley and Greaves Street, Little Horton be overruled.

 

(3)          That the Traffic Regulation Order be amended to remove Cutler Heights Lane and be sealed and implemented.

 

(4)          That the objectors be informed accordingly.

 

(Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

 

(Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

 

 

Decision:

Previous Reference: Minute 10 (2018/19)

 

Resolved –

 

(1)   That the original proposals for a Traffic Regulation Order on part lengths of Idle Road and Pollard Lane be abandoned.

 

(2)  That the Bradford East Area Co-ordinators Team organises a multi-agency meeting to include the Police and Ward Members to consider options to enforce the encroachment of the footway on Idle Road by adjacent businesses.

 

(3)  That items for a Traffic Regulation Order and Bollards on Idle Road remain on the Bradford East Area Committee list of potential future schemes.

 

(4)  That the objections to Town Lane, Thackley be overruled.

 

(5)  That the objection to the proposals for Cutler Heights Lane be upheld and that this element of the scheme be removed from the Order.

 

(6)  That the proposals in respect of Greaves Street be modified to extend the proposed restrictions to 8.00pm Monday to Friday, subject to there being no valid objections from affected frontages.

 

(7)  That any outstanding objections in respect of resolution 5 above be reported to the Bradford East Area Committee or, in the event of there being no valid objections, the order be sealed and implemented as modified.

 

(8)  That the objectors be informed accordingly.

 

Action:  Strategic Director Place          (Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

 

     (Regeneration & Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

Minutes:

Previous Reference: Minute 10 (2018/19)

 

The Strategic Director, Place presented a report (Document “W”) which considered objections that had been received to the recently advertised Bradford East Area Wide Traffic Regulation Order.

 

The report explained the objections that had been received in respect of proposals at three sites and outlined the officer comments on each objection.

 

It was reported that the Bradford East Area Wide Traffic Regulation Order had been promoted to address a number of requests for small areas of existing waiting restrictions to be amended or new restrictions to be introduced. The requests had been raised by local residents, schools and businesses to resolve safety and access issues.

 

Members were informed that the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) was advertised between 10 December 2018 and 7 January 2019. At the same time consultation letters and plans were delivered to residents, schools and businesses affected by the proposals. This had resulted in objections to the proposals at 3 sites - Cutler Heights Lane, Greaves Street, Little Horton and Town Lane, Thackley. One letter of objection was received to each.

A summary of the points of objection were highlighted at the meeting and were detailed at 2.4 of the report.

Members discussed the various schemes and objections to them.

It was felt that further work was needed on the issues relating to the encroachment of the footway on Idle Road by adjacent businesses and that a multi agency meeting be held to consider the problem.

Members were informed that if the encroachment of the footway on Idle Road continued the issue would be re-looked at when the Committee next considers such schemes.

A Member felt that the proposed parking restrictions on Greaves Street be extended to 8.00 pm Monday to Friday.

Resolved –

 

(1)          That the original proposals for a Traffic Regulation Order on part lengths of Idle Road and Pollard Lane be abandoned.

 

(2)          That the Bradford East Area Co-ordinators Team organises a multi-agency meeting to include the Police and Ward Members to consider options to enforce the encroachment of the footway on Idle Road by adjacent businesses.

 

(3)          That items for a Traffic Regulation Order and Bollards on Idle Road remain on the Bradford East Area Committee list of potential future schemes.

 

(4)          That the objections to Town Lane, Thackley be overruled.

 

(5)          That the objection to the proposals for Cutler Heights Lane be upheld and that this element of the scheme be removed from the Order.

 

(6)          That the proposals in respect of Greaves Street be modified to extend the proposed restrictions to 8.00pm Monday to Friday, subject to there being no valid objections from affected frontages.

 

(7)          That any outstanding objections in respect of resolution 5 above be reported to the Bradford East Area Committee or, in the event of there being no valid objections, the order be sealed and implemented as modified.

 

(8)          That the objectors be informed accordingly.

 

Action:  Strategic Director Place         

 

     (Regeneration & Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

53.

