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Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Executive Board
Wednesday, 15th December, 2010 10.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Council and Executive Support Team 

Items
No. Item

Chair's Opening Remarks

The Chair gave apologies for absence from Councillor Keith Wakefield following his recent knee surgery. Councillor Wakefield was recovering well and it was envisaged he would return to his duties early in the New Year.

 

The Chair announced that Chris Edwards was stepping down as the Chief Executive of Education Leeds and today’s meeting would be his last. In paying tribute the Chair said that his contribution to the young people of Leeds was outstanding and we all owed him a debt of thanks.

 

Board Members joined the Chair in expression their best wishes to

Mr Edwards in his future endeavours

 

 

115.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.

 

2  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.

 

3  If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-

 

  RESOLVED –  That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of those parts of the agenda designated as exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED –  That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following parts of the agenda designated as exempt on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information so designated as follows.

 

(a)  The appendix to the report referred to in Minute No 126 under the terms of Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(3) and on the grounds that  disclosure may prejudice negotiations yet to be concluded between the Council and CES and CES’s commercial interests could be prejudiced if these financial terms became available to their competitors. It is considered that the public interest in maintaining this information as exempt outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, as disclosure would prejudice the outcome of the procurement process.

 

 

116.

Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration

 

(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)

Minutes:

In accordance with his powers under Section 100B (4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Chair consented to the submission of the following late item of business:

 

  • Agenda Item No.20 – Ofsted’s Annual Children’s Services Assessment for Leeds – Report late because the assessment from Ofsted was only received on 9th December 2010

 

It was noted that supplementary information had been circulated to Board Members prior to the meeting which provided the most up to date information in respect of the Leeds local Development Framework Annual Monitoring Report 2010 (Minute No.125 refers)

117.

Declaration of Interests

To declare any personal/prejudicial interests for the purpose of Section 81(3) of the Local Government Act 2000 and paragraphs 8 to 12 of the Members Code of Conduct

Minutes:

Councillor Blake declared personal interests in respect of the items relating to:  Assessment of Adult social Care, Future Options for Long Term Residential and Day Care for Older People and Charges for Non-Residential Adult Social Care Services (Minutes Nos. 138,139 and 141 refers), due to being a Member of Middleton Elderly Aid and a Member of Belle Isle Elderly Winter Aid

 

Councillor Gruen  declared personal interests in respect of the items relating to:  Proposed Changes to the Leeds Initiative Partnership and the City Planning Framework, Solar Photovoltaic Panel Initiative and Primary Place Planning (minutes Nos. 120, 125 and 130 refers), due to being a Member of Leeds Initiative – Safer Leeds Partnership, Member of Council Housing Investment Review – Consultation Group and as Chair of the Leeds Admission Forum

 

Councillor Dowson  declared personal interests in respect of the item relating to:  Primary Place Planning (Minute No. 130 refers), due to being a Member of  the Leeds Admission Forum

 

Councillor Lewis  declared personal interests in respect of the items relating to:  Proposed Changes to the Leeds Initiative Partnership and the City Planning Framework, Solar Photovoltaic Panel Initiative and Care Ring Replacement Programme – Sheltered Housing (minutes Nos. 120, 125 and 127 refers), due to being a Member of Leeds Initiative – Safer Leeds Partnership and a Member of ALMO Outer West Area Panel

 

Councillor Ogilvie  declared personal interests in respect of the items relating to:  Proposed Changes to the Leeds Initiative Partnership and the City Planning Framework, Solar Photovoltaic Panel Initiative and Care Ring Replacement Programme – Sheltered Housing, Assessment of Adult Social Care Commissioning for Leeds City Council 2009/10, Future Options for Long Term Residential and Day Care for Older People and Charges for Non- Residential Adult Social Care Services (minutes Nos. 120, 125, 127, 138, 139 and 141 refers), due to being a Member of Leeds Initiative – Culture Partnership and a Member of ALMO Inner South Area Panel and Member of Holbeck Elderly Aid

