Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford South Area Committee
Thursday, 27th February, 2020 5.00 pm

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

Contact: Yusuf Patel 

Items
No. Item

42.

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:

The following disclosures of interest were received in the interest of clarity:

 

(i)            In relation to the item on Bierley Post Office (Minute 45) Councillor        Warburton stated that he knew the owner of Bierley Post Office,      however he had not discussed the matter with the owner. 

 

(ii)          Cllr Hussain also declared an interest in the same item as he      worked for Sadeh Lok and part of the building was rented out by             InCommunities.

 

ACTION: City Solicitor

 

43.

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.

 

44.

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 February 2020.

 

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public.

 

45.

NOMINATION TO LIST PROPERTY AS AN ASSET OF COMMUNITY VALUE - BIERLEY POST OFFICE pdf icon PDF 131 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 Corporate Services will submit a report (Document “X”) 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 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:

Minutes:

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

 

The Strategic Director Corporate Services submitted a report (Document “X”) which considered whether the nomination and nominated asset met the Asset of Community Value criteria set out in the Localism Act and contained a recommendation as to whether or not the nomination should be approved.

 

The Senior Estates Surveyor reminded Members that the application was

considered at the January meeting of the Area Committee when it was

deferred to, allow for further consultation with the Post Office and

InCommunities.  Both parties had now been consulted and they had raised no

objections to the proposed nomination.

 

During the discussion Members raised a number of concerns around the

nomination in particular why the applicant had not turned up to put his case;

that the listing could affect the owner if he wanted to sell or change his

business and that the listing was not appropriate for a privately owned shop.

 

In response to the issues raised, the Senior Estates Surveyor stated that

despite Members’ reservations, the criteria had been met to list the

building.

 

Resolved –

 

That Option 2 be recommended that the Director of Corporate

Resources reject the nomination on the grounds that it does not meet

the criteria and definition of an Asset of Community Value as set out in

the Localism Act 2011.

 

ACTION:       Director of Corporate Resources

 

 

46.

NOMINATION TO LIST PROPERTY AS AN ASSET OF COMMUNITY VALUE - BIERLEY RECREATION GROUND pdf icon PDF 129 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 Corporate Services will submit a report (Document “Y”) 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 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:

Minutes:

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

 

The Strategic Director Corporate Services submitted a report (Document “Y”) which considered whether the nomination and nominated asset met the Asset of Community Value criteria set out in the Localism Act and contained a recommendation as to whether or not the nomination should be approved.

 

The Senior Estates Surveyor reminded Members that the application was

considered at the January meeting of the Area Committee when it was

deferred to allow for consultation with interested parties.  The Football Club

that use the ground had now been contacted, but had not expressed a view

on the nomination.

 

During the discussion Members stated that there was little value in listing what

was a recreation ground owned by the Council, as an asset of community

value, however the nomination would make little difference in the long run and

it was therefore:

 

Resolved –

 

That Option 1 be recommended that the Director of Corporate Resources accept the nomination on the grounds that it meets the criteria and definition of an Asset of Community Value as set out in the Localism Act 2011. 

 

ACTION:       Director of Corporate Resources

 

 

 

47.

SAFER ROADS DEVOLVED BUDGET - BRADFORD SOUTH pdf icon PDF 247 KB

 

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “W”) which seeks approval for programmes of Safer Roads schemes in the Bradford South constituency for 2020/21 and 2021/22.

 

Recommended –

 

 (1)      That the Bradford South Area Committee approves the     programmes of Casualty Reduction schemes for 2020/21 and    2021/22 listed in Appendix 1 to Document “W”.

 

(2)       That the Bradford South Area Committee approves the proposed         programmes of Traffic Management measures for 2020/21 and          2021/22 listed in Appendices 2 & 3 to Document “W”.

 

(3)       That any Traffic Regulation Orders, or any legal procedures linked       to the processing of traffic calming measures or pedestrian           crossing facilities which are necessary to implement the chosen   schemes be approved for processing and advertising subject to           the scheme details being agreed with the local Ward Members.

