Agenda and decisions

Executive
Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford

Contact: Jill Bell / Yusuf Patel 

Items
No. Item

1.

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.

 

2.

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. 

 

(Jill Bell / Yusuf Patel - 01274 434580 434579)

3.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE EXECUTIVE

To note any recommendations to the Executive that may be the subject of report to a future meeting.  (Schedule to be tabled at the meeting). 

 

 (Jill Bell / Yusuf Patel - 01274 434580 434579)

 

Decision:

COUNCIL MEETING – 14 OCTOBER 2019 - PETITION RE Museums and Libraries Service

 

The Council, at its meeting on Tuesday 14 October 2019 received a petition in respect of Museums and Libraries Service and referred the petition to the Executive.

 

 

Note: In receiving the above petition the Leader stated that it should be considered as part of the Budget Consultation report at the December meeting, and that the lead petitioner be advised accordingly.

 

ACTION: Assistant Director Sports and Culture

 

 

LEADER OF COUNCIL & CORPORATE

(Councillor Hinchcliffe)

4.

QTR. 2 FINANCE POSITION STATEMENT FOR 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 508 KB

The Director of Finance will submit a report (Document “X”) which provides Members with an overview of the forecast financial position of the Council for 2019-20.

 

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 reserves and forecasts school balances for the year. 

 

Recommended –

 

That the Executive

 

(1)       Note the contents of this report and the actions taken to manage          the forecast overspend.

 

(2)       Approve the following capital expenditure schemes.

 

           £0.04m for the completion of drainage works at Dow Park Water            Activities Centre, to be funded from the general contingency budget.

           £0.46m to replace the pool tank at Ilkley Lido. This will be funded          by a mixture of general contingency and as an invest to save          scheme with the additional income funding the capital spend.

           £1.2m of additional funding to complete. This will be funded by a          mixture of Service Prudential borrowing and additional grant.

           £1.75m for the completion of the Affordable Housing Programme          2015-18. The additional spend will be funded by Service    Prudential borrowing from rental income. 

           £0.3m to extend the fitness facilities at Shipley Pool. This will be            funded by the additional income generated through increased      membership.

           £0.05m to replace and repair the roof on a property that the         Council leases. The works would be funded from the general        contingency line of the Capital Investment Programme. 

           £1.4m to relocate the Schools Meals Central Production Unit to a          smaller more efficient property. The works to the Council property             will be funded by a mixture of capital receipt, revenue         contributions and corporate funding.

           £2.1m for the 2019-20 IT capital programme. It will be funded from         revenue resources.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

(Andrew Cross - 01274 436823)

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the contents of this report and the actions taken to   manage         the forecast overspend be noted.

 

(2)       That the  following capital expenditure schemes be approved:

 

           £0.04m for the completion of drainage works at Dow Park            Water Activities Centre, to be funded from the general   contingency budget.

           £0.46m to replace the pool tank at Ilkley Lido. This will be             funded by a mixture of general contingency and as an invest to        save scheme with the additional income funding the capital            spend.

           £1.2m of additional funding to complete Adults Residential          and Extra Care Schemes . This will be funded by a mixture of       Service Prudential borrowing and additional grant.

           £1.75m for the completion of the Affordable Housing         Programme 2015-18. The additional spend will be funded by       Service Prudential borrowing from rental income. 

           £0.3m to extend the fitness facilities at Shipley Pool. This             will be funded by the additional income generated through increased membership.

           £0.05m to replace and repair the roof on a property that the         Council leases. The works would be funded from the general        contingency line of the Capital Investment Programme. 

           £1.4m to relocate the Schools Meals Central Production   Unit to a        smaller more efficient property. The works to the          Council         property will be funded by a mixture of capital receipt, revenue         contributions and corporate funding.

           £2.1m for the 2019-20 IT capital programme. It will be funded from         revenue resources.

 

ACTION: Director of Finance

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

(Andrew Cross - 01274 436823)

 

5.

