Agenda and decisions

Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 12th March, 2020 5.30 pm

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

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. 

 

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

4.

REFERRALS TO THE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

No referrals were made at the time of the publication of the agenda.

 

5.

UNIVERSAL CREDIT pdf icon PDF 218 KB

The Strategic Director Corporate Resources will submit a report (Document “AF”) which examines the progress of, and future plans for, the roll out of Universal Credit, its impact, and the arrangements in place to support residents.

 

Recommended –

 

That Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee;

 

(1)       note progress made in the development of arrangements to        support residents, and in responding to adverse impacts on       Council service delivery.

 

(2)       consider the issues raised in this report, the likely impacts on the         district’s residents, the Council, and other providers and agencies   and provide any comments and views for consideration by the         local delivery partnership.

(Martin Stubbs - 01274 432056)

 

Decision:

Resolved -

 

This Committee requests that a report be presented to this Committee relating to the implementation of Universal Credit, across the District, to also include the support being provided to vulnerable groups.

 

                                                                        (Martin Stubbs 01274 432056)

 

ACTION:  Strategic Director of Finance

6.

PROGRESS REPORT ON THE PREVENT STRATEGY IN THE BRADFORD pdf icon PDF 131 KB

The Strategic Director of Place will submit a report (Document “AG”) which outlines the approach to delivering the national Prevent strategy in the Bradford district and highlights work that has taken place over the last 12 months.

 

Recommended –

 

The Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee acknowledge the progress on work undertaken in implementing the Prevent agenda in Bradford and its approach to supporting vulnerable people.

 

(Ian Day –  01274 433507)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)          This Committee requests that the independent review of the national Prevent Programme be presented to this Committee in September 2020, as soon as it is available after its publication.

 

(2)          That the outcomes against the projects being delivered as part of the Prevent Strategy for the District be presented to the Committee.

 

(3)          The report should also include the details of the Social Value of the projects being delivered as part of the Prevent Strategy for the District.

 

(Ian Day – 01274 433507)

 

ACTION:  Strategic Director of Place.

7.

PROGRESS REPORT ON PEOPLE CAN pdf icon PDF 126 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “AH”) which gives an update on the progress of People Can with information on projects and key outcomes on issues identified by our communities using a wider linkage to council and partners information and communication channels.

 

Recommended –

 

The Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee acknowledges and supports the work undertaking under the People Can programme.

 

(Ian Day – 01274 437399)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

This Committee requests that a detailed report be presented, specifically focusing on the added value of the People Can Programme across the District.

 

                                                                        (Ian Day – 01274 433507)

 

ACTION:  Strategic Director of Place

8.

CORPORATE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE - WORK PROGRAMME 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

The Chair of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Document “AI” ) which sets out the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee work programme for 2019/20.  The Committee is asked to consider which items it wishes to include in the work programme.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That members consider and comment on the areas of work        included in the work programme.

 

(2)       That members consider any detailed scrutiny reviews that          they may wish to conduct.

 

(Mustansir Butt - 01274 432574)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the work programme be kept under review.

 

                                                                        (Mustansir Butt – 01274 432574)

 

ACTION: Overview and Scrutiny Lead