Agenda and decisions

Annual Meeting of Council, Council - Tuesday, 17th May, 2022 10.30 am

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

Contact: Guy Close  (07811) 508906

Items
No. Item

1.

ELECTION OF LORD MAYOR

To elect a Lord Mayor for the 2022/23 municipal year.

Decision:

Resolved – That Councillor Martin Love be appointed as Lord Mayor for the 2022/23 municipal year.

2.

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY LORD MAYOR

To appoint a Deputy Lord Mayor for the 2022/23 municipal year.

Decision:

Resolved – That Councillor Matt Edwards be appointed Deputy Lord Mayor for the 2022/23 municipal year.

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.

4.

MINUTES

Recommended – That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 March 2022 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Guy Close – 07811 503906)

5.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence.

 

(Guy Close – 07811 503906)

6.

WRITTEN ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE LORD MAYOR (Standing Order 4)

(To be circulated before the meeting).

7.

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.

 

(Guy Close – 07811 503906)

8.

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION pdf icon PDF 31 KB

To receive and consider a joint report from the Interim City Solicitor and the Director of Finance and IT providing details of the proposed amendments to the Constitution, including amendments to Contract Standing Orders and Financial Regulations recommended by Governance and Audit Committee.

 

It is recommended to Council that:

 

a)    the proposed amendments to the Constitution, as agreed and recommended to Council for approval by Governance and Audit Committee and as set out in the Interim City Solicitor’s report and appendices for the meeting of Governance and Audit Committee held on 21 April 2022; and

 

b)    the proposed amendments to the Council’s Contract Standing Orders and Financial Regulations, as agreed and recommended to Council for approval by Governance and Audit Committee and as set out in the Director of Finance and IT’s report and appendices for the meeting of Governance and Audit Committee held on 21 April 2022, subject to clarification of Paragraph 12.1 (Appendix 1 of the Director of Finance’s report to Governance and Audit Committee) as detailed in the decision of Governance and Audit Committee, and subject to the consistency of terminology relating to Appropriate Officer in Appendix 2 of the Director of Finance’s report to Governance and Audit Committee,

 

be approved and implemented;

 

c)    the Interim City Solicitor be granted delegated authority to make any consequential amendments required to the Council’s Constitution as a result of any recommendations approved by full Council.

 

(Mandy Hill – 07814 779101)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

a)      That the proposed amendments to the Constitution, as agreed and recommended to Council for approval by Governance and Audit Committee and as set out in the Interim City Solicitor’s report and appendices for the meeting of Governance and Audit Committee held on 21 April 2022; and

 

b)      the proposed amendments to the Council’s Contract Standing Orders and Financial Regulations, as agreed and recommended to Council for approval by Governance and Audit Committee and as set out in the Director of Finance and IT’s report and appendices for the meeting of Governance and Audit Committee held on 21 April 2022, subject to clarification of Paragraph 12.1 (Appendix 1 to the Director of Finance’s report to Governance and Audit Committee) as detailed in the decision of Governance and Audit Committee, and subject to the consistency of terminology relating to Appropriate Officer in Appendix 2 of the Director of Finance’s report to Governance and Audit Committee,

 

be approved and implemented;

 

c)       That the Interim City Solicitor be granted delegated authority to make any consequential amendments required to the Council’s Constitution as a result of any recommendations approved by full Council.

 

ACTION: City Solicitor

9.

MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES AND JOINT COMMITTEES (Standing Order 4)

To appoint Members to Committees; Chairs and Deputy Chairs of Committees (other than Area Committees) and West Yorkshire joint committees

 

(The membership list (Document C) will be circulated to Members and published on the Council’s website when the nominations have been received from the political groups).

 

(Guy Close – 07811 503906)

Decision:

Resolved – That with amendments to appoint Councillor Winnard to Licensing Committee in place of Councillor Davies and Councillor Davies as an alternate on Environment and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee in place of Councillor Felstead, the membership of Committees; appointments of Chairs and Deputy Chairs to the Committees (other than Area Committees) and appointments to West Yorkshire joint authorities and committees as set out in the revised Document C, be approved as follows:

 

STANDARDS COMMITTEE (10)

 

Independent Person (1): Mohammed Shakeel

 

Parish and Town Council Members (2): Vacancy and Michael Westerman (Keighley Town Council)

 

Councillors (7):

 

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrat

 

D Smith

S Lal (Ch)

A Griffiths

 

R Brown

T Salam (Dep Ch)

 

 

 

I Hussain

 

 

 

S Ferriby

 

 

 

 

GOVERNANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE (5)

 

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrat

 

B Felstead

A Tait (Ch)

A Griffiths

 

 

A Thornton (Dep Ch)

 

 

 

P Godwin

 

 

Alternates

Alternates

Alternates

 

M Pollard

N Azam

J Sunderland

 

 

M Slater

 

 

 

S Cunningham

 

 

 

 

STAFFING COMMITTEE (5)

 

Conservative

Labour

 