 

Councillor Yeadon  declared personal interests in respect of the item relating to:  Assessment of Adult Social Care Commissioning for Leeds City Council 2009/10 (Minute No. 138 refers), due to being a Member of  North Regional Association for Sensory Support and a Member of Roseville Advisory Board

 

Councillor Murray declared personal interests in respect of the items relating to:  Proposed Changes to the Leeds Initiative Partnership and the City Planning Framework, Solar Photovoltaic Panel Initiative and Care Ring Replacement Programme – Sheltered Housing (minutes Nos. 120, 125 and 127 refers), due to being Chair of the Leeds Initiative Climate Change Partnership and a Member of Outer South East Area Panel – Aire Valley Homes. A personal and prejudicial interest was declared in respect of the item: Towards a Strategy for Kirkgate Market (Minute No. 123 refers) due to his involvement in a charitable organisation involved in the running of a Kirkgate Market stall

 

Councillor Golton  declared personal interests in respect of the items relating to:  Proposed Changes to the Leeds Initiative Partnership and the City  ...  view the full minutes text for item 117.

118.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 3rd November 2010.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 3rd November 2010 be approved as a correct record.

119.

Initial Budget Proposals pdf icon PDF 456 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Resources outlining the initial proposals in respect of the 2011/2012 Council budget.

 

Minutes:

The Director of Resources submitted a report in accordance with the Council’s constitution presenting initial budget proposals two months prior to adoption by full Council which is scheduled for the 23rd February 2011. The report presented initial budget proposals for 2011/12, in the context of the development of a new medium term financial strategy for the Council.

 

RESOLVED -  That this report be agreed and  the initial budget proposals be submitted to Scrutiny.

 

(Under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 16.5, Councillors:

A Blackburn,  A Carter and Golton required it to be recorded that they abstained from voting on this matter)

 

120.

Proposed Changes to the Leeds Initiative Partnership and the City Planning Framework pdf icon PDF 854 KB

To consider the report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Planning, Policy and Improvement) outlining proposed changes to the city and council planning framework with the aim of improving the links between our strategic plans, partnership structures and performance management arrangements. In addition, the report sets out proposed revisions to the Leeds Initiative Partnership framework with the aim of creating a simpler and more legible framework, closer integration with the planning and performance management arrangements, with a focus on effective partnership delivery of priorities.

 

Minutes:

The Assistant Chief Executive (Planning, Policy and Improvement) submitted a report setting out proposed changes to partnership structures and planning arrangements operating at a strategic level in the city.  Specifically, the report set out revisions to the Leeds Initiative Partnership framework with the aim of creating a simpler and more legible framework.

The report also sought to provide for closer integration with the planning and performance management arrangements, with a focus on effective partnership delivery of priorities. The framework also created a context for wider partnership working.

Significantly the evolution of these arrangements would impinge upon the Council’s Budget and Policy Framework (contained in Article 4 of the Constitution) and the report explained some of these implications and sought Executive Board’s views in advance of consideration of amendments to Article 4 by the General Purposes Committee and Full Council in the new year.

 

RESOLVED – That the broad direction of the proposals outlined in the submitted report be endorsed and that the responsibility for finalising the arrangements be  delegated to the Assistant Chief Executive (Planning, Policy and Improvement) prior to consideration by Full Council in the new year.

 

 

121.

Quarter 2 Corporate Performance Report pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To consider the report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Planning, Policy and Improvement) presenting an overview of performance against the Council’s priority outcomes at the second quarter of 2010/2011.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Assistant Chief Executive (Planning, Policy and Improvement) submitted a report presenting  an overview of performance against priority outcomes as set out in the Leeds Strategic and Council Business Plans 2008-11 so that Executive Board understood current performance and take appropriate actions as necessary.

 

RESOLVED - 

 

a)  To note the overall performance against strategic priorities.

 

b)  That Scrutiny be requested to further investigate performance issues around closer working partnership arrangements with the Health Authority and Children’s Services

 

 

122.

Driving the City Forward: City Marketing, Supporting Investment and Engaging Business pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To consider the joint report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Planning, Policy and Improvement) and Acting Director of City Development considering the current challenges facing a number of city marketing, tourism and inward investment services across the city and recommends that Members of Executive Board agree to the development of a new operating model for such services, in order to maximise efficiencies, whilst protecting critical functions that are at risk from public sector budget reductions, and supporting activities aimed at securing future investment and new jobs for the city.

 

Minutes:

The Assistant Chief Executive (Planning, Policy and Improvement) and Acting Director of City Development submitted a joint report which set out the current challenges facing a number of city marketing, tourism and inward investment services across the city. The report recommended the development of a new operating model for such services, in order to maximise efficiencies, whilst protecting critical functions that are at risk from public sector budget reductions, and supporting activities aimed at securing future investment and new jobs for the city.

 

RESOLVED -

 

a)  That  the outline proposition detailed in paragraph 3.1 to 3.15 of the submitted report be agree in principle

 

b)  That the proposal that those Council services detailed at paragraph 3.2 be part of the new delivery arrangement be agreed in principle;

 

c)  That as joint shareholder of Marketing Leeds that Leeds City Council is content for the existing company arrangement to be evolved into the new delivery vehicle as part of a broader merger for these services;

 

d)  That as joint shareholder of Financial Leeds that Leeds City Council is supportive of the proposal for sector marketing and inward investment activities to become the responsibility of the new delivery vehicle;

 

e)  That the Assistant Chief Executive (Planning, Policy and Improvement) and Acting Director of City Development be authorised to take the necessary steps to bring about the change proposed, ensuring Members are kept informed as matters progress.

 

f)  That a further report be submitted to Executive Board in March 2011, outlining a set of specific proposals for implementation in April 2011.

 

 

123.

Towards a Strategy for Kirkgate Market pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To consider the report of the Acting Director of City Development providing details of the wider context in which Kirkgate Market operates, the issues it faces and the options for its future.  The report also details key questions which need to be addressed and proposes a consultation process to inform the development of a final strategy for Kirkgate Market.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Councillor Murray, having declared a personal and prejudicial interest, left the meeting during consideration of this item)

The Acting Director of City Development submitted a report informing members of the wider context in which Kirkgate Market operates, the issues it faces and the options for its future.  The report identified the key issues which need to be addressed and proposed a consultation process to inform the development of a final strategy for Kirkgate Market.

RESOLVED –

(a)  That the current rental levels be maintained and that the recommended increase be not imposed for the 1904 Hall for at least the next ten months

(b)  That the imminent maintenance and essential works to be undertaken be noted and agree the proposals to identify funding to undertake such works

(c)  That the proposed way forward on developing a strategy for the future of the market and the consultation outlined in Appendix 2 of the submitted report be agreed

(d)  That a further report on the outcome of the consultation and final strategy for Kirkgate Market be submitted to a future meeting of the Board.

(Councillor Murray resumed his seat in the meeting)

124.

Leeds Local Development Framework Annual Monitoring Report 2010 pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To consider the report of the Acting Director of City Development presenting the 2010 Annual Monitoring Report for Leeds’ Local Development Framework (LDF)

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Acting Director of City Development submitted a report presenting the Annual Monitoring Report  which has to be submitted to the Secretary of State (Communities and Local Government).  Appended to the report was a copy of the 2010 submission for Members’ consideration.

The report was considered by the Development Plan Panel on 7th December 2010 where the view was expressed that that the Executive Board be recommended to approve the report

RESOLVED - That the Leeds Local Development Framework Annual Monitoring Report  2010 be approved for submission to the Secretary of State pursuant to Regulation 48 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

125.

