Agenda and minutes

Inner North East Community Committee - Tuesday, 7th March, 2017 7.30 pm

Venue: Polish Catholic Centre, Newton Hill Road, LS7 4JE

Contact: Helen Gray 0113 3788657 

Note: A workshop on the theme of the Leeds Health and Care Plan will be held at 6.30pm prior to the start of the formal Community Committee meeting. 

No. Item

Approximately 35 representatives of the local community, organisations and stakeholders attended the meeting.


Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded).


(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting).


There were no appeals against the refusal of inspection of documents.



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 the following parts of the agenda designated as containing 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, as follows:-


The agenda contained no exempt information.



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)


No formal late items of business were added to the agenda, however Members were in receipt of a supplementary pack in respect of the Wellbeing Report containing further details of the Community Committee budget (minute 63 refers).



Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct


No declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests were made.



Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from the Chair of the Committee, Councillor E Taylor. The Committee elected Councillor G Hussain as Chair for this meeting.




Open Forum

In accordance with Paragraphs 4:16 and 4:17 of the Community Committee Procedure Rules, at the discretion of the Chair a period of up to 10 minutes may be allocated at each ordinary meeting for members of the public to make representations or to ask questions on matters within the terms of reference of the Community Committee. This period of time may be extended at the discretion of the Chair. No member of the public shall speak for more than three minutes in the Open Forum, except by permission of the Chair.


The following members of the public addressed the meeting under the provisions of Paragraphs 4:16 and 4:17 of the Community Committee Procedure Rules (Open Forum):


Battlescars – Jenni and Glen Groves, founders of Battlescars, gave a short presentation on the community group established in 2016 to deal with self-harming issues and to provide support to the individuals, their families and friends. The group aimed to bring together health, education and all relevant support services to support the individual and provide advice on self-harm management and self-care. The CC heard that self-harm was widespread in Leeds, in both adults and children; and the group was building a network in order to deliver support across the city. In discussion, Members and officers suggested measures to include information on the group through the Leeds Directory of Services and the Committee’s own social media.

RESOLVED – To thank Jenni and Glen for their presentation, to note the contents of the discussions and to note that the Area Management Team will co-ordinate follow-up work with Battlescars.



Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held 5th December 2016


RESOLVED – To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held 5th December 2016 as a correct record.



Matters Arising

To note any matters arising from the minutes


There were no matters arising.



Dates, Times and Venues of Inner North East Community Committee Meetings 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 319 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor seeking approval of a proposed schedule of dates and times for Inner North East Community Committee meetings during the 2017/18 Municipal Year. The report also asks Members to consider venues.


Members considered the report of the City Solicitor setting out a proposed schedule of meetings for the 2017/18 Municipal Year. The CC indicated their preference to continue to alternate meeting venues throughout the wards within the Inner North East area, and to hold community workshops just prior to the formal business meeting.


a)  To approve the schedule of meetings as (Mondays at 7.00pm)

26th June 2017

18th September 2017

4th December 2017

5th March 2018

With a community workshop to commence at 6.00pm prior to the formal business meeting


b)  To agree to continue to alternate the meeting venues throughout the three wards within the Inner North East area.



Overview on the Development of the Leeds Plan and West Yorkshire and Harrogate Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) pdf icon PDF 408 KB

To consider the report of the Interim Chief Officer, Leeds Health Partnerships on the emerging Leeds Plan and the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs). The report sets out the background, context and the relationship between the Leeds and West Yorkshire plans. It also highlights some of the key areas that will be addressed within the Leeds Plan which will add further detail to the strategic priorities set out in the recently refreshed Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016 – 2021.

Additional documents:


Councillor Charlwood, Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults introduced the report which had been the basis of discussion in the community workshop, held prior to the formal Community Committee meeting. The workshop focussed on three key areas:

·  What do you think are the three key priorities that would help reduce the Health and Wellbeing Gap?

·  Working with citizens is key to addressing the gaps, how do you think we can ensure that this is meaningful, open and honest?

·  How would you like your community committee area to be part of the conversation as the Leeds Health & Care Plan develops?

