Agenda, decisions and minutes

Shipley Area Committee
Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Shipley Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Claire Tomenson 

Items
No. Item

1.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR (Standing Order 35)

To appoint a Chair for the Municipal Year 2019/2020.

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Heseltine be appointed Chair of the Shipley Area Committee for the 2019/2020 Municipal Year.

 

ACTION:       City Solicitor

2.

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY CHAIR (Standing Order 35)

To appoint a Deputy Chair for the Municipal Year 2019/2020.

 

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Barker be appointed Deputy Chair of the Shipley Area Committee for the 2019/2020 Municipal Year.

 

ACTION:       City Solicitor

3.

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.

4.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 3 April 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Claire Tomenson – 01274 432457)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 3 April 2019 be signed as a correct record.

5.

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. 

 

(Claire Tomenson - 01274 432457)

 

Minutes:

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

 

6.

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 Monday 15 July 2019.

 

(Claire Tomenson - 01274 432457)

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public. 

 

7.

*SHIPLEY AREA COMMITTEE AND SHIPLEY CONSTITUENCY AREA PARTNERS' ADVISORY GROUP (SCAPAG) ISSUES

Up to a maximum of 15 minutes will be allowed for SCAPAG members to raise new items of information, questions, requests or suggestions that may have arisen within their organisation/neighbourhood and which are relevant to raise at the meeting.

 

Issues raised in accordance with the above must be received in writing by the Shipley Area Co-ordinator’s Office in Shipley Town Hall, Shipley, BD18 3EJ, by mid-day on Monday 15 July 2019.

 

(Damian Fisher – 01274 437146)

Minutes:

The Area Co-ordinator informed the Committee that no SCAPAG issues had been received for this meeting.

 

No resolution was passed on this item.

8.

*SCAPAG MEETING NOTES - 6 MARCH 2019 pdf icon PDF 114 KB

The Area Co-ordinator will present the notes (Document “A”) of SCAPAG contributions made at the meeting with the Area Committee held on 6 March 2019.

 

Recommended –

 

That the notes be received.                                            

(Damian Fisher – 01274 437146)

Minutes:

The Area Co-ordinator presented the notes (Document “A”) of SCAPAG contributions made at the meeting with the Area Committee held on 6 March 2019.

 

Resolved –

 

That the notes be received.

 

NO ACTION

9.

*RENEWAL OF THE NOMINATION TO LIST PROPERTY AS AN ASSET OF COMMUNITY VALUE - THE MALT SHOVEL, MENSTON pdf icon PDF 176 KB

Previous reference: Minute 22 (2014-15)

 

The report of the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources, (Document “B”) informs Members that the Council has received a nomination to renew the listing of the property known as The Malt Shovel public house and car park as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011, following the original nomination made on 23/04/2014, which is due to expire on 02/07/2019.

 

The report considers whether the nomination and nominated asset meet the Asset of Community Value criteria set out in the Localism Act and contains a recommendation as to whether or not the nomination should be approved.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Committee recommend that the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources accept the nomination of the property known as The Malt Shovel on the grounds that it meets the criteria and definition of an Asset of Community Value as set out in the Localism Act 2011.

 

(Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee/

Regeneration & Environment Overview & Scrutiny)

 

(Nigel Gillatt – 01274 424224)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Strategic Director, Corporate Resources presented a report (Document “B”) that requested the renewal of the listing of the property known as The Malt Shovel public house and car park as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011 following the original nomination made on 23 April 2014, which was due to expire on 2 July 2019.

 

Resolved –

 

That the Committee recommend that the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources accept the nomination of the property known as The Malt Shovel on the grounds that it meets the criteria and definition of an Asset of Community Value as set out in the Localism Act 2011.

 

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Corporate /

Regeneration & Environment

ACTION: Strategic Director, Corporate Resources

10.

*RENEWAL OF THE NOMINATION TO LIST LAND AS AN ASSET OF COMMUNITY VALUE - LOW HALL ROAD GARAGE SITE, MENSTON pdf icon PDF 180 KB

Previous reference: Minute 37 (2014-15)

 

The report of the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources, (Document “C”) informs Members that the Council has received a nomination to renew the listing of the land known as Low Hall Road Garage Site, Menston as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011, following the original nomination made on 24/02/2014, which is due to expire on 30/07/2019.