Solar Photovoltaic Panels Initiative pdf icon PDF 146 KB

To consider the report of the Director of environment and Neighbourhoods seeking endorsement to develop a scheme to install a minimum of 1,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on council housing at zero capital cost, which will generate a significant income over 25 years and to seek endorsement to use the income from this trial and subsequent roll-out as collateral for prudential borrowing to run a private sector free insulation scheme.

The appendix to this report is designated as exempt under Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(3).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Neighbourhoods submitted a report seeking  endorsement to develop a scheme to install a minimum of 1,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on council housing at zero capital cost, which would generate a significant income over 25 years and seeking endorsement to use the income from the trial and subsequent roll-out as collateral for prudential borrowing to run a private sector free insulation scheme.

Following consideration of the appendix to the submitted report, designated as exempt under Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(3), which was considered in private at the conclusion of the meeting, it was 

 

RESOLVED -

 

a)  That a partnership with CES to install at least 1,000 PV systems to Council homes before March 2012, subject to successful conclusion of contractual negotiations with CES by the Director of Environment and Neighbourhoods be approved.

 

b)  That the proposals concerning improvement of the economic, and environmental well-being of the whole or part of the Council’s area, or all or any persons resident or present in that area, in the manner set out in the submitted report be agreed.

 

c)  That the CES offer to private sector households across the city in order to generate additional income be extended.

 

d)  That in principle the use of the income from this trial and subsequent roll-out as collateral for prudential borrowing to run a private sector free insulation scheme be explored.

e)  That the CES experience be used to assist in developing a Council run scheme to pick up from March 2012 at the latest to increase benefits to the Council (assuming FIT payments still provide adequate incentives).

 

f)  That alternative options for the Council’s corporate buildings be  assessed and either extend the CES scheme or procure services in-house.

 

(Under the provisions of Council Procedure Rules 16.5, Councillor A Carter required it to be recorded that he abstained from voting on this matter)

 

126.

Towards Integrated Locality Working pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To consider the report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Planning, Policy and Improvement) informing of the progress made in relation to the work that is being undertaken on Locality Working in Leeds.  The Locality Working Pathfinder project was commenced earlier this year and seeks to develop more integrated locality working across public services in Leeds. 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Councillor Finnigan entered the meeting)

 

The Assistant Chief Executive(Planning, Policy and Improvement) submitted a report informing Members on the progress of work that was being progressed on Locality Working in Leeds. The Locality Working Pathfinder project commenced earlier this year with a view to developing more integrated locality working across public services in Leeds.

 

RESOLVED -

 

a)   That the progress made on the Locality Working Pathfinder project to date be noted;

 

b) That the proposal to implement a new locality leadership model, consisting of three Area Leader roles reporting to the Assistant Chief Executive (Planning, Policy and Improvement), to lead the integrated Locality working agenda in the three council wedge areas of East North East, South East, West North West be endorsed;

 

c)  That a set of draft design principles as detailed in Appendix 1 of the submitted report forms the basis of what is being sought to achieve through the locality working agenda in Leeds be agreed

 

d)  The development of a communications strategy to consult upon and inform the further development of the work be endorsed.

 

(Under the provisions of Council Procedure Rules 16.5, Councillor A Carter required it to be recorded that he abstained from voting on this matter)

 

 

127.

Care Ring Replacement Programme - Sheltered Housing pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Housing Strategy and Solutions regarding proposals for the replacement of emergency alarm equipment located in sheltered housing schemes managed by the Leeds ALMOs/Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation across the city.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Housing Strategy and Solutions submitted a report seeking approval for funding the replacement of emergency alarm equipment located in sheltered housing schemes managed by the Leeds ALMOs/Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation across the city.

 

RESOLVED –  That expenditure of £733,000 on equipment and installations to 113 sheltered housing schemes across the city as detailed in Appendix 1 of the submitted report be authorised.