STREET CLEANSING - SERVICE REDESIGN AND DEPLOYMENT OF RESOURCES pdf icon PDF 860 KB

Previous Reference: Minute 39 (2018/19)

 

The Area Co-ordinator will present a report (Document “AA”) which provides information on the service redesign of Street Cleansing and options for operational deployment of resources.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)          That the service redesign for gateways be adopted.

 

(2)          That the Committee selects its preferred delivery model.

 

(3)          That the Committee reviews any option chosen after a twelve month trial period.

 

(Corporate and Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

 

(Ishaq Shafiq – 01274 431066)

 

 

Decision:

Previous Reference: Minute 39 (2018/19)

 

Resolved –

 

(1)   That the service re-design for gateways be adopted.

 

(2)   That a further report be submitted to this Committee on 21 March 2019 with options for delivery models.

 

(3)   That the Committee reviews any option chosen after a six month trial period.

 

Action:  Strategic Director Place

 

 (Ishaq Shafiq – 01274 431066/Damian Fisher 01274 437146)

 

(Corporate/Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

 

 

Minutes:

Previous Reference: Minute 39 (2018/19)

 

The Area Co-ordinator presented a report (Document “AA”) which provided information on the service redesign of Street Cleansing and options for operational deployment of resources.

 

It was reported that at the Committee held on 22 November 2018 a report was presented outlining future changes to Street Cleansing and Warden services, in particular the 25% reduction in the district-wide Street Cleansing budget would mean the loss of 28 frontline staff and five mechanical sweeper vehicles. It was emphasised that all the staff that had been displaced due to the reduction in budgets had secured employment in the Council.

Members were informed that In terms of clean team staff numbers the total number across the district staff working in clean teams would be 73. Allowing for holidays, sickness and any training it was expected that approximately 60 staff would be working on the ground at any one time covering 30 wards. In Bradford East 17 staff would work in the clean teams representing 23% of the available district resources. There would also be two mechanical pavement sweepers dedicated to the area and also a large mechanical road sweeper would be shared for the areas of Bradford West, South and East.

 

      It was reported that there were two proposals available for Members consideration which included:

Option 1a:  Area Constituency- pooled resources with fixed weekly work pattern

 

This option would see staff move into two larger groups per constituency and then work through the Area Constituency in a prescribed manner. Each Constituency would be broken down in to Zones which would be considered a balanced days’ work for a group to complete under normal circumstances.

 

Option 1b: Area Constituency pooled resources

 

This option assumes all parts of the Area Constituency receive a varying frequencies for different zones some zones would be done twice weekly and other zones were attended once every four weeks.

 

Zones could be scheduled for a weekly / fortnightly / three-weekly or four weekly visits depending if any prioritisation needed to be set e.g. type of housing, industrial rural roads etc.

 

A discussion was held on the options available and Members felt that Option 1b did not seem fair as residents in different wards would not be provided with the same level of service.

 

 

Members strongly felt that a further report should be submitted to the Committee which gave options based on the current revised budget.

Resolved –

 

(1)          That the service re-design for gateways be adopted.

 

(2)          That a further report be submitted to this Committee on 21 March 2019 with options for delivery models.

 

(3)          That the Committee reviews any option chosen after a six month trial period.

 

Action:  Strategic Director Place

 

(Corporate/Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

 

 

54.

STRONGER COMMUNITIES STRATEGY AND DELIVERY PLAN pdf icon PDF 229 KB

The Strategic Director, Place will present a document (Document “Y”) which asks the Committee to consider the Stronger Communities Strategy and Delivery Plan, produced by the Bradford Stronger Communities Partnership.

 

Recommended-

 

That the work carried out in the development of the Bradford Stronger Communities Strategy and Delivery Plan by the Stronger Communities Partnership be noted.

 

(Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

 

(Zahra Niazi – 01274 436082)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)   That the work carried out in the development of the Bradford Stronger Communities Strategy and Delivery Plan by the Stronger Communities Partnership be noted.

 

(2)  That the comments/issues raised by members of this Committee be submitted to the Stronger Communities Partnership Board.

