Agenda and decisions

Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 13th January, 2022 5.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

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 – 07970 411923)

 

4.

REFERRALS TO THE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

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

5.

DISTRICT PLAN pdf icon PDF 374 KB

The Assistant Director of the Chief Executive’s Office will submit a report (Document “W”) which sets out our shared ambitions and priorities for the District. It sets the direction for the work of the many organisations and communities who belong to one or more of the Partnerships that make up the Wellbeing Board.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the Committee note the development of the District Plan and       the related performance indicators.

 

(2)       That the Committee comment on the proposed performance      indictors set out in appendix B to Document “W” that will support        the measurement of the District plan outcomes.

 

(Sadia Hussain - 01274 431000)

Decision:

1.    This Committee requests that a report setting out performance against the District Plan together with outcomes delivered, be presented to the Committee in 12 months.

 

2.    That the comments raised by members, be considered towards the development of the proposed performance indicators.

 

3.    That the consultation findings be presented to this Committee, when they are available.

 

(Sadia Hussain – 01274 431000)

6.

GAMBLING UPDATE AND CROSS DEPARTMENTAL PLAN pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The Director of Public Health will submit a report (Document “X”) which describes the current evidence-base on the impact of gambling, local data relating to gambling and problem gambling/ gambling-related harms, and details a cross-departmental action plan describing our regional and local work to prevent and treat harms arising from gambling.

 

Recommended –

 

The Committee is asked to note contents of the report. The views and feedback of the Committee on the proposals set out in section 3 to Document “X” are requested.

(Sarah Exall  - 07855 177158)

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.    This Committee requests that the progress against the gambling cross-departmental actions plan, be presented to the Committee in 12 months, which also includes:

 

 

§  Clear outcomes;

§  Educational awareness programmes being undertaken.

 

 

2.    The Committee requests that Bradford Councils Planning, Legal and Licensing teams work jointly to use all the powers available to them, if there are concerns over particular gambling premises, which could also be causing problems to communities as a result of gambling.

 

 

(Sarah Exall – 07855 177158)

7.

CORPORATE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

The Chair of the Committee will submit a report (Document “Y”) which presents the Committee’s work programme for 2021/22.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That Members consider if they wish to choose to add to or amend       the topics included in the 2021-22 work programme.

 

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

 

(Mustansir Butt – 01274 432574)

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee discussed and amended the work programme.

 

                                                            (Mustansir Butt – 07582 101597)