 

 

128.

Development of a Rent to Mortgage Housing Model pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Environment and Neighbourhoods regarding the use of a new housing product to support people moving from renting to purchasing their homes.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Further to minute 193 of the meeting held on the 13th February 2009 the Director of Environment and Neighbourhoods submitted a report  proposing the use of a new housing product to support people moving from renting to purchasing their homes. The report also seeks approval to dispose of ten properties to East North East Homes Limited and approve the implementation of a “rent to mortgage” scheme as set out in the submitted report

RESOLVED -

 

a)  That the implementation of a “Rent to Mortgage” scheme as set out in the submitted report be approved.

 

b)  That the disposal of ten properties to East North East Homes Limited   on the terms set out in this report so as to facilitate the implementation   of the Rent to Mortgage scheme  be approved in principal.

 

c)  That the eligibility criteria for participation in the scheme as annexed to the report be approved.

 

d)  That the ability to make changes to the eligibility criteria be delegated to the Director of Environment and Neighbourhoods.

 

e)  That subject to all necessary consents being obtained the settlement of detailed terms for the leases from the Council to East North East Homes Limited be delegated to the Director of City Development.

 

f)  That the approval of the terms of the Assured Shorthold Tenancy and the determination of the amount of the intermediate rent be delegated to the Director of Environment and Neighbourhoods and the Director of City Development.

 

129.

Deputation to Council - Leeds Youth Council regarding the Equality and Diversity Action Plan pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To consider the report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Planning, Policy and Improvement) in response to the deputation to Council from Leeds Youth Council on 15th September 2010.

 

Minutes:

The Assistant Chief Executive (Policy, Planning and Improvement) submitted a report responding to the deputation from Leeds Youth Council on the

15th  September 2010.

 

The report outlined some of the work that had been undertaken to address the issues raised by the delegation and proposed actions to be considered by Executive Board. 

 

RESOLVED – That the actions being taken in response to the deputation be noted.

 

 

130.

Primary Place Planning for 2012 pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Executive of Education Leeds seeking permission to consult on the latest proposals to ensure the authority meets its statutory duty to ensure sufficiency of primary school places.

 

Minutes:

The Chief Executive of Education Leeds submitted a report seeking  permission of Executive Board to consult on the latest proposals to ensure the authority meets its statutory duty to provide enough primary school places in 2012/13.

 

The six proposals outlined in the submitted report would create a total of 240 places for September 2012. The creation of new places was dependent on additional land being secured for educational use, the required consultation and statutory processes being followed, and sufficient capital resources being secured from the DfE.

 

Approval was also being sought to make available the sites listed in the report for expanding educational provision and to support the consultation on the proposals identified.

 

RESOLVED -

 

a)  That permission to consult on the proposals contained in Paragraphs 3.3 – 3.8 of the report be given.

 

b)  That a report detailing the outcome of the consultation be submitted for consideration at a future meeting of the Executive Board

 

c)  That the earmarking and utilisation of the sites listed in the report for the proposals outlined be agreed

 

d)  That an approach to the DfE for the necessary capital funding for these proposals be agreed.

131.

Design and Cost Report and Final Business Case: Building Schools for the Future Phase 3: Mount St Mary's High School pdf icon PDF 245 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Executive of Education Leeds presenting for approval and submission to Partnerships for Schools (PfS), the Final Business Case for the Mount St. Mary’s High School project

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Prior to consideration of the following item, Councillor Golton left the meeting, with the permission of the Chair, Councillor Downes replaced Councillor Golton, but without the right to vote)

 

The Chief Executive Education Leeds submitted a report requesting  approval of the Final Business Case for the Mount St Mary’s High School Project and to authorise submission to Partnerships for Schools (PfS). The report also sought approval of the Executive Board to proceed with the design and build project for Mount St Mary’s High School and approval of the Final Business case for the Mount St Mary’s High School Project.

