Agenda and decisions

Bradford East Area Committee
Thursday, 16th January, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Fatima Butt/Tracey Sugden 

Items
No. Item

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 and 17 October 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Fatima Butt/Tracey Sugden – 01274 432227/434287)

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. 

 

(Fatima Butt/Tracey Sugden – 01274 432227/434287)

 

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 14 January 2020.

 

(Fatima Butt/Tracey Sugden – 01274 432227/434287)

 

6.

PETITION - ROWANBERRY CLOSE AND WHITEBEAM WALK, ECCLESHILL, BRADFORD pdf icon PDF 3 MB

The Strategic Director, Place will present a report (Document “Q”) which outlines a petition that has ben received and which requests the introduction of a residents’ permit parking scheme on Rowanberry Close and Whitebeam Walk, Eccleshill, Bradford.

 

 Recommended –

 

That the request for permit parking on Rowanberry Close and Whitebeam Walk remain on the list for consideration by this Committee as and when future Safer Roads programmes are determined.

 

(Andrew Smith – 434674)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the request for permit parking on Rowanberry Close and Whitebeam Walk remain on the list for consideration by this Committee as and when future Safer Roads programmes are determined.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

 

(Andrew Smith – 434674)

 

7.

LOCAL HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE - DEVOLUTION UPDATE AND FUNCTION OVERVIEW pdf icon PDF 161 KB

The Committee is asked to consider Document “R” which details how the Local Highway Maintenance (LHM) function is managed and resources are allocated.

 

The report also updates the Committee with regard to current operations being undertaken on the network and the indicative costs of works undertaken on the network and the indicative costs of works undertaken in the current financial year.

 

Recommended -

 

(1)  That the Bradford East Area Committee notes the current operational methods adopted for local highway maintenance.

 

(2)   That the Bradford East Area Committee notes the indicative costs to date for the current financial year.

 

(3)  That the Bradford East Area Committee approves the list of current and proposed CAT 3/4 works as shown in Appendices 5 and 6 to Document “R”.

 

(Andrew Whelan – 01274 434409)

 

Decision:

Resolved -

 

(1)  That the current operational methods adopted for local highway maintenance be noted.

 

(2)   That the indicative costs to date for the current financial year be noted.

 

(3)  That the list of current and proposed CAT 3/4 works as shown in Appendices 5 and 6 to Document “R” be approved subject to Hutton Road being in the Little Horton Ward.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

 

(Andrew Whelan – 01274 434409)

 

8.

YOUTH SERVICE UPDATE - BRADFORD EAST pdf icon PDF 119 KB

The Strategic Director, Place will present a report (Document “S”) which gives an update on work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Bradford East Area in the past twelve months and outlines the direction of travel for the next twelve months.

 

Recommended –

 

That the work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Bradford East Area as detailed in Document “S” be welcomed.

 

(Norrina Rashid – 01274 431066)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Bradford East Area as detailed in Document “S” be welcomed.

 

(2)       That the Committee recognise the valuable work carried out by staff in the Youth Service and the impact on young people.

 

(3)       That the Committee is grateful for the honest and brave comments of the young people who attended the meeting.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

 

(Norrina Rashid – 01274 431066)

 

9.

BRADFORD EAST AREA FLOOD PREVENTION pdf icon PDF 107 KB

The Committee is asked to consider Document “T” which provides an overview of the flood prevention strategy for the Bradford East Area. In addition, the report also provides an outline of the role and responsibilities of the Environment Agency in terms of flood prevention.

 

Members are asked to consider Document “T” and note its content.

 

(Edward Norfolk – 01274 433905)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That consideration of the report (Document “T”) be deferred to a future meeting of the Committee.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

 

                                                            (Edward Norfolk – 01274 433905)

           

10.

HOMELESSNESS AND ROUGH SLEEPING IN BRADFORD DISTRICT pdf icon PDF 134 KB

The Strategic Director, Place will present a report (Document “U”) which provides information on key homelessness and rough sleeping issues across the District.

 

Recommended –

 

That the information provided on key homelessness and rough sleeping issues, challenges and responses across the District.

 

(Dimitris Tolios – 01274 4366635)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)          That the information provided on key homelessness and rough sleeping issues, challenges and responses across the District be noted and that officers be thanked for attending the meeting and listening to the issues raised by members.

 

(2)          That the Committee receive a report from the Housing Standards Team and the Rouge Landlords Scheme in the next 6 months.

 

(3)          That the Committee recognises the pressures coming from the private rented sector on homelessness across the district.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

(Dimitris Tolios – 01274 4366635)