Venue: Farnley Hall – Board Room. Hall Ln, Leeds LS12 5HA
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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 are no appeals.
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:
There are no exempt 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.)
There are no formal late items.
Declaration of Interest
To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.
Members did not raise any interests.
Apologies For Absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
No apologies for absence were received.
Open Forum / Community 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.
In accordance with the Community Committee Procedure Rules, the Chair allowed a period of up to 10 minutes for members of the public to make representations or ask questions within the terms of reference of the Community Committee.
A local resident attended the meeting and raised an issue regarding the project for the Money Buddies sessions and concern that not all residents from Farnley and Wortley will be able to attend due to venue implications. It was confirmed that it is expected for there to be 1 weekly session based at Pudsey Community Hub, 1 alternating each fortnight between Farnley Community Centre and Farsley Library, as well as an additional session at Farnley Hillside Hall. The Localities Officer confirmed that he will confirm this position with the organisation for this project.
The local resident also raised concerns regarding there not being a dedicated community hub in the Farnley area. It was acknowledged that there is a mobile hub in the ward, although members confirmed they will raise this with relevant services.
To approve as a correct record, the minutes of the previous meeting held 5th September 2022.
RESOLVED – That the minutes of the previous meeting held 5th September 2022, be approved as an accurate record.
To receive and consider the attached report of the Head of Locality Partnerships providing the Community Committee with an update on the budget position for the Wellbeing Fund, Youth Activity Fund, Capital Budget, as well as the Community Infrastructure Levy Budget for 2022/23.
The report of the Head of Locality Partnerships provided the Community Committee with an update on the budget position for the Wellbeing Fund, Youth Activity Fund, Capital Budget, as well as the Community Infrastructure Levy Budget for 2022/23.
Projects set out in the report were discussed, and agreed as follows:
Members were informed of the following points:
· Since the last Community Committee meeting on 5th September 22, no projects have been approved by DDN.
· The total revenue funding for the Wellbeing Budget 2022/23 is £118,717.22, with a remaining balance of £13,164.37. A breakdown of projects can be found in Table 1 of the submitted report.
· The total revenue funding for the Youth Activities Fund 2022/23 is £82,934.37, with a remaining balance of £15,601.57. A full breakdown of projects and ring-fences is listed in Table 2 of the submitted report.
· Dazzle Dance – will be no longer running sessions from Farnley Community Centre due to on-going issues with the venue. In the process of speaking to other venues and members will be kept updated on any progressions.
· October Half Term Taster Sessions – all 3 days that were held, were successful. The sessions attracted around 60 young people, over the 3 sessions that were held. Positive feedback received from children, and they most enjoyed cooking and the DJ sessions. Will work with children’s champions and youth service on activities for the next sessions.
· An overview of the Small Grants approved as listed in Table 3 of the submitted report.
· There is a Capital Budget 2022/23 available to spend which stands at £19,270.06.
· The Community Infrastructure Levy Budget per ward and it was noted that the remaining balance for 2022/23 stands at £176,196.33.
· An overview of the Outer-West Covid-19 Discretionary Fund Balance. It was noted that any funds remaining at the end of the financial year, will be allocated back into the Wellbeing Fund.
Members discussed the following points:
· Assurances were sought that the next round of Half Term Taster Sessions are adequality financed. Members were also keen to see sessions delivered across the Outer West Community Committee area.
· Football and Cricket for Children project, and a general consensus that officers should look at doing work around the Chatsworth and Moorland estates to encourage more children to join.
· It was considered that the project for Calverley & Farsley Roundabout Basket should be implemented as soon as possible, to avoid anti-social behaviour related issues.
· Clarity was sought regarding a proposed development off Red Lane in Farsley and CIL contributions as a result of the development. The Localities Officer confirmed to seek information on the financial position.
RESOLVED: To –
a) Note details ... view the full minutes text for item 37.
To receive and consider the attached report of the Head of Locality Partnerships providing an update of the work which the Communities Team is engaged in, based on priorities identified by the Community Committee. It also provides opportunities for further questioning, or to request a more detailed report on a particular issue.
The report of the Head of Locality Partnerships provided an update of the work which the Communities Team is engaged in, based on priorities identified by the Community Committee. It also provides opportunities for further questioning, or to request a more detailed report on a particular issue.
