Agenda, decisions and minutes

Keighley Area Committee
Thursday, 1st July, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Central Hall, Alice Street, Keighley

Contact: Jane Lythgow 

Items
No. Item

1.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR (Standing Order 35)

To appoint a Chair for the Municipal Year 2021/2022.

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Brown be appointed Chair of the Keighley Area Committee for the municipal year 2021/22.

 

Action: City Solicitor

 

2.

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY CHAIR (Standing Order 35)

To appoint a Deputy Chair for the Municipal Year 2021/2022.

 

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Ali be appointed Deputy Chair of the Keighley Area Committee for the municipal year 2021/22.

 

Action: City Solicitor

 

3.

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.

 

Minutes:

The following disclosures of interest were received in the interest of clarity in relation to Minute 8 (Grant Allocations 2019/2021 and constitution of the Grants Advisory Group 2021/22)

 

Councillor Brown - Director of Space Inspire.

Councillor Lintern - Dementia Friendly Keighley.

Councillor Green - Ilkley Youth and Community Association.

Councillor Clarke - Lees cum Cross Roads Village Association.

 

The groups which those Councillors were associated with were all previous recipients of a Community Chest Grant.

 

 

Action: City Solicitor

 

4.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 February 2020 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Jane Lythgow – 01274 432270)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 February 2020 be signed as a correct record.

 

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. 

 

(Jane Lythgow - 01274 432270)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents. 

 

6.

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 Tuesday 29 June 2021.

 

(Jane Lythgow - 01274 432270)

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public.

 

7.

KEIGHLEY SAFER ROADS DEVOLVED BUDGET 2020/2021/2022 UPDATE pdf icon PDF 157 KB

The Strategic Director, Place, will present a report (Document “A”) which updates Members on the progress of the Keighley Safer Roads devolved budget for 2020/2021/2022, seeks approval for variations to the Safer Roads rolling programme for 2021/2022 and for a list of sites for inclusion in the Keighley Various Sites Traffic Regulation Order 2021/22.

 

Recommended –

 

1.    That the progression made on the programme of Casualty Reduction Schemes previously approved as detailed in Appendix 1 to Document A and the progression of Traffic Regulation Orders as detailed in Appendix 3 to Document A be noted.

 

2.    That the amendments to the Casualty Reduction Programme for 2021/22 as detailed in Appendix 2 to Document A be approved.

 

3.    That the progression of Traffic Regulation Order schemes for 2021/2022 as listed in Appendix 4 to Document A be approved.

 

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 Regulations be sealed and implemented and the traffic calming or pedestrian facilites be implemented as advertised.

(Simon D’Vali – 01274 321000)

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director, Place, presented a report (Document “A”) which updated Members on the progress of the Keighley Safer Roads devolved budget for 2020/2021/2022, sought approval for variations to the Safer Roads rolling programme for 2021/2022 and for a list of sites for inclusion in the Keighley Various Sites Traffic Regulation Order 2021/22.

 

The report revealed that injuries in the District were generally reducing, however, there were emerging issues with injuries to cyclists and pedestrians.  Anecdotally higher speeds had been reported and more police capture stops had been made during pandemic although roads had been quieter during the lockdown period. An increased number of walkers and cyclist had caused some conflict.  That issue was being investigated and a report would be provided to the relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee and would be reported to the Committee. 

 

Members were advised that Sue Snoody had retired from the Road Safety Team and had been replaced by Rebecca Jones.  Rebecca had much experience from her time working for Leeds Council and would provide a report on road safety to the Committee at the next meeting.

 

Members were advised that a significant saving had been made by combining Traffic Regulation Orders into a single legal document, however, a consequence of that procedure was the inability, due to financial constraints, to contest objections and for that reason Members were asked to consider non contencious schemes be supported.

 

 

In addition to appendices attached to the report a list of additional Traffic Regulation Orders for consideration were circulated at the meeting.

 

A Member questioned speed limiting orders and it was explained that the report under consideration contained ‘No Waiting’ restrictions but efforts would be made to address speed limit orders and issues on One Way streets. As those orders generated much interest they could be challenged. 

 

It was explained that should challenge to the schemes under consideration be received Members would be advised by email and decisions would be needed as whether to challenge or remove from the approved list.  Each challenge would require an additional order which would cost £7,000.

 

Following a detailed presentation Members raised a number of issues for consideration including:

 

 

·         A request to consider 20mph restrictions at Easby Drive/Close Ilkley. 

