Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford West Area Committee
Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 6.00 pm

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

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

Items
No. Item

1.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR (Standing Order 35)

To appoint a Chair for the Municipal Year 2019/2020.

 

 

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Amran be appointed Chair of the Bradford West Area Committee for the 2019/2020 Municipal Year.

 

Action: City Solicitor

 

 

2.

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY CHAIR (Standing Order 35)

To appoint a Deputy Chair for the Municipal Year 2019/2020.

 

 

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Mohammed be appointed Deputy Chair of the Bradford West Area Committee for the 2019/2020 Municipal Year.

 

Action: City Solicitor

 

 

3.

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 interests of clarity:

 

·         The Chair disclosed an interest in the item relating to the Safer Roads Devolved Budget - Bradford West (minute 7) as he owned a property on Allerton Road.

 

·         Councillor Akhtar disclosed an interest in the item relating to Annual Update on Road Safety in the Bradford District(minute 8) as she was employed by West Yorkshire Police. Councillor Engel also disclosed an interest in this item,as her children attended a school which was located on a street that was listed in the appendix attached to the report.

 

·         Councillors Mullaney and Thirkill disclosed an interest in the item relating to Sport England Local Delivery Pilot - An Introduction to the Programme of Work (for information only) (minute 9) as they attended meetings of Grange Association. Councillor Engel also disclosed an interest in this item, as her child had an interview as part of this project.

 

ACTION: City Solicitor

 

 

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. 

 

(Asad Shah - 01274 432280)

 

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents.

 

 

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 Monday 17 June 2019.

 

(Asad Shah - 01274 432280)

 

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public.

 

 

6.

OBJECTIONS RECEIVED TO THE TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER FOR WAITING RESTRICTIONS ON VARIOUS ROADS IN THE BRADFORD WEST CONSTITUENCY pdf icon PDF 890 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place will submit a report (Document “A”) that considers objections to the proposed Traffic Regulation Order on various roads in the Bradford West Constituency.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the Traffic Regulation Order be modified to extend the         proposed no waiting at any time restriction on Farnham Road and            applicable businesses be consulted and any relevant objections    be reported to this committee. If no objections are received the amended proposals be sealed and implemented.

 

(2)       That the objections to the proposed Limited waiting parking Mon-        Fri 9am-5pm 2 Hours No Return Within 2 Hours Except Permit        Holders on Grantham Terrace and Grantham Place be upheld.

 

(3)       That the proposed no waiting Monday to Friday 7.30am - 5pm 1             September to 31 July on Leaventhorpe Lane is abandoned and      new proposals progressed in a future area wide Traffic Regulation Order.

 

(4)       That local ward members and St Columbus Church be consulted         on the need for a disabled persons parking place on St Margaret’s    Terrace and if it is found to no longer be required the parking          place be revoked.

 

(5)       That the objections to the proposed loading bay on Durham       Terrace be upheld.

 

(6)       That the remaining objections be overruled and the modified      Traffic Regulation Order be sealed and implemented as otherwise             advertised.

           

(7)       That the objectors be informed accordingly.

 

(Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

 

 

Minutes:

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “A”) considered objections to the proposed Traffic Regulation Order on various roads in the Bradford West Constituency.

 

The Principal Engineer was in attendance and explained to the Committee that on 25 July 2018 this committee approved, as part of its Safer Roads Programme, a scheme to introduce a Traffic Regulation Order on various roads throughout the Bradford West Constituency.

 

The Order had been promoted to resolve a number of requests for small areas of existing waiting restrictions to be amended or new restrictions to be introduced. The requests had been raised by ward members, local residents and businesses that had experienced problems with on street parking, gaining access to premises or parking for customers.

 

The Committee then sought clarification on the summary of points of objections with officer comments, as tabulated in the report. The Principal Engineer explained that following the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO), a number of objections had been raised and it was for the Committee to make amendments as deemed necessary however the introduction of some of the waiting restrictions in the TRO would be beneficial in terms of road safety for the Bradford West area.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the Traffic Regulation Order be modified to extend the         proposed no waiting at any time restriction on Farnham Road and            applicable businesses be consulted and any relevant objections    be reported to this committee. If no objections are received the amended proposals be sealed and implemented.

