Agenda and decisions

Bradford West Area Committee
Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 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 Monday 20 January 2020.

 

(Asad Shah - 01274 432280)

 

 

5.

ALLERTON ROAD/PEARSON LANE, BRADFORD - OBJECTIONS RECEIVED TO PROPOSED TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The Report of the Strategic Director Place(Document “T”) considers two objections received to the recently advertised proposals for Traffic Calming Measures on the approaches to the existing mini-roundabout at the Allerton Road/Pearson Lane junction.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the objections be overruled and the proposed traffic            measures as shown on Plan no.HS/TRSS/104495/CON-1A –  attached as Appendix 1 to this report, be implemented as             advertised.

 

(2)       That the objectors be informed accordingly.

 

(Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the objections be overruled and the proposed traffic            measures as shown on Plan no.HS/TRSS/104495/CON-1A –  attached as Appendix 1 to Document “T”, be implemented as             advertised.

 

(2)       That the objectors be informed accordingly.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

6.

BRADFORD OPPORTUNITY AREA: BRADFORD WEST BRIEFING pdf icon PDF 542 KB

As an ‘Opportunity Area’, DfE funds a small team to work with Bradford, to agree and deliver priorities in improving social mobility. Its work is driven by an Opportunity Area board made up of key stakeholders from across Bradford. This group identified four priority areas to work on:

 

  • Strengthening school leadership and the 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.

 

We have invested in a wide range of activity of which is outlined in the report of the Programme Director, Bradford Opportunity Area (Document “U”) in Appendix 1, which specifically focuses on the Bradford West 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.

 

(Kathryn Loftus – 01274 434590)

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

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.

 

LEAD: Programme Director, Bradford Opportunity Area

 

 

7.

NOMINATION TO LIST PROPERTY AS AN ASSET OF COMMUNITY VALUE - ASHWELL ALLOTMENTS pdf icon PDF 121 KB

The Council has received a nomination to list the land and property known as Ashwell Allotments as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011.

 

The report of the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources (Document “V”) considers whether the nomination and nominated asset meet the Asset of Community Value criteria set out in the Localism Act. The Committee is asked to make a recommendation to the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources to approve the nomination or not.

 

Recommended –

 

Option 1 - That the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources accept the nomination of the site Ashwell Allotments on the grounds that it meets the criteria and definition of an Asset of Community Value as set out in the Localism Act 2011.

 

(Nigell Gillatt – 01274 434224)

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the nomination of the site known as Ashwell Allotments be approved as an Asset of Community Value.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Corporate Resources

 

 

8.

YOUTH SERVICE UPDATE - BRADFORD WEST pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “W”) gives an update on work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Bradford West 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 West Area asdetailed in this report be welcomed.

 

(Mick Charlton – 01274 431155)

 

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

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

 

LEAD: Strategic Director, Place