The themes arising from the discussions were noted as being:

·  The need to educate people to understand their own health conditions and provide training to manage them

·  Identified a need to develop openness to a different kind of health service, which may not necessarily be provided by General Practitioners – key is informing people of what is available to them

·  Importance of preventative measures

·  Mental health and support for the individual and their families

·  The importance of keeping active

·  Provision of alcohol support services

·  Consider how services will transfer from hospitals into the community

·  Noted the need to maintain openness about the financial challenge


a)  To note the outcomes of the community workshop held prior to the formal CC meeting

b)  To note the key areas of focus as described in the submitted report and how they will contribute to the delivery of the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy

c)  To note the contents of the discussions held during the community workshop and how the issues discussed identify the need and opportunities within the Inner North East area that will inform and shape the development of the Leeds Plan

d)  To note the contents of the discussions held during the community workshop on the most effective ways/opportunities the Leeds Plan development and delivery team can engage with citizens, groups and other stakeholders within the Inner North East area to shape and support the delivery of the Leeds Plan

e)  To note the intention for a report back on the progress of the Leeds Health and Care Plan in the future



Update on Public Health Activity in Inner North East Leeds pdf icon PDF 333 KB

To consider the report from the Chief Officer Public Health ENE/Leeds North CCG on the key health & wellbeing activity and achievements of the ENE/Leeds North CCG Locality Public Health Team. The report also highlights the new Locality Community Heath Development and Improvement Services, which become operational in our 10% most deprived neighbourhoods on 1st April 2017. Additionally, the report provides an update on activity progressed from the 2015 Community Committee workshop around reducing social isolation.



Liz Bailey, Health and Wellbeing Improvement Manager for the ENE locality, presented a report on the key health and wellbeing activity and achievements of the locality Public Health Team. She began by outlining that a 16% increase in deprivation had been recorded in Leeds since 2010. Chapeltown and Meanwood areas, as Medium Super Output Areas, scored poorly in terms of income; employment and levels of crime which in turn had negative impacts on people’s ability to stay well.


The report outlined the main health needs identified in the INE area and the key activity undertaken, including a review of commissioned work with partners and a review of the funding formula to ensure the INE area received an equable share per population in the most deprived areas.


Councillor Charlwood noted how the report fed into the discussions during the community workshop on the Leeds Health Plan and recognised the work already undertaken to address health inequality. Councillor G Hussain, Community Committee Champion for Health and Wellbeing reiterated the financial challenges ahead and how the Committee can encourage conversations and raise awareness of the proposed transformation of health services


a)  To note the key work programmes of the ENE/Leeds North CCG Locality Public Health Team in the Inner North East Community Committee area

b)  To note the new Locality Community Health Development and Improvement Services for the area

c)  To note the progress on the activity following the 2015 community committee workshop on the theme of reducing social isolation

d)  To note the comments made during discussion on the programme of work being undertaken



Youth Activity Report pdf icon PDF 445 KB

To consider the report of the ENE Area Leader which provides feedback and information regarding the Summer Activities which were funded by the Inner North East Community Committee using Youth Activity Funding (YAF) in 2016/17.  The report also provides feedback and information from the Inner North East Youth Summit which took place on 18th January 2017. The Youth Summit was held in order to consult local young people on what activities they would like to see in the area.  This information will be used to inform the spend of the 2017/18 Inner North East Youth Activity Fund allocation.


Additional documents:


Councillor E Tunnicliffe, Community Committee Champion for Children and Young People presented a report giving feedback on the Youth Activities Fund summer activities programme 2016/17; including information from the INE Youth Summit held on 18th January 2017.


Councillor Tunnicliffe highlighted the work done during the Youth Summit where young people were invited to consider the activities they would like to be offered throughout the INE CC area, making use of the YAF and getting the best value for money. From the Summit, the top 10 activities were chosen and bids had now been invited to the YAF to deliver the activities in 2017


Neil Pentelow, Area Officer reported that 15 applications to the 2017 YAF had been received and the final list of activities was anticipated in April. Last year, 13 projects were offered, mainly through the summer 2016, to which 1300 young people attended. Appendix 1 of the report provided a detail of the events. Peer inspections of the activities were undertaken and the outcomes of the inspections and the Youth Summit would inform the 2017 events programme


(Councillor Tunnicliffe withdrew from the meeting)


During discussions, it was noted that the 2017 applications featured dance, drama, music and sports and did address the top ten activities identified by the Youth Summit. Additionally it was noted that the activities would reach all age groups. Members commented on the success of the Youth Summit and expressed their support for this approach to the YAF to be adopted for the future.


RESOLVED – That the contents of the report and the comments made during discussions be noted.



Wellbeing Report pdf icon PDF 319 KB

To consider the report of the East North East Area Leader on the Inner North East Community Committee Wellbeing budget.

Additional documents:


Neil Pentelow, Area Officer, presented the report on the Committee’s current budget position which included details of decisions taken under delegated authority for the area since the last CC meeting in December. The report also looked ahead to the budget for 2017/18 and the CC priorities (attached as Appendix 2). Members were in receipt of a supplementary document containing the detail of next years’ budget allocation which had only just been released.


