Agenda and minutes

Outer South Community Committee - Monday, 11th December, 2023 4.00 pm

Venue: Gildersome Meeting Hall, Town Street, Gildersome, LS27 7AB

Contact: Andy Booth 0113 247 4325 

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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 Hea of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting)


There were 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 was no exempt information on the Agenda.




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)


There wre no late items.




Declaration of Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.


There were no declarations.




Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors A Hutchison and J Senior.




Minutes - 25 September 2023 pdf icon PDF 260 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 25 September 2023


RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 September 2009 be confirmed as a correct record.




Matters Arising


RESOLVED – That Councillor S Holroyd-Case be appointed as the Outer South Community Committee representative to the Corporate Parenting Board for the remainder of the 2023/34 Municipal Year.




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.


A representation was made in relation to an incident that had occurred in Drighlington which required police attendance and other related incidents.  LABAT and Housing had been involved with regards to these concerns.  It was reported that further information regarding the incident could not be made available as this was currently a live incident.




Outer South Community Committee Update Report pdf icon PDF 810 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Head of Locality Partnerships

Additional documents:


The report of the Head of Locality Partnerships brought Members attention to work in which the Communities Team was engaged in based on priorities identified by the Community Committee.


Kimberly Frangos, Localities Officer presented the report.


Discussion included the following:


Children & Families – There had been planning for youth events with young people and the next Youth Summit would be held on 7 February 2024.


Two young people from Outer South had been selected as candidates for the Leeds Children’s Mayor and had attended Civic Hall to present their manifestos.  Georgia of Drighlington Primary and Harrison of St Francis Catholic Primary, the selected candidates, were in attendance to present their manifestos.


Georgia’s focussed on mental health support for young people and Harrison’s focussed on inclusivity for those with special educational needs and disabilities.  Members of the Committee congratulated Georgia and Harrison for their excellent work and achievements.  It was proposed for them to present these at the Youth Summit and that the manifestos should be considered at the next meeting of the Health and Wellbeing sub-group and be shared with health partners.


Georgia Taylor of LASBAT updated the Committee on work done to tackle Anti-Social Behaviour across Outer South Leeds.  It was hoped to establish regular meetings with Ward Members.


Inspector Lund updated on policing in Outer South.  Discussion included the following:


·  Staffing – there had been an increase in the number of Police Constables and there would soon be some new PCSOs.

·  Use of electric scooters continued to be a problem.

·  Thanks were expressed for the work which had targeted use of quad bikes at Sugar Hill.

·  Details of the new NPT structures were requested.

·  Concern regarding the theft of mobility scooters at Siegen Close and a request for temporary CCTV.

·  Problems with businesses that had been targeted on Queen Street. There had been an arrest and there had also been arrests following the incident at Ramsdens.

·  There had been a rise in hate crime following the tensions in Israel/Gaza.

·  Problems with parking on pavements particularly around schools.  Members were asked to report specific problem areas.  PCSOs had enforcement powers to deal with this.

·  Work with LASBAT and Housing to tackle nuisance with quad bikes.


Employment, Skills & Welfare – The Committee received a presentation from Esther Bissell and Fiona Chapel of the Life Long Learning Centre.  Issues highlighted included the following:


·  Members were asked for help in connecting the centre to people and groups who could make benefit of the offers provided by the centre.

·  The centre focussed on providing opportunities for adults who maybe had not had the opportunity to study for a degree in the past.

·  The learning hub was based within the University of Leeds and provided support for adults with a focus on community outreach.

·  The centre worked with many different partners including colleges and local and voluntary organisations.

·  Information could be provided regarding pathways to education as well as the provision of guidance and advice including how to get financial support.

·  The centre provided  ...  view the full minutes text for item 33.


Outer South Community Committee Finance Report pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Head of Locality Partnerships


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 2023/24.


Kimberly Frangos, Localities Officer presented the report.


Members’ attention was brought to the following application for funding:

·  Morley South Bins – Cleaner Neighbourhoods Team - £747.00 – Members were supportive of this application.





(1)  That details of the Wellbeing Budget position be noted.

(2)  That the following project be approved:

o  Morley South Bins - £747.00

(3)  That details of the projects approved by Delegated Decision be noted.

(4)  That monitoring information of funded projects be noted.

(5)  That details of the Youth Activities Fund be noted.

(6)  That details of the Small Grants Budget be noted.

(7)  That details of the Community Skips Budget be noted.

(8)  That details of the Capital Budget be noted.

(9)  That details of the Community Infrastructure Levy Budget be noted.




Date and Time of Next Meeting

Monday, 11 March 2024 at 1.30 p.m.



Monday, 11 March 2024 at 1.30 p.m.