Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford West Area Committee - Thursday, 24th June, 2021 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Asad Shah, 01274 432280, Committee Secretariat, City Hall, Bradford BD1 1HY 

Items
No. Item

1.

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:

There were no disclosures of interest.

 

 

2.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 17 March 2021 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Asad Shah – 01274 432280)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 17 March 2021 be signed as a correct record.

 

 

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. 

 

(Asad Shah - 01274 432280)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted to review decisions to restrict documents.

 

 

4.

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 22 June 2021.

 

(Asad Shah - 01274 432280)

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public.

 

 

5.

BRADFORD WEST VARIOUS SITES TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 118 KB

The report of the Strategic Director of Place (Document “A”) seeks approval for a list of sites for inclusion in the Bradford West Various Sites Traffic Regulation Order 2021-22.

 

Recommended -

 

(1)       That the list of sites recommended for inclusion in the 2021/22 Bradford West Various Sites Traffic Regulation Order attached as Appendix 1 to Document “A” be approved.

 

(2)       That approval be given to prepare and advertise the Traffic Regulation Order.

 

(3)       That any valid objections to the advertised Traffic Regulation Order be submitted to this Area Committee for consideration or in the event of there being no valid objections the Traffic Regulation Order be sealed and implemented as advertised.

 

                                                (Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the Bradford West Area Committee approves the list of sites recommended for inclusion in the 2021/22 Bradford West Various Sites Traffic Regulation Order attached as Appendix 1 subject to the inclusion of additional sites at Hill Top Road, Thornton and Leamington Street, Manningham (echelon parking - pending investigations), and the removal of Farcliffe Place, Toller from the list.

 

(2)       That approval be given to prepare and advertise the Traffic Regulation Order.

 

(3)       That any valid objections to the advertised Traffic Regulation Order be submitted to this Area Committee for consideration or in the event of there being no valid objections the Traffic Regulation Order be sealed and implemented as advertised.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

Minutes:

The report of the Strategic Director of Place (Document “A”) sought approval for a list of sites for inclusion in the Bradford West Various Sites Traffic Regulation Order 2021-22.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the Bradford West Area Committee approves the list of sites recommended for inclusion in the 2021/22 Bradford West Various Sites Traffic Regulation Order attached as Appendix 1 subject to the inclusion of additional sites at Hill Top Road, Thornton and Leamington Street, Manningham (echelon parking - pending investigations), and the removal of Farcliffe Place, Toller from the list.

 

(2)       That approval be given to prepare and advertise the Traffic Regulation Order.

 

(3)       That any valid objections to the advertised Traffic Regulation Order be submitted to this Area Committee for consideration or in the event of there being no valid objections the Traffic Regulation Order be sealed and implemented as advertised.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

6.

GREAT HORTON ROAD(PART), SHEARBRIDGE ROAD AND WOODHEAD ROAD AREA PROPOSED 20mph ZONE AND TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES - OBJECTIONS pdf icon PDF 381 KB

The report of the Strategic Director of Place (Document “B”) considers objections received to recently advertised proposals for traffic calming measures and a 20mph zone in the Great Horton Area, Bradford.

 

Recommended -

 

(1)       That the objections be overruled and the proposed 20mph speed limit and traffic calming measures be constructed and implemented as advertised.

(2)       That the objectors be informed accordingly.

 

                                                            (Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the objections be overruled and the proposed 20mph speed limit and traffic calming measures be constructed and implemented as advertised.

(2)       That the objectors be informed accordingly.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

Minutes:

The report of the Strategic Director of Place (Document “B”) considered objections received to recently advertised proposals for traffic calming measures and a 20mph zone in the Great Horton Area, Bradford.

 

The Principal Engineer was in attendance and with the invitation of the Chair, he provided a glossary of the report. There had been a significant number of recorded collisions on Great Horton Road, Shearbridge Road and on adjacent streets in the immediate locality resulting in personal injury. In the last 5 years there have been a total of 33 casualties; 7 serious and 26 slight of which 12 were pedestrians. Furthermore 9 of these casualties were aged16 year old or under. Therefore, it is proposed to implement a 20mph zone and traffic calming measures on Great Horton Road(part), Shearbridge Road and Summervile Road and on adjacent streets to encourage vehicle speeds appropriate for the high levels of pedestrian movement. Evidence shows that reducing the speed of cars will protect some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, and save lives. Introducing 20mph limits and 20mph zones can reduce vehicle speeds and, therefore, prevent injuries or reduce their severity. In collisions at 30mph, many small children are killed or seriously injured. However, when vehicles are travelling at 20 mph or below, most children and adults survive.