D Davies

S Hinchcliffe (Ch)

 

R Poulsen

I Khan (Dep Ch)

 

 

S Lal

 

Alternates

Alternates

 

M Pollard

S Ferriby

 

S Birch

A Jabar

 

 

A Tait

 

 

 

CHIEF OFFICER DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE (5)

 

Conservative

Labour

Green

 

 

R Poulsen

S Duffy (Ch)

A Watson

 

 

 

S Hinchcliffe

 

 

 

 

I Khan

 

 

 

Alternates

Alternates

Alternates

 

 

D Davies

S Ferriby

M Edwards

 

 

 

A Jabar

 

 

 

 

A Ross-Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

LICENSING COMMITTEE (11)

 

 

Conservative

Labour

Green

Ilkley Independent

 

G Winnard

M Slater (Ch)

C Hickson

A Hawkesworth

 

M Nazam

S Cunningham (Dep Ch)

 

 

 

F Ahmed

J Dodds

 

 

 

 

S Khan

 

 

 

 

I Hussain

 

 

 

 

M Hussain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGULATORY AND APPEALS COMMITTEE (7)

 

Conservative

Labour

Green

R Brown

T Salam (Ch)

M Edwards

P Sullivan

M Alipoor (Dep Ch)

 

 

M Shafiq

 

 

B Mullaney

 

Alternates

Alternates

Alternates

K Green

S Lal

C Whitaker

M Pollard

I Hussain

 

 

M Dearden

 

 

S Engel

 

 

 

CORPORATE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTTEE (10)

 

 

 

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrat

Brad South Ind

 

M Nazam

N Azam (Ch)

J Sunderland

J Clarke

 

A Loy

S Nazir (Dep Ch)

 

 

 

 

D Green

 

 

 

 

S Akhtar

 

 

 

 

A Hussain

 

 

 

 

N Mohammed

 

 

 

Alternates

Alternates

Alternates

Alternates

 

P Clarke

M Dearden

S Knox

L Majkowski

 

F Ahmed

I Hussain

 

 

 

 

T Salam

 

 

 

 

R Wood

 

 

 

 

A Tait

 

 

 

 

J Lintern

 

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S SERVICES OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (9)

 

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrat

Bradford Ind

G Winnard (Ch)

M Alipoor

J Sunderland

T Sajawal

M Pollard (Dep Ch)

R Berry

 

 

 

J Humphreys

 

 

 

M Shafiq

 

 

 

C Thirkill

 

 

Alternates

Alternates

Alternates

Alternates

B Felstead

A Walsh

B Stubbs

N Elahi

K Green

H Khan

 

 

 

H Parsan

 

 

 

K Mukhtar

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOTING CO-OPTED MEMBERS (4):

 

Church representatives (2): Joyce Simpson (CE) and vacancy (RC)

Parent Governor Representatives (2): Fauzia Raza and vacancy

 

 

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (9)

 

Conservative

Labour

Liberal Democrat

Green

J Glentworth

R Jamil (Ch)

A Griffiths

C Hickson

A Coates

J Humphreys (Dep Ch)

 

 

 

K Regan

 

 

 

P Godwin

 

 

 

R Wood

 

 

Alternates

Alternates

Alternates

Alternates

P Clarke

S Akhtar

A Naylor

C Whitaker

P Sullivan

H Khan

 

 

 

J Lintern

 

 

 

S Hussain

 

 

 

N Mohammed

 

 

 

 

REGENERATION AND ENVIRONMENT OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (9)

 

Conservative

Labour

Green

Bradford Independent

C Herd

K Hussain (Ch)  ...  view the full decision text for item 9.

10.

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE EXECUTIVE AND COMMITTEES (Standing Order 15) pdf icon PDF 830 KB

At the meeting of Governance and Audit Committee held on 24 March 2022, consideration was given to a report of the Director of Finance and IT, which sought referral of the Treasury Management Strategy 2022-23 to Council for adoption.

 

Resolved – That Document Z be noted and referred to Council for adoption.

 

                                                            (David Willis – 01274 432361)

                                                            (Lynsey Simenton – 07582 102779)

Decision:

Governance and Audit Committee held on 24 March 2022

 

Resolved – That Document Z (Treasury Management Strategy 2022-23) be adopted by Council.

 

ACTION: City Solicitor

11.

DATE AND TIME OF COUNCIL MEETINGS FOR 2022/23

Recommended – That ordinary meetings of Council during the municipal year 2022/23 be held at 1600 on the following Tuesday’s except where indicated otherwise:

 

·         12 July 2022

·         11 October 2022

·         13 December 2022

·         24 January 2023

·         23 February 2022 (Thursday)

·         14 March 2022

·         23 May 2022 (1030)

 

(Guy Close – 07811 503906)

12.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR THE ANNUAL COUNCIL MEETING pdf icon PDF 111 KB

This document contains the following:

 

Agenda Item 6 – Lord Mayor’s Announcements

 

Agenda Item 9 – Membership of Committees and Joint Committees