Agenda and decisions

Bradford West Area Committee
Monday, 23rd December, 2019 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

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.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 19 June, 17 July and 23 October 2019 be signed as correct records (previously circulated).

 

(Asad Shah – 01274 432280)

 

 

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)

 

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 Thursday 19 December 2019.

 

(Asad Shah - 01274 432280)

 

 

6.

JESMOND AVENUE, BRADFORD - OBJECTION TO A PROPOSED DISABLED PERSONS PARKING PLACE pdf icon PDF 678 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “O”) considers an application for a Disabled Persons Parking Place where the application has received an objection.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the Bradford West Area Committee determines whether or             not to allow the installation of a Disabled Persons Parking Place     at 66 Jesmond Avenue.

 

(2)       That the applicant and objector be informed accordingly.

 

Andrew Smith – 01274 434674

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the application for the installation of a Disabled Persons     Parking Place at 66 Jesmond Avenue be approved.

 

(2)       That officers undertake a review of the existing Disabled Parking          Places on Jesmond Avenue (subject to the timing of the last         review).

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

 

7.

PETITIONS RELATING TO TRAFFIC MATTERS pdf icon PDF 3 MB

The report of the Strategic Director (Document “P”) considers the following traffic matters:

1)    Bonn Road, Bradford – Requesting permit parking

2)    Vine Terrace East, Bradford – Request for bollards and street works

 

Recommended –

 

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

 

(2)       That an item for Traffic Management Measures on Vine Terrace             East be added to the list of schemes awaiting funding from the      Bradford West Safer Roads budget.

 

(3)       That as and when Vine Terrace East has been prioritised for      funding as part of the Bradford West Safer Roads programme, a     consultation exercise with local residents, ward members and          other key partners be carried out to determine a preferred            scheme.

 

(4)       That no further action be taken on the requests to undertake                  highway improvement works or street cleansing operations on         Vine Terrace East.

 

(5)       That the petitioners be informed accordingly.

 

Andrew Smith – 01274 434674

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

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

 

(2)       That officers undertake enforcement action on Bonn Road and             other local streets to tackle on-street vehicle trading.

 

(3)       That officers arrange a meeting with residents from Vine Terrace          and local ward members to discuss options for highways    improvements

 

(4)       That an item for Traffic Management Measures on Vine Terrace             East be added to the list of schemes awaiting funding from the      Bradford West Safer Roads budget.

 

(5)       That as and when Vine Terrace East has been prioritised for      funding for traffic measures as part of the Bradford West Safer        Roads programme, a formal consultation exercise with local             residents, ward members and other key partners be carried out to        determine a preferred scheme.

 

(6)       That no further action be taken on the requests for the Council to         fund highway improvement works or street cleansing operations             on Vine Terrace East.

 

(7)       That the petitioners be informed accordingly.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

8.

STRONGER COMMUNITIES STRATEGY AND DELIVERY PLAN pdf icon PDF 135 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “Q”) gives a progress update of the integrated Communities Programme which is a part of the Stronger Communities Strategy and Delivery Plan, produced by the Bradford Stronger Communities Partnership. 

 

Recommended –

 

Bradford West Area Committee is asked to note the progress the Integrated Communities Programme, Bradford For Everyone has made in the last 9 months against the Stronger Communities Together Strategy developed by the Stronger Communities Partnership.

 

Zahra Niazi – 01274 436082

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the progress on the Integrated Communities Programme, Bradford For Everyone has made in the last 9 months against the Stronger Communities Together Strategy developed by the             Stronger Communities Partnership be noted.

 

(2)       That a further report be presented to the Bradford West Area Committee in March 2020 that gives a breakdown of the activities             taking place in Bradford, the work that has been delivered and the             positive impact that has been made in the communities during  the    delivery of the Integrated Communities Programme.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

9.

STREET CLEANSING - PERFORMANCE AND CHANGES TO SERVICE DELIVERY pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “R”) updates Members on the Street Cleansing service including detailed information on complaints and performance in relation to litter and flytipping. The report also provides information on recent major changes including the merger with Parks and Green spaces, service redesign and the recent recruitment of new staff.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       Bradford West Area Committee notes the information in this report, particularly the major changes to the service, the information on complaints, the monitoring of cleanliness standards and the various litter campaigns.

 

(2)                    That a further report is presented in 2020 outlining the full-year impact of operational changes made since April 2019.

 

(Damian Fisher – 01274 437146)

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the information contained in Document “R”, particularly the major changes to the service, the information on complaints, the monitoring of cleanliness standards and the various litter campaigns be noted and that the Cleansing teams be thanked for their hard work and  perseverance.

 

(2)       That a further report be presented in 2020 outlining the full-year impact of operational changes made since April 2019.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

10.

PARKS AND GREEN SPACES ANNUAL REPORT pdf icon PDF 111 KB

The operational management and maintenance of Bradford District’s Parks and Green Spaces is a service devolved to Area Committees.  The service merged with the Street Cleansing Service in April 2019.

 

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “S”) seeks to review the activity during the past year and the trends and direction options where available for future service delivery.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Bradford West Area Committee welcomes the content of this report and the smooth merger of the operational management and maintenance of Parks and Green Spaces with the Street Cleansing Service, whilst maintaining levels of service.

 

(David Cansfield - 01274 437026)

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the Bradford West Area Committee welcomes the content of         this report and the smooth merger of the operational management       and maintenance of Parks and Green Spaces with the Street         Cleansing Service, whilst maintaining levels of service.

 

(2)      That following approval of the Budget in February 2020, an update        report be presented to the Bradford West Area Committee to outline the Plans for “The Lister” Lister Park play area, at the             February 2020 meeting of the Bradford West Area Committee.

 

ACTION:       Strategic Director, Place