Agenda item

BRADFORD SOUTH AREA COVID-19 RECOVERY ACTION PLAN 2020-2021

The Strategic Director of Place will submit a report (Document “B”) which presents a draft plan to guide the work of the Bradford South Area Office  and Hub in shaping, and where appropriate coordinating, responses to Covid 19 within the Bradford South Area.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That Bradford South Area Committee approves and adopts the             draft updated Bradford South COVID-19 Recovery Action Plan     2020 - 21.

 

(2)       That Bradford South Area Committee requests Council Officers,           partner agencies and community organisations to support the        implementation of the draft updated Bradford South COVID-19      Recovery Action Plan 2020 - 21.

 

(3)       That Bradford South Area Committee requests the Area Co-ordinator to continue to work with the relevant officers to support the implementation of the COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

 

(4)       That the Bradford South COVID-19 Recovery Action Plan 2020 –           21 should be considered in future revisions of District-wide          strategies and budget-setting processes.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Area: Corporate

(Mick Charlton - 01274 4376560)

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director Place submitted a report (Document “B”) which set out a draft plan to guide the work of the Bradford South Area Office and Hub in shaping, and where appropriate coordinating, responses to Covid 19 within the Bradford South Area.

 

The Area Coordinator set out the parameters of the Action Plan, stating that the plan had emanated from the informal meeting of the Area Committee in June. 

 

In relation to a question on flu vaccination, the Area Coordinator stated that this had been factored into the Action plan and the intention was to work with health partners to promote the take up of vaccinations.

 

A Member raised concerns around obesity levels in the South area and in particularly arising from the impact of lockdown.  In response the Area Coordinator stated that Health Partners would be invited to the next meeting to address a number of issues, and the issue of obesity could be factored onto the report and discussion for that meeting.

 

A Member commended that work done in South during the pandemic, particularly the work of the Food Banks, however she cited that Food Banks were in short supply of toiletries and nappies.  In response the Area Coordinator stated that he was aware of where he can locate supplies and that he would liaise with the relevant organisation.

 

A Member raised concerns around the issue of Anti Social Behaviour, in particular a rise in the number of incidents during the pandemic, and he ascertained what work had been done with Partners to ensure there was buy-in on the Action Plan.  In response the Area Coordinator stated that there was continuous consultation with Partners, including the Police on the issue of ASB and intelligence of where incidents were occurring were passed on.  In addition the Strategic Director and Assistant Director also ensured that all community safety issues were prioritised accordingly.

 

In response to a question regarding the inclusion of Ward Officers in an effort to tackle ASB, the Area Coordinator acknowledged that they would be fully involved in the process.

 

In relation to a question regarding different issues affecting different wards and that a one size fits all approach was not always viable, the Area Coordinator stressed that Ward Offices would ensure that a targeted approach was taken in the respective wards.  In particular where outbreaks in Covid 19 were linked to particular area, demographic or age group, the response would be targeted accordingly.

 

The Area Coordinator also stated that he was in the process of arranging a meeting with the Police, the Community Safety Coordinator and Ward Councillors on a number of issues, and that he will advise Members accordingly.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That   the draft updated Bradford South COVID-19 Recovery             Action Plan 2020 – 21 be approved and adopted..

 

(2)       That Council Officers, partner agencies and community             organisations be requested to   support the implementation of the             draft updated Bradford South COVID-19 Recovery Action Plan             2020 - 21.

 

(3)       That the Area Co-ordinator be requested to continue to work with the relevant officers to support the implementation of the COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

 

(4)       That the Bradford South COVID-19 Recovery Action Plan             2020 – 21 should be considered in future revisions of District-wide             strategies and budget-setting processes.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

 

Overview and Scrutiny Area: Corporate

 

 

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