The report also set out updates on some of the key activities between Community Committee meetings and functions delegated to Community Committees, Community Champions roles, community engagement, partnership and locality working.
Members were informed of the following points:
· Further to the Adults and Health Dementia Strategy that was provided at the September Community Committee meeting, follow-up information was provided in relation to GP statistics and the location of various memory cafes and similar venues and can be found in the submitted report.
· It was reiterated that for the Money Buddies sessions, there will be 1 weekly session based at Pudsey Community Hub, 1 alternating each fortnight between Farnley Community Centre and Farsley Library, as well as an additional session at Farnley Hillside Hall with the additional funding.
· Local Plan on Climate Change Consultation. Residents and businesses are invited to comment on the second phase of the consultation to review the draft Local Plan. The survey link: https://surveys.leeds.gov.uk/s/PDLPU1/
Members discussed issues associated with speeding, particularly in the Farsley and Calverley ward; there has been a recent accident on Farsley Town Street. Members raised several issues relating to speeding, those being:
· Traffic calming measures not being effective
· Enforcement issues
· Cameras not being maintained
· Criminal behaviour relating to speeding and the action taken against individuals
Further to the issues outlined above, a suggestion was made that West Yorkshire Police, Highways, and a representative from West Yorkshire Causality Prevention Partnership.
RESOLVED – To note the contents of the report.
To receive and consider the attached report of the Director of Public Health that details a refresh of the draft Age Friendly Strategy & Action Plan 2022-2025.
The report of the Director of Public Health provided the Community Committee with a refresh of the draft Age Friendly Strategy & Action Plan 2022-2025 and provided an update on the Public Health approach to building winter resilience.
The Advanced Health Improvement Specialist and a representative from the Leeds Older People Forum attended the meeting, and provided members with an update on the following points:
· Around 1 in 3 people are aged 50 and over. The number of Leeds residents aged 80 and over will increase by about 50% in the next 20 years.
· Age Friendly Leeds is one of the eight priorities in the Best Council Plan 2020-2025. The vision for Leeds is that it is a place where people age well, older people are valued, respected, appreciated and seen as assets.
· The draft Age Friendly Leeds Strategy 2022-25 has been reviewed and refreshed which has been informed by The State of Ageing in Leeds report. The process has been overseen by the Age Friendly Board chaired by Cllr Jenkins. The role of the Board is to provide strategic leadership and set the strategic direction for the Age Friendly Leeds work programme and ensure that the objectives are being met.
· Leeds is a member of the World Health Organisation Age Friendly Cities programme and has used and adapted the framework to identify and address barriers to the well-being and participation of older people.
· The strategy sets out six key priority areas: housing; public and civic spaces; travel and road safety; active, included, and respected; healthy and independent ageing and employment and learning. Each of the priorities is headed by a domain lead. Domain leads have been identified and are working to implement the actions set out in the plan. The domain leads will feedback on a quarterly basis.
· There are a number of services in place to provide information and support on help and financial matters, including energy efficiency and heating advice.
· A number of grants have been commissioned throughout the city to assist older people during the winter period, as well as a food poverty scheme that looks at providing slow cookers, microwaves, oiled filled radiators and electric blankets.
· The Leeds Older Peoples Forum (LOPF) gives practical ways for the local community to become involved to strengthen the age friendly approach and Councillors were invited to support and encourage people and businesses to get involved in:
o The Age Friendly Ambassador Programme
o Becoming a Dementia Friend
o Age and Dementia Friendly Businesses
o The Come in and Rest Scheme
o Leeds Older People’s Age Friendly Steering Group
Members relayed the following comments:
· The age ’50’ is widespread and is not considered an ‘old age’, members suggested that a more holistic approach instead of labelling residents be looked at.
· Council departments must work together to implement the initiatives and strategies in the draft Plan.
· It was acknowledged that a lot of older people travel by public transport, and liaison with transport providers is a must to provide the support ... view the full minutes text for item 39.
Any Other Business
The Chair brought the Committees attention to the fact it was Mike Stevenson’s last meeting as Outer West Community Committee Localities Officer. The Committee wished Mike well in his new endeavours and thanked him for all his help and work for the Outer West Community Committee.
Date and Time of Next Meeting
The next meeting is scheduled to take place Wednesday, 15th February 2022 at 1 pm. Venue TBC.
The date and time of the next meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 15th February 2022 at 1 p.m.
The meeting concluded at 14.25.