Agenda

Keighley Area Committee
Thursday, 17th October, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Keighley Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Jane Lythgow 

Items
No. Item

A. PROCEDURAL ITEMS

1.

ALTERNATE MEMBERS (Standing Order 34)

The City Solicitor will report the names of alternate Members who are attending the meeting in place of appointed Members. 

 

2.

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.

 

3.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 5 September 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Jane Lythgow – 01274 432270)

4.

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. 

 

(Jane Lythgow - 01274 432270)

 

5.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

(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 15 October 2019.

 

(Jane Lythgow - 01274 432270)

 

B. BUSINESS ITEMS

6.

UPDATE ON FAMILY HUBS IMPLEMENTATION AND OUTCOMES FROM THE CHILDREN'S CENTRE ESTATES CONSULTATION pdf icon PDF 217 KB

On the 3 April 2018, the Council’s Executive agreed to implement the Family Hubs model for delivering prevention and early help to babies, children and young people from October 2018.

 

On the 9 June and 9 July 2019, the Council’s Executive also agreed a number of recommendations to implement changes across the 41 children centre sites.

 

The report of the Director, Children’s Services, (Document “K”) provides an update on implementation and Children’s Centre estates changes.

 

Members are asked to note the report, progress to date and provide support and guidance on the on-going production of the Family Hubs offer.

 

(Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

(Anne Chester-Wash – 01274 432904)

7.

TREE AND WOODLAND PLANTING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE KEIGHLEY AREA pdf icon PDF 83 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place, (Document “L”) describes work being undertaken to increase the number of trees and areas of woodland cover on land within the Keighley Constituency.

 

Recommended –

 

1.    That the important role that tree planting and peatland restoration can have in the area in contributing to climate change adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development be recognised and accepted. 

 

2.    That the further development and assessment of a long list of Council sites within Keighley Area suitable tree planting, including street trees, attached at Appendix 1 to Document L,  be welcomed.

 

3.    That the tree planting proposals on the 2019/20 short list contained at Appendix 2 to Document “L”, and subject to additional site checks and further consultation and comments from other stakeholders, be welcomed in principle. 

 

(Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

(Bob Thorpe – 01274 434826)

8.

YOUTH SERVICE UPDATE pdf icon PDF 117 KB

The Strategic Director, Place, will present a report, (Document “M”) which provides an update on work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Keighley area in the past 12 months and outlines the direction of travel for the next 12 months.

 

Recommended –

 

That the work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Keighley area, as detailed in Document M, be welcomed.

 

(Neighbourhoods and Community Safety Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

(Jonathan Hayes – 01535 618065)

 

Additional documents:

9.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WARDENS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT pdf icon PDF 148 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place, (Document “N”) informs the Committee of the work undertaken by the Neighbourhood Warden and Environmental Enforcement Teams in the Keighley Area.

 

Recommended –

 

That the work undertaken by the Neighbourhood Warden and Environmental Enforcement Teams in the Keighley area, as outlined in Document “N”, be welcomed.

 

(Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

(Jonathan Hayes – 01535 618065 / Amjad Ishaq – 01274 431066))

 

10.

PARKS AND GREEN SPACES ANNUAL REPORT pdf icon PDF 101 KB

 

The operational management and maintenance of Bradford District’s Parks and Green Spaces is a service devolved to Area Committees.  The service merged with the Street Cleansing Service in April 2019.

 

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “O”) seeks to review the activity during the past year and the trends and direction options where available for future service delivery.

 

Recommended –

 

That the content of Document “O” and the smooth merger of the operational management and maintenance of Parks and Green Spaces within the Street Cleansing Service, whilst reducing the number of complaints to the service over the summer, be welcomed. 

 

(Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

(David Cansfield – 01274 437026)

 

 

11.

STREET CLEANSING - PERFORMANCE AND CHANGES TO SERVICE DELIVERY pdf icon PDF 1 MB

 

The Strategic Director, Place, will present a report (Document “P”) which provides an update on the Street Cleansing service including detailed information on complaints and performance in relation to litter and flytipping.

 

The report also provides information on recent major changes including the merger with Parks and Green spaces, service redesign and the recent recruitment of new staff.

 

Recommended –

 

1.    That the information contained in Document “P”, particularly the major changes to the service, the information on complaints and monitoring of cleanliness standards and the recent recruitment of staff, be noted.

 

2.    That the Strategic Director, Place, be requested to provide a further report in 2020 outlining the full-year impact of operational changes made since April 2019.

 

(Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

(Damian Fisher – 01274 437146)