 

RESOLVED – That the Final Business Case for the Mount St Mary’s Catholic High School Project be approved and submission to Partnerships for Schools (PfS) be authorised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

132.

Children's Services Improvement Update Report pdf icon PDF 169 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Children’s Services providing an update on key developments in children’s services in Leeds since August 2010. 

 

Minutes:

The Director of Children’s Services submitted a report providing an update on key developments in children’s services in Leeds since August 2010.

 

The main focus of the report was around:

 

Vision for the future – through an update on work to develop a new Children and Young People’s Plan for the city by spring 2011 in line with the city’s partnership and planning context. It also referred to the complex ongoing, emerging national policy context and financial context. 

 

Improvement Activity and Performance – through an update on the progress being made against the improvement plan and the work of the improvement board, as well as an update on other key inspection and assessment developments.  Progress of the new Children’s Trust Arrangements were also briefly discussed.

 

Service redesign – through further details about progress on the transformation programme to deliver a more integrated children’s service.  The update focused particularly on the proposed emerging model for leadership arrangements across the Council’s children’s services functions and the next stage of development on working locally within the context of the Council’s Locality Working Pathfinder.

 

 

RESOLVED -

 

a)  That the aspiration that Leeds becomes a child friendly city be noted and endorsed, the five outcome areas be noted and a more detailed update on the city’s new Children and Young People’s Plan be received in the spring of 2011.

 

b)  That the progress reported to the Improvement Board and Department be noted.

 

c)  That the proposed revised outline leadership structure and outline remit for children’s services be endorsed and an update on the implementation of these arrangements be received in early 2011.

 

133.

The Annual Children's Services Assessment 2010 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Children’s Services which presents Members with the letter that details Ofsted’s 2010 Annual Assessment for Children’s Services in Leeds.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Children’s Services submitted a report providing some brief analysis on Ofsted’s 2010 Annual Assessment for Children’s Services in Leeds. The letter from Ofsted formed appendix 1 of the submitted report.

 

RESOLVED –

 

  a)  To note the contents of the Annual Assessment letter and the     recognition within it of both continuing challenges and areas of     progress and achievement

 

b)  To recognise the ongoing work, as reported separately to Executive Board, to deliver a range of improvements in children’s services leading to improved safeguard and promoting the welfare of children

134.

Leeds Card and Breeze Card Entry to Tropical World and Home Farm pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To consider the report of the Acting Director of City Development setting out the background to the delegated decision to remove free entry for LeedsCard and Breezecard holders at Tropical World and Home Farm (Temple Newsam) following the referral from Scrutiny Board (City Development) on 7th September 2010.  The report also provides further information in support of a request for Executive Board to take a decision on this matter.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Acting Director of City Development submitted a report setting out the background to the delegated decision to remove free entry for LeedsCard and Breezecard holders at Tropical World and Home Farm (Temple Newsam) following the referral from Scrutiny Board (City Development) on 7th September 2010.  The report provided further information for Executive Board to take a decision on this matter.

 

RESOLVED -

 

a)  That the decision to replace free entry for LeedsCard and Breezecard holders with an appropriate discount for Leedscard and Breezecard holders similar to those applied to other visitor facilities be endorsed

 

 

b)  To approve that Leedscard Extra cardholders will receive a discount of 50%

 

c)  That subject to the above, the price points that will apply from 2nd January 2011 be approved as follows:

 

 

Card Type

Entrance fee including VAT @ 20%

£

Adults

3.30

LeedsCard

2.65

‘Extra’ cardholders

1.65

Breezecard

1.65

 

 

d)  That under 5s continue to get free entry.

e)  That Acting Director of City Development be requested to continue to monitor visitor numbers

 

(Under the provisions of Council procedure Rule 16.5 Councillor A Carter required it to be recorded that he was not supportive of the agreed proposals)

 

(This item is not eligible for Call In) 

135.