 

(4)       That any valid objections to the advertised Traffic Regulation     Orders, traffic calming or pedestrian facilities be submitted to this         Area Committee for consideration or in the event of there being   no valid objections the Traffic Regulation Orders be sealed and             implemented and the traffic calming or pedestrian facilities be      implemented as advertised.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Regeneration and Environment

 

(Andrew Smith - 01274 434674)

Minutes:

The Strategic Director Place submitted a report (Document “W”) which sought approval for programmes of Safer Roads schemes in the Bradford South constituency for 2020/21 and 2021/22.

 

The Principal Engineer explained how the programme had been devised and that this would now be a two year programme,  in order to allow for scheme transition and completion.

 

In relation to a question regarding Meadway, it was explained that the road had not been included in any scheme as it did not meet the criteria for inclusion.

 

Resolved -

 

(1)       That the programmes of Casualty Reduction schemes for 2020/21        and 2021/22 listed in Appendix 1 to Document “W” be approved.

 

(2)       That the proposed programmes of Traffic Management measures        for 2020/21 and 2021/22 listed in Appendices 2 & 3 to Document      “W” be approved with the addition of Knowles Street to the             priority list in Appendix 3'.

 

(3)       That any Traffic Regulation Orders, or any legal procedures       linked to the processing of traffic calming measures or         pedestrian crossing facilities which are necessary to             implement the chosen schemes be approved for processing and          advertising subject to the scheme details being agreed with the       local Ward Members.

 

(4)       That any valid objections to the advertised Traffic Regulation   Orders, traffic calming or pedestrian facilities be submitted to this         Area Committee for consideration or in the event of there being   no valid objections the Traffic Regulation Orders be sealed and             implemented and the traffic calming or pedestrian facilities be      implemented as advertised.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

 

48.

HEALTH AND WELLBEING IN THE BRADFORD SOUTH AREA OF BRADFORD METROPOLITAN DISTRICT pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The Strategic Director Health & Wellbeing will present a report (Document “V”) which seeks to inform Bradford South Area Committee of data and activities relating to the health and wellbeing of the population of Bradford South constituency.

 

Recommended –

 

It is recommended that option 9.2 set out Document “V” is adopted in order to support the overall health and well-being of the residents of Bradford South.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Health & Social Care

 

Angela Hutton  (01274) 437345

Mark Thornton & (01274) 437198

(Angela Hutton - 01274 437345 / Mark Thornton 01274 437198)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Strategic Director Health & Wellbeing presented a report (Document “V”) which sought to inform Bradford South Area Committee of data and activities relating to the health and wellbeing of the population of Bradford South constituency.

 

This item was considered together with the item relating to the update on the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and the discussion on this item is set out therein.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That Members comments be taken on board and that more ward           based information is contained in future reports.

 

(2)       That a report be presented to the Area Committee on mental       health service provision in Bradford South.

 

ACTION:       Strategic Director Health and Wellbeing (1 & 2) / Director of                     Keeping Well at Home, Bradford Districts CCG (1)

49.

UPDATE FROM NHS BRADFORD DISTRICTS CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP pdf icon PDF 156 KB

The Director of Keeping Well at Home, Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group will submit a report (Document “Z”) which provides an update on the priorities, recent initiatives and public engagement activities by NHS Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group.

 

Recommended –

 

Bradford South Area Committee is asked to note the contents of this report.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Health and Social Care

Vicki Wallace

Phone: (01274) 237524

 

(Vicki Wallace 01274 237524)

 

Minutes:

The Director of Keeping Well at Home, Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group submitted a report (Document “Z”) which provided an update on the priorities, recent initiatives and public engagement activities by NHS Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group.

 

During the discussion a Member stated that there was no mention in the report on the impact on health arising from poor  air quality in the vicinity of Rooley Lane, given the traffic volumes in the area.  In response it was mentioned that although this report did not specifically mention Rooley Lane, efforts were ingoing to encourage people to use alternative sustainable modes of transport, and thereby improve on air quality.

 

In response to a question on what measures were in place to deal with any outbreak of the Coronavirus, it was explained that the NHS were ready to deal with any outbreak based on NHS guidance nationally.  There was a suggestion that a home swabbing service may be planned, and that individuals self isolate, until a diagnosis is made and not place additional pressures on front line services.

