Agenda and minutes

Inner West Community Committee (Workshop: 6pm-7.30pm), Inner West Community Committee
Wednesday, 24th June, 2015 7.30 pm

Contact: Debbie Oldham 0113 395 1712 

Note: Housing Workshop 6pm-7.30pm, the papers for which are included within the agenda pack. 

Items
No. Item

Inner West Community Committee workshop - Housing

Councillor Ritchie welcomed everyone to the Inner West Community Committee workshop on Housing.

 

Councillor Ritchie informed the workshop that the aim was to discuss issues related to housing within the Inner West area, what works well and where improvements needed to be made.

 

The meeting received presentations from Housing Leeds, Leeds Federated Housing and the Private Rented Sector Housing Team.

 

The presentations highlighted the issues that these sectors faced and the improvements that they were undertaking.

 

There was an opportunity for questions at the end of the presentations.

 

The workshop was split in to two sections.

 

Workshop 1

The first workshop was to discuss tenant satisfaction and how to better engage with younger tenants.

 

Workshop 2 

A programme Manager from Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Team attended and described some of the projects that are planned to make homes more energy efficient.

 

Discussions took place in the workshop on affordable warmth for social housing.

 

IN CONCLUSION – The information is to be collated and will inform a report to be brought to a future Community Committee

1.

Notification of Election of Chair pdf icon PDF 296 KB

The report of the City Solicitor formally notifies Members of the appointment of Councillor Kevin Ritchie to the position of Inner West Community Committee Chair for the duration of the 2015/2016 municipal year, which was made at the Annual Council meeting on 21sy May 2015.

Minutes:

The report of the City Solicitor formally notified the Members of the Inner West Community Committee of the appointment of Councillor Ritchie as Chair of the Inner West Community Committee for the 2015/16 municipal year. The appointment was made at the Annual Council meeting on 21st May 2015.

 

RESOLVED – That the Community Committee noted that Councillor Ritchie was elected Chair of the Inner West Community Committee for the duration of the 2015/16 municipal year.

2.

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 Chief Democratic Services Officer at least 24 hours before the meeting.)

Minutes:

There were no appeals against refusal of inspection of documents

3.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1 To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information within the meaning of Section 100I of the Local Government Act 1972, 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 the recommendation is accepted, to formally pass the following resolution:-

 

RESOLVED – That, in accordance with Regulation 4 of The Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 or Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 as appropriate, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of those 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 were no exempt items.

4.

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.

5.

Declarations 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.

 

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests.

6.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Sam Meadley, Erica Mitchell and Stephen McBarron

7.

Open Forum / Community Forums

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:

On this occasion there were no speakers at the open forum

8.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To receive and confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 11th March 2015

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 11th March 2015 be approved as a correct record.

9.

Matters arising

Minutes:

Minute 57 – Wellbeing Update Report

Members had discussed allocating funding of £15,000 to a project in the Armley tower blocks in relation to mental health issues.

 

Area Support reported that the Environment and Housing Directorate within Leeds City Council would contribute £35,000 match funding towards the project.  This would secure a Patient Empowerment Project (PEP) worker for one year from appointment. The project would look to work with vulnerable people in the tower blocks, engaging with them and directing them towards local services.  Minute 13 refers

10.

Community Committee Appointments 2015/2016 pdf icon PDF 334 KB

The report of the City Solicitor invites the Committee to make appointments to the following, as appropriate:-

·  Those Outside Bodies as detailed at Appendix 1 of the submitted report

·  One representative to the Corporate Parenting Board

·  The Committee’s ‘Community Lead Members’

·  Children’s Services Cluster Partnerships

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the City Solicitor invited the Committee to make appointments to the following as per the submitted report:-

·  Outside Bodies as detailed at appendix 1

·  One representative to the Corporate Parenting Board

·  The Committee’s Community Lead Members

·  Those Children’s Services Cluster Partnerships

 

RESOLVED – That the Committee appointed:

 

·  Cllr. Ritchie and Mark Law to the Bramley Poors Allotment Trust

·  Inner West Housing Advisory Panel – Cllr. Ritchie (Bramley & Stanningley), Cllr J McKenna (Amley)

·  Inner North West Housing Advisory Panel – Cllr. Illingworth (Kirkstall)

 

Corporate Parenting Board  - Cllr. J Heselwood

 

The Community Committee’s Lead Members;

·  Environment – Cllr. Smart

·  Community Safety – Cllr Ritchie

·  Children’s Services – Cllr. C Gruen

·  Employment, Skills and Welfare – Cllr. J McKenna with Cllr. Heselwood

·  Health and Wellbeing – Cllr. Lowe

·  Adult Social Care – Cllr. Venner

 

Children’s Cluster Partnerships;

·  Bramley Cluster – Cllr. C Gruen

·  Armley Cluster – Cllr Lowe

·  Inner North West Hub – Cllr. Yeadon

11.

Inner West Community Committee membership of the 'Inner West' Housing Advisory Panel (HAP). pdf icon PDF 316 KB

Report of the Chief Officer Housing Management is to clarify to the Inner West Community Committee the current position in terms of Ward Councillor membership of the Inner West Housing Advisory Panel (HAP).

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Officer Housing Management clarified the current position in terms of Ward Councillor membership of the Inner West Housing Advisory Panel (HAP).

 

The report recommended that the current representation on the Inner West and Inner North West HAP remained the same with no new nominations.

 

The report informed Members that the service would consult with all interested stakeholders and look at how the management and boundary alignment can be addressed during 2015.

 

RESOLVED – That the Committee noted the information set out in the report and kept the same representation on the Inner West and Inner North West HAP as recommended.   

12.

Appointment of Co-optees to Community Committee pdf icon PDF 302 KB

The report of the City Solicitor invites Members to give consideration to appointing co-optees to the Community Committee for the duration of the 2015/2016 municipal year.

Minutes:

The Report of the City Solicitor invited Members to nominate co-optees to the Inner West Community Committee.

The Nominees were:

·  Hazel BoutleArmley Ward

·  Eric Bowes – Armley Ward

·  Kim FrangosArmley

·  Stephen McBarron – Bramley Ward

·  Annabel Gaskin – Bramley Ward

·  Marveena Babs-Apata – Bramley Ward

·  Erica Mitchell – Kirkstall Ward

·  Sam MeadleyKirkstall Ward

·  Mick Park – Kirkstall Ward

 

An induction course for all co-optees to be held second week in July.

 

RESOLVED – That the Inner West Community Committee appointed the following co-optees:

 

  Hazel BoutleArmley Ward

  Eric Bowes – Armley Ward

  Kim FrangosArmley

  Stephen McBarron