A New Chapter for Libraries and for Integrated Services - Consultation Proposals: Supplementary Information pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the report of the Chief Libraries, Arts and Heritage Officer providing further details on the plans for consultation relating to the proposals associated with ‘ANew Chapter: A Fresh Direction for Libraries and Integrated Services’.

 

Minutes:

The Acting Director of City Development submitted a report in response to a Scrutiny Board request. The report now submitted provides greater detail on the consultation process, background data, information used in analysing the library service and arriving at the proposals outlined in the 13th October Executive Board report.

RESOLVED –

 

a)  That the improved detail on the consultation process be accepted

 

b)  That the consultation process begin with immediate effect, running for a 10 week period

 

 

 

(This item is not eligible for Call In)

136.

Kippax Cemetery Extension pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To consider the report of the Acting Director of City Development on the proposed disposal of land by way a 99 year lease for a less than best consideration, in order to enable Kippax Parish Council to take on the role of burial authority and therefore the management of Kippax cemetery.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Acting Director of City Development submitted a report seeking approval for the disposal of the land (as shown edged black on the plan appended to the report) by way of the grant of a 99 year lease for a less than best consideration, to enable Kippax Parish Council to take on the role of burial authority in order for them to manage the cemetery.

 

RESOLVED –

 

a) It was the view of Members that the disposal was likely to promote or  improve the economic, social and/or environmental well-being of the area  or of local residents.

 

b)   That an in principle approval be given for the disposal of the land adjacent to Robinson Lane, Kippax (as outlined on the plan appended to the report) by way of the grant of a 99 year lease to enable Kippax Parish Council to take on the role of burial authority in order for them to manage the cemetery.

 

c) That authority to approve the detailed terms of the lease be  delegated to the Acting Director of City Development.

 

 

(Under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 16.5 Councillor A Carter required it to be recorded that he abstained from voting on this matter)

 

137.

European Year of Volunteering 2011 and Leeds City Council Volunteering Framework pdf icon PDF 150 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Resources summarising the successes of the Leeds Year of Volunteering 2010, providing background to the proposed work programme for 2011 and inviting consideration of the City Council’s own approach to volunteering.

 

Minutes:

The Director of Adult Social Care submitted a report summarising the successes of the Leeds Year of Volunteering 2010, providing the background and proposed work programme for 2011 and to consider the City Council’s own approach to volunteering. The report was also sought approval to a Leeds European Year of Volunteering 2011 and to the development of a comprehensive volunteering framework to govern the use of volunteers and volunteering by staff

 

RESOLVED –

 

  a)  That the proposal to make 2011 the Leeds European Year of     Volunteering be endorsed.

 

b)    That the funding implications in paragraph 6.3 of the submitted report for the likely cost of the 2011 Leeds European Year of Volunteering be noted and that these costs be built into the 2011/12 budget preparations so a decision could be made on funding alongside other competing demands.

 

c)    That additional activities and events that will contribute to making the year a success for the city be sponsored and encouraged.

 

d)    That officers work up a draft Volunteering Framework for Leeds   City Council for wider consultation by January 2011, with the   objective of bringing back a finalised report to Executive Board for adoption in spring 2011.

 

138.

Assessment of Adult Social Care Commissioning (Performance Rating) for Leeds City Council 2009/2010 pdf icon PDF 106 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Adult Social Services providing notification of the judgment made about social care services for adults in the city in the performance year 2009/2010, and highlighting the key points raised by Care Quality Commission when making their judgment.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Adult Social Services submitted a report alerting Members to the judgment made about social care services for adults in the city in the performance year 2009/10. A brief summary was also provided of the key points raised by Care Quality Commission in making their judgment.

RESOLVED -

 

a)  That the contents of the report and the final assessment letter and performance review report from the Care Quality Commission for adult social care services in 2009/10 be noted

b)   That the areas for improvement, as set out in the submitted  annual performance rating report be included for referral to the Adult Social Care Scrutiny Board for their oversight of performance.

