Agenda and decisions

Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 16th September, 2021 5.00 pm

Venue: the Banqueting Hall - 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.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 22 July 202 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

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. 

 

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

5.

REFERRALS TO THE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

None

 

6.

ANTI-POVERTY STRATEGY pdf icon PDF 1005 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources, (Document “F”), presents a progress update on the District Anti-Poverty Strategy from the District’s Anti-Poverty Coordination Group. This Group leads the strategy, developed the accompanying delivery plan and submits an annual monitoring report to Corporate Overview and Scrutiny.  It is a multi-partner group, consisting of representatives from the Council, Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), health, Incommunities and the voluntary and community sector.

 

Document “F” also outlines the current position on addressing Period Poverty in the Bradford District.

 

Members are asked to consider the report and it is suggested that an update on progress be requested in twelve months’ time.

 

(Michelle Taylor – 01274 431831)

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)  This Committee requests that the Anti-Poverty Strategy progress report in 12 months’ time, specifically focuses on the mapping of anti-poverty work across the Council and its Partners, along with outcomes that have been achieved.

 

(2)  The report should also include the impact from the reductions in Universal Credit and other financial support that the Council has provided to residents, which is no longer available.

 

(Michelle Taylor – 01274 431813)

7.

VOLUNTARY COMMUNITY SECTOR AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISE (VCSE) INFRASTRUCTURE PROCUREMENT STRATEGY pdf icon PDF 132 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place, (Document “G”) is provided for information to advise members of the forthcoming procurement of a combined VCSE grant with a value in excess of £2 million in line with the requirements of Contracts Standing Orders (CSO 7.2.1) prior to the commencement of the procurement process.

 

Recommended -

 

1.    That the proposal not to make changes to the current funding support available to the VCSE sector be considered.

 

2.    That the option to review the grant with the input of the VCSE sector and the integration of the funds into one grant to simplify access to funds and avoid duplication, be considered.   

 

(Ian Day – 01274 433507)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)  This Committee requests that a completed and detailed specification, along with options and recommendations be presented to the Committee in early October 2021.

 

(2)  That the appropriate Strategic Director and Assistant Director, also attend the meeting in early October 2021, when this is re-considered by members.

 

(Ian Day – 01274 433507)

8.

CORPORATE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

The Chair of the Committee will provide a report (Document H”) which presents the Committee’s work programme for 2021/22. 

 

Recommended –

 

1.    The Committee may choose to add to or amend the topics included in the 2021-22 work programme for the Committee.

 

2.    That Members consider any detailed scrutiny reviews that they may wish to consider.

 

(Mustansir Butt - 01274 432574)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

Members discussed and agreed the work programme.

 

                                                                        (Mustansir Butt - 01274 432574)