Agenda

Bradford South Area Committee
Thursday, 30th January, 2020 5.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 3 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Yusuf Patel 

Items
No. Item

A. PROCEDURAL ITEMS

1.

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. 

 

2.

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.

3.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 24 October 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Yusuf Patel – 01274 434579)

4.

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)

 

5.

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 28 January 2020.

 

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

B. BUSINESS ITEMS

6.

ASSET OF COMMUNITY VALUE BIERLEY POST OFFICE pdf icon PDF 175 KB

The Council has received a nomination to list property known as Bierley Post Office as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011.

 

The Strategic Director of Corporate Services will submit a report

(Document “P”) which considers whether the nomination and nominated asset meet the Asset of Community Value criteria set out in the Localism Act and contains a recommendation as to whether or not the nomination should be approved.

 

Recommended –

 

That in accordance with Option 1 set out in Document “P” it is recommended to the Director of Corporate Resources that the nomination of the property known as Bierley Post Office

is accepted and it is registered as an Asset of Community Value.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

(Nigel Gillatt - 01274 434224)

Additional documents:

7.

BIERLEY RECREATION GROUND, BIERLEY, BRADFORD pdf icon PDF 174 KB

The Council has received a nomination to list property known as Bierley Recreation Ground as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011

 

The Strategic Director of Corporate Services will submit a report

(Document “Q”) which considers whether the nomination and nominated asset meet the Asset of Community Value criteria set out in the Localism Act and contains a recommendation as to whether or not the nomination should be approved.

 

Recommended –

 

That in accordance with Option 1 set out in Document “Q” that the Director of Corporate Resources be recommended to accept the nomination of the land known as Bierley Recreation Ground as an Asset of Community Value.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

(Nigel Gillatt - 01274 434224)

Additional documents:

8.

LAND AT SPEN VIEW LANE, BIERLEY, BRADFORD pdf icon PDF 177 KB

The Council has received a nomination to list property known as Land at Spen View Lane, Bierley, Bradford as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011

 

The Strategic Director of Corporate Services will submit a report

(Document “R”) which considers whether the nomination and nominated asset meet the Asset of Community Value criteria set out in the Localism Act and contains a recommendation as to whether or not the nomination should be approved.

 

Recommended –

 

That in accordance with Option 1 set out in Document “R” that the Director of Corporate Resources be recommended to accept the nomination of the land known as Land at Spen View Lane, Bierley, Bradford as an Asset of Community Value.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

(Nigel Gillatt - 01274 434224)

Additional documents:

9.

BRADFORD OPPORTUNITY AREA: BRADFORD SOUTH pdf icon PDF 618 KB

The Programme Director (Bradford Opportunity Area) will submit a report (Document “S”) which advises Members that Bradford has been identified as one of twelve, “Opportunity Areas”  for which the Department for Education (DfE) funds a small team to work with the District to agree and deliver priorities in improving social mobility.  The work is driven by an Opportunity Area Board made up of key stakeholders from across Bradford.  The group identified four priority areas of work:-

 

           Strengthening school leadership and quality of teaching

           Improving literacy and oracy (spoken English) including a focus on            parental engagement

           Helping young people access rewarding careers

           Removing health related barriers to learning

 

Appended to the report are details of investment in a wide range of activity specifically focused on the Bradford South area.

 

Recommended –

 

That the programme progress be noted for information and the use of the Social Mobility Dashboard be endorsed to support the work of the Area Committee.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

(Kathryn Loftus - 01274 434590)

10.

PARKS AND GREEN SPACES ANNUAL REPORT pdf icon PDF 8 MB

The operational management and maintenance of Bradford District’s Parks and Green Spaces is a service devolved to Area Committees.  The service merged with the Street Cleansing Service in April 2019.

 

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “T”) which seeks to review the activity during the past year and the trends and direction options where available for future service delivery.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Bradford South Area Committee welcomes the content of this report and the smooth merger of the operational management and maintenance of Parks and Green Spaces with the Street Cleansing Service, whilst reducing the number of complaints to the service over the summer.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Regeneration & Environment

 

(David Cansfield - 01274 437026)

11.

STREET CLEANSING - PERFORMANCE AND CHANGES TO SERVICE DELIVERY pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The Bradford South Area Coordinator will submit a report (Document “U”) which updates Members on the Street Cleansing service including detailed information on complaints and performance in relation to litter and flytipping. The report also provides information on recent major changes including the merger with Parks and Green spaces, service redesign and the recent recruitment of new staff.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       Bradford South Area Committee notes the information in this     report, particularly the major changes to the service, the         information on complaints and monitoring of cleanliness             standards and the community involvement in reducing litter.

 

(2)       That a further report is presented in 2020 outlining the full-year impact of operational changes made since April 2019.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee:  Regeneration and Environment

 

(Damian Fisher - 01274 437146)