 

The report considers whether the nomination and nominated asset meet the Asset of Community Value criteria set out in the Localism Act and contains a recommendation as to whether or not the nomination should be approved.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Committee recommend that the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources accept the nomination of Low Hall Road Garage Site on the grounds that it meets the criteria and definition of an Asset of Community Value as set out in the Localism Act 2011.

 

(Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee/

Regeneration & Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

 

(Nigel Gillatt – 01274 424224)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Strategic Director, Corporate Resources presented a report (Document “C”) that requested the renewal of the listing of the land known as Low Hall Road Garage Site, Menston as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011 following the original nomination made on 24 February 2014, which was due to expire on 30 July 2019.

 

Resolved –

 

That the Committee recommend that the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources accept the nomination of the property known as Low Hall Road Garage Site on the grounds that it meets the criteria and definition of an Asset of Community Value as set out in the Localism Act 2011.

 

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Corporate /

Regeneration & Environment

ACTION: Strategic Director, Corporate Resources

 

11.

*RENEWAL OF THE NOMINATION TO LIST PROPERTY AS AN ASSET OF COMMUNITY VALUE - MENSTON ARMS pdf icon PDF 179 KB

Previous reference: Minute 23 (2014-15)

 

The report of the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources, (Document “D”) informs Members that the Council has received a nomination to renew the listing of the property known as Menston Arms public house and car park as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011, following the original nomination made on 23/04/2014, which is due to expire on 02/07/2019.

 

The report considers whether the nomination and nominated asset meet the Asset of Community Value criteria set out in the Localism Act and contains a recommendation as to whether or not the nomination should be approved.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Committee recommend that the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources accept the nomination of the property known as Menston Arms on the grounds that it meets the criteria and definition of an Asset of Community Value as set out in the Localism Act 2011.

 

(Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee/

Regeneration & Environment Overview & Scrutiny)

(Nigel Gillatt – 01274 424224)

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Strategic Director, Corporate Resources presented a report (Document “D”) that requested the renewal of the listing of the property known as The Menston Arms public house and car park as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011 following the original nomination made on 23 April 2014, which was due to expire on 2 July 2019.

 

Resolved –

 

That the Committee recommend that the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources accept the nomination of the property known as Menston Arms on the grounds that it meets the criteria and definition of an Asset of Community Value as set out in the Localism Act 2011.

 

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Corporate /

Regeneration & Environment

ACTION: Strategic Director, Corporate Resources

 

12.

*SHIPLEY YOUTH SUMMIT - FEBRUARY 2019 pdf icon PDF 866 KB

The report of the Shipley Area Co-Ordinator (Document “E”) details the Shipley Youth Summit that explored issues related to young people and social mobility.  This work was led by the Young Ambassadors group which supports the work of the Bradford Opportunity Area Fund.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the Committee notes the report and supports the on-going work of the Young Ambassadors.

 

(2)       That Councillors consider in what ways they can help support young people to increase their social mobility in Shipley. 

 

(Children’s Services Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

 

(Damian Fisher – 01274 431155)

Minutes:

Members considered a report of the Shipley Area Co-ordinator (Document “E”) that covered the Shipley Youth Summit which had taken place on 20 February 2019.

 

It was reported that the Shipley Youth Summit had been opened by the Leader of Council, Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe and had considered issues for young people in Shipley.  Many activities had been carried out during the day and a vote had been undertaken in relation to issues to be progressed.  Three topics, peer pressure, drugs and mental health, had been discussed and Members noted that Titus Salt School was running a project where young people helped each another.

 

A Young Ambassador was present at the meeting and detailed the issues she had faced whilst at school.  Members were informed that the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) had provided support and this had changed her life.

 

It was explained that the Young Ambassadors group had been established in Shipley and was part of the pilot Opportunity Area Fund Plan.  It was reported that Youth Summits had been held in Bradford South, Bradford East and Shipley and the feedback from young people had been that they required help with mental health.  The ‘buddy’ scheme was effective and young people wanted to get involved with progressing the matter.

 

The Chair thanked everyone for sharing their experiences and acknowledged that the young people needed to be supported.  He then posed questions and was informed that:

 

·         There had been an open invite to the Youth Summit with links to Children’s Services and the Shipley Youth Service.  The event had been operated as a satellite and had aimed to be interactive with games.

·         12 areas had been identified by the Department of Education as Opportunity Areas and schools had been picked to receive support. 