 

A number of Members expressed concern at the increasing use of cannabis and what approaches were being adopted to tackle the issue. In response it was stated that although opiate use had declined, cannabis use was an issue and education in schools was a key component in addressing issues around drug use.

 

In response to a question on the Trailblazer Programme, it was stressed that given the funding mechanisms around the programme, the timescales were long, which was not ideal.

 

A number of Members raised concerns around mental health provision in the Bradford south area, and how referrals were made and services accessed. In response it was stated that more detailed report on the issue would need to be brought back to the Area Committee for consideration.

 

The Chair stated that it had been 4 years since Public Health came into the Council and progress had been made on a number of fronts, including improved consultation and liaison with Councillors.

 

A Member stated that more work should be done to encourage the take up of swimming, given the health benefits.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That Members comments be taken on board and that more ward           based information is contained in future reports.

 

(2)       That a report be presented to the Area Committee on mental       health service provision in Bradford South.

 

ACTION:       Strategic Director Health and Wellbeing (1 & 2) / Director of                     Keeping Well at Home, Bradford Districts CCG (1)

 

50.

PROTECTING CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS AT RISK OF EXPLOITATION pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The Chief Executive Office will submit a report (Document “AA”) which provides an update to and builds on the report presented to the Bradford South Area Committee on the 31st January 2019 regarding the issue of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). It now focuses on the Strategic Response to all forms of exploitation in Children and Adults and how partners from the Working Together to Safeguard Children – the Bradford Partnership and the Bradford Safeguarding Adults Board work to drive improvements across the District and to hold agencies to account for their work in their area. This report also outlines the emergence of other complex safeguarding themes and outlines how partners are effectively collaborating and focussing upon the protection of vulnerable Children and Adults.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       The Area Committee is invited to consider the contents of this report and how members can support local activity.

 

(2)       The Area Committee shall receive a further update on the progress of the response to exploitation in 12 months time.

 

(3)       Partners will seek further funding opportunities from Government funding streams to enable the continuation of service provision as outlined in this report.

 

(4)       This report is a call to action for all partners to recognise exploitation in its widest sense and continue to provide a coordinated safeguarding response to children and vulnerable adults.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Children’s Services

 

 (Mark Griffin -01274 434361)

Minutes:

The Chief Executive Office submitted a report (Document “AA”) which provided an update to and built on the report presented to the Bradford South Area Committee on the 31st January 2019 regarding the issue of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).  It now focused on the strategic response to all forms of exploitation in children and adults and how partners from the Working Together to Safeguard Children – the Bradford Partnership and the Bradford Safeguarding Adults Board were working to drive improvements across the district and to hold agencies to account for their work in their area. The report also outlined the emergence of other complex safeguarding themes and outlined how partners were effectively collaborating and focussing upon the protection of vulnerable children and adults.

 

A detailed overview was given on how respective partners were tackling different forms of exploitation,  the details of which were contained in the report. 

 

The Chair welcomed the multi agency working and the coordinated approach it had brought to tackling the issue.

 

In response to a question on data collection and common issues affecting young people, it was explained that there was no discernible single risk factor, however partner agencies worked closely with schools to identify those at risk or identify early indicators.

 

In response to a question regarding adults at risk, it was explained that trafficking remained a critical issue and sometimes individuals could be moved to different parts of the country in order to avoid detection; there was a national referral process to support them but it was difficult to track and get help for individuals at risk.

 

In terms of the numbers of children identified as being at risk, it was explained that some of the numbers were based on a hypothesis, however Partners were no more adept at dealing with the issue and reporting arrangements had improved significantly, leading to a higher number of referrals and consequent prosecutions.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the Area Committee receives a further update on the progress of the response to exploitation in 12 months time.

 

(2)       That it be noted that Partners will seek further funding opportunities from Government funding streams to enable the continuation of service provision as outlined in this report.

 

(3)       That it be noted that this report is a call to action for all partners to recognise exploitation in its widest sense and continue to provide a coordinated safeguarding response to children and vulnerable adults.

 

(4)       That in welcoming the report, Partners be thanked for the work done to tackle child and adult exploitation in the district.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Children’s Services