Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford South Area Committee
Thursday, 25th February, 2021 5.00 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: Yusuf Patel 

Items
No. Item

7.

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. 

 

8.

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.

 

9.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 30 July 2020 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Yusuf Patel – 01274 434579)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 30 July 2020 be signed as a correct record.

 

10.

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.

 

11.

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 23 February 2021.

 

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public.

 

12.

HOLLINGWOOD LANE, BRADFORD, TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES - OBJECTIONS pdf icon PDF 7 MB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “C”) which sets out objections received to recently advertised proposals for traffic calming measures on Hollingwood Lane, Bradford.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the objections be overruled and the proposed traffic calming        measures and traffic island be constructed and implemented as    advertised.

 

(2)       That the objectors be informed accordingly.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Regeneration and Environment

 

(Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director Place submitted a report (Document “C”) which set out objections received to a recently advertised proposal for traffic calming measures on Hollingwood Lane, Bradford.

 

The Principle Highways Engineer explained that the scheme had been progressed following historic concerns around speeding traffic and accidents on the length of Hollingwood Lane.  He explained that the five year casualty rates showed that there had been 10 collisions, resulting in 12 casualties.

 

Following advertising of the traffic calming scheme, 7 objections had been received, one of which had since been withdrawn, as well as a 24 signature petition against the proposal, the details of which were set out in the report.  However there was also overwhelming support for the proposals from local residents and Ward Councillor, and the Area Committee was recommended to overrule the objections and approve the scheme.

 

In response to a question regarding the differential costs and the maintenance regime between installing rubber humps as appose to the tarmac type, the Principle Highways Engineer stressed that the differential cost was negligible between the two, however the rubber humps did require more maintenance in  the long run and hence the tarmac type were considered the more cost effective option.  In either case, as long as drivers adhered to the speed limit and negotiated the humps accordingly, there would be no resulting vehicle damage. 

 

In response to a question regarding the re-siting of the proposed humps, where a driveway would be affected, the Highways Engineer confirmed that this had been done where feasible.

 

A number of objectors were present at the meeting and they made the following comments:

 

What evidence was there of the complaints and record regarding speeding on Hollingwood Lane?

 

Why were residents not consulted prior to devising the scheme?

 

That 10 collisions had been recorded, to the previous 7; of which how many were severe; how were pedestrians/vehicles involved and what speeds were these vehicles travelling at?

 

That most roads in the district would record that vehicles were driving to excessive speeds, however it was no feasible to put traffic calming on every road and in addition the proposed humps would cause vehicle damage.

 

In response to the points raised the Highways Engineer stated that although he did not have detailed accident records at hand, the previous concerns raised on Hollingwood Lane over a number of years by residents and Ward Councillors had resulted in the scheme coming forward.  In addition the casualty figures alone, meant that a scheme was included in this years’ programme, and a consultation exercise was undertaken, and hence the report today.

 

The Highways Engineer also confirmed that of the 10 accidents, two had resulted in serious injures and the others were slight; speed data regarding the collisions was not available, however the loss of control in two of the incidents, suggested that speed was a significant factor.  In addition it was important to get speeds within safe limits and whilst traffic calming measures on their own were not 100% effective,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

YOUTH SERVICE UPDATE - BRADFORD SOUTH pdf icon PDF 204 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “D”) which gives an update on work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Bradford South Area in the past 12 months and outlines the direction of travel for the next 12 months.

 

Recommended –

 

That the work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Bradford South Area as detailed in Document “D” be welcomed.

 

Overview & Scrutiny Committee: Children’s Services

 

(Mick Charlton - 01274 431155)

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director Place submitted a report (Document “D”) which gave an update on work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Bradford South Area in the past 12 months and outlined the direction of travel for the next 12 months.

 

In the context of the current pandemic, a number of Covid Ambassadors had been recruited to help in particular hotspots of the district, including the Bradford South area, and assist young people during this difficult period. 

 

A number of the Covid Ambassadors were present at the meeting to give an overview of the work they had undertake during the pandemic and the contribution they had made, as young people were having to come to terms with a number of challenges, such as the impact on their education and experiencing bereavement and mental health issues.  The innovative  use of social media had been instrumental in promoting key messages and helping the Ambassadors work in reducing the spread of the virus as well as tackling misinformation and conspiracy theories around the pandemic.

 

During the discussion Members welcomed the valuable contribution the Covid Ambassadors had made to the lives of young people across the district and in the Bradford South area and their ability to get young people on board.  Members suggested that Ward Members be kept informed of work in their respective wards and where links can be made with other key Council projects these should be fully explored, such as the work being done in the district on integration.

 

The Youth Service practitioner explained that going forward more work will be undertaken where there were Covid hotspots and where infection rates were still considered high.

 

Members thanked the Covid Ambassadors for their attendance, contribution and input and also the work of the Youth Service and the Area Coordinators office in making this come to fruition, and it was therefore:

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Bradford             South Area as detailed in Document “D” be welcomed.

 

(2)       That the work undertaken by the Covid Ambassadors be             commended as well as their input into this meeting, and that the     work undertaken by the Youth Service and the Area Coordinators           office in supporting young people during the pandemic also be             acknowledged.

 

ACTION: Area Coordinator’s Office

Overview & Scrutiny Committee: Children’s Services

 

(Mick Charlton - 01274 431155)