 

(2)       That the objections in respect of Grantham Terrace, Grantham   Place, Neal Street, St Leonard’s Road/Thorn Street and Hilton        Grove be overruled and the proposals sealed and implemented as      advertised.

 

(3)       That the proposed no waiting Monday to Friday 7.30am - 5pm 1             September to 31 July on Leaventhorpe Lane be abandoned and    new proposals progressed in a future area wide Traffic Regulation Order subject to local and ward member consultations.

 

(4)       That local ward members and St Columbus Church be consulted         on the need for a disabled persons parking place on St Margaret’s    Terrace adjacent to the church and if it is found to no longer be       required the parking place be revoked or, if a need is still             identified, the parking bay length be reduced as  advertised.

 

(5)       That the objections to the proposed loading bay on Durham       Terrace be upheld and the advertised proposal be abandoned,     and that officers discuss potential alternative local loading             arrangements with the original applicant.

 

(6)       That the objections to the proposed limited waiting on      Summerville Road be upheld and the advertised proposal be         abandoned, and that officers discuss potential alternative local             loading arrangements with the original applicant.

 

(7)       That the objections to the proposed additional permit allocations          on Clifton Street be upheld and the advertised proposal be           abandoned,             and that officers consider alternative parking             provision for businesses.

 

(8)       That the objectors be informed accordingly.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

7.

SAFER ROADS DEVOLVED BUDGET - BRADFORD WEST pdf icon PDF 155 KB

The Report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “B”) seeks approval for a programme of Safer Roads schemes in the Bradford West constituency for 2019/20.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the Bradford West Area Committee approves a programme of Casualty Reduction schemes for 2019/20 listed in Appendix 1.

 

(2)       That the Bradford West Area Committee approves the proposed programme of Traffic Management measures for 2019/20 listed in Appendices 2 and 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.

 

(Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

 

 

Minutes:

The Report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “B”) sought approval for a programme of safer roads schemes in the Bradford West constituency for 2019/20.

 

Following an introduction of the report by the Principal Engineer, the Committee pursued an answer to whether the list of outstanding schemes that included entries of over a decade could be re-examined and the list itself be reduced to 5 years maximum. In response, the Principal Engineer stated that this was at the discretion of this Committee.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the Bradford West Area Committee approves a programme of       Casualty Reduction schemes for 2019/20 listed in Appendix 1.

 

(2)       That the Bradford West Area Committee approves the proposed           programme of Traffic Management measures for 2019/20 listed in Appendices 2 and 3 subject to the inclusion of a proposal for             improved loading arrangements on Summerville Road.

 

(3)       That a scheme to install bollards at Charteris Road/Thornton Road      be prioritised in the event of the availability of residual funding    from the 2019/20 Safer Roads programme for Bradford West.

 

(4)       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.

 

(5)       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.

 

(8)       That the list of outstanding requests be reviewed in conjunction           with ward members to remove any entries more than 5 years old,     other than locations where there are ongoing concerns.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

8.

ANNUAL UPDATE ON ROAD SAFETY IN THE BRADFORD DISTRICT pdf icon PDF 251 KB

The Report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “C”) seeks to update Members on current casualty levels and trends in the Bradford District and on the Road Safety education, training and publicity initiatives aimed at reducing these casualties.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Bradford West Area Committee continues to support an evidence based approach to determining Road Safety priorities.

 

(Sue Snoddy – 01274 437409)

 

 

Minutes:

The Report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “C”) updated the Committee on current casualty levels and trends in the Bradford District and on the Road Safety education, training and publicity initiatives aimed at reducing these casualties.

 

The team Leader for Road Safety gave a synopsis of the report to the Committee. She explained that in 2018 there was an overall decrease in casualties in the Bradford District and the long term downward trend had been maintained.  This also mirrored the long term downward trend for West Yorkshire and Appendix 1 gave a breakdown of the present position of road casualties for the Bradford District.

