Agenda and decisions

Executive
Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford

Contact: Jill Bell / Yusuf Patel 

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.

 

2.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 10 September 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Jill Bell - 01274 434580)

 

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 / Yusuf Patel - 01274 434580 434579)

4.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE EXECUTIVE

To note any recommendations to the Executive that may be the subject of report to a future meeting.  (Schedule to be tabled at the meeting). 

 

 (Jill Bell / Yusuf Patel - 01274 434580 434579)

 

REGENERATION, PLANNING & TRANSPORT PORTFOLIO

(Councillor Ross-Shaw)

5.

OBJECTIONS IN RELATION TO THE AMENDMENTS TO THE ON-STREET PARKING PLACES CONSOLIDATION ORDER 2015 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

The report of the Strategic Director of Place (Document “U”)requests that any objections received in relation to the amendments to the On–Street Parking Places Consolidation Order 2015, are considered by the Strategic Director of Place in consultation with the Portfolio Holder. This would require authority from the Executive to delegate consideration of objections to the proposal and make recommendations regarding whether the Order is sealed as advertised or if any modifications are to be made before implementation.

 

Recommended -

 

That the Executive delegates consideration of objections to the Schedule as outlined in 9.1 – On Street Parking Places, shown in Appendix A to Document “U” , to  the Strategic Director of Place in consultation with the Portfolio Holder to seal the Order as advertised or make any modifications before implementation.

 

(Regeneration and Environment Overview & Scrutiny)

(Louise Williams - 01274 431066)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved -

 

That consideration of objections to the Schedule as outlined in 9.1 – On Street Parking Places, shown in Appendix A to Document “U” , be delegated to  the Strategic Director of Place in consultation with the Portfolio Holder to seal the Order as advertised or make any modifications before implementation.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director of Place        

Regeneration and Environment Overview & Scrutiny

(Louise Williams - 01274 431066)

 

LEADER OF COUNCIL & CORPORATE

(Councillor Hinchcliffe)

 

NOTE

 

The following item is included on this agenda as an exceptions to the Forward Plan in accordance with the provisions of Paragraph 10 (General Exception to the Forward Plan) of Part 3D of the Constitution.

 

 

6.

UPDATE ON BRADFORD COUNCIL'S PREPARATIONS FOR BREXIT pdf icon PDF 1 MB

A report will be submitted (Document “V”) that provides an assessment on the latest position of our businesses, residents and service providers in preparing for Brexit.

 

Due to committee reporting deadlines, this version of the report was prepared on the 25 September and is up to date at the time of writing.  Please note that given the rapidly changing context of Brexit, it is possible that this report may not be fully up to date with external events at the time of the Executive Committee.

 

The Government is committed to leaving the EU on 31 October, with or without a deal. Bradford Council’s preparations are aimed at ensuring that services, residents, businesses and partners are supported through Brexit. This preparation continues to follow the key themes and actions outlined in the Brexit Preparedness Report approved by Executive on the 5 March 2019. 

 

The Government has also issued a further £104,000 to support Local Authorities to prepare for Brexit. 

 

This report recommends that this money be held in readiness to deploy to cover eventualities which the Council may need to react to over the coming weeks in this fast changing environment.

 

Recommended –

 

That the additional £104,000, awarded by Government in August 2019 to help with Brexit preparations, be held in readiness to deploy to cover eventualities which the Council may need to react to over the coming weeks in this fast changing environment.

 

 

(Corporate/All Overview & Scrutiny Committees)

                                                                               (Phil Witcherley – 01274 431241)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)          That the additional £104,000, awarded by Government in August 2019 to help with Brexit preparations, be held in readiness to deploy to cover eventualities which the Council may need to react to over the coming weeks in this fast changing environment.

 

(2)          That each Portfolio Holder be kept updated on the areas of concern expressed at the meeting.

 

(3)          That a further report be presented to the Executive following Brexit.

 

ACTION: Chief Executive

Corporate/All Overview & Scrutiny Committees

                                                                               (Phil Witcherley – 01274 431241)

 

7.

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

Recommended –

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during the discussion of  Not for Publication Document “W” relating to Partner Future Pension Arrangementson the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the proceedings, that if they were present, exempt information within paragraphs 3 and 5 (financial or business affairs and legal privilege) of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) would be disclosed and it is considered that, in all the circumstances, the public interest in allowing the public to remain is outweighed by the public interest in excluding public access to the relevant part of the proceedings for the following reasons:

 

It is in the public interest in maintaining these exemptions because it is in the overriding interest of proper administration that Members are made fully aware of the financial and legal implications of any decision.

 

(Jill Bell – 01274 434580)

 

8.

PARTNER FUTURE PENSION ARRANGEMENTS

The report of the Director of Finance (NOT FOR PUBLICATION Document “W”) will set out the options for the potential Subsumption of another body within the Council Pension arrangements.

 

Recommended –

 

That The Recommendations contained in Not For Publication Document “W” be approved.

 

(Corporate Services Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

(Chris Chapman – 01274 433656)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That consideration of this item be deferred to the meeting of the Executive on 5 November 2019.

 

ACTION: Director of Finance

(Chris Chapman – 01274 433656)