Agenda

Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 5.30 pm

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

Items
No. Item

A. PROCEDURAL ITEMS

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 meetings held on 10 October and 14 November 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

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. 

 

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

5.

REFERRALS TO THE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

No referrals were made to the Committee at the time of the publication of the agenda.

 

B. OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY ACTIVITIES

6.

BRADFORD DISTRICT PLAN ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

The Assistant Director for the Office of the Chief Executive will submit a report (Document “S”) which sets out the annual report which highlights the key achievements, future challenges and areas of focus of the Bradford District Partnership in delivering the priorities of the District Plan (2016-2020).

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       Members note and comment on the report.

 

(2)       That a further annual report be brought in 12 months time.

 

(Kathryn Jones - 01274 433664)

Additional documents:

7.

ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT ON THE BRADFORD DISTRICT ARMED FORCES COVENANT pdf icon PDF 4 MB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “T”) which provides an update on the implementation of the Bradford District Armed Forces Covenant and report on the progress made by the Covenant Partnership in identifying and addressing need within the Armed Forces Community.

 

Previous progress was reported to this committee on the 14th December 2016. This update follows the decision of Full Council of the 16 July 2019 to re-instate an annual progress update.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the Strategic Director Place  continues work to progress the         development of the Bradford District Armed Forces Covenant and         implementation of its action plan and reports progress to Council          committees at regular intervals.

 

(2)       That Royal British Legion member Keith Webster is commended          for his voluntary work in supporting the armed forces community.

 

(3)       That Committee members make comments and suggestions for            action by Council officers, elected members and the Covenant             Partnership.

(Helen Johnston - 01274 434401)

8.

BRADFORD COUNCIL'S EQUALITY OBJECTIVES ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT (TO JUNE 2019) pdf icon PDF 109 KB

The Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee were involved in the development of the equality objectives during 2015 and consequently requested to receive annual updates on progress thereafter.

 

The Assistant Director for the Office of the Chief Executive will submit a report (Document “U”) which outlines the annual progress on delivery of the Council’s equality objectives (2016-2020) covering the period to June 2019. 

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That Members comment on and support the progressing work on        the Council’s equality objectives 2016-2020.      

 

(2)       That Members request a final progress update on the equality    objectives (2016-2020) in 12 months time.

 

(Kathryn Jones – 01274 433663)

Additional documents:

9.

BRADFORD DISTRICT SAFER COMMUNITIES PARTNERSHIP PERFORMANCE REPORT AND DELIVERY PLAN pdf icon PDF 168 KB

The report by the Community Safety Partnership Board (Document “V”) provides the details of the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) performance report for the 12 months to 30th September 2019 and presents the annual CSP Delivery Plan.

 

Recommended –

 

The Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee considers the Plan and the performance data contained within the report.

 

(Michael Churley - 01274 431364)

Additional documents:

10.

STRONGER COMMUNITIES STRATEGY AND DELIVERY PLAN pdf icon PDF 199 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “W”) which asks the Committee to note the progress of the Stronger Communities Strategy and Delivery Plan, produced by the Bradford Stronger Communities Partnership.

 

Recommended –

 

The Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee is asked to note the progress carried out in the development of the Bradford Stronger Communities Strategy and Delivery Plan by the Stronger Communities Partnership.

(Ian Day- 01274 433507)

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11.

CORPORATE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE - WORK PROGRAMME 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

The Chair of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee will submit a report (Document “X”) which sets out the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee work programme for 2019/20.  The Committee is asked to consider which items it wishes to include in the work programme.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That members consider and comment on the areas of work        included in the work programme.

 

(2)       That members consider any detailed scrutiny reviews that they             may wish to conduct.

 

(Mustansir Butt - 01274 432574)

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