Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford South Area Committee
Thursday, 13th July, 2017 5.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Yusuf Patel 

Items
No. Item

10.

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:

 No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received. 

 

11.

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. 

 

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

Minutes:

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

 

12.

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 Tuesday 11 July 2017.

 

(Yusuf Patel- 01274 434579)

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public.

 

13.

STREET LIGHTING COLUMN REPLACEMENT PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 125 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “D”) which seeks to advise the Area Committee regarding the replacement of street lighting columns determined as non compliant and the subsequent recommendations as to how the South Yorkshire Local Transport Plan Funding allocation is most effectively utilised.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Priority 1 street lighting column replacement scheme listed in Table A of Appendix 1 to Document “D” be implemented.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Environment and Waste Management

 

Allun Preece

(Allun Preece - 01274 434019)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Strategic Director Place submitted a report (Document “D”) which sought to advise the Area Committee regarding the replacement of street lighting columns determined as non compliant and the subsequent recommendations as to how the West Yorkshire Local Transport Plan Funding allocation is most effectively utilised.

 

During the discussion a member pointed out that part of the proposed scheme fell within the remit of Bradford East Area Committee and therefore match funding for the scheme should come from the street lighting  funding allocated to the Bradford East Area Committee.

 

In response the street lighting engineer stated that the scheme had not been devised in a way to take constituency boundaries into consideration, but was based on the condition of the lighting columns.

 

After further discussion, Members were agreement that funding should be sought from the Bradford East Area Committee budget  earmarked for street lighting, and it was therefore:

 

Resolved–

 

(1)       That the Priority 1 street lighting column replacement scheme    listed in Table A of Appendix 1 to Document “D” be implemented,    subject to match funding being received from the Bradford East    constituency area budget.

 

(2)       That the Priority 2 scheme for Rooley Lane (Mayo Avenue –        Manchester Road – estimate £29778) be brought forward for             implementation in 2018/2019.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Environment and Waste Management

 

 

14.

OBJECTIONS RECEIVED TO A PROPOSED TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER FOR VARIOUS SITES IN BRADFORD SOUTH pdf icon PDF 5 MB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “G”) which sets out objections received to a recently advertised Traffic Regulation Order for various parking restrictions in the Bradford South constituency.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)          That, with the exception of a minor amendment on Great Horton Road, all other objections be overruled and 103385 Bradford South 16/17 order be sealed and implemented as advertised.

(2)          That the objectors be informed accordingly.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Environment and Waste Management

 

                                                                                    (Andrew Smith 01274 434674)

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director Place submitted a report (Document “G”) which set out objections received to a recently advertised Traffic Regulation Order for various parking restrictions in the Bradford South constituency.

 

A number of objectors were present at the meeting and made the following comments in relation to the relevant sites:

 

Hollingwood Lane:  The objector stated that proposed yellow lines would surround his property and that no one parked there in any case.  He added that restrictions should be extended on Hollingwood Lane, where the real problem existed.  In response the Principal   Highways Engineer stated the proposed restrictions were necessary to protect pedestrians and vehicle movement in and out of Hollingwood Mount. The objector queried if it would be possible to erect a highway mirror. The Principal Engineer responded that there were specific criteria relating to the use of highway mirrors but that officers would check the suitability of this location.

 

Church Street:  The objectors highlighted that the proposed restrictions would affect the church and ability of the congregation to drop passengers off; that the street was not wide enough to park on both sides; it was suggested that other solutions should be explored, such as the closing of the track further up on Church Street, otherwise the viability of the church would be affected if the proposals went ahead.  In response the Principal Highways Engineer explained that a road closure would not be feasible and that given the narrowness of church street, inhibiting parking on one side would maintain suitable vehicular access.

 

A resident in support of the scheme highlighted the problems he had experienced with parked vehicles outside his property which restricted access in and out of his drive. 

 

During the discussion Members were supportive of the scheme, however suggested that further consideration be given to which side the double yellow lines are placed.  In response the Principal Highways Engineer explained that any modifications to the proposals including sight lines out of the church would require a new order and it would therefore prudent to include this scheme as part of the 2017/2018 Order.

 

New House Lane:  The objector stated that his objections were primarily related to the number of vehicles he possessed and that residents were unhappy with him parking his vehicles on New House Lane.  In response the Principal Highways Engineer reiterated that New House Lane was not suitable for parking on both sides and that 255 property owners had been consulted, and he recommended that Members support the scheme.

 

Tennyson Road:  The objector stated that the proposed restrictions would affect the day to day running of his business and suggested that an allowance of two parking spaces be made outside of his business.  In response the Principal Highways Engineer explained that any modification would jeopardise the scheme; he also informed the committee of the imminent opening of the car park on the adjacent fairground site

 

Newhall Park Drive:  The objector stated that not many cars parked on Newhall Park and therefore the proposed restriction  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.

15.

BRADFORD DISTRICT PARTNERSHIP ANNUAL REPORT 2016-2017 pdf icon PDF 187 KB

The Assistant Director for the Office of the Chief Executive will submit a report (Document “E”) which presents the Bradford District Partnership Annual Report highlighting the key achievements from the last 12 months, future challenges and areas of focus of the Bradford District Partnership in delivering the priorities of the District Plan 2016-2020.