 

The Chair stressed the importance of encouraging the reduction of road speeds in order to avert collisions that could possibly lead to fatalities. The committee echoed the sentiments of the Chair.

 

 Resolved –

 

(1)       That the objections be overruled and the proposed 20mph speed limit and traffic calming measures be constructed and implemented as advertised.

(2)       That the objectors be informed accordingly.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

7.

UPDATE ON COVID-19 RELATED COMMUNICATIONS AND ENGAGEMENT WORK IN BRADFORD WEST AREA pdf icon PDF 106 KB

The report of the Director of Public Health (Document “C”) provides an update on COVID-19 communications and community engagement work delivered in the Bradford West Area and specifically that delivered by Community Action Bradford & District (CABAD), Racial Equality Network (REN) and Urban Reach Partnership CIC.

 

 

Recommended -

 

That the contents of the Document “C” and the important work that is taking place or planned by the 3 organisations represented, as part of the system response to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic be noted.

 

 

                                                            (Liz Barry – 07582103101)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the contents of Document “C” and the important work undertaken or planned by Community Action Bradford & District (CABAD) and the Racial Equality Network (REN) as part of the system response to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic be praised.

(2)       That Community Action Bradford & District (CABAD) and the Racial Equality Network (REN) return to the Bradford West Area Committee with an update report in six months’ time.

 

(3)       That a report be presented to the Bradford West Area Committee in July 2021 by Urban Reach Partnership CIC that gives detailed information on the important work that has been undertaken to date and the planned work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. That the report further includes the details of the recruitment process of the Programme Lead.

 

ACTION: Director of Public Health

 

Minutes:

The report of the Director of Public Health (Document “C”) provided an update on COVID-19 communications and community engagement work delivered in the Bradford West Area and specifically that delivered by Community Action Bradford & District (CABAD), Racial Equality Network (REN) and Urban Reach Partnership CIC.

 

The Head of Public Health was in attendance accompanied by delegates representing CABAD and REN who were also in attendance to give the committee an overview of Covid communications and engagement activity to date specific to Bradford West.

 

At the invitation of the Chair, the Head of Public Health was requested by the Chair to give a synopsis of the report to the committee. She explained that:

·         In June 2020, the Government announced local authority allocations for the Test and Trace Service Support Grant, for Bradford £3.8m. The funding was provided to enable local authorities to develop and implement tailored local COVID-19 outbreak plans through, for example, funding the recruitment of additional staff where required, contact tracing capacity for complex situations such as hard to engage groups, and developing communications to promote the system equally to encourage communities and individuals to follow government guidance;

·         In planning to deliver against the Test and Trace Service Support Grant, Public Health officers contacted Community Action Bradford & District (CABAD) and Race Equality Network (REN) to connect to the VCS network and ask them to present a proposal on how the VCS could support Council objectives in managing COVID-19 response through reach into communities;

·         Council for Mosques (CfM) had been engaged on previous campaigns and had been successful in their reach. They were therefore also engaged with a view to looking at how to use religion and Mosques to engage with local communities and individuals;

·         However, no contract was awarded to CfM as the organisation, instead, identified to the Council their Community Interest Company (CIC) Urban Reach Partnership (URP) as the contracting entity, which had been newly set up by CfM to administer contracts for such purposes;

·         The process of awarding the contracts followed the Councils Contract Standing Orders and COVID-19 urgency guidelines issued by the Cabinet Office. Following guidance on procurement, the 3 organisations each submitted applications which included details of how they could deliver the work required and providing response to other due diligence questions/declaration; and,

·         Contracts were then awarded as Exception to Competition to CABAD, REN and URP.

 

Following the latter, the Chair invited the delegates in attendance to give an outline of the contracted engagement work carried out to date in the communities.

 

A Project Manager on behalf of REN gave an overview of the ongoing community engagement work being delivered to communities. She explained that in August 2020, REN were awarded £3000k by Bradford Council Public Health to deliver an 18 months’ project with the aim of tackling the immediate impacts of COVID-19 as a starting point by raising awareness on test and trace, infection control and outbreak management amongst these communities working jointly with Black, Asian, ethnic minority, CEE led and focussed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

AREA COMMITTEE MEETING DATES 2021 -22

To note the following dates for meetings in the 2021-22 municipal year commencing at 1800:

 

22 July 2021

23 September 2021

21 October 2021

25 November 2021

20 January 2022

17 February 2022

24 March 2022

 

 

                                                                        (Asad Shah – 01274 432280)

Minutes:

That the meeting dates in the 2021-22 municipal year be agreed as follows:

 

22 July 2021

23 September 2021

21 October 2021

25 November 2021

20 January 2022

17 February 2022

24 March 2022