Agenda, decisions and minutes

Keighley Area Committee
Thursday, 14th October, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Keighley Town Hall, Keighley

Contact: Jane Lythgow 

Items
No. Item

10.

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:

No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.

 

11.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 1 July 2021 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Jane Lythgow – 01274 432270)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 1 July 2021 be signed as a correct record.

12.

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)

 

Minutes:

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

 

13.

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 12 October 2019.

 

(Jane Lythgow - 01274 432270)

 

Minutes:

In accordance with the provision at Part 3B, Paragraph 6 of the Council’s Constitution the following public questions were presented:

 

·         Question one requested an update on the opening of a new police station in the town.

 

·         Question two asked what could be done to make the area surrounding a building site at the top of Cavendish Street, surrounded by blue hoardings and targeted by graffiti, more aesthetically pleasing.

 

·         Question three suggested that the back of Cavendish Street be gated to prevent anti-social behaviour.

 

·         Question four raised issues around the environmental impact of a planning application for a temporary fire station reported in the Keighley News on 9 September 2021; questioned if the Committee had made representations about the proposals; requested a commitment to reinstate a green space on the corner of Cavendish Street and North Street; requested that should the green space be sold the revenue generated be spent in Keighley and asked if the Committee had any verifiable information about any intended closure of medical surgeries in the area or of a plan to build a Health and Wellbeing Hub.

 

In accordance with provision at Part 3B, Paragraph 6 of the Council’s Constitution the Chair advised that a written response to the questions would be provided after the meeting.

 

Resolved –

 

That the Strategic Director, Place, be requested to provide a written response to the four public questions submitted.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

 

14.

REFERRALS TO THE COMMITTEE

The Regulatory and Appeals Committee, at a meeting on 23rd September 2021, resolved, in relation to Aire Valley Business Centre, Lawkholme Lane, Keighley, as follows:-

 

That it be recommended that the Keighley Area Committee review the left-turn-only signs at the junction along North Street, Keighley in order to improve the junction.

 

Members are asked to consider how they wish to deal with this resolution.

 

 

Minutes:

The Regulatory and Appeals Committee, at a meeting on 23rd September 2021, resolved, in relation to Aire Valley Business Centre, Lawkholme Lane, Keighley, as follows: -

 

That it be recommended that the Keighley Area Committee review the left-turn-only signs at the junction along North Street, Keighley in order to improve the junction.

 

Members were asked to consider how they wished to deal with the resolution.  It was agreed that the report which had been discussed at Regulatory and Appeals Committee would be forwarded to Members and the Strategic Director, Place, be requested to provide a report, to the next meeting of the Committee, on options available to the Committee at that location.

 

Resolved –

 

That the Strategic Director, Place, be requested to provide a report, to the meeting scheduled for 25 November 2021, on the options available to the Committee with regard to the left turn only signs in an endeavour to improve the junction along North Street, Keighley. 

 

ACTION: City Solicitor / Strategic Director Place

 

15.

ANNUAL UPDATE ON ROAD SAFETY EDUCATION, TRAINING AND PUBLICITY IN THE BRADFORD DISTRICT pdf icon PDF 203 KB

The Strategic Director, Place, will present a report, (Document “C”) which provides an update on current casualty levels and trends in the Bradford District and on the Road Safety Education, Training and Publicity initiatives aimed at reducing those casualties.

 

Recommended –

 

That an evidence based approach to determining Road Safety priorities continues to be supported.

 

(Becky James – 01274 437409/ 07929 747447)

Minutes:

The Strategic Director, Place, presented a report, (Document “C”) which updated Members on current casualty levels and trends in the Bradford District and on the Road Safety, Education, Training and Publicity initiatives aimed at reducing those casualties. 

 

A Member questioned developments in the School Streets project and it was reported that this was led by traffic engineers.  Colleagues in the Road Safety team were involved in supporting the pilot schemes and attended sites to observe behaviours.  Schools had been chosen to partake in the scheme where it was felt it would be appropriate in their areas.  Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) were in place at those locations as the initiative was only a pilot at this stage. 

 

A Member questioned if the cycle training referred to in the report was similar to the Cycling Proficiency Scheme and it was confirmed that this was similar to the older scheme.  There were three core levels of training provided. The first level was conducted in an off road environment and developed basic cycle skills.  The second level focused on road skills and was conducted in quiet locations.  The third level was more advanced including multi-lane carriageway and roundabout training.  It was also reported that there were other modules funded by the Department of Transport which focused on helping children learn to ride or family training.  A Member referred to a scheme which donated cycles to children and suggested that links be made with that organisation called ‘ONNA Bike’.  In response it was explained that the service had a small fleet of cycles which could be loaned to children and it was agreed to contact ‘ONNA Bike’.

 

The report referred to the three tier district wide service engaging with schools.  The first tier was where schools in the eight wards with the highest child casualties were targeted.  The second tier was the delivery of presentations by the team which were booked on a first come first served basis.  The third tier was the provision of resources and information for all schools which did not need a road safety officer to deliver.    The action taken to encourage those schools which had not previously engaged with the service was questioned and it was acknowledged colleagues were aware of schools where they had struggled to engage and that there was work to be undertaken to get the message through to schools which did not see the education and training as a priority.  It was agreed that future annual reports would include details of the initiatives to be developed.  

 

The accident and casualty data contained in Document “C” was questioned and it was explained that the figures revealed more casualties than accidents as often one accident resulted in more than one casualty.

 

The level of training for adult cyclists and motor cyclists was questioned.  The benefit of parental engagement and education was also raised as a possible area for development.   In response the Strategic Director explained that although the trend for casualty figures had reduced the accident rate  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15.