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Declaration 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 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.
There were no declarations.
Apologies for Absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were sent on behalf of Councillor P Gruen
To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 11 December 2018
RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 11 December 2018 be confirmed as a correct record.
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. On this occasion none of the members of the public present wished to speak.
To receive and consider the attached report of the Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team
The report of the Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team provided an update on progress made in reviewing the service currently provided.
Patrick Bird, ASB Team Manager presented the report. Issues highlighted included the following:
· A review of the Leeds-Anti-Social Behaviour Service was ongoing.
· The review as to meet the changing needs of the service and not a cost cutting exercise.
· Since the establishment of the Anti-Social Behaviour team there had been an increase in demand, increased awareness of the service and a rise in more complex cases.
· The Domestic Noise Service had joined the Anti-Social Behaviour Team. This accounted for sixty percent of referrals.
· Development of a triage system for referrals – this would enable to get referrals supported to the right service at the first point of contact.
· Multi-agency involvement – this would include West Yorkshire Police, social care and health partners.
· Development of mediation services.
· Use of social media for communication.
· Consultation would involve a wide range of partners including the third sector. A final report would be submitted to Executive Board in June 2019.
In response to Members comments and questions, the following was discussed:
· The need to keep the service fit for purpose following the growth in demand.
· The need to work with private landlords – it was acknowledged there was more control for council tenants.
· The move to a triage system for referrals was welcomed.
· There would be health representatives on the steering group.
· Involvement of Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences would cover wider areas including hate crime and domestic violence.
RESOLVED – That the report and direction of travel of the review be noted.
To receive and consider the attached presentation of Leeds Rhinos Foundation
The Committee received a presentation from Gareth Cook, Head of Community and Engagement, Leeds Rhino’s Foundation. The presentation which also contained a short video presentation focussed on the summer camps provided by the foundation and which were funded by the Community Committee.
Key discussion included the following:
· Increasing demand and numbers attending the camps.
· Outcomes and feedback.
· Increasing value for money - £0.83 per child per hour compared to £1.03 last year.
· Concern that some children attended one or more camps while others were not able to get a place – it was reported that ticket office arrangements could be reviewed to limit to one camp per child.
· Local groups and sports clubs for young people were contacted to promote the camps.
· Facilities at John Smeaton Academy were difficult to hire and there was no guarantee that the necessary facilities there would be available.
· Suggestion of young people re-attending as ambassadors/leaders.
· Members welcomed the scheme, success of the camps and the value for money provided.
RESOLVED – That the report and presentation be noted.
To receive and consider the attached report of the Area Leader
The report of the Area Leader provided Members with the following:
· An update on the Outer East budget position
· An update on the Wellbeing revenue projects and budget position
· An update on the Wellbeing revenue projects approved by DDN since the last meeting
· An opportunity to consider a new application.
· An update on Youth Activities Fund (YAF) projects and budget position
· An update on the Wellbeing capital projects and budget position
· An update on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Neighbourhood Fund and budget position
· An update on the Small Grants budget
· An update on the Community Skips Budget
Bali Birdi, Localities Officer presented the report.
Members’ attention was brought to an application for funding from Parks and Countryside to provide an additional area resource for the Outer East area. The amount requested was £13,194.50.
1) That the details of the Wellbeing revenue projects and budget position be noted.
2) That the Wellbeing revenue projects approved by DDN since the last meeting be noted.
3) That the application for funding from Leeds City Council Parks and Countryside for an additional area resource for the Outer East area be approved.
4) That details of the Youth Activities Fund (YAF) projects and budget position be noted.
5) That details of the Wellbeing capital projects and budget position be noted.
6) That details of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Neighbourhood Fund and budget position be noted.
7) That details of the Small Grants budget be noted.
8) That details of the Community Skips budget be noted.
To receve and consider the attached report of the Area Leader
The report of the Area Leader brought Members’ attention to work based on priorities identified by the Community Committee that were not covered elsewhere on the agenda. It also provided opportunity for further questions or to request a more detailed report on a particular issue.
Bali Birdi, Localities Officer presented the report.
Issues discussed included the following:
· Children & Families – the sub-group had met on 4 February and terms of reference had been updated. Young people were in attendance and applications for Youth Activities Funds were now open. Issues regarding tickets for local young people to attend Go Ape had been resolved.
· Money Buddies – areas of poverty and deprivation were being targeted.
· NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group – Shak Rafiq, CCG Communications Manager summarised the proposals for urgent care provision and informed Members of the engagement and consultation process. Details of available provision and locations were highlighted. In response to questions and comments, the following was discussed:
o Walk-in facilities were no longer available at the Shakespeare Centre.
o New locations could be considered where feedback showed that services could be better located.
o The need for engagement with Elected Members and the work needed at community level to make people aware of changes to provision.
o Re-commissioning of Yorkshire Ambulance Services to provide the 111 service. This would look at combining a Clinical Advisory Service so clinical assessments could be given and people advised of the most appropriate health service to access.
o The broad consultation and focus on local urgent care facilities was welcomed.
o The CCG was working closely with the Council’s estates team to see if there were any suitable buildings that could be used.
· Environment sub-group – a meeting had been requested with Highwats regarding grit bins.
· Cross Gates & Whinmoor and Temple Newsam Wards - There were concerns that instances of fly tipping had not been correctly recorded.
· Housing Advisory Panel update.
· Youth Activities
· Community Engagement and Social Media Update.
RESOLVED – That the report be noted.
To receive and consider the attached report of the City Solicitor
The report of the City Solicitor presented suggested dates for meetings of the Outer East Community Committee to be held in the 2019/20 Municipal Year.
RESOLVED – That the Outer East Community Committee meetings be held on the following dates in the 2019/20 Municipal Year:
· Tuesday, 18 June 2019
· Tuesday, 1 October 2019
· Tuesday, 10 December 2019
· Tuesday, 10 March 2019
All meetings start at 4.00 p.m.