Agenda and draft minutes

Outer East Community Committee - Tuesday, 8th March, 2022 4.00 pm

Venue: Colton Institute, Colton Village Hall, Meynell Road, Leeds, LS15 9AQ

Contact: Andy Booth 0113 37 88665 

Items
No. Item

38.

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).

Minutes:

There were no appeals.

 

 

39.

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:-

Minutes:

There was no exempt information.

 

 

40.

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:

There were no late items.

 

 

41.

Declaration of Interests

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

Minutes:

There were no declarations.

 

 

42.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor S Field.

 

 

43.

Minutes - 7 December 2021 pdf icon PDF 256 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 7 December 2021

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 7 December 2021 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

 

44.

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.

Minutes:

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 no members of the public wished to speak.

 

 

45.

Outer East Community Committee Finance Report pdf icon PDF 477 KB

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

Minutes:

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 2021/22.  It also provided an update on organisations funded by the Community Committee and how their project delivery will be affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

Bali Birdi, Senior Localities Officer presented the report.

 

The following was discussed:

 

·  There was £77,077.52 remaining in the Wellbeing Revenue Budget.  Members were given a ward by ward breakdown of available funds.

·  The Community Committee supported the following projects:

o  Kippax Kicks – Amount proposed £2,904.00 (YAF 21/22) – Kippax and Methley

o  School Holiday Program – Amount proposed £9,770.00 (YAF 22/23) per ward – Cross Gates & Whinmoor and Temple Newsam

o  School Holiday Program – Amount proposed £8,595.50 (YAF 22/23) per ward – Garforth & Swillington and Kippax & Methley

o  Mini Breeze – Outer East – Amount proposed £14,598.00 (YAF 22/23) split £3,649.50 per ward.

o  Rhino’s Summer Camps – Amount proposed £8,000 (YAF 22/23) split £2,000 per ward

o  TNCP – School Holiday Programme – Amount proposed £10,000 (YAF 22/23) – Temple Newsam

o  Kippax High Street Improvements – Amount proposed £14,500 (Wellbeing 21/22) Kippax & Methley

·  Members welcomed the return of a full program of activities for young people and it was noted that the Mini Breeze events had been a positive outcome of activities that had commenced during the pandemic.

·  Remaining funds in the Youth Activities Fund; Small Grants budget; Skips budget; Tasking budget; Capital budget and Community Infrastructure Levy Budget.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)  That the following proposals be approved:

o  Kippax Kicks –£2,904.00 (YAF 21/22) – Kippax and Methley

o  School Holiday Program –£9,770.00 (YAF 22/23) per ward – Cross Gates & Whinmoor and Temple Newsam

o  School Holiday Program –£8,595.50 (YAF 22/23) per ward – Garforth & Swillington and Kippax & Methley

o  Mini Breeze – Outer East –£14,598.00 (YAF 22/23) split £3,649.50 per ward.

o  Rhino’s Summer Camps –£8,000 (YAF 22/23) split £2,000 per ward

o  TNCP – School Holiday Programme –£10,000 (YAF 22/23) – Temple Newsam

o  Kippax High Street Improvements –£14,500 (Wellbeing 21/22) Kippax & Methley

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

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

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

(5)  That details of the Skips budget be noted.

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

(7)  That details of the Tasking budget be noted.

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

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

 

 

46.

Outer East Community Committee Update Report pdf icon PDF 848 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Head of Locality Partnerships brought Members’ attention to an update of the work which the Communities Team was engaged in, based on priorities identified by the Community Committee.  It also provided opportunity for further questioning or to request a more detailed report on a particular issue.

 

Bali Birdi, Senior Localities Officer presented the report.

 

The following was highlighted:

 

·  Details of funding available and support for arranging celebrations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

·  It was hoped that the next Youth Summit would be held in the Autumn.  There had been some frustration during the pandemic at not being able to engage with Young People but there had been some success with the YAF Consultation Survey.

·  Environment & Community Safety - Georgia Lee of the Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team gave the Committee an update on work carried out by the service.  This included ongoing casework in the area.  Attention was also brought to information provided by Leedswatch which was detailed in the report.

·  Cleaner Neighbourhoods – Community litter picks had been successful and Members asked that thanks be recorded for the Cleaner Neighbourhoods Team for their work during the recent adverse weather.

·  Members were informed of the Food Pantry and School Uniform Exchange projects that had been operating in the Temple Newsam Ward which had helped to address issues with the rise in the cost of living.

·  Employment, Skills and Welfare – a breakdown of attendance from the Outer East wards at the recent Apprenticeship Fayre had been requested.

·  Health and Wellbeing/Adult Social Care – representatives of the local Neighbourhood Networks addressed the committee.  Group and activity work across the area was getting back to pre-pandemic level.  Thanks was expressed to all those involved.

·  Sergeant David Lund And PC Steve Kinnon gave the Committee an update on crime figures across the Outer East Area.  In response to concerns regarding an increase off road motorcycles it was felt the best approach was to encourage the public to report any incidents so hotspot areas could be identified and targeted.

·  Tom O’Connell, Area Housing Manager addressed the Committee.  He gave an update on void properties in the area and the work being carried out to clear the backlog that occurred during the pandemic.  An update was also given on income collection and support for those experiencing difficulties.

·  Deeta Tren-Humphries reported on Youth Service activity across Crossgates & Whinmoor and Temple Newsam.  This included the re-provision of services since coming out of lockdown, activities and events that had taken place and forthcoming events.  The report detailed Youth Service activity across the Outer East including work in Kippax & Methley and Garforth & Swillington.

·  Community Engagement – There was a meeting scheduled for the Temple Newsam Communities on 17 March 2022.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted

47.

Dates, Times and Venues of Community Committee Meetings 2022/2023 pdf icon PDF 455 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the City Solicitor

Minutes:

The report of the City Solicitor asked Members to consider the proposed Community Committee meeting schedule for the 2022/23 Municipal Year.

 

The following dates were proposed:

 

·  Tuesday, 28 June 2022

·  Tuesday, 27 September 2022

·  Tuesday, 6 December 2022

·  Tuesday, 7 March 2023

 

All meetings to commence at 4.00 p.m.

 

Members were also asked to consider whether they wished to consider any revisions to the meeting schedule and venue arrangements.

 

RESOLVED – That the Outer East Community Committee meets at 4.00 p.m. on the following dates in the 2021/22 Municipal Year:

 

·  Tuesday, 28 June 2022

·  Tuesday, 27 September 2022

·  Tuesday, 6 December 2022

·  Tuesday, 7 March 2023

 

Meeting venues to continue to be arranged on a meeting by meeting basis.

dates were proposed: