Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Bradford South Area Committee
Thursday, 27th September, 2018 5.00 pm

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

Contact: Yusuf Patel 

Items
No. Item

14.

ALTERNATE MEMBERS (Standing Order 34)

The City Solicitor will report the names of alternate Members who are attending the meeting in place of appointed Members. 

 

15.

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 Berry disclosed an interest in the item relating to Bradford South Neighbourhood Policing Activity (Minute 19) as his employment involved working with offenders.

 

ACTION: City Solicitor

 

16.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 June 2018 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Yusuf Patel – 01274 434579)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 June 2018 be signed as a correct record.

 

17.

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.

 

18.

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 25 September 2018.

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public.

 

19.

BRADFORD SOUTH NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM ACTIVITY TO ADDRESS THE "SAFER COMMUNITIES" PRIORITIES WITHIN THE BRADFORD SOUTH CONSTITUENCY WARD PLANS FOR 2016 / 2018 pdf icon PDF 616 KB

The Bradford South Area Coordinator will submit a report (Document “G”) which gives an update of some of the work undertaken by the Bradford South Area Neighbourhood Policing Team, and an overview of the Bradford South Constituency Performance data.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That Bradford South Area Committee notes the work undertaken by the Bradford South Neighbourhood Policing Team from April 2018 to July 2018 that contributed to addressing priorities within the ward plans for the Bradford South Area.

 

(2)       That the Bradford South Area Committee notes the positive partnership working that has been established with Elected Members, Council Officers, community organisations, volunteers and residents within the Bradford South Area.

 

(Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate)

 

(Mick Charlton - 01274 431155)

 

Minutes:

 

The Bradford South Area Coordinator submitted a report (Document “G”) which gave an update of some of the work undertaken by the Bradford South Area Neighbourhood Policing Team, and an overview of the Bradford South Constituency Performance data.

 

The Chair stated that a meeting was planned with the Police in October to discuss in detail the issues affecting Bradford South.

 

Representatives from West Yorkshire Police were present at the meeting to give an overview and an analysis of the crime figures in the Bradford South area, particular mention was made of the upsurge in the number of violent crimes recorded, attributable to an increase in the reporting of domestic violence cases and the confidence of victims to come forward, as well as initiatives nationally to raise awareness of the issue.  The efforts made to reduce crime rates and the notable successes were alluded to, including the installation of CCTV and improving the accessibility of the Police contact point in Wyke.  Initiatives around tackling business crime and knife crime was also mentioned which would be rolled out to other areas and the success of Operation Steerside in tackling dangerous driving was also alluded to, with notable success in the Wyke and Great Horton areas of Bradford South.  It was stressed that the aim to reduce crime, fear of crime and improve public safety was still at the forefront of Police work.

 

During the discussion a Member commended the good liaison work taking place between Councillors and the Police and the excellent work done in tackling domestic violence and the success of Operation Steerside.  In addition he queried what work was being done to tackle street begging as the problem seemed to have migrated from the city centre to the ward level, with a propensity to beg near to road junctions.  In response the representative from West Yorkshire Police stated that in relation to street begging there had been some notable successes in the City Centre, however a graduated approach was being taken through education, referrals and enforcement work.

 

In response to a question on detection and conviction rates, it was pointed out that independent advisors accompanied Police officers to support victims of crime; however some victims were too frightened to go to Court and in the sphere of domestic violence, the victim had recourse to other avenues in order to deal with the perpetrator.

 

A Queensbury Ward Councillor and Member of the Committee commended the work of the Police in his ward, in particular he stressed that having the same officers working in the patch was both reassuring and effective.

 

A Great Horton Ward Councillor and Member of the Committee expressed her concerns at the high incidence of crime in the ward, particularly incidents relating to arson and criminal damage.  In response the Police representative stated that she was happy to meet with the Councillor and give a breakdown of the crime figures in her ward.  In relation to criminal damage work was on-going to address the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.

20.