MID-YEAR PERFORMANCE REPORT pdf icon PDF 909 KB

The Chief Executive will submit a report (Document “Y”) which provides a summary of progress in the first half of the year against the Council’s key performance indicators.

 

Recommended –

 

That the progress against performance metrics outlined in the report be noted.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

 (Laura Copley - 01274 437381)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the progress against performance metrics outlined in Document “Y” be noted.

 

ACTION: No Action

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

 (Laura Copley - 01274 437381)

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES PORTFOLIO

(Councillor Farley)

6.

PROTECTING CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS AT RISK OF EXPLOITATION pdf icon PDF 217 KB

The Chief Executive will submit a report (Document “Z”) which provides an update to and builds on the report presented to the Executive on 6th November 2018 and subsequently to the District’s Area Committees regarding the issue of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). It now focuses on the Strategic Response to all forms of exploitation in Children and Adults and how partners from the Working Together to Safeguard Children – the Bradford Partnership and the Bradford Safeguarding Adults Board work to drive improvements across the District and to hold agencies to account for their work in their area. This report also outlines the emergence of other complex safeguarding themes and outlines how partners are effectively collaborating and focussing upon the protection of vulnerable Children and Adults.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       The Executive is invited to endorse the contents of this report.

 

(2)       The Executive shall receive a further update on the progress of             the response to exploitation in 12 months time.

 

(3)       That subsequent reports will be provided to Area Committees.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee:  Children’s Services

 

(Mark Griffin - 01274 434361)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the contents of Document “Z” be endorsed.

 

(2)       That the Executive shall receive a further update on the progress         of the response to exploitation in 12 months time.

 

(3)       That subsequent reports be provided to Area Committees.

 

ACTION: Chief Executive

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee:  Children’s Services

 

(Mark Griffin - 01274 434361)

 

 

HEALTHY PEOPLE AND PLACES PORTFOLIO

(Councillor Ferriby)

7.

BEREAVEMENT SERVICES STRATEGY - CREMATORIA PROVISION UPDATE pdf icon PDF 607 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “AA”) which is a progress update on delivery of the adopted Bereavement Strategy relating to crematoria provision covering:-

 

·         Land acquisition for the first new crematorium including the use of a Compulsory Purchase Order if required.

·         Construction of the crematorium

·         Procurement of cremators

·         Approval of the current funding profile for delivery of the crematoria programme

·         Implementation of the final phases of the contract with external specialists

 

Recommended –

 

That the Executive approves the following recommendations -

 

(1)       To delegate approval of spend to the Strategic Director, Place in           consultation with the S151 officer for the construction of the first   new crematorium within Heaton at a cost of £9.1m subject to land        acquisition and planning permission.

 

(2)       That the Executive is satisfied that the proposed development   schemes to construct the Crematorium is in the public interest    and that any harm caused by the use of compulsory purchase      powers to acquire and interfere with third party land and rights needed for the scheme is outweighed by the public benefits which           the Crematorium development scheme is likely to generate,

 

(3)       To agree in principle to Compulsory Purchase Orders being  made      pursuant to Section 226(1)(a) of the Town and Country Planning             Act 1990 (as amended by Section 99 of the Planning and           Compulsory Purchase Act 2004), Section 1 of the Localism Act 2011 and the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 and all other relevant             and enabling powers, to secure the compulsory acquisition of the    land shown edged red on the plan appended hereto in order to             facilitate the construction of the proposed Crematoria subject to a        final decision being taken jointly by the Strategic Director : Place            and the Strategic Director: Corporate Resources , in consultation        with appropriate Portfolio Holders as necessary, on whether to             make and submit the Compulsory Purchase Order to the             Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local         Government for confirmation, if satisfied that the Council has             properly taken into account the statutory requirements under    human rights and public sector equality legislation           

 

