Agenda and draft minutes

Outer East Community Committee - Tuesday, 6th December, 2022 4.00 pm

Venue: Ninelands Primary School, Ninelands Lane, Garforth, LS25 1NT

Contact: Andy Booth 0113 37 88665 

Items
No. Item

28.

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

 

 

29.

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 on the agenda.

 

 

30.

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.  Supplementary information for Agenda Item 9, Outer East Community Committee Finance Report was distributed prior to the meeting.

 

 

31.

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.

 

 

32.

Minutes - 27 September 2022 pdf icon PDF 261 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 27 September 2022.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 September 2022 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

 

33.

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:

A question was asked with regards to the reporting of and recording anti-social behaviour.  Attention was brought to the Community Committee Update Report which provided the most recent anti-social behaviour statistics for Outer East Leeds.  The process for reporting anti-social behaviour was explained and the triage response to any reports.  Reports would be dealt with by the most appropriate department or in some cases by a multi-agency approach.

 

A request was made for the provision of lighting in Manston Park.  It was reported that residents would be surveyed.

 

 

34.

Age Friendly Leeds Strategy & Action Plan, 2022/ 2025 pdf icon PDF 320 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Director of Public Health

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Director of Public Health presented to the Inner West Community Committee the refresh of the draft Age Friendly Strategy and Action Plan 2022-2025 to gain feedback. The report also requested support and promotion of the work of Age Friendly within the city.

 

Robina Ahmed, Advanced Health Improvement Specialist, Jo Volpe, Older People’s Forum and Councillor David Jenkins, Chair of the Age Friendly Board were in attendance for this item

 

The Community Committee were provided with 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. The process has been overseen by the Age Friendly Board whose role was 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 was 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.
  • The Leeds Older Peoples Forum (LOPF) gave 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:
    • The Age Friendly Ambassador Programme
    • Becoming a Dementia Friend
    • Age and Dementia Friendly Businesses
    • The Come in and Rest Scheme
    • Leeds Older People’s Age Friendly Steering Group
  • Public Health were working with partners to support older people in Leeds to be as resilient as possible this winter. It was recognised that the cost-of-living crisis together with the impact that the cold weather could have on older people would require an approach to ensure proactive and preventative support was provided to those most at risk this winter. It was noted there are a range of services to support older people during cold weather including:
    • Information and Advice Service run through Age UK Leeds who can offer information and advice on a range of issues such as:
      • Money Matters
      • State Benefits
      • Housing Rights
      • Consumer issues
    • Home Plus Leeds – whose aim is to enable and maintain independent living through improving health at home.
    • Lunch Clubs – Public Health fund the annual Lunch Club Grants offering a financial contribution  ...  view the full minutes text for item 34.

35.

Outer East Community Committee Finance Report pdf icon PDF 290 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 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.

 

Charlotte Fletcher, Localities Officer presented the report.

 

The following was discussed:

 

·  There was £64,417.24 remaining in the Wellbeing Revenue budget.  A ward by ward breakdown was given.

·  Wellbeing projects for consideration.  Members were supportive of the following applications:

o  Youth Intervention Programmes – West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.  £4,842.50 proposed (£2,421.25 from Cross Gates & Whinmoor and £2,421.25 from Temple Newsam)

o  Community Fridge – Connecting Crossgates. £1,916.50 proposed (£1,725.00 from Cross Gates & Whinmoor, £135.00 from Temple Newsam and £56.50 from Kippax & Methley).  It was reported that the cost breakdown was calculated by where users registered for the service lived.

·  Youth Activity Fund projects for consideration.  Member were supportive of the following applications:

o  Kippax Kicks – Leeds Youth Service - £3,762.00 proposed.

o  Garforth Kicks – Leeds Youth Service - £11,715.00 proposed

·  Monitoring information of applications funded by the Committee

·  Delegated Decisions taken since the last meeting.

·  Remaining balances in the Youth Activities Fund; Small Grants, Skips, Tasking, Capital, and Community Infrastructure Levy budgets.

 

 

RESOLVED –

 

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

(2)  That the following Wellbeing proposals be approved:

o  Youth Intervention Programmes – West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.  £4,842.50 (£2,421.25 from Cross Gates & Whinmoor and £2,421.25 from Temple Newsam)

o  Community Fridge – Connecting Crossgates. £1,916.50 (£1,725.00 from Cross Gates & Whinmoor, £135.00 from Temple Newsam and £56.50 from Kippax & Methley

(3)  That the following Youth Activity Fund proposals be approved:

o  Kippax Kicks - £3,762.00

o  Garforth Kicks - £11,715

(4)  That details of the projects approved via Delegated Decision 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 Skips Budget be noted.

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

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

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

 

 

36.

Outer East Community Committee Update Report pdf icon PDF 393 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 Member’s attention to work which the Communities Team was involved in based on priorities identified by the Community Committee.  It also provided opportunities for questioning or to request a more detailed report on a particular issue.

 

Charlotte Fletcher, Localities Officer presented the report.

 

The following was discussed:

 

·  Children & Families – The Outer East Youth Summit had been held on 25 October.  The day had been very successful with various activities taking place including a democracy workshop and consultation with young people to inform future Youth Activity Fund spending.

·  Community Safety – Sub-Group meetings had been arranged for January and April.  The Committee received an update from the Anti-Social Behaviour Team and statistics for Outer East were detailed in the report.  Diversionary work had proved to be significantly helpful during the bonfire period and it was requested whether comparisons of figures from previous years could be included in future reports.

·   Cleaner Neighbourhoods – The Committee received an update from the Cleaner Neighbourhoods Team on work across the area.  This had included leaf clearance and removal of graffiti.  The service was working closely with the police and anti-social behaviour team with regards to graffiti.  Members expressed their thanks to the team, particularly for the quick responses to cleaning following Christmas light switch on events.

·  Health and Wellbeing – The winter vaccination programme and Covid 19 update were reported.

·  Housing – Issues highlighted included income collection, annual tenancy checks and the work of the Environmental Action Teams.  There were recognised issues with the cost of living crisis. An update on Housing Advisory Panel projects was also included in the report.

·  Youth Service – Members received an update of Youth Service provision in the area.  This included the Youth Summit, bonfire night work and October half-term activities.  It was reported that interviews had been held for a trainee youth worker post.  A space at Temple Learning Academy had been secured for youth activities and detached street work would continue.

·  Further issues highlighted in the report included Community Engagement Forum updates and a Social Media update.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

 

37.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

Tuesday, 7 March 2023 at 4.00 p.m.

 

Minutes:

Tuesday, 7 March 2023 at 4.00 p.m.