 

139.

Future Options for Long Term Residential and Day Care for Older People pdf icon PDF 181 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Adult Social Services presenting information to enable the informed consideration of the recommendations for the future provision of residential and day care in Leeds.

 

Minutes:

The Director of Adult Social Services submitted a report setting out the Council’s vision for the future of residential care and daytime support for older people in Leeds . The report takes as its central principle people’s increasing expectations of choice, quality and control over the care they receive.

 

The report highlighted the urgent need to bring forward strategic options that maximise opportunities to develop more person-centred services, whilst ensuring the needs of people currently using existing services continued to be met safely and appropriately.

 

RESOLVED –

 

a)    That proposals to use Richmond House as an intermediate care   facility as set out in paragraphs 4.1.6 to 4.1.8 of the submitted   report together with the need to make alternative arrangements   for people requiring respite care and who would expect to   receive that care at Richmond House be endorsed.

 

b)    That the need to take action to address the issues set out in   paragraphs 3.1 to 3.3.3 of the report be supported.

 

c)    That  the options for change set out in paragraphs 4.1.4 to 4.2.8   of the report be endorsed.

 

d)   That the establishment of an Advisory Board, Chaired by an Executive Member, consisting of   representatives from all provider and stakeholder groups as described in paragraph 4.2.7 of the report be approved

 

e)    That  a public consultation as described in paragraphs 6.1 to 6.16 of the report and following consultation with the Executive Board member responsible,  be approved

 

f)    That further recommendations to be brought to a future meeting,   following the outcome of the public consultation.

 

(Under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 16.5 Councillor A Carter required it to be recorded that he was not supportive of the Richmond House element of the proposal)

 

 

 

 

140.

The Future of Mental Health Counselling, Day and Supported Living Services pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Adult Social Services providing information about the Council’s directly provided mental health services and outlining proposals to reshape these, in line with the statutory functions of the local authority and intended future developments, which would enable the Council to ensure the provision of high quality mental health services for the people of Leeds.

 

 

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn at the commencement of the meeting

 

 

 

 

 

141.

Charges for Non-Residential Adult Social Care Services pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Adult Social Services setting out proposals for a public consultation on removing the subsidy from charges for non-residential adult social care services, which would mean that  in future customers who can afford it would pay the full cost of the service.  The report sets out the way in which the public consultation will be conducted. A financial assessment of a person’s ability to pay will, as now, be used to decide whether he/she pays the full cost of the service, or a proportion. The report sets out the reasons for this proposal, the likely implications for customers and income levels and the further work required.

 

Minutes:

The Director of Adult Social Services submitted a report setting out proposals for a public consultation on removing the subsidy from charges for non-residential adult social care services, which would result, in future, customers who could afford it would pay the full cost of the service.  The report also set out the way in which the public consultation would be conducted. A financial assessment of a person’s ability to pay would, as now, be used to decide whether he/she pays the full cost of the service, or a proportion. The report identified the reasons for the proposal, the likely implications for customers and income levels and the further work required.

 

RESOLVED –

 

a)  That the  public consultation as described in paragraphs 5.1 to   5.5 of the submitted report on the proposal for the removal of   subsidy from services as described in paragraphs 4.1 to 4.7 of the report and how this might be implemented be approved.

b)    That more detailed analysis of financial and customer   implications as described in paragraph 5.6 of the report be approved.

c)  That a further report with proposals following the more detailed   analysis, including comparison charges and the outcome of the   consultation be presented to Executive Board in July 2011.

 

 

 

DATE OF PUBLICATION     17TH DECEMBER 2010

 

LAST DATE FOR CALL IN

OF ELIGIBLE DECISIONS    24TH DECEMBER 2010 (5.00PM)

 

 

(Scrutiny Support will notify Directors of any items called in by 12noon on 29th December 2010)