Agenda, decisions and minutes

Annual Meetingof Council, Council
Tuesday, 18th May, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Contact: Adrian Tumber 

Items
No. Item

1.

ELECTION OF LORD MAYOR

To elect a Lord Mayor for the 2021/2022 municipal year.

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Shabir Hussain be appointed as Lord Mayor for the 2021/22 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 2021/2022 municipal year.

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Beverley Mullaney be appointed Deputy Lord Mayor for the 2021/22 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:

The Lord Mayor together with Councillors Susan Hinchcliffe, Rebecca Poulson, Dale Smith and Jeanette 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 Lee and her consort to commemorate two years of office as Lord Mayor. In response the former Lord Mayor thanked all who had assisted her during her time of office; paid tribute to people doing great work throughout the pandemic; expressed her pride in the district and all of its people and thanked them for the honour which had been bestowed upon her.

 

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:

There were no disclosures.

 

5.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 March 2021 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Adrian Tumber – 07970 412150)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 March 2021 be signed as a correct record.

 

6.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Barker, Gibbons, Heseltine and Warnes.

 

7.

WRITTEN ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE LORD MAYOR (Standing Order 4) pdf icon PDF 91 KB

(To be circulated before the meeting).

Minutes:

ELECTIONS

 

The Lord Mayor warmly welcomed everybody to the Annual Meeting of Council, and extended a special welcome to those elected for the first time. 

Members and Officers joined him in wishing them all a productive and rewarding time serving their constituents.

 

On behalf of Elected Member colleagues, the Lord Mayor then expressed gratitude for the effective and efficient work carried out by staff and volunteers during the Election period, especially as the pandemic had called for many new arrangements to be undertaken to ensure the safety of staff, the public and candidates.

 

 

DEATH OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH

 

The Lord Mayor reported that the district, together with the rest of the nation and farther afield, was saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on 09 April, aged 99. 

 

His late Royal Highness was greatly respected for the steadfast support he has given Her Majesty The Queen throughout their long lives together.  His strength of character, quick wit and forthright views endeared him to many and he succeeded in bringing a modernising agenda to the institution of monarchy.

 

His deeply held belief in the intrinsic value of service to the community took full flower in 1956, with the launch of the highly successful Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Scheme.   The scheme has enjoyed great popularity locally.  Based on the firm principles of rescue and public service training; initiative development; science and natural history and fitness, its experimental launch soon caught the public imagination and countless young people across the country, and in more than 50 other nations, have benefited from the skills they learnt under its aegis.

With his passing, a chapter has closed.  On behalf of local residents, the Lord Mayor wrote to Her Majesty The Queen to express profound sorrow and sympathy in her loss. 

 

 

DEATH OF FORMER LADY MAYORESS, MRS IRENE MANGHAM

 

It was with sadness, that the Lord Mayor reported to Council the passing of former Lady Mayoress, Mrs Irene Mangham on 10 May 2021.

 

Mrs Mangham served as Lady Mayoress during the Civic term of her late husband, Danny Mangham, in 1994-1995.  She played an important part in supporting her husband, reaching out to community groups and helping raise funds for the Bradford and Keighley branches of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, which was their very successful Civic Appeal.

 

Theirs was a busy Civic year and they undertook their varied schedule of visits and receptions with great enthusiasm.    All those whom they met during that memorable year were immediately put at ease by their disarming warmth and approachability.

 

The Lord Mayor had written to Mrs Mangham’s family to offer condolences in their loss.

 

DEATH OF FORMER COUNCILLOR RUPERT OLIVER

It was also the sad duty of the Lord Mayor to report the recent death of former Councillor Rupert Oliver.

 

Mr Oliver served as a Labour Councillor for the Bowling and Barkerend Ward from 2006 until 2008, having earlier served as a Liberal Democrat  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

TRIBUTE TO THE LATE COUNCILLOR OLIVER AND THE LATE FORMER DEPUTY MAYORESS MRS IRENE MANGHAM

Minutes:

Councillor Jamil paid tribute to the late Councillor recalling help and support he had provided to her when she had been selected for office.  She also expressed her condolences to the family of the former Lady Mayoress Mrs Irene Mangham.

 

9.

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.

 

10.

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION - CONTRACTS STANDING ORDERS AND FINANCIAL REGULATIONS pdf icon PDF 94 KB

At the meeting of the Governance and Audit Committee held on22 April 2021 consideration was given to the report of the Strategic Director Corporate Resources (Governance and Audit Committee Document “AL”)on the annual review of the Contracts Standing Orders and Financial Regulations section of the Council’s Constitution. The Committee made recommendations for their amendment contained in Document “A”.

 

Recommended-

 

That the proposed changes to Contract Standing Orders and Financial Regulations (detailed in Document “A”) be approved to support improvements in the organisation’s financial and procurement processes and procedures.

