Agenda and decisions

Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 5.30 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: Su Booth - 07814 073884 

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 29 September 2020 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Su Booth 07814 073384)

4.

REFERRALS TO THE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

Any referrals that have been made to this Committee up to and including the date of publication of this agenda will be reported at the meeting.

5.

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. 

 

(Su Booth - 07814 073884)

 

6.

COVID-19 ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLAN pdf icon PDF 575 KB

The report of the Interim Strategic Director of Place (Document “O”) provides an overview of the Bradford District Economic Recovery plan that has been developed by the Bradford District Economic Recovery Board.

 

The recovery plan assesses the impacts of the COVID pandemic on Bradford District’s local economy and sets out the actions we need to take now and over the next two years to accelerate our recovery from Covid-19.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)          that the Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee would like to thank Professor Zahir Irani and the Economic Recovery Board members for their valuable contribution to this crucial area of work.

 

(2)          The Committee note and comment on the approach to Economic Recovery outlined in this report and the accompanying Bradford District Economic Recovery Plan.

 

(Jason Longhurst – 01274 434748)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)  That the Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee thanks Professor Zahir Irani and the Economic Board Members for this crucial area of work.

 

(2)  The Committee considered and commented on the approach to the Economic Recovery and the accompanying Bradford District Economic Recovery Plan.

 

Action – Strategic Director, Place.

 

                                                            (Jason Longhurst – 01274 434748)

7.

CULTURAL STRATEGY 2020-30 pdf icon PDF 177 KB

The report of the Interim Strategic Director of Place (Document “P”) provides a briefing to members on the work in progress on development of a new 10-year cultural strategy for Bradford District.

 

“Culture is Our Plan”  is being developed by the Bradford Cultural Place Partnership, funded by Bradford Council and Arts Council England.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       that the Committee notes the work to date and work still in progress on this strategic plan.

 

(2)       that the Committee gives its comment on the draft narrative, vision and strategic ambitions as part of ongoing consultation on the emerging plan.

 

(Nicola Greenan – 01274 431301)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)  The Committee requests that progress against the targets in the Culture Plan, be presneted to the Committee in 12 months.

 

(2)  That a brieifng note relating to the Arts Council Strategy be circulated to members, when available.

 

 

Action – Strategic Director, Place

 

                                                      (Jason Longhurst – 01274 434748)

8.

WORK PROGRAMME 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

This report includes the Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Work Programme 2020-21 (Document “Q”)

 

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.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

The Commented on the work progamme and requested that a reprot relating to Winter Griting Maintenance be presented to the Committee in Autumn 2021.

 

Action – Overview & Scrutiny Lead

                                               

                                                                        (Mustansir Butt – 01274 432574)