(4)       To further delegate to the Strategic Director: Place and Strategic           Director: Corporate Resources, in consultation with as necessary          appropriate Portfolio Holders authority to:-

 

(i)         make any necessary, minor or technical amendments to the                   Compulsory Purchase Order;

 

(ii)        modify and settle the draft “Statements of Reasons” to justify the         use of compulsory purchase powers, the Compulsory Purchase           Order Maps and Schedules and all other legal documentation       necessary to support and accompany the Compulsory Purchase         Orders to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and        Local Government for confirmation;

 

(iii)       promote any modifications to the Compulsory Purchase Order, if          expedient to do so;

 

(iv)      approve agreements for withdrawal of any objections to the       Compulsory Purchase Order, including where appropriate,     seeking exclusion of land from the Compulsory Purchase Order;

 

(v)       confirm the Compulsory Purchase Order, if satisfied that it is      appropriate to do so, in the event that the Secretary of State for     Housing, Communities and Local Government  ...  view the full agenda text for item 7.

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       To delegate approval of spend to the Strategic Director Place in            consultation with the S151 officer for the construction of the first   new crematorium within Heaton at a cost of £9.1m subject to land        acquisition and planning permission.

 

(2)       That the Executive is satisfied that the proposed development   schemes to construct the Crematorium is in the public interest    and that any harm caused by the use of compulsory purchase      powers to acquire and interfere with third party land and rights needed for the scheme is outweighed by the public benefits which           the Crematorium development scheme is likely to generate,

 

(3)       That it be agreed in principle to Compulsory Purchase Orders    being  made  pursuant to Section 226(1)(a) of the Town and        Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by Section 99 of the             Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004), Section 1 of the             Localism Act 2011 and the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 and all         other relevant and enabling powers, to secure the compulsory             acquisition of the land shown edged red on the plan appended             hereto in order to facilitate the construction of the proposed                         Crematoria subject to a final decision being taken jointly by the       Strategic Director Place and the Strategic Director Corporate             Resources , in consultation with appropriate Portfolio Holders as         necessary, on whether to make and submit the Compulsory           Purchase Order to the Secretary of State for Housing,       Communities and Local Government for confirmation, if   satisfied        that the Council has properly taken into account the statutory           requirements under human rights and public sector equality        legislation    

 

(4)       To further delegate to the Strategic Director  Place and Strategic           Director Corporate Resources, in consultation with as necessary          appropriate Portfolio Holders authority to:-

 

(i)         make any necessary, minor or technical amendments to the       Compulsory Purchase Order;

 

(ii)        modify and settle the draft “Statements of Reasons” to justify the         use of compulsory purchase powers, the Compulsory Purchase           Order Maps and Schedules and all other legal documentation       necessary to support and accompany the Compulsory Purchase         Orders to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and        Local Government for confirmation;

 

(iii)       promote any modifications to the Compulsory Purchase Order, if         expedient to do so;

 

(iv)      approve agreements for withdrawal of any objections to the       Compulsory Purchase Order, including where appropriate,     seeking exclusion of land from the Compulsory Purchase             Order;

 

(v)       confirm the Compulsory Purchase Order, if satisfied that it is      appropriate to do so, in the event that the Secretary of State for     Housing, Communities and Local Government has empowered              the Council  to decide on whether or not to confirm the     Compulsory Purchase Order;

 

(vi)      take all necessary action to continue or open negotiations          with persons for the acquisition of land included in the        Compulsory Purchase Order and any other land needed for the      Crematorium scheme and to authorise acquisitions by     agreement where the use of compulsory purchase powers is in      contemplation and to approve the purchase price, advance             payments and all other compensation payments;

(vii)     take all necessary steps in  ...  view the full decision text for item 7.

8.

MINUTES OF THE WEST YORKSHIRE COMBINED AUTHORITY pdf icon PDF 503 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting(s) of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority held on 1 August 2019 (attached).

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting(s) of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority held on 1 August 2019 be received

 

ACTION: No Action