Agenda, decisions and minutes

Shipley Area Committee
Wednesday, 27th January, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: virtual

Contact: Jill Bell/Su Booth  01274 434580/07814 073884

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.

 

Minutes:

In the interests of transparency, Councillor Heseltine disclosed that he was associated with ‘Friends of Prince of Wales Park’  that received a Cleaner Streets, Parks and Open Spaces grant (Minute 7)

 

Action: City Solicitor

2.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 6 November 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Jill Bell/Su Booth – 01274 434580/07814 073884)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 6 November 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated)

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/Su Booth – 01274 434580/07814 073884)

 

Minutes:

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

4.

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 by emailing either susan.booth2@bradford.gov.uk or jill.bell@bradford.gov.uk, by mid-day on Monday 25th January 2021.

 

(Su Booth/Jill Bell – 07814 073884/01274 434580)

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public.

5.

*SCAPAG MEETING NOTES - 11 MARCH 2020 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

The Area Co-ordinator will present the notes (Document AB) of SCAPAG contributions made at the meeting with the Area Committee held on 11 March 2020.

 

Recommended –

 

That the notes be received.                                            

(Damian Fisher – 01274 437146)

Minutes:

The Area Co-ordinator presented the notes (Document “AB”) of SCAPAG contributions made at the meeting with the Area Committee, held on 11 March 2020.

 

 

Resolved –

 

That the notes be received.

 

Action: Shipley Area Coordinator

 

6.

COVID UPDATE pdf icon PDF 120 KB

The report of the Interim Director, Place (Document “AC”) provides an update on COVID-19 in Bradford District.  It describes the district response between March 2020 and January 2021.  The latest data on cases, admissions and deaths will be reported verbally at the meeting. 

 

The report sets out how the Bradford District COVID-19 response is being managed, explaining the leadership role of the COVID-19 Management Group and the working groups that feed it. 

 

Recommended –

That Shipley Area Committee notes the contents of the report and the work that is taking place across the district to respond to the Covid 19 pandemic.

 

(Ian Day – 07896 728186)

Minutes:

The report of the Interim Strategic Director, Place (Document “AC”) was presented to provide the Committee with an update on the situation in relation to COVID-19 in the Bradford District.  An update was also circulated to Members prior to the meeting which included the latest data on cases, admissions and deaths.

 

It was advised that infection rates were escalating but that the positivity rate was less than before Christmas.  The new variant represented 50% of cases across the district and was more infectious.  Hospital admissions were increasing and the number of deaths had increased over the previous 7 days.

 

It was stressed that residents needed to continue to follow the guidelines provided.  The District had 2 lateral flow COVID test sites and teams were visiting high infection areas.  The rates in Bradford and Keighley were lower in the lateral testing sites in the previous week.  One thousand, one hundred tests had been carried out in various areas in the District and there was a lower number of calls in to the support telephone line during the second lockdown.  Eighty four percent of target contacts had been made as part of local contact tracing.

 

Work was being done in partnership with the Police, Environmental Health and Licensing to check on businesses and monitor infringements.

 

COVID Young Ambassadors were providing valuable feedback and insight.  Young people wanted information relating to vaccines which were for over 18’s only (not licensed for under 18’s).  Information and myth-busting was needed in relation to the concerns that vaccines contained animal products or could affect fertility.  A consistent message would continue to be given by the Communications Team, partners and volunteers.

 

Members then had the opportunity to ask questions, the details of which and the responses given, are as below:

 

·         There was good communication between Council Members with Council Officers and Public Health and one Member asked how the Young Ambassadors were deployed and what conversations were taking place so that younger people could be vaccinated.

·      In response, Officers advised that the Young Ambassadors came from across the District and were working remotely providing good information.  The priority for vaccinations was focused on older age groups, care staff and NHS workers.  The vaccination plan would roll out to lower age groups.  The issue with vaccinating under 18’s revolved around the issue of licensing and not due to any actions by the Government.

 

·         A Member asked about the origins of myths surrounding COVID vaccines and whether they could be identified and addressed.

 

·      In response, Officers advised that there was no porcine used and that rumours build and were difficult to track down.  The message was tailored to suit the community from which information was received.  A sum of £472,000 had been awarded to invest in the voluntary sector.  Community Ambassadors would share messages, counter narratives and help with ‘myth busting’

 

·         One Member sought clarity on the statistics provided in relation to the number of positive test results and whether the results related to all tests.

·      Officers confirmed that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

CLEANER STREETS pdf icon PDF 87 KB

The report of the Shipley Area Co-ordinator (Document “AD”) summarises the Cleaner Streets, Parks and Open Spaces grants awarded, at the time of writing, in the financial year April 2020 to March 2021 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 Cleaner Streets, Parks and Open Spaces grant be noted and welcomed.

 

(2)       That the Grants Advisory Group is thanked for their work in allocating Cleaner Streets, Parks and Open Spaces grants.

 

(Damian Fisher – 01274 437146)

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Shipley Area Co-ordinator presented a report (Document “AD”) to the Committee which summarised the Cleaner Streets, Parks and Open Spaces grants awarded for the financial year 2020-21 which aimed to benefit the community and improve the local environment.  £43,000 had been committed to local groups with the remaining balance being split.

 

Members then had the opportunity to ask questions, the details and responses given are as below:

 

·         A Member asked where the cigarette butt receptacles were being placed and how their location was chosen.

·      Officers advised that the receptacles would be outside pubs, betting offices etc. where they face directly onto the pavement.  Members could receive a list of where they were due to be put if requested. 

 

Resolved –

 

1)        That the wide range of groups, organisations and individuals across the Shipley area which have benefited from receiving a Cleaner Streets, Parks and Open Spaces grant be noted and welcomed.

 

(2)       That the Grants Advisory Group be thanked for their work in allocating Cleaner Streets, Parks and Open Spaces grants.


Action: Interim Strategic Director, Place

8.

COMMUNITY CHEST pdf icon PDF 84 KB

The report of the Shipley Area Co-ordinator (Document “AE”) summarises the Community Chest Grants awarded in the financial year April 2020 to March 2021 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 grant be noted and welcomed.

 

(2)       That the Grants Advisory Group is thanked for their work in allocating Community Chest grants.

 

(Damian Fisher – 01274 437062)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Shipley Area Co-ordinator presented a report (Document “AE”)  which summarised  the Community Chest grants awarded during the financial year April 2020 to March 2021 to benefit communities within the Shipley Constituency for leisure and cultural based activities. An additional document with the latest figures was also circulated to Members in advance of the meeting. Officers advised that all of the budget was allocated and the details were outlined in the appendix document provided.

 

Resolved –

 

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

 

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


Action: Interim Strategic Director, Place