 

She further stated that based on Police Road Traffic Collision records the report identified casualty reduction priorities for the District. This report took into account the most recent full year data available, i.e. currently 2018, and trends in comparison to preceding years.

 

Following introduction, the Committee sought information on the training that had been provided to schools and whether schools had been willing participants in engaging with the Council for the purpose of Road Safety education. In response, it was explained that the schools Road Safety presentations delivery focus were on core pedestrian and in car safety messages. Presentations in primary schools were tailored to year groups with practical training provided in pedestrian and cycling skills. Secondary school students in year 7 received Theatre in Education, addressing pedestrian issues as they become more independent. It was further reported that the majority of schools had been very supportive and participated in receiving training but there were 3 priority schools that had not participated in sessions and 36 other schools that also had not engaged.

 

The Chair concluded the discussion of the item by highlighting his thoughts in favour of the implementation of road safety measures across the Bradford West area and equally paramount, the importance of educating young people was a significant factor towards the prevention of road traffic injuries.

 

Resolved –

 

That the evidence based approach to determining Road Safety priorities continues to be supported.

 

LEAD: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

9.

SPORT ENGLAND LOCAL DELIVERY PILOT - AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROGRAMME OF WORK pdf icon PDF 93 KB

In December 2017 Bradford was selected to become a local delivery pilot for Sport England; one of 12 places nationally tasked to try and better understand what helps people to be active in communities across the country.

 

The report of the Programme Director, Local Delivery Pilot (Document D) will give an introduction to the programme of work.

 

Recommended –

 

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

 

(2)       Bradford West Area Committee asks that where appropriate the            Ward Actions plans and the LDP delivery plan reflect joint             priorities.

 

(Noreen Akhtar – 01274 432597)

 

 

Minutes:

In December 2017 Bradford was selected to become a local delivery pilot (LDP) for Sport England; one of 12 places nationally tasked to try and better understand what helps people to be active in communities across the country.

 

The report of the Programme Director, (LDP) (Document D) gave an introduction to the programme of work.

 

Following introduction, the following question and answer session ensued –

·         How much funding had been secured for this delivery pilot?

o   The programme had been successful in getting agreement for £3 million from Sport England to deliver the Pathfinder phase plan which would run until March 2021. This was for the purpose of research. Further funding would be available also if the Pathfinder phase showed potential;

·         There was a lack of information on the delivery actions for the West Constituency?

o   The service was actively working on delivering near future programmes in the West area. In addition, the Bradford Local Delivery Pilot (LDP) would evaluate the impact of taking a ‘whole systems approach’ to physical activity working closely with a host of local organisations including schools, madrassas, community organisations and local residents for the Bradford West area;

o   A further response, it was equally important for the team delivering the pilot to take on any comments of Members for future projects;

·         What was being pursued in terms of safe environments for young children to play outdoors?

o   Opportunities were sought for areas which also included ‘no ball playing green space areas’;

·         Was the subject area of obesity being focused on within the pilot?

o   Information was being gathered during this present time;

·         Was gym equipment capable of being funded through the pilot?

o   Yes, as this was a significant physical activity element of sport; and,

·         What was the process of grant allocation?

o   CNET Bradford would oversee the process but would involve an independent panel.

 

Following clarification, the following points were made by the Committee and an officer representative. This pilot was also intended to change the mindset of peoples attitudes and behaviour towards a positive one for physical activities. The team was given a responsibility to promote active lifestyles and therefore it was important to initiate various forms of incentives to get attention and reaction of communities.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the positive work undertaken to date be welcomed.

 

(2)       That where appropriate, the Ward Actions plans and the Local   Delivery Pilot plan reflect joint priorities.

 

(3)       That the Bradford West Area Co-ordinator establishes regular    update meetings with the Local Delivery Pilot team.

 

(4)       That update reports with action plans be provided to the Bradford        West Area Committee every 3 months.