Members noted that the total projected carry forward of £42,429.00 may decrease as schemes currently underway were completed or pending any further delegated approval of schemes to be funded from the 2016/17 year. Currently however no new schemes had been submitted for consideration either by officers or the CC.


During discussions, Members considered the top-slicing arrangements to secure funds for the ward pots, community engagement, festive lights etc. and noted that the 2017/18 funding allocation of £102,840.00 was a 10.5% reduction on the previous year. It was noted that detail of the Youth Activity Fund was not yet available and would be reported to the June CC meeting.


Discussions picked up the theme of health and wellbeing, with comments on:

-  Whether there is any guidance on how to link social prescribing to the work of community committees

-  Whether there is scope within the community committee work plan to undertake an exercise to find out what the community wants from their local health services

-  Funding applications could be reviewed to request details of the health benefits to be provided by the project

-  Noting that food played a huge part in the health and wellbeing of the community, Members noted a suggestion to link to the local “Fare Share” group to consider extending the offer to reach older people

In conclusion, Members agreed to progress these matters through the advisory sub group to consider what could be added to the funding priorities to enhance existing or encourage new projects to address health and wellbeing issues in the locality. A report on the outcome would be presented to Members in due course.


a)  To note the current balances for the 2016/17 and the spend to date against these budgets as set out in Appendix 1 of the submitted report.

b)  To note the budget allocation for 2017/18, as agreed at Full Council on 22nd February 2017.

c)  To approve the 2017/18 Inner North East Wellbeing Budget top-slicing arrangements as detailed below

Ward Budgets

Community skips provision

Community engagement

Neighbourhood Improvement staffing budget

Festive Lights

£10,000 each ward

£500.00 each ward





d)  To note the delegated decisions made since the last meeting of the Inner North East Community Committee (5th December 2016) as outlined in paragraphs 19 and 20 of the submitted report.

e)  To approve the Inner North East Community Committee priorities for 2017/18 as outlined in Appendix 2 of the submitted report.

f)  To note that the issues raised during discussions on health and wellbeing and links to the INE  ...  view the full minutes text for item 63.


Community Committee Update report pdf icon PDF 379 KB

To consider the report of the East North East Area Leader which provides an update on the work programme of Inner North East Community Committee, its’ recent successes and current challenges

Additional documents:


Neil Pentelow, Area Officer, presented an update on the Inner North East CC work programme, its recent successes and challenges. The report provided an outline of the main issues discussed by the Member advisory Sub Groups; the progress of the Neighbourhood Improvement Partnerships and highlighted community events held in the Inner North East CC area since the last meeting.


Councillor M Rafique, Community Champion for community safety, briefly addressed the recent serious incidents of crime in the area and commended both the community and the police on their response. He commented that there was still work to do to engage with young people.


Councillor G Hussain, Community Champion for employment and skills reported back on the success of the recent Apprenticeship Fair held at Leeds Arena which hosted 6,000 attendees. He noted that the Fair had attracted new employers this year. He also reported that the ENE Employment Board received regular updates on skills and vacancies and advertised these to encourage applicants. Councillor Rafique commented on the need to continue to encourage apprenticeship take-up amongst BME communities and to further advertise the new Apprenticeship Levy to employers.


Jane Maxwell, ENE Area Leader, reported that LCC would pay all employees above the Real Living Wage level of £8.25 from April 2017; and would encourage all Leeds employers to do the same.

RESOLVED – To note the contents of the report and the discussions.



Community Comment

To receive any feedback or comments from members of the public on the reports presented to this Community Committee meeting.


A time limit for this session has been set at 10 minutes.


 Due to the number and nature of queries it will not be possible to provide responses immediately at the meeting. However, members of the public shall receive a formal response within 14 working days.


The Chair noted the opportunity for members of the public to give feedback and/or queries on the reports presented during the formal part of the CC meeting, the intention being that a written response would be provided within 14 days. The following comments were raised and discussed:

British Trust for Conservation Volunteers – A representative of BTCV addressed the meeting outlining the Clinical Commissioning Group funding the Trust received to undertake social prescribing work which linked to issues such as nutrition and mental health. She welcomed the discussions held during the workshop and the opportunity to link to other groups.



Closing Remarks


Councillor J Dowson – Lord Mayor Elect

The CC congratulated Councillor Dowson on her nomination for Lord Mayor for the 2017/18 Municipal Year

Date & Time of Next Meeting

To note the date and time of the next meeting had been agreed as 26th June 2017 at 7.00pm – with a community workshop at 6.00pm. (Venue to be confirmed)