Agenda, decisions and minutes

Annual Meeting of Council, Council
Tuesday, 15th May, 2018 10.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Adrian Tumber 

Items
No. Item

1.

ELECTION OF LORD MAYOR

To elect a Lord Mayor for the 2018/2019 municipal year. 

 

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Gibbons and seconded by Councillor Hinchcliffe supported by Councillor Sunderland.

 

Resolved -

 

That Councillor Zafar Ali be appointed Lord Mayor for the 2018/19 municipal year.

 

The newly elected Lord Mayor then made a declaration of acceptance of office in the prescribed form and assumed the Chair.

2.

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY LORD MAYOR

To appoint a Deputy Lord Mayor for the 2018/2019 municipal year. 

 

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Ellis and seconded by Councillor Poulsen.

 

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Martin Smith be appointed Deputy Lord Mayor for the 2018/19 municipal year.

 

The newly appointed Deputy Lord Mayor then made a declaration of acceptance of office in the prescribed form.

3.

EXPRESSION OF APPRECIATION

Minutes:

Councillors Hinchcliffe, Cooke, Pennington and Sunderland placed on record their appreciation to the retiring Civic Team on behalf of their respective Political Groups.

 

The Lord Mayor presented badges to Councillor Abid Hussain and Mrs Shahnaz Akhtar to commemorate their year of office as Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress. The outgoing Lord Mayor responded with thanks.

4.

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.

 

Minutes:

In relation to Minute 11 Councillor Ian Greenwood disclosed an interest as a trade union nominee on the West Yorkshire Pension Fund but as the disclosure was on the basis of transparency Councillor Greenwood remained in the meeting during consideration and voting on the item.

5.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 20 March 2018 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Adrian Tumber – 01274 432435)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 20 March 2018 be signed as a correct record.

6.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Naylor, N Pollard and Warnes.

7.

WRITTEN ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE LORD MAYOR

(To be circulated before the meeting).

Minutes:

ELECTIONS

The Lord Mayor welcomed everybody to the Annual Meeting of Council, particularly to those Members elected for the first time. On behalf of Elected Member colleagues the Lord Mayor expressed gratitude for the work carried out by staff and volunteers during the Election period.

 

DEATH OF FORMER COUNCILLOR KENNETH ALWYN BAXTER

It was with sadness that the Lord Mayor reported the death of former Councillor Ken Baxter. Ken served this Council as elected Member for the Idle Ward from 1980/1987, 1990/1994 and 1995/1999. The Lord Mayor had written to Ken’s family to express condolences.

 

Members stood in silent tribute to Ken Baxter.

 

DEATH OF MR JED DIN, DIRECTOR OF BRADFORD HATE CRIME ALLIANCE AND BRADFORD CITY CENTRE PROJECT

Tributes had been made to prominent Bradford charity campaigner Jed Din, who had died aged 50. Jed worked tirelessly, fighting hate, protecting victims and bringing communities together.

 

TOUR DE YORKSHIRE 2018

The 2018 Tour de Yorkshire was welcomed to the District this month. Stage 2’s summit finish of the Men’s and Women’s races took place at the Cow and Calf Rocks, Ilkley, on Friday 4 May and Stage 4 of the Men’s Race passed through the Worth Valley on Sunday 6 May. The Lord Mayor placed on record gratitude to all those who participated in making it such an enjoyable and memorable event.

 

THE LIGHT CINEMA

The newly opened Light Cinema was based in an extension to the Broadway Shopping Centre, and included six screens. It was anticipated that the venue, together with the re-opening of St George’s Hall and the programme of events in City Park, would kick-start Bradford city centre’s evening economy.

 

33RD BRADFORD CITY AFC FIRE MEMORIAL

Friday 11 May 2018 was the 33rd anniversary of the Bradford City AFC fire, a tragedy resulting in the loss of 56 lives. A service of remembrance was held at the Memorial Sculpture in City Park attended by staff and players from the Club, members of the emergency services, Council and Elected Members and hundreds of people who gathered to remember friends, family, colleagues and fellow Bradfordians.

