Agenda and decisions

Executive
Tuesday, 8th June, 2021 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.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 6 April 2021 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Jill Bell / Yusuf Patel - 01274 434580 434579)

 

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. 

 

(Jill Bell / Yusuf Patel - 01274 434580 434579)

4.

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY CHAIR

The Chief Executive will report on the allocation, by the Leader of the
Council, of the appointment of Deputy Chair for the Municipal Year
2021/2022.

(Kersten England – 01274 434353)

5.

ALLOCATION OF PORTFOLIOS OF EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS pdf icon PDF 121 KB

(Executive Procedure Rules – Part 3D of the Constitution)


The Chief Executive will report on the allocation, by the Leader of the
Council, of Portfolios of Executive functions to members of the
Executive.


(Kersten England – 01274 434353)

6.

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)

 

LEADER OF COUNCIL & CORPORATE

(Councillor Hinchcliffe)

7.

WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MAYOR FOR WEST YORKSHIRE 2021-2025 pdf icon PDF 119 KB

The newly elected Mayor for West Yorkshire will be invited to share initial thoughts on priorities for her term of office and opportunities for working in partnership with Bradford District.  The report of the Chief Executive is submitted (Document “A”).

 

Recommended -

 

That the Executive thank the newly elected Mayor for attending the meeting to discuss our shared priorities.

 

                                                            (David Walmsley - 01274 432131)

 

Decision:

Resolved -

 

That the newly elected Mayor be thanked for attending the meeting to discuss our shared priorities.

 

ACTION: Chief Executive

 

8.

BRADFORD COUNCIL'S APPROACH TO GOVERNMENT LEVELLING UP FUNDING pdf icon PDF 122 KB

The Government has recently announced a series of funding programmes for levelling up and economic growth. This includes:

 

-         The Levelling up fund - a £4.8 billion national fund with the aim in investing in high-value local infrastructure.  Of this, Bradford District has potential access to £100 million in capital funding (£20 million per Parliamentary constituency).

-         The Community Renewal Fund – where priority one areas such as Bradford District are entitled to up to £3 million investment to support skills, local businesses and communities and places.

-         The Towns Fund – Keighley and Shipley were selected by government as two of 101 places across England eligible for investment through the Towns Fund. We are currently awaiting a decision from the Government on our Towns Fund proposals for the two towns.

 

The purpose of the report of the Chief Executive (Document “B”) is to outline these upcoming and continuing opportunities and how we intend to make the most of these as an authority for the whole District.

 

Recommended -

 

(1)  That Executive note the information on the levelling up fund. 

 

(2)  That the Council continues to work with Area Committees, MPs, businesses and wider partners on future rounds.

                                                                       

                                                            (Phil Witcherley – 02174 431241)

Decision:

Resolved -

 

(1)  That the information on the levelling up fund be noted.

 

(2)  That the Council continues to work with Area Committees, MPs, businesses and wider partners on future rounds.

ACTION: Chief Executive

EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLS PORTFOLIO & DEPUTY LEADER

(Councillor I Khan)

9.

PERSONAL TRAVEL ASSISTANCE BUDGET RATE: POST CONSULTATION ANALYSIS AND OPTIONS pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Further to a public consultation held on personal travel assistance budgets (PTAB), the report of the Strategic Director of Children’s Services

(Document “C”) seeks to present an overview analysis of the data acquired and provides a range of implementation options with associated cost implications.

 

Recommended -

 

 

That the Executive adopts option 4, as set out in Document “C" in respect of its PTAB rates.

 

                                                            (Michael Bunting - 07970 828949)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved -

 

That option 4, as set out in Document “C" be adopted in respect of Personal Travel Assistance Budget rates.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director of Children’s Services

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES PORTFOLIO

(Councillor Duffy)

10.

OFSTED MONITORING VISIT - 28 TO 29 APRIL 2021 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Following Ofsted’s Inspection of Children’s Social Care Services from the 17 to 28 September 2018, the fifth of a series of Monitoring Visits took place on the 28 to 29 April 2021.  The Director of Children’s Services will present a report on the monitoring visit (Document “D”)

 

The focus of the Monitoring Visit was around Children in Need and Child Protection.

 

The findings will be  published by Ofsted on 4 June 2021.  Until such a time, the letter remains under Embargo.

 

 

Recommended -

 

The Executive are asked to note the contents of the letter from OFSTED.

 

 

                                                                        (Irfan Alam – 01274 432904)

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved -

 

That the contents of the letter from OFSTED following the monitoring visit 28-29 April be noted.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director of Children’s Services

 

11.

MINUTES OF THE WEST YORKSHIRE COMBINED AUTHORITY pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting(s) of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority held on 4 February and 9 March 2021 (attached)

Additional documents:

12.

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

Recommended –

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the items relating to Partner Future Pension Arrangements (item 13) and Proposed Acquisition of a Regeneration Opportunity (item 14) on the grounds that it is likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if they were present, exempt information within Paragraph 3  (Finance or Business Affairs) of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), would be disclosed and it is considered that, in all the circumstances, the public interest in excluding public access to the relevant part of the proceedings outweighs the interest in publication of the report.

 

13.

PARTNER-FUTURE PENSION ARRANGEMENTS-TREATMENT AS A SUBSUMPTION BODY IN THE WEST YORKSHIRE PENSION FUND

The report of the Director of Finance (NFP Document “E”)sets out the context and considerations in relation to a request from a Partner Organisation for the Council to guarantee Pension Fund arrangements in the form of a subsumption agreement.

 

Recommended –

 

That the recommendations contained in NFP Document “E” be approved.

 

                                                                        (Chris Chapman – 01274 433656)

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the recommendations contained in NFP Document “E” be approved.

 

ACTION: Director of Finance

14.

PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF A REGENERATION OPPORTUNITY IN THE BRADFORD DISTRICT

The Strategic Director of Corporate Resources will present a report

(NFP Document “F”) on the proposed acquisition of a regeneration opportunity in the Bradford district.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)  That the recommendations contained in NFP Document “F” be approved.

 

(2)  It is recommended that in accordance with paragraph 8.7.4 of Part 3E of the constitution, that the recommendations above are not subject to call-in as the matter is urgent for the reasons set out in paragraphs 2.3.5 of NFP Document “F”, as any delay which may result from calling-in the decision may be prejudicial to the interest of the Council or a third party.

 

 

            (Ben Middleton/Chris Chapman – 07582 101816/07971 725105)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)  That the recommendations contained in NFP Document “F” be approved.

 

(2)  That in accordance with paragraph 8.7.4 of Part 3E of the Constitution, the above resolutions be not subject to call-in as the matter is urgent for the reasons set out in paragraphs 2.3.5 of NFP Document “F”, as any delay which may result from calling-in the decision may be prejudicial to the interest of the Council or a third party.

 

 

ACTION: Strategic Director of Corporate Resources