 

                                                                  (Ian Westlake – 07971 540171)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

At the meeting of the Governance and Audit Committee held on 22 April 2021 consideration was given to the report of the Strategic Director Corporate Resources (Governance and Audit Committee Document “AL”) on the annual review of the Contract Standing Orders and Financial Regulations section of the Council’s Constitution. The Committee made recommendations for their amendment contained in Document “A”.

 

Resolved-

 

That the proposed changes to Contract Standing Orders and Financial Regulations (detailed in Document “A”) be approved to support improvements in the organisation’s financial and procurement processes and procedures.

 

ACTION:        Strategic Director Corporate Services

11.

REVIEW OF THE CONSTITUTION pdf icon PDF 86 KB

At the meeting of the Governance and Audit Committee on 22 April 2021 the report of the City Solicitor (Governance and Audit Committee Document “AN”) detailed proposed amendments to the Constitution for recommendation to Council. The City Solicitor’s report is attached as Document “B”.

 

Recommended-

 

(1)       That the proposed amendments to the Constitution recommended by the Governance and Audit Committee and as set out in Appendices 1-3 of Document “B” be recommended to Council for adoption and implementation subject to the inclusion of the words “that each District Appeals Panel will comprise of three Members” in Article 8 of Appendix 1.

 

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

 

(3)       That the City Solicitor ensures that any agreed amendments are implemented.      

 

(Michael Bowness/Linda Bailey – 01274 433541/078147 79093)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

At the meeting of the Governance and Audit Committee on 22 April 2021

the report of the City Solicitor (Governance and Audit Committee

Document “AN”) detailed proposed amendments to the Constitution for

recommendation to Council. The City Solicitor’s report was attached to the agenda as Document “B”.

 

An amendment moved by Councillor J Sunderland was defeated.

 

Resolved:

 

(1)          That the proposed amendments to the Constitution recommended by the Governance and Audit Committee and as set out in Appendices 1-3 of Document “B” be adopted and implemented subject to the inclusion of the words “that each District Appeals Panel will comprise of three Members” in Article 8 of Appendix 1;

 

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

 

(3)          That the City Solicitor ensures that any agreed amendments are implemented.

 

ACTION:        City Solicitor

12.

FORMALISATION OF WELLBEING BOARD GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS pdf icon PDF 242 KB

Prior to the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, a process was underway to reform the Health and Wellbeing Board, to become the Wellbeing Board, including associated changes to its membership, and focus.

 

On 22 April 2021 the Governance and Audit Committee considered the report of the Strategic Director, Health and Wellbeing Document “AM” which sought approval for the formalisation of the Wellbeing Board governance arrangements.

 

Recommended-

 

That the changes to the name, membership and role and functions of the Board as detailed in Governance and Audit Committee Document “AM” be approved.

 

                                                            (James Drury – 07970 479491)

Minutes:

 

Prior to the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, a process was

underway to reform the Health and Wellbeing Board, to become the

Wellbeing Board, including associated changes to its membership, and

focus.

 

On 22 April 2021 the Governance and Audit Committee considered the

report of the Strategic Director, Health and Wellbeing Document “AM”

which sought approval for the formalisation of the Wellbeing Board

governance arrangements.

 

Resolved-

 

That the changes to the name, membership and role and functions of the Board as detailed in Governance and Audit Committee Document “AM” be approved.

 

ACTION:        Strategic Director Health and Well Being

13.

MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES AND JOINT COMMITTEES (Standing Order 4) pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To appoint Members to Committees; Chairs and Deputy Chairs of Committees (other than Area Committees)and West Yorkshire joint committees (Document “C”).

                                                                                               

                                                            (Adrian Tumber – 07970 412150)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That with the amendment to appoint Councillor Thornton to the West Yorkshire Pension Fund Investment Advisory Panel in place of Councillor Lal, the membership of Committees; appointments of Chairs and Deputy Chairs to the Committees (other than Area Committees) and appointments to West Yorkshire joint authorities and committees as set out in Document “C” be approved as follows:

 

STANDARDS COMMITTEE (10)

 

Independent Person (1) :  Mohammed Shakeel

Parish & Town Council Members (2)

 

Councillors (7) :

 

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrat

 

D Smith

Dodds (Ch)

Reid

 

Townend

Ferriby

 

 

 

Lal

 

 

 

Slater

 

 

 

GOVERNANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE (5)

 

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrat

 

Pollard

Tait (Ch)

Reid

 

 

Thornton (DCh)

 

 

 

Godwin

 

 

Alternate

Alternates

Alternate

 

Felstead

Azam

J Sunderland

 

 

T Hussain

 

 

 

Slater

 

 

 

STAFFING COMMITTEE (5)

 

Conservative

Labour

 

Poulsen

Hinchcliffe (Ch)

 

Davies

I Khan (DCh)

 

 

Lal

 

Alternates

Alternates

 

Pollard

Ferriby

 

 

Salam

 

 

Tait

 

 

 

