Agenda and decisions

Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: Remote Virtual Meeting

Contact: Mustansir Butt 

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.

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)

 

4.

REFERRALS TO THE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

 

The Committee is asked to note any referrals and decide how it wishes to proceed, for example by incorporating the item into the work programme, requesting that it be subject to more detailed examination, or refer it to an appropriate Working Group/Committee.

 

5.

THE RELOCATION OF HER MAJESTY'S CORONER'S OFFICE (HMCO) pdf icon PDF 205 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources Document “J” – that contains Not For Publication Appendix 2 advises the Committee on the proposed relocation of HMCO to alternative and independent premises in Little Germany and to update on the financial implications of technical design development. The existing premises, co-located with the Bradford Magistrates’ Court, are not fit for purpose and do not comply with current Health & Safety and DDA requirements.

 

 

Recommended-

 

That the Committee note the authorisation by Executive on 6th October 2020 to award additional capital funds to meet the current budget deficit and authorisation for the Strategic Director Corporate Resources, in consultation with the Leader, to take all necessary decisions to implement the decision.

 

                                                                        (Imran Khan – 01274 4326018)

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

(1)  The Committee supports the authorisation by the Executive on 6 October 2020 to award additional capital funds to meet the current budget deficit and authorisation for the Strategic Director Corporate Resources, in consultation with the Leader, to take all necessary decisions to implement the decision.

 

(2)  That the comments raised by members be considered as part of this procurement exercise.

 

(3)  That Officers should provide more adequate and robust Business Cases to the Committee in future.

 

 

(Ben Middleton – 01274 439607)

(Imran Khan – 01274 432618)

6.

BRADFORD COUNCIL'S WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY 2015 - 2021 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The Director of Human Resources will submit Document “K” which provides a progress update to the Committee on the Council’s Corporate Workforce Development Strategy 2015 – 2021.

 

Recommended-

 

That the contents of the report be noted.

 

                                                                           (Anne Lloyd – 01274 437335)

 

Decision:

(1)  This Committee requests a review of the Central Training Budget be undertaken as part of the budget process for next year, to ensure that mandatory training is separate to other training needs.

 

(2)  That consideration be given to encourage participation in level 1 apprenticeships, to open up opportunities.

 

(3)  This Committee request that officers seek to increase the number of performance appraisals being undertaken in the Council.

 

(4)  That a further progress report be presented to this Committee in 12 months.

 

 

(Anne Lloyd – 01274 437335)

7.

MANAGING ATTENDANCE SCRUTINY REVIEW pdf icon PDF 114 KB

The report of the Committee (Document “L”) contains the findingsfrom the Managing Attendance Scrutiny Review.

 

Recommended-

 

That the Committee adopts the findings contained within the draft Managing Attendance Scrutiny Review Report.

 

                                                                        (Mustansir Butt – 01274 432574)

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the Committee adopts the findings contained within the Managing Scrutiny Review Report.

 

                                                                            (Mustansir -  Butt 01274 432574)

8.

CORPORATE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE - WORK PROGRAMME 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 159 KB

The Chair of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee will submit a report (Document “M”) which sets out the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee work programme for 2020/21. 

 

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)

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Members considered the work programme.

(Mustansir Butt - 01274 432574)