Agenda, decisions and minutes

Keighley Area Committee - Wednesday, 16th March, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Keighley Town Hall, Keighley

Contact: Jane Lythgow 

Items
No. Item

27.

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 declarations of interest were made for matters under consideration.

 

 

28.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 24 February 2022 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Jane Lythgow – 01274 432270)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 24 February 2022 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

ACTION: City Solicitor

 

 

29.

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.

 

 

30.

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 Monday 14 March 2022.

 

(Asad Shah – 07970 414022)

 

Minutes:

There were no referrals made to the Committee.

 

 

31.

DRAFT KEIGHLEY LOCALITY PLAN 2022-2025 pdf icon PDF 138 KB

The Strategic Director, Place will submit Document “I” which reports that the Council was working with partner agencies, to develop a new approach to Locality Working. A key part of that approach are the development of Locality Plans. The report presents a draft format for the Keighley Locality Plan 2022-25 and a set of priorities for the Area Committee’s approval.

 

Recommended-

 

(1)  That the Committee approves the draft format for the Keighley Locality Plan 2022-25 and the 18 locality-wide priorities, as set out in Appendix B to Document “I”.

 

 

(2)  That the Committee requests that the Keighley Area Co-ordinator completes the remaining sections of the Keighley Locality Plan 2022-25, including the Ward Plans, and presents them to the Keighley Area Committee for consideration at its first meeting of the new municipal year.

 

 

(Jonathan Hayes - (01535) 618008)

                                                           

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the draft format for the Keighley Locality Plan 2022-25 and the 18 locality-wide priorities, as set out in Appendix B to Document “I” be approved.

 

(2)       That the Keighley Area Co-ordinator engages with Ward Councillors in the Keighley area with a view to discussing the Keighley Locality Plan 2022-25 within their respective wards prior to the completion of the remaining sections of the Keighley Locality Plan 2022-25, including the Ward Plans, and presents them to the Keighley Area Committee for consideration at its first meeting of the new municipal year.

 

(3)       That the Keighley Area Co-ordinator in consultation with the Assistant Director, Finance and Procurement discusses ways of finding extra resources for the Keighley Locality Plan 2022-25.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director, Place submitted Document “I” which reported that the Council was working with partner agencies, to develop a new approach to Locality Working. A key part of that approach was for the development of Locality Plans. The report presented a draft format for the Keighley Locality Plan 2022- 25 and a set of priorities for the Area Committee’s approval.

 

At the request of the Chair, the Keighley Area Coordinator (KAC) gave a narration of the report to the committee.

 

The KAC explained that in July 2021 a ‘Priority Setting Workshop’ was held online to consider the insights gained from the data profile for the Keighley Area (Appendix A) and that work had begun to develop a set of emerging priorities that could form the basis of the Keighley Locality Plan 2022- 25. Succeeding workshop, a report entitled “Strengthening Locality Working” was presented and considered by this area committee at its meeting held on 23 December 2021. The latter referred report had set out this approach in greater detail. However, since the workshop in July, at three further meetings of the Keighley Area Community Partnership, and in discussions at ‘Place’ meetings and at a briefing for all Keighley Area District Councillors, work had been done to further develop the priorities in the draft Locality Plan, to gain inter agency support and ownership of the themes that were emerging, and action that could be taken to address them.

 

A question and answer session ensued:

·         Where in the process was the KAC’s office on recruitment?

o   The project would see the recruitment of several Assistant Ward Officers and a good number of Stronger Communities Engagement Officers with the intention of broadening of the role and influence of the Area Co-ordinator as convenors of place. Recruitment was still ongoing.

·         Would Keighley’s Locality Plans resemble the district wide policies?

o   The service had just begun with the setting of the themes by referring to the available data whilst taking into consideration the people's knowledge and understanding of the Keighley area;

·         Would the infrastructure of the locality plan be deliver or too ambitious in terms of reality?

o   This was a positive structure for reasons that the Council would collaborate with all public service providers on a digital platform for genuinely joined-up service delivery. There would be the development of a more creative and innovative solutions for digital service redesign to deliver better outcomes for our residents and businesses, improve Council productivity;

·         It was paramount that there would be a sufficient number of new affordable housing and therefore what were the priority outcomes for Decent Homes?

o   The priority would set on what could be achieved; key actions that partners would be committed to delivering and what people and businesses could do to make a difference. The Decent Homes priority was for the purpose of affordable housing and living; and,

·         Would it be possible in addressing the issues of poverty and inequalities and would better outcomes be achievable?

o   It was explained that the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31.