8.

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. 

 

(Adrian Tumber - 01274 432435)

 

Minutes:

There were no restricted documents.

9.

REVIEW OF THE COUNCIL'S FINANCIAL REGULATIONS/CONTRACT STANDING ORDERS pdf icon PDF 177 KB

At the meeting of the Governance and Audit Committee held on19 April 2018 consideration was given to the report of the Interim Strategic Director Corporate Resources (Monitoring Officer) (Governance and Audit Committee Document “AK”)on the annual review of the Financial Regulations and Contracts Standing Orders Section of the Council’s Constitution. The Committee made recommendations for their amendment contained in Document “A”.

 

Recommended –

 

 (1)    That the Council consider the proposed amendments to the Constitution (Financial Regulations) listed in Table 1 and the Proposed Financial Regulations for 2018/19 contained in Appendix 1 (as amended by the Governance and Audit Committee on 19 April 2018) recommended for adoption and implementation by the Governance and Audit Committee.

 

(2)     That the Council consider the proposed amendments to the Constitution (Contract Standing Orders) and recommend to Council the Proposed Contract Standing Orders for 2018/19 contained in Appendix 2 (as amended by the Governance and Audit Committee on 19 April 2018) recommended for adoption and implementation by the Governance and Audit Committee.

 

(3)     That the Interim Strategic Director Corporate Resources (Monitoring Officer) be granted delegated authority to implement any recommendations approved by Council and to make consequential amendments to the Constitution as a result of the recommendations approved by Full Council.    

 

                        (Helen Keith – 01274 432730/Duncan Farr – 01274 434588)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Previous reference:  Governance and Audit Committee, Minute 58 (2017/2018)

 

At the meeting of the Governance and Audit Committee on 19 April 2018 consideration was given to the report of the Interim Strategic Director Corporate Resources (Monitoring Officer) (Governance and Audit Committee Document “AK”) on the annual review of the Financial Regulations and Contract Standing Orders sections of the Council’s Constitution. The Committee made recommendations for their amendment contained in Document “A”.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)     That the proposed amendments to the Constitution (Financial Regulations) listed in Table 1 and the Proposed Financial Regulations for 2018/19 contained in Appendix 1 (as amended by the Governance and Audit Committee on 19 April 2018) recommended for adoption and implementation by the Governance and Audit Committee be approved.

 

(2)     That the proposed amendments to the Constitution (Contract Standing Orders) as set out in the Proposed Contract Standing Orders for 2018/19 contained in Appendix 2 (as amended by the Governance and Audit Committee on 19 April 2018) recommended for adoption and implementation by the Governance and Audit Committee be approved.

 

(3)     That the Interim Strategic Director Corporate Resources (Monitoring Officer) be granted delegated authority to implement any recommendations approved by Council and to make consequential amendments to the Constitution as a result of the recommendations approved by Full Council. 

 

ACTION:       Interim City Solicitor

 

10.

REVIEW OF THE COUNCIL'S CONSTITUTION pdf icon PDF 135 KB

At the meeting of the Governance and Audit Committee on 19 April 2018 the report of the Interim City Solicitor (Governance and Audit Committee Document “AL”) detailed proposed amendments to the Constitution for recommendation to Council. The Committee recommended to Council that the proposed amendments be adopted and implemented with the exceptions of: “The proposed addition of new wording at 6.7.1 be removed from Appendix 3” and “the composition of the Health and Wellbeing Board at Appendix 5 be amended to read at (o) The Chief Executive of Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust and at (p) One Member from the GP Community.” The Interim City Solicitor’s report is attached as Document “B”.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the Council consider the proposed amendments to the Constitution set out in Appendices 1 to 5 of this report as considered and recommended by the Governance and Audit Committee on 19 April 2018 for adoption and implementation.

 

(2)       That the Interim City Solicitor be granted authority to make any consequential amendments to the Constitution as a result of any recommendations approved by full Council.

 

                                                                        (Joanne Gleeson - 01274 432878)

 

Minutes:

Previous reference:  Governance and Audit Committee, Minute 60 (2017/2018)

 

At the meeting of the Governance and Audit Committee on 19 April 2018 the report of the Interim City Solicitor (Governance and Audit Committee Document “AL”) detailed proposed amendments to the Constitution for recommendation to Council. The Committee recommended to Council that the proposed amendments be adopted and implemented with the exceptions of: “The proposed addition of new wording at 6.7.1 be removed from Appendix 3” and “the composition of the Health and Wellbeing Board at Appendix 5 be amended to read at (o) The Chief Executive of Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust and at (p) One Member from the GP Community.” These changes were shown in the  Interim City Solicitor’s report Document “B”.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the proposed amendments to the Constitution set out in Appendices 1 to 5 of Document “B” as considered and recommended by the Governance and Audit Committee on 19 April 2018 be adopted and implemented.

 

(2)       That the Interim City Solicitor be granted authority to make any consequential amendments to the Constitution as a result of the recommendations approved by full Council.

 

ACTION:       Interim City Solicitor

11.

MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES AND JOINT COMMITTEES pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To appoint Members to Committees; Chairs and Deputy Chairs of Committees (other than Area Committees)and West Yorkshire joint committees (Document “C” containing the list of appointments will be circulated at the meeting).

                                                                                               

                                                                                    (Adrian Tumber – 01274 432435)

 

 

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the membership of Committees and the appointment of Chairs and Deputy Chairs to the Committees (other than Area Committees) and appointments to West Yorkshire Joint Authorities be as set out in Document “C” as follows:

 

That the membership of Committees and the appointment of Chairs and Deputy Chairs to the Committees (other than Area Committees) and appointments to West Yorkshire Joint Authorities be as set out in Document “C” as follows:

                                    

STANDARDS COMMITTEE (10)

 

Independent Person (1) :  Mohammed Shakeel

Parish & Town Council Members (2): Clayton Parish Councillor Jean Pitts and Keighley Town Councillor Michael Westerman for a period of two years.

Councillors (7) :

 

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrat

 

D Smith

Jamil (Ch)

Griffiths

 

Townend

Ferriby

 

 

 

Lal

 

 

 

Slater

 

 

 

GOVERNANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE (5)

 

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrat

 

M Pollard

Johnson (Ch)

Reid

 

 

Thornton (DCh)

 

 

 

Swallow

 

 

Alternates

Alternates

Alternates

 

Cooke

I Greenwood

Sunderland

 

 

Lal

 

 

 

Watson

 

 

 

STAFFING COMMITTEE (5)

 

Conservative

Labour

Bradford Independents

 

Pennington

Hinchcliffe (Ch)

Sajawal

 

 

I Khan (DCh)

 

 

 

Lal

 

 

Alternates

Alternates

 

 

Poulsen

Lee

 

 

 

Salam

 

 

 

Tait

 

 

 

 

 

CHIEF OFFICER DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE (5)

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrat

 

 

Pennington

Farley

Sunderland

 

 

 

Hinchcliffe

 

 

 

 

Imran Khan

 

 

 

 

Independent Persons (2) :Mohammed Shakeel and vacancy

 

 

LICENSING COMMITTEE (11)

 

Conservative

Labour

The Independents

Independent

 

 

Ellis

Slater (Ch)

Hawkesworth

Stelling

 

 

M Smith

Azam (DCh)

Naylor

 

 

 

Whitaker

Dodds

 

 

 

 

 

Godwin

 

 

 

 

 

S Khan

 

 

 

 

 

REGULATORY AND APPEALS COMMITTEE (7)

 

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrat

Brown

Warburton (Ch)

Griffiths

Cooke

Wainwright (DCh)

 

 

Amran

 

 

Watson

 

Alternates

Alternates

Alternate

Ellis

Azam

R Ahmed

M Pollard

Godwin

 

 