 

(3)  That a progress report on the delivery plan be submitted to this Committee in September 2019.

 

Action:  Strategic Director Place                      (Zahra Niazi – 01274 436082)

 

(Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

 

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director, Place presented a document (Document “Y”) which asked the Committee to consider the Stronger Communities Strategy and Delivery Plan, produced by the Bradford Stronger Communities Partnership.

 

It was reported that the Strategy was intended to increase opportunities for people from different backgrounds to:  mix together, increase their mutual understanding and respect of each other and reduce misunderstandings and to remove barriers that prevent people from taking full advantage of the opportunities available to all people living in Britain. 

 

Members were informed that the Green Paper and local strategy were intended to amplify the benefits that could be realised from existing programmes that support integration and other programmes that support social mobility such as the Education Opportunity Area Programme and Economic Strategy.

It was reported that the development of the local Stronger Communities strategy and associated consultation had been funded through a combination of mainstream Council funding and through £100,000 of ‘seed funding’ provided by the MHCLG (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government). This funding had been used to employ an ‘Integrated Communities Programme Lead’ to commission reports relating to this area of work and to lead on engagement with people and with district residents on their priorities.

Members were informed that the MHCLG had committed financial support to the five ‘Integrated Communities Pilot Areas’. Bradford Partnership’s submission, through the local ‘delivery Plan’ sought funding of £4.9 million towards delivering a range of projects. MHCLG had allocated £1,187,101 for year one expenditure. A decision on the residual funding for year two would be announced in January 2019 and funding from MHCLG needed to be committed by 31st March 2020.

A short discussion was held on the Linking Network and linking schools in deprived areas with schools in affluent areas.

 

Members commented on a number of issues which included:

 

·         A number of initiatives mentioned in the strategy such as linking schools had taken place previously but had not produced any positive outcomes; how was the project going to get parents from affluent areas to go to deprived areas so that their children could mix and integrate? A system was being created where there was more segregation in schools on faith, gender and class and the historic initiative of bussing children to different areas did not work.

·         Asking schools to consider changing their admission policy was optimistic as certain schools such as academies had their own admissions policy and schools such as Dixons allocated very few places to children who lived in the local area and did not benefit deprived areas instead they operated a more selective system and did not see how this was a fair admission process.

·         A new free girls school that had opened in Bradford would cause further gendersegregation.

·         Areas such as Ravenscliffe and Eccleshill had a lack of positive male role models.

·         Did not feel the school linking programme would have a positive outcome; needed to look at informal structures such as meeting at a restaurant; needed to build relationships  ...  view the full minutes text for item 54.

55.

ALLOCATION OF COMMUNITY BUILDING GRANTS FOR 2019-2021 pdf icon PDF 270 KB

Previous Reference: Minute 38 (2018/19)

 

Members are asked to consider Document “Z” which sets out the recommendations of the Bradford East Area Committee Grants Advisory Group for the allocation of Community Buildings Grants 2019-2021.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Community Buildings Grants outlined in paragraph 3.1 of Document “Z” be approved.

 

(Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

 

(Ishaq Shafiq – 01274 431066)

 

Decision:

Previous Reference: Minute 38 (2018/19)

 

Resolved –

 

That the Community Buildings Grants outlined in paragraph 3.1 of Document “Z” be approved.

 

Action:  Strategic Director Place                (Ishaq Shafiq – 01274 431066)

 

(Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

 

Minutes:

 

 

Previous Reference: Minute 38 (2018/19)

 

Members were asked to consider Document “Z” which set out the recommendations of the Bradford East Area Committee Grants Advisory Group for the allocation of Community Buildings Grants 2019-2021.

 

It was reported that on 17 January 2019 the Grants Advisory Group met to discuss the Community Buildings Grants applications submitted for the constituency.  After full consideration of all the bids the recommendations from the Bradford East Area Grants Advisory Group were detailed at paragraph 3.1 of the report.

Resolved –

 

That the Community Buildings Grants outlined in paragraph 3.1 of Document “Z” be approved.

 

Action:  Strategic Director Place               

 

(Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee)