Agenda and decisions

Bradford West Area Committee
Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Asad Shah, 01274 432280, Committee Secretariat, City Hall, Bradford BD1 1HY 

Items
No. Item

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.

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. 

 

(Asad Shah - 01274 432280)

 

4.

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 XXXXX 2018.

 

(Asad Shah - 01274 432280)

 

5.

BONN ROAD, BRADFORD - PETITION pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “Q”) considers a petition requesting permit parking on Bonn Road, Bradford.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That no further action be taken on the request for permit parking          on Bonn Road, Bradford.

 

(2)       That the petitioners are informed accordingly.

 

(Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

Decision:

(1)       That consideration of the Bonn Road petition by the Bradford    West Area Committee be deferred until such time as the outcomes       of the members’ permit parking working group are known.

 

(2)       That the lead petitioner be informed accordingly.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

OVERVIEW & SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Regeneration and Environment

 

 

6.

THE ALLOCATION OF THE COMMUNITY BUILDING GRANTS (EXTENDED COMMUNITY CENTRE CORE COSTS) pdf icon PDF 173 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “R”) sets out the Community Building Grants allocation process.  Community Building Grants are for Voluntary and Community Sector organisations to support them in meeting their associated building related costs.

 

Recommended –

 

Bradford West Area Committee notes the proposed allocation process for Community Building Grants.  

 

Bradford West Area Coordinator is requested to organise meetings of the Area Committee’s Grant Advisory Group to consider Community Building Grant applications for funding from groups within the Bradford West Area. 

 

Bradford West Area Coordinator will bring a further report to a meeting within the 2018-19 municipal year, with recommendations from the Grant Advisory Group on how to allocate the Community Building Grants funds available. 

 

(Mahmood Mohammed – 01274 437467)

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the proposed allocation process for Community Building   Grants be noted.

 

(2)       That Bradford West Area Coordinator be requested to organise             meetings of the Area Committee’s Grant Advisory Group to             consider Community Building Grant applications for funding from            groups within the Bradford West Area. 

 

(3)       That a further report be presented to a meeting within the 2018-19        municipal year, with recommendations from the Grant Advisory   Group on how to allocate the Community Building Grants funds           available. 

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Corporate

 

 

7.

ANNUAL REPORT ON STREET CLEANSING, ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT AND COUNCIL WARDENS AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE MERGER OF THE PARKS SERVICE INTO NEIGHBOURHOOD AND CUSTOMER SERVICES. pdf icon PDF 281 KB

This report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “S”) updates Members on future changes to Street Cleansing, Parks, Environmental Enforcement and Warden Services, providing an update on performance and information on current and planned initiatives.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       Bradford West Area Committee notes and welcomes the information in this report.

 

(2)       That a further report is presented in 2019 outlining a new             operational   model based on constituency working.

 

(Damien Fisher – 01274 437146)

(Louise Williams – 01274 431066)

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the Bradford West Area Committee does not accept Document “S” as presented and requests that officers present a further report in January 2019 with a detailed outline of schemes and how they will specifically relate to the Bradford West area.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Corporate / Regeneration and Environment

 

 

8.

PARKS AND GREEN SPACES SERVICE ANNUAL REPORT pdf icon PDF 94 KB

The annual report of the for the devolved Parks & Green Spaces Service by the Strategic Director, Place (Document “T”) reviews activity during thepast year and also considers the significant issues and proposed management structural changes that will have an effect over the coming 12 months with optionswhere available for future service delivery, investment and savings.

 

Recommended –

 

That the West Area Committee note the content of this report and welcome the planned merger of the Cleansing Service.

 

(Ian Wood – 01274 432648)

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the contents of Document “T” be noted.

 

LEAD: Strategic Director, Place

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Regeneration and Environment

 

 

9.

DRIVING COHESION INITIATIVE pdf icon PDF 109 KB

This report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “U”) provides an overview of the Driving Cohesion Initiative led by the Bradford West Area Coordinator’s office as part of the changing places (controlling migration) fund.

 

Recommended –

 

After a team debrief we agreed that it would be beneficial to build on this years event and repeat next year. The project has real potential and proven ability to break down barriers to community tensions and create space for consensus building. As a service the opportunity to hold an annual event that brings communities together has a positive impact on creating resilient relationships for ongoing problem solving and ward partnership work. The team agreed the following recommendations going forward:

 

·         Expand the number of groups involved and target hard to reach groups such as refugees, Adults from Eastern European community and Black and Caribbean groups.

·         Build this to be an annual event with additional targeted community cohesion activities that can compliment the Go Kart race.

·         Empower staff, specifically wardens, to engage with the project and have a role in facilitating groups.

·         Build sustainability through developing a partnership with community groups to source external funding and run the event long term.

 

(Kate Lightstead – 01274 432597)

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the number of groups involved in the initiative be expanded          and hard to reach groups such as refugees, Adults from Eastern         European community and Black and Caribbean groups be     targeted.

 

(2)       That the initiative be an annual event with additional targeted     community cohesion activities that compliment the Go Kart race.

 

(3)       That staff, specifically wardens, be encouraged to engage with the       project and have a role in facilitating groups.

 

(4)       That sustainability be provided through developing a partnership         with community groups to source external funding and run the         event long term.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Corporate

 

 

10.

BRADFORD WEST NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM ACTIVITY TO ADDRESS THE "SAFER COMMUNITIES" PRIORITIES WITHIN THE BRADFORD WEST CONSTITUENCY WARD PLANS FOR 2018 / 2019 pdf icon PDF 585 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “V”) gives an update of some of the work undertaken by the Bradford West Area Neighbourhood Policing Team and an overview of the Bradford West Constituency Performance data.

 

Recommended –

 

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

 

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

 

(Kate Lightstead – 01274 432597)

(Tom Casey – 01274 376391)

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the work undertaken by the Bradford West Neighbourhood           Policing Team from April 2018 and October 2018 that contributed            to addressing priorities within the ward plans for the Bradford      West Area be noted.

 

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

 

LEAD: Strategic Director, Place

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Corporate