·         The scheme operated by Titus Salt School was being looked at by other schools, however, it was optional.  The usual practice was to have a nominated teacher who was responsible for mental health, but Titus Salt had looked for pupil representatives instead.  Good practice needed to be encouraged in other schools.

·         The age range of those at the Summit had been between 13 and 19 years and up to 25 years with disabilities.  It had been predominantly teenagers that had attended.  The young people came from across the Shipley Constituency and there had been some tensions, but it had been a good mix.

·         There had been 35 Young Ambassadors in the District wide group, however, since June locally based groups had been established for the five constituencies.

·         The Young Ambassadors had originally been recruited through Council communications and on-line.  As it had moved to a local model, local Councillors and schools had been informed and advertising would continue.

·         £140,000 had been commissioned for all the work undertaken.

·         Meetings had taken place at Beckfoot School in the past and there was more scope to reach out to different places.

·         Information packs were provided to the Young Ambassadors.

·         As many young people as possible were needed to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

COMMUNITY CHEST GRANTS AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES GRANTS 1 APRIL 2018 TO 31 MARCH 2019 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

The Shipley Area Co-ordinator will submit Document “F” which summarises the Community Chest Grants and Youth Activities Grants awarded in the financial year April 2018 to March 2019 for the benefit of communities within the Shipley Constituency.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the wide range of groups, organisations and individuals across the Shipley Area which have benefited from receiving a Community Chest or Youth Activities grant be noted and welcomed.

 

(2)       That the Grants Advisory Group be thanked for their work in allocating Community Chest and Youth Activities grants.

 

(Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

(Damian Fisher – 01274 437062)

Minutes:

The Shipley Area Co-ordinator presented a report (Document “F”) that summarised the Community Chest Grants and Youth Activities Grants that had been awarded during the financial year April 2018 to March 2019 for the benefit of communities within the Shipley Constituency. 

 

In response to Members’ queries, it was reported that:

 

·         There was no fund remaining.

·         The Community Chest Grant allocation could be increased.

·         Information regarding the advice advocacy would be circulated to Members.

·         Further information in relation to the Easter holiday activities provided would be circulated to Members.

·         The Youth Activities Grant had been spent and the number of grants awarded would be confirmed to Members.

·         The Youth Activities Grant was a one-off provision.

 

A representative of Wrose Parish Council posed a question and was informed that the surplus had been returned to a central pot, however, a grant for travelling expenses for the Young Ambassadors scheme could be looked at in the future.

 

 A representative of Baildon Parish Council endorsed the suggestion that the Community Chest Grant allocation should be increased and queried whether there was equitable monitoring of the funds that were allocated to the different Wards.  The Area Co-ordinator confirmed that the issue had been looked at in the past and that it varied year on year.  The Chair explained that it was demand led and it was the responsibility of groups and organisations to apply for funding.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the wide range of groups, organisations and individuals across the Shipley Area which have benefited from receiving a Community Chest or Youth Activities grant be noted and welcomed.

 

(2)       That the Grants Advisory Group be thanked for their work in allocating Community Chest and Youth Activities grants and the young people that assisted in the process be thanked for their involvement.

 

(3)       That the Community Chest Grant allocation be increased up to £500.

 

(4)       That any surplus funds be allocated to existing or outstanding applications at the discretion of the Chair and the Area Co-ordinator.

 

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Corporate

ACTION: Area Co-ordinator

 

14.

*MEMBER REPRESENTATION ON THE GRANTS ADVISORY GROUP pdf icon PDF 68 KB

The Area Co-ordinator will submit Document “G” which provides background information and recommendations with regard to Member representation on Grants Advisory Group for 2019/20.

 

Recommended –

 

That in the current municipal year and in accordance with an established precedent, the Area Committee approves the nomination of three Councillors from the Conservative Group, one Councillor from the Green Group and one Councillor from the Labour Group.

 

(Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

 (Damian Fisher – 01274 437062)

 

Minutes:

The Shipley Area Co-ordinator submitted Document “G” which provided background information and recommendations with regard to Member representation on the Grants Advisory Group for 2019-20.

 

Resolved –

 

That in the current municipal year and in accordance with an established precedent, the Area Committee approves the nomination of three Councillors from the Conservative Group, one Councillor from the Green Group and one Councillor from the Labour Group.

 

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Corporate

ACTION: Area Co-ordinator