CHIEF OFFICER DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE (5)

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrat

 

 

Poulsen

Duffy (Ch)

J Sunderland

 

 

 

Hinchcliffe

 

 

 

 

I Khan

 

 

 

Alternate

Alternates

Alternates

 

 

Davies

Ferriby

Griffiths

 

 

 

Jabar

 

 

 

 

Ross-Shaw

 

 

 

 

LICENSING COMMITTEE (11)

 

Conservative

Labour

Green

Ilkley Independent

Davies

Slater (Ch)

Love

Hawkesworth

Winnard

S Akhtar (DCh)

 

 

Nazam

Cunningham

 

 

 

Dodds

 

 

 

Ibrar Hussain

 

 

 

Mohsin Hussain

 

 

 

S Khan

 

 

 

REGULATORY AND APPEALS COMMITTEE (7)

 

Conservative

Labour

Green

Brown

Warburton (Ch)

Edwards

Ali

Wainwright (DCh)

 

 

Lee

 

 

Shafiq

 

Alternates

Alternates

Alternate

K Green

Ibrar Hussain

Love

Sullivan

Godwin

 

 

Salam

 

 

Lal

 

 

CORPORATE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (10)

 

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrat

Independent Socialist

Bibby

Azam (Ch)

J Sunderland

Jenkins

Riaz

Tait (DCh)

 

 

 

S Akhtar

 

 

 

Green

 

 

 

Arshad Hussain

 

 

 

Nazir

 

 

Alternates

Alternates

Alternate

 

Birch

Deardon

Griffiths

 

Nazam

Ibrar Hussain

 

 

 

Tariq Hussain

 

 

 

Salam

 

 

 

Shafiq

 

 

 

Wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S SERVICES OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (9)

 

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrat

Independent

Winnard (Ch)

Alipoor

Stubbs

Sajawal

Pollard (DCh)

Choudhry

 

 

 

Humphreys

 

 

 

Jamil

 

 

 

Mohammed

 

 

Alternates

Alternates

Alternate

 

K Green

Firth

Knox

 

Felstead

H Khan

 

 

 

Mir

 

 

 

Wood

 

 

 

 

VOTING CO-OPTED MEMBERS (4):

 

Church representatives (2): Joyce Simpson (CE) and vacancy (RC)

Parent Governor Representatives (2): Kathrine Haskett and vacancy

 

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (9)

 

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrat

Hargreaves

Greenwood (Ch)

Griffiths

Glentworth

Humphreys (Dep Ch)

 

Majkowski

Berry

 

 

Godwin

 

 

Iqbal

 

Alternates

Alternates

Alternate

Sullivan

S Akhtar

J Sunderland

P Clarke

Mir

 

J Clarke

H Khan

 

 

Lintern

 

 

Mohammed

 

 

REGENERATION AND ENVIRONMENT OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY

COMMITTEE (9)

 

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrats

Herd

Kamran Hussain (Ch)

R Sunderland

Heseltine

Mohammed (Dep Ch)

 

Felstead

Cunningham

 

 

Dearden

 

 

Mosin Hussain

 

Alternates

Alternate

Alternate

Barker

A Ahmed

R Ahmed

Davies

Berry

 

P Clarke

Choudhry

 

 

Mukhtar

 

 

Shafiq

 

 

 

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

H Khan

R Ahmed

Iqbal

Knox

Choudhry

J Sunderland

Cunningham

R Sunderland

Mir

 

Alternates

Alternates

Humphreys

Griffiths

Jamil

Reid

I Khan

Stubbs

Salam

 

Shafiq

 

 

Note: The ninth place is divided between the Labour Group and Independent with the Labour Group taking the first six months.

 

 

BRADFORD SOUTH AREA COMMITTEE (9)

(Great Horton; Queensbury; Royds; Tong; Wibsey; Wyke)

 

Labour

Conservative

 

Dodds

Bibby

 

S Khan

J Clarke

 

T Hussain

 

 

Mukhtar

 

 

Thornton  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE EXECUTIVE AND COMMITTEES (Standing Order 15)

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.

15.

ATTENDANCE AT COUNCIL MEETINGS 2021/22

Previous reference:  Executive, Minute 201 (2020/2021)

 

Recommended –

 

That ordinary meetings of Council during the municipal year 2021/22 be held at 1600 on the following Tuesdays except where indicated otherwise:

 

13 July 2021

12 October 2021

14 December 2021

25 January 2022

17 February 2022 (Thursday)

15 March 2022

17 May 2022 (1030)

 

                                                            (Adrian Tumber – 07970 412150)

 

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That ordinary meetings of Council during the municipal year 2021/22 be held at 1600 on the following Tuesdays except where indicated otherwise:

 

13 July 2021

12 October 2021

14 December 2021

25 January 2022

17 February 2022 (Thursday)

15 March 2022

17 May 2022 (1030)

 

ACTION:        City Solicitor