·         A request to replace ineffective double yellow lines at Backstone Way/Valley Junction and replace with white line restrictions. 

·         A suggestion that HGV restrictions at Bolling Road, Ilkley, could be considered as a stand-alone Traffic Regulation Order.

 

·         A view that there had been a disproportionate spend in the District and that Keighley East Ward had received less support than other wards.   Members had previously been advised that the schemes were selected cyclically and would be amended as issues ebbed and flowed but the list did not reflect that statement. 

·         That issues at Hainworth Road had been raised previously but had not been included on the schemes for selection.

·         A request Vehicular Activated Signs to be funded by Keighley Town Council should be progressed.

·         A question as to whether discussions had been held  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

GRANT ALLOCATIONS 2019/21 AND CONSTITUTION OF GRANTS ADVISORY GROUP pdf icon PDF 202 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place, (Document “B”) informs the Area Committee of the grants awarded to projects within the Keighley Area by the Area Co-ordinator’s Office in the financial years 2019/20 and 2020/21. The report also makes recommendations as to the composition of the Grants Advisory Group 2021/22. 

 

Recommended –

 

1.    That it be approved that the Keighley Area Co-ordinator, under delegated powers, has responsibility for making decisions on all grant applications administered by the Keighley Area Co-ordinator’s Office, after seeking guidance from the Grants Advisory Group.

 

2.    That the membership of the Grants Advisory Group (GAG), as the Chair, Deputy Chair and Opposition Spokesperson of the Keighley Area Committee, for the municipal year 2021-22 be approved.

 

3.    That the Keighley Area Co-ordinator’s Office be requested to continue to ensure the effective allocation of all grant funding by providing appropriate support and advice to applicants.

 

(Jonathan Hayes – 01535 618008)

Minutes:

The report of the Strategic Director, Place, (Document “B”) informed the Area Committee of the grants awarded to projects within the Keighley Area by the Area Co-ordinator’s Office in the financial years 2019/20 and 2020/21. The report also made recommendations as to the composition of the Grants Advisory Group 2021/22. 

 

A Member questioned if grants were allocated on a case by case basis or were equally spread across all wards.  The Area Co-ordinator explained that

each application was considered on the merit of the scheme. There were some areas which submitted more applications than others but Ward Officers did encourage applications from all wards to try to get an even spread of applications. 

 

A correction was made to the ward identified for Highfield Food Co-op in Keighley Central ward.

 

An outstanding payment to Big Tidy Airedale was discussed and it was confirmed that the award had now been made.

 

Some confusion had arisen with the holding accounts for groups being listed as the recipient and it was agreed to investigate a query around Star Youth Project which it was felt was an award to Long Lee Cricket Club. For clarity it was requested that awards should be identified to the actual group not holding account holders. 

 

An outstanding payment due to All Saints Pre School had arisen because there were planning issues for the storage containers being funded.  It was confirmed that the school were aware of the reason for the delay.

 

A Member questioned if groups could reapply following rejection and it was confirmed that it would be unlikely that unsuccessful applications would be reconsidered but groups could apply for different projects.  Feedback was not automatically given to unsuccessful applicants but if they contacted the Area Co-ordinator’s Office assistance would be given.  

 

A Member questioned progress on the Climate Action Fund and was advised that once the Grants Advisory Group was appointed this would be progressed.

 

Resolved –

 

1.    That it be approved that the Keighley Area Co-ordinator, under delegated powers, has responsibility for making decisions on all grant applications administered by the Keighley Area Co-ordinator’s Office, after seeking guidance from the Grants Advisory Group.

 

2.    That the membership of the Grants Advisory Group (GAG), as the Chair and Deputy Chair of Keighley Area Committee and Councillor M Hussain as Opposition Spokesperson of Keighley Area Committee, for the municipal year 2021-22, be approved.

 

3.    That the Keighley Area Co-ordinator’s Office be requested to continue to ensure the effective allocation of all grant funding by providing appropriate support and advice to applicants.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Place

9.

DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS FOR THE MUNICIPAL YEAR 2021-22

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the meetings of the Keighley Area Committee for the remainder of the 2021/2022 Municipal Year be held at 1800 hours on the following dates:

 

Thursday 2 September 2021

Thursday 14 October 2021

Thursday 25 November 2021

Thursday 23 December 2021

Thursday 20 January 2022

Thursday 24 February 2022

Wednesday 16 March 2022

 

Action: City Solicitor