 

Recommended –

 

That the report be noted.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

                                                                        (Kathryn Jones - 01274 433664)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Assistant Director for the Office of the Chief Executive submitted a report (Document “E”) which presented the Bradford District Partnership Annual Report highlighting the key achievements from the last 12 months, future challenges and areas of focus of the Bradford District Partnership in delivering the priorities of the District Plan 2016-2020.

 

The Assistant Director explained that the report was not Bradford South specific, but covered the achievements of the Partnership across the district.

 

During the discussion a Member stressed the need to have a south focus and it was explained that information was being developed which in future would provide a ward perspective, including more real time data.

 

A Member stated that the report made no mention of the opening of Low Moor Station as an achievement. 

 

A Member highlighted that many of the health issues highlighted in the report had to be seen in a historical context, when people in parts of the district worked in a particular industry.

 

In relation to Anti Social Behaviour, it was mentioned that although the figures reflected a lower level of reporting, there was anecdotal evidence the problem was getting worse.

 

A Member suggested that more information could be provided in the future around community cohesion issues, particularly in relation to the new emerging communities and what initiatives were in place to deal with them.

 

 Resolved –

 

That the report be noted and that officers be thanked for providing a detailed report, and that any future report includes data on needs to be broken down to small areas including Constituency and Wards to enable the targeting of actions on areas of greatest need.

 

ACTION: Assistant Director for the Office of the Chief Executive

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

 

 

16.

YOUTH SERVICE - SERVICE CHANGES AND BUDGET 2017-18 pdf icon PDF 384 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “F”) which gives an update on changes to the Youth Service made in response to budget savings and staff re-structure and gives details of the budget for the Youth Service in 2017/18.

 

Recommended –

 

That the changes made to the Youth Service as detailed in Document “F” and the budget for the Service for 2017-18 be noted.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Children’s Services

 

(Mick Charlton - 01274 431155)

Minutes:

 

The Strategic Director Place submitted a report (Document “F”) which gave an update on changes to the Youth Service made in response to budget savings and staff re-structure and gave details of the budget for the Youth Service in 2017/18.

 

The Bradford South Youth Service Practitioner in outlining the changes commended the work of the youth workers, who had positively responded to the changes and supported young people in a variety of ways.  The early help work was also alluded to which enabled the service to tackle issues from the outset.

 

The Chair welcomed the report and the excellent work being undertaken to support young people and its positive impact.

 

A Member alluded to the difficulties the service had encountered in sharing information with other services and partners, which acted a barrier in getting help, and it was acknowledged that improved data sharing was key to improving service provision.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)          That the changes made to the Youth Service as detailed in Document “F” and the budget for the Service for 2017-18 be noted.

 

(2)          That  a report on the Early Help offer which sets out a vision for supporting families at the earliest point, improving children and young people’s life chances and reducing demand for crisis services         be considered by this Area Committee in September, and specifically seek Members views on achieving this through a locality model.

 

(3)          That staff, youth workers and volunteers be commended for their hard work.

 

(4)          That currently youth service staff have been allocated to each Area Committee according to youth population size rather than an equal     number for each Area.  Given the variations in population, Members suggested that the available resource could more closely reflect overall population figures in each constituency area.

 

 

ACTION:       Strategic Director Place / Strategic Director Children’s                               Services (Resolution 2)

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Children’s Services

 

 

 

17.

2017/18 BRADFORD SOUTH YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CHEST GRANTS pdf icon PDF 208 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “H”) which details the Youth and Community Chest Grants awarded from applications received prior to the 31May 2017 deadline.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the wide range of applications from groups, organisations             and individuals across Bradford South are noted and welcomed.

 

(2)       That the Bradford South Area Co-ordinator’s Office continue to             ensure the effective allocation of the Youth and Community Chest          budget by providing appropriate advice and support to applicants.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

(Mick Charlton - 01274 431155)

Minutes:

The Strategic Director Place submitted a report (Document “H”) which detailed the Youth and Community Chest Grants awarded from applications received prior to the 31May 2017 deadline.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the wide range of applications from groups, organisations             and individuals across Bradford South be noted and welcomed.

 

(2)       That the Bradford South Area Co-ordinator’s Office continue to             ensure the effective allocation of the Youth and Community Chest          budget by providing appropriate advice and support to applicants.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

18.

GRANTS ADVISORY GROUP

The Bradford South Area Co-ordinator will report verbally on the setting up of the Grants Advisory Group for the municipal year 2017/18 for the Bradford South Area.

 

(Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee)                    

 

(Mick Charlton - 01274 431155)

Minutes:

The Bradford South Area Co-ordinator reported verbally on the setting up of the Grants Advisory Group for the municipal year 2017/18 for the Bradford South Area.

 

Resolved –

 

That Councillors Wainwright, T Hussain and L Cromie be appointed to serve on the Grants Advisory Group for the municipal year 2017/18 for the Bradford South Area.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

 

(Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee)