Agenda and decisions

Bradford East Area Committee
Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 4 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Fatima Butt/Tracey Sugden 

Items
No. Item

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.

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. 

 

(Tracey Sugden - 01274 434287)

 

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 in writing by the City Solicitor in Room 112, City Hall, Bradford, BD1 1HY, by mid-day on Monday 17 February 2020.

 

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

 

5.

SAFER ROADS DEVOLVED BUDGET - BRADFORD EAST pdf icon PDF 146 KB

The Strategic Director, Place will present a report (Document “V”) which seeks approval for programmes of safer roads schemes in the Bradford East constituency for 2020/21 and 2021/22.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)  That the programmes of Casualty Reduction schemes for 2020/21 and 2021/22 listed in Appendix 1 to Document “V” be approved.

 

(2)  That the proposed programmes of Traffic Management measures for 2020/21 and 2021/22 listed in Appendices 2 and 3 to Document “V” be approved.

 

(3)  That any Traffic Regulation Orders, or any legal procedures linked to the processing of traffic calming measures or pedestrian crossing facilities which are necessary to implement the chosen schemes be approved for processing and advertising subject to the scheme details being agreed with the local Ward Members.

 

(4)  That any valid objections to the advertised Traffic Regulation Orders, traffic calming or pedestrian facilities be submitted to this Area Committee for consideration or in the event of there being no valid objections the Traffic Regulation Orders be sealed and implemented and the traffic calming or pedestrian facilities be implemented as advertised.

 

(Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)          That the programmes of Casualty Reduction schemes for 2020/21 and 2021/22 listed in Appendix 1 to Document “V” be approved.

 

(2)          That the proposed programmes of Traffic Management measures for 2020/21 and 2021/22 listed in Appendices 2 and 3 to Document “V” be approved.

 

(3)          That any Traffic Regulation Orders, or any legal procedures linked to the processing of traffic calming measures or pedestrian crossing facilities which are necessary to implement the chosen schemes be approved for processing and advertising subject to the scheme details being agreed with the local Ward Members.

 

(4)          That any valid objections to the advertised Traffic Regulation Orders, traffic calming or pedestrian facilities be submitted to this Area Committee for consideration or in the event of there being no valid objections the Traffic Regulation Orders be sealed and implemented and the traffic calming or pedestrian facilities be implemented as advertised.

 

(5)          That future Safer Roads reports include information on casualty rates across the Bradford East Area which also includes information as to why certain schemes were not chosen.

 

Action:  Strategic Director, Place

 

Overview and Scrutiny Area:  Regeneration and Environment

 

(Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

 

6.

BRADFORD OPPORTUNITY AREA: BRADFORD EAST pdf icon PDF 534 KB

The Area Committee is asked to consider Document “W” which provides information in respect of the Bradford Opportunity Area in Bradford East.

 

Members are advised that, as an “Opportunity Area”, the DfE funds a small team to work with Bradford to agree and deliver priorities in improving social mobility. Its work is driven by an Opportunity Area board made up of key stakeholders from across Bradford. This group has identified four priority area to work on:-

 

·         Strengthening school leadership and the quality of teaching

·         Improving literacy and oracy, including a focus on parental engagement

·         Helping young people access rewarding careers

·         Removing health-related barriers to learning

 

A wide range of activity has been funded and is outlined at Appendix 1 to Document “W”.

 

Recommended –

 

That the programme progress be noted for information and the use of the Social Mobility Dashboard (as outlined in Appendix 3 to Document “W”) be endorsed to support the work of the Area Committee.

 

(Kathryn Loftus – 01274 434590) 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the programme progress be noted.

 

(2)       That a further report be submitted to this Committee in a years time which includes:

 

·         evidence of outcomes and steps being taken to make the various projects sustainable

·         how the project engaged with parents where language was a barrier

·         how the programme was engaging and involving fathers

 

(3)       That future reports include an updated Social Mobility Index.

 

Action:  Strategic Director, Children’s Services

 

Overview and Scrutiny Area:  Children’s Services

 

(Kathryn Loftus – 01274 434590) 

 

7.

*HOUSING STANDARDS pdf icon PDF 133 KB

The Strategic Director, Place will present a report (Document “X”) which provides members with an overview of the work of the Housing Standards and Empty Homes and Loans Teams undertaken in the Bradford East Area.

 

Recommended –

 

That the report be noted.

 

(Julie Rhodes – 01274 431163)

Decision:

Recommended –

 

That the report be noted and a progress report be presented to the Committee in 12 months time.

 

Action:  Strategic Director, Place

 

Overview and Scrutiny Area:  Regeneration and Environment

 

(Julie Rhodes – 01274 431163)

 

 

8.

*COMMUNITY ACTION BRADFORD AND DISTRICT pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Members are asked to consider Document “Y” which provides an overview of Community Action work undertaken across the area.

 

Recommended –

 

That the information in Document “Y” be noted and welcomed.

 

(Paul Stephens – 01535 612500)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the information in Document “Y” be noted and welcomed.

 

(2)       That the work Community Action do to help voluntary and community groups be welcomed and that all volunteers be thanked for the valuable work they do across the District.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Area:  Corporate

 

(Paul Stephens – 01535 612500)