YOUTH SERVICE - BRADFORD SOUTH AREA pdf icon PDF 486 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “H”) which gives an update on work undertaken by the Youth Service – Bradford South Area during 2017-18.

 

Recommended –

 

That the work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Bradford South Area as detailed in this report be welcomed.

 

(Overview & Scrutiny Area: Children’s Services)

 

(Anthony Casson - 01274 431155)

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director Place submitted a report (Document “H”) which gave an update on work undertaken by the Youth Service – Bradford South Area during 2017-18.

 

The Youth Service Advanced Practitioner explained that a number of young people were in attendance to give a flavour of the activities taking place in the Bradford South area, stating that youth provision across the Bradford South area was being sustained and that there had been an increase in the number of referrals from specialist services.

 

A number of young people were present at the meeting and they gave an overview of the activities they had undertaken and how they had become involved with the Youth Service.  In becoming involved the young people stated that as a result they had become more active in their communities, helping other young people to participate; that it had increased their confidence and motivation and equipped them with the skills to explore other educational and training opportunities.

 

During the discussion a Member ascertained how the Youth Service was addressing young peoples health issues, it was stated that healthy eating projects as well as encouraging young people to become more active were regularly promoted by the Service.

 

A Member welcomed the plethora of activities undertaken by the Youth Service and the impact and difference this had made to the lives of young people and the communities in Bradford South.

 

The Area Coordinator reported that a Young Ambassador’s Summit was being held at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre in October, and that this Committee could consider a report on the outcomes of the summit at a future meeting.

 

In response to a question on awareness raising on a range of current issues affecting young people, it was explained that amongst other things, issues around tackling extremism in all its forms had been discussed by young people.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Bradford             South Area as detailed in Document “H” be welcomed and that         the contribution of the young people in the various activities       undertaken be commended.

 

(2)       That this Committee receives a report at a future meeting             detailing the outcomes of the Bradford Opportunity Area’s Young     Ambassador’s summit to be held during October.

 

ACTION:       Strategic Director Place

 

(Overview & Scrutiny Area: Children’s Services)

 

21.

COMMUNITY ACTION BRADFORD & DISTRICT - A SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES 2017-18 pdf icon PDF 535 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “I”) which informs Bradford South Area Committee on the work of Community Action Bradford & District and the support they have provided groups within Bradford South.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Bradford South Area Committee notes the report.

 

(Overview & Scrutiny Area: Corporate)

(Mick Charlton 01274 431155)

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director Place submitted a report (Document “I”) which informed Bradford South Area Committee on the work of Community Action Bradford & District and the support they had provided groups within Bradford South.

 

Representatives from the Communities Action Bradford and District were present at the meeting to give an overview of the activities taken, which were detailed in the report and the support they provided to voluntary groups across the district.

 

During the discussion, a Member stated that from the report he couldn’t see the activities that were taking place within the Bradford South area, nor how the allocated resources were being spent. In response it was stated that the report was aimed at giving an overview of the district and was not particularly geared towards the Bradford South area, however a lot of work was taking place within the Bradford South by organisations such as  CNet, as well as advice and support being provided to groups that wanted to be formally constituted.

 

A number of Members welcomed the activities undertaken in their respective wards and how groups and community organisations had been supported by Community Action.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the report be noted

 

(2)       That future reports have a greater focus on the work being         undertaken within the Bradford South area.

 

ACTION:       Strategic Director Place

 

(Overview & Scrutiny Area: Corporate)

 

22.

2018/19 BRADFORD SOUTH YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CHEST GRANTS pdf icon PDF 187 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “J”) which details the Youth and Community Chest Grants awarded from applications received prior to the 31 May 2018 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 & Scrutiny Area: Corporate)

 

(Mick Charlton – 01274 431155)

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director Place submitted a report (Document “J”) which detailed the Youth and Community Chest Grants awarded from applications received prior to the 31 May 2018 deadline.

 

Resolved –

 

(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.

 

ACTION:       Strategic Director Place

 

(Overview & Scrutiny Area: Corporate)