Agenda, decisions and minutes

Keighley Area Committee
Thursday, 18th October, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Keighley Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Jane Lythgow 

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(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.




(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.



No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received. 




Recommended –


That the minutes of the meetings held on 21 June and 19 July 2018 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).


(Jane Lythgow – 01274 432270)


Resolved –


That the minutes of the meetings held on 21 June and 19 July 2018 be signed as a correct record.





(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. 


(Jane Lythgow - 01274 432270)



There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents. 




(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)


To hear questions from electors within the District on any matter this is the responsibility of the Committee. 


Questions must be received in writing by the City Solicitor in Room 112, City Hall, Bradford, BD1 1HY, by mid-day on Tuesday 16 October 2018.


(Jane Lythgow - 01274 432270)



There were no questions submitted by the public. 



The report of the Strategic Director, Place, (Document “K”) provides an update on work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Keighley area during 2017/2018.


Recommended –


That the work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Keighley Area as detailed in Document “K” be noted.


(Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

(Jonathan Hayes – 01535 618008)



The report of the Strategic Director, Place, (Document “K”) provided an update on work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Keighley area during 2017/2018.


A number of youth workers, partners and young people addressed the meeting to discuss activities which had taken place throughout 2017/18 and the impact the youth service had on the lives of young people in the Keighley constituency.  A comprehensive PowerPoint presentation was also provided depicting a number of initiatives which had taken place throughout the year.


The presentation included specialist projects to reach as many young people as possible including:-


·         LGBTQ support for young people;

·         Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Projects;

·         Inclusion groups for disabled young people

·         One to one work on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), Early Help and Youth in Mind.

·         Community Cohesion Events.

·         A remembering Srebrenica Event.

·         Keighley Constituency Christmas party.

·         Youth in Mind – drop in sessions.

·         Oakworth Youth Club breaking fast

·         Inclusion groups exploring healthy relationships.

·         Delivering a CSE workshop to partners.

·         Involvement at Bradford Pride.

·         Getting involved in volunteering.


It was explained that there were youth projects happening in every part of the constituency.  Regular open sessions included:-


·         Highfield Youth Club Sports

·         Silsden Youth creating art work

·         Cook and eat sessions

·         Oxenhope Youth Club team building

·         Stocksbridge sports project


Holiday programme were also discussed and details of the Saturday Inclusion day out; Keighley East at Doe Park; Braithwaite Gala and Fox Lane challenge were presented.


Members questioned the young people in attendance about their favourite activities and one young person discussed a visit to Blackpool and the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Boat race.  Other young people discussed their experiences of residential trips where they had made new friends and overcome fears; a sponsored walk to from Bolton Abbey to Ilkley and other charity events.  Youth workers reported their experience of the Breaking Fast event where young people from all backgrounds and across Keighley, including non Muslims, celebrated.


It was questioned what priorities had arisen from the young people during planning events which had been held and it was explained that they had highlighted their appreciation of places to go; things to do and people they could trust to talk to about their worries including poverty; family breakdowns; crime; drug use and anti-social behaviour.    


A Member queried if period poverty was discussed and it was explained that some young people had reported their struggles.  It was acknowledged that this was something that should be worked on in the future.  Youth summits were being arranged across the district and one of the ideas for inclusion had been poverty.


A mother of a young person utilising the Youth Service reported how the service had supported her as a single parent through difficult times.


It was felt that the presentation demonstrated the valuable work with young people taking place across the constituency much of which was undertaken in partnership with other organisations. 


Members were assured that an increased amount of one to one work had been undertaken particularly with regard to mental health/early  ...  view the full minutes text for item 26.