Agenda and decisions

Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 19th November, 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: Virutal Remote Meeting

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

The following referrals have been made to this Committee up to and including the date of publication of this agenda.

 

The Committee is asked to note the referrals listed above and decide how it wishes to proceed, for example by incorporating the item into the work programme, requesting that it be subject to more detailed examination, or refer it to an appropriate Working Group/Committee.

 

5.

QTR. 2 FINANCE POSITION STATEMENT FOR 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 621 KB

The Director of Finance will submit a report (Document “N”) which provides Members with an update on the forecast financial position of the Council for 2020-21.

 

It examines the latest spend against revenue and capital budgets and forecasts the financial position at the year end. It states the Council’s current balances and reserves and forecasts school balances for the year. 

 

Recommended –

 

That the Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee review and comment on the Qtr 2 Finance Position Statement for 2020-21

 

(Andrew Cross - 07870 386523)

 

 

Decision:

This Committee requests that officers consider reviewing the risk judgements relating to the Children’s Services OFSTED inspection.

 

                                                                        (Andrew Cross – 01274 436823)

6.

PROCUREMENT STRATEGY 2021-2025 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

The Procurement Strategy is a key document that outlines the Council’s procurement aims over the next four years.

 

The Procurement Strategy is an enabling strategy for the Council Plan within the priority area of a Well Run Council. 

 

The Strategic Director Corporate Resources will submit a report (Document “O”) which provides a summary of the Council’s Procurement Strategy 2021-2025 for Members to consider. The strategy is attached at Appendix 1.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Procurement Strategy 2021-2025 be supported.

 

(Ian Westlake - 07971 540171)

Additional documents:

Decision:

(1)  That the Procurement Strategy be supported.

 

(2)  This Committee requests that at its meeting in January 2021, officers present the progress being made against each of the five key deliverables within the Procurement Strategy.

 

(Ian Westlake – 07971 540171)

7.

STRONGER COMMUNITIES STRATEGY AND DELIVERY PLAN pdf icon PDF 143 KB

The Strategic Director of Place will submit a report (Document “P”) which gives an update on the progress of the Stronger Communities Strategy and delivery plan.

 

Recommended –

 

Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee is asked to note the progress carried out against the Bradford Stronger Communities Strategy overseen by the Stronger Communities Partnership.

 

(Ian Day - 01274 433507)

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

(1)  The Committee would like to thank all the ambassadors for the work they are undertaking in their communities.

 

(2)  The Committee requests that the evaluation against the projects being delivered, be presented to this Committee upon their completion in 2021.

 

(3)  That a further report be presented in 12 months, focusing on key outcomes against the work being undertaken.

 

(Ian Day – 01274 433507)

8.

BRADFORD DISTRICT SAFER COMMUNITIES PARTNERSHIP PERFORMANCE REPORT AND DELIVERY PLAN pdf icon PDF 175 KB

The Community Safety Partnership Board will submit a report (Document “Q”) which provides the details of the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) performance report for the 12 months to 31st August 2020 and presents the annual CSP Delivery Plan.

 

Recommended –

 

The Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee considers the Plan on a Page and the performance data contained within the report.

 

(Michael Churley – 01274 431364)

Additional documents:

Decision:

That Safer Communities Partnership Performance be presented to this Committee, at six monthly intervals.

 

                                                                        (Michael Churley – 01274 431364)

9.

CORPORATE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE - WORK PROGRAMME 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

 

The Chair of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee will submit a report (Document “R”) which sets out the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee work programme for 2020/21. 

 

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:

Members considered and agreed to keep an overview of the work programme.

 

                                                            (Mustansir Butt – 01274 432574)