Agenda, decisions and minutes

Keighley Area Committee - Thursday, 24th February, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: The Children's Centre, Parkwood Street, Keighley BD21 4QH

Contact: Jane Lythgow 

Items
No. Item

22.

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:

No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.

23.

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

24.

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 February 2022.

 

(Jane Lythgow - 01274 432270)

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public.

 

25.

HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE NON-CLASSIFIED ROADS AND SURFACE DRESSING ALLOCATION FOR KEIGHLEY CONSTITUENCY - 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 364 KB

This report of the Strategic Director, Place, (Document “H”) provides information on the Capital Highway Maintenance funding element of the Local Transport Plan for 2022/23 and makes recommendations on the allocation for Non-Classified road resurfacing schemes and Surface Dressing sites in the Keighley constituency.

 

Recommended –

 

That the proposed list of schemes for 2022/23 as shown in Appendices 2 and 3 to Document “H” be approved.

 

(Andy Fisher - 01535 618297)

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the proposed list of schemes for 2022/23 as shown in Appendices 2 and 3 to Document “H” be approved.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Place

 

Minutes:

The report of the Strategic Director, Place, (Document “H”) provided information on the Capital Highway Maintenance funding element of the Local Transport Plan for 2022/23 and made recommendations on the allocation for Non-Classified road resurfacing schemes and Surface Dressing sites in the Keighley constituency.

 

The report revealed the DfT Capital Highway Maintenance allocation (through the Local Transport Plan) for the maintenance of A, B, C Classified roads and Non-Classified roads in 2022/23 was expected to be in the region of £4.5m.

 

Appended to the report were details of resurfacing schemes completed and those still outstanding from the 2021/22 approved list.  It was reported that the two remaining schemes would be completed in early 2022/23. 

 

A recommended list of Non-Classified resurfacing schemes for the 2022/23 financial year was attached at Appendix 2 and a recommended list of Surface Dressing sites was included at Appendix 3.

 

The list of resurfacing schemes at Appendix 2 was detailed in priority order based on road condition and coincided with a value of £300,000.  The list exceeded the allocated budget for the Keighley Constituency and Members were asked to approve the recommended list or to substitute schemes from the priority list with those from the reserved list as they deemed necessary to address local highway concerns.

 

It was reported that surface dressing was a preventative measure designed to extend the lifetime of the roads. Appendix 3 totalled approximately £330,000 and it was intended that all wok would be completed on all of the surface dressing sites listed.

 

Members reported that Lawkeholme Lane had been identified incorrectly in Appendix 2 as being located in Keighley East when it was situated in the Central ward and it was agreed to correct that error.

 

It was questioned when schemes identified on the reserve list at Appendix 2 would be completed and it was reported that they would ordinarily start to be addressed in the next financial year.  If priority schemes were unable to be addressed schemes from the reserve list could be completed sooner. It was explained that some funding remained from the Pothole Fund and it was hoped to use some of that allocation for schemes on the reserve list.

 

Members queried the process for overspent budgets and it was explained that any overspend would be deducted from the next years’ allowance.  Any underspend would be carried forward.

 

Members questioned the criteria for pot hole repairs and it was explained that if pot holes were located in a deteriorated area surface patching would be required.  On longer lengths of road full resurfacing or surface dressing would be required, however, surface dressing was only suitable if the road had not deteriorated greatly.  Preventative measures such as surface dressing could extend the life of the road by seven to ten years. 

 

A Member raised a particular problem which had occurred in the Keighley West ward.  Micro asphalt surfacing had failed and residents were walking the product into their homes and ruining floors.  Assurances were requested that this had been  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25.

26.

YOUTH SERVICE UPDATE - KEIGHLEY pdf icon PDF 428 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place, (Document “F”) provides an update on work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Keighley Area in the past 12 months and outlines the direction of travel for the next 12 months. This item was adjourned, without consideration, at the meeting on 20 January 2022. 

 

Recommended –

 

That the work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Keighley Area as detailed in Document “F” be welcomed.

 

(Jonathan Hayes – 01535 618008)

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Keighley Area as detailed in Document “F” be welcomed.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Place

 

Minutes:

The report of the Strategic Director, Place, (Document “F”) provided an update on work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Keighley Area in the past 12 months and outlined the direction of travel for the next 12 months.  The item had been deferred, without consideration, at the meeting on 20 January 2022.

 

The report provided the following information:

·         An overview of youth provision and a timeline of the Youth Services response to the Covid 19 pandemic.

·         An update on how the Youth Service continues to respond to increased demand and complexity of need.

·         An introduction to the work of the Young Covid Recovery Ambassadors and their role in the community.

·         An update on youth provision ward by ward and key developments.

 

Appendix A to the report – Keighley Area Youth Service Baseline Provision detailed the current provisions being delivered in Keighley. 

 

Appendix B - Bradford Youth Service Ward Update provided an overview of ward workand developments.

 

It was reported that there had been many changes to the provision of youth work and youth workers and young people attended the meeting to talk about projects which had taken place over the previous year.

 

The report revealed that over the previous 12 months Youth Workers had responded to significant increases in referrals from partner organisations to address domestic abuse; educational anxiety; isolation and self-harm.   The service had focused on meeting demand through Youth Clubs; Peer Support Groups; One to One Support and volunteering.

 

Other work targeted at young people with specific needs including those vulnerable an at risk was reported.

 

Details of Buddy Support as part of the Youth in Mind project was also discussed.  In response to questions it was explained that there was often a time delay in young people receiving help once referred to specialist services.  Those young people could talk to the Youth Service more quickly through the Buddy Support initiative and could choose to get more involved if they wished. As a result of the help from the project some young people felt that they no longer needed other interventions. 

 

Service users and workers reported their own experiences of the service. Skills and opportunities through the Kick Start Programme were reported.  One person reported that he had been able to undertake training courses to enable him to work with young people on a range of sporting activities.

 

It was reported that the service worked with the Department of Work and Pensions and businesses to provide a Keighley hub to enable young people to work with employment coaches to help them with their first venture into employment.  It was questioned what kind of employment young people were directed to and it was explained that they were supported towards their individual interests.  The service facilitated ways to explore ideas and opportunities. It was acknowledged that children were in school throughout the day but that some needed ways to socialise out of school; speak to different people and from other communities.  Many young people started as volunteers  ...  view the full minutes text for item 26.