 

(5)       That the Bradford West Area Co-ordinator be invited to the newly         established partnership delivery group.

 

(6)       That the Member with lead responsibility for looked after children         be included on the Active Bradford Governance Group.

 

ACTION:       Bradford West Area Co-ordinator

                        Programme Director, Bradford LDP

 

 

10.

STRONGER COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME

The Project Officer for the Stronger Communities Together will provide a verbal update on the Stronger Communities Together programme, including the role of the Peoples Board Representatives.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       For the update to be noted

 

(2)       Bradford West Area Committee to work in partnership with the Peoples Board representatives in order to facilitate increased outcomes for the people of Bradford West Area.

 

(Matthew Henderson – 01274 435678)

 

 

Minutes:

The Project Officer for the Stronger Communities Together provided a verbal update on the Stronger Communities Together programme, including the role of the Peoples Board Representatives.

 

Resolved –

 

That Bradford West Area Committee to work in partnership with the Peoples Board representatives in order to facilitate increased outcomes for the people of Bradford West Area.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

11.

COMMUNITY CHEST 1 APRIL 2018 TO 31 MARCH 2019 pdf icon PDF 126 KB

The report of the Bradford West Area Co-ordinator (Document “E”) summarises the Community Chest Grants awarded in the financial year 2018 to March 2019 for the benefit of communities within Bradford West Constituency.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the Bradford West Area Committee nominate the Grants     Advisory Group representatives for the 2019/20 period.

 

(2)       That the wide range of applications from groups, organisations             and individuals across Bradford West Constituency are noted and   welcomed.

 

(3)       That the Bradford West Area Co-ordinator’s Office continues to             ensure the effective allocation of the Community Chest Budget by          providing appropriate advice and support to applicants.

 

(4)       That organisations requesting Community Chest grant funding             must return their completed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)          within a 3 month period from the date it was posted.  Failure to do        so will make the organisation ineligible for the funding and they            will have to reapply.

 

(Noreen Akhtar – 09274 432597)

 

 

Minutes:

The report of the Bradford West Area Co-ordinator (Document “E”) summarised the Community Chest Grants awarded in the financial year 2018 to March 2019 for the benefit of communities within Bradford West Constituency.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That for the Municipal Year 2019/20, the following Councillors    from the Bradford West Area Committee be approved as Members   of the Grants Advisory Group:

 

                      I.        Councillor Mohammed, Chair

                    II.        Councillor Kamran Hussain

                   III.        Councillor Aneela Ahmed

 

(2)       That the wide range of applications from groups, organisations             and individuals across Bradford West Constituency be noted and    welcomed.

 

(3)       That the Bradford West Area Co-ordinator’s Office continues to             ensure the effective allocation of the Community Chest Budget by          providing appropriate advice and support to applicants.

 

(4)       That organisations requesting Community Chest grant funding             must return their completed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)          within a 3 month period from the date it was posted. Failure to do         so will make the organisation ineligible for the funding and they            will have to reapply.

 

(5)       That the Guidelines and MOA ask successful candidates to         acknowledge the Support of the Bradford West Area    Committee, successful projects will be expected to invite             appropriate Ward members to any events and activities funded             through the Community Chest.

 

ACTION: Bradford West Area Co-ordinator

 

 

12.

STREET DEDICATION TO HONOUR SUFFRAGETTE LILLIAN ARMITAGE pdf icon PDF 455 KB

The report of the Development Manager (Document “F”) seeks to name the street off Trenton Drive after Suffragette Lillian Armitage as “Lillian Armitage Close”.

 

Recommended –

 

To approve the proposed street name “Lillian Armitage Close”.

 

(Adrian Walker – 01274 431237)

 

 

Minutes:

The report of the Development Manager (Document “F”) sought approval to name the street off Trenton Drive after Suffragette Lillian Armitage as “Lillian Armitage Close”.

 

Resolved –

 

That the proposed street name “Lillian Armitage Close” be approved.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place