Shabir Hussain

 

 

Jenkins

 

 

CORPORATE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTTEE (10)

 

 

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrat

 

 

 

Cooke

Azam (Ch)

Sunderland

 

 

 

Hargreaves

Duffy (Dep Ch)

 

 

 

 

M Smith

Bacon

 

 

 

 

 

Green

 

 

 

 

 

I Greenwood

 

 

 

 

 

Watson

 

 

 

 

Alternates

Alternates

Alternate

 

 

 

M Pollard

Akhtar

Ward

 

 

 

Townend

Dunbar

 

 

 

 

 

V Greenwood

 

 

 

 

 

T Hussain

 

 

 

 

 

Nazir

 

 

 

 

 

Thirkill

 

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S SERVICES OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (9 plus voting co-opted)

 

 

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrat

Bradford Independents

 

 

 Gibbons (Ch)

Engel

Ward

Sajawal

 

 

 M Pollard (DCh)

Arshad Hussain

 

 

 

 

 

S Khan

 

 

 

 

 

Mullaney

 

 

 

 

 

Peart

 

 

 

 

Alternates

Alternates

Alternate

 

 

 

Hargreaves

Bacon

Humphreys

 

 

 

Senior

Firth

 

 

 

 

 

Mir

 

 

 

 

 

Thirkill

 

 

 

 

 

Wood

 

 

 

 

 

VOTING CO-OPTED MEMBERS (4):

 

Church representatives (2): Claire Parr(CE) and Joyce Simpson (RC)

Parent Governor Representatives (2): Sidiq Ali and Gull Hussain

 

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (9)

 

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrat

Bradford Independents

Hargreaves

V Greenwood (Ch)

N Pollard

Khadim Hussain

Riaz

A Ahmed (Dep Ch)

 

 

 

Johnson

 

 

 

Mir

 

 

 

Shabbir

 

 

Alternates

Alternates

Alternate

 

Barker

Akhtar

Sunderland

 

Senior

Berry

 

 

 

Godwin

 

 

 

Iqbal

 

 

 

H Khan

 

 

 

REGENERATION AND ENVIRONMENT OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (9)

 

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrats

Green

Heseltine

Jamil (Ch)

Stubbs

Love

Whitaker

Dodds (Dep Ch)

 

 

 

Berry

 

 

 

Mohammed

 

 

 

Nazir

 

 

Alternates

Alternate

Alternate

Alternate

Riaz

Amran

R Ahmed

Warnes

Whiteley

Iqbal

 

 

 

Johnson

 

 

 

H Khan

 

 

 

Salam

 

 

 

 

AREA COMMITTEES (Chair and Deputy Chair appointed by each Committee)

 

BRADFORD EAST AREA COMMITTEE (9)

(Bolton and Undercliffe; Bowling and Barkerend; Bradford Moor; Eccleshill; Idle and Thackley; Little Horton)

 

Labour

Liberal Democrat

Bradford  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE EXECUTIVE AND COMMITTEES

To consider any recommendations arising from meetings of the Executive and Committees held after the publication of this agenda and prior to the Council meeting.

Minutes:

There were no recommendations.

13.

COUNCIL MEETINGS 2018/19

Recommended –

 

That ordinary meetings of Council during the municipal year 2018/19 be held at 1600 on the following Tuesdays except where indicated otherwise:

 

17 July 2018

16 October 2018

11 December 2018

15 January 2019

21 February 2019 (Thursday)

19 March 2019

21 May 2019 (1030)

 

                                                                        (Adrian Tumber – 01274 432435)

 

Minutes:

Previous reference:  Executive, Minute 84 (2017/2018)

 

Resolved -

 

That ordinary meetings of Council during the municipal year 2018/19 be held at 1600 on the following Tuesdays except where indicated otherwise:

 

17 July 2018

16 October 2018

11 December 2018

15 January 2019

21 February 2019 (Thursday)

19 March 2019

21 May 2019 (1030)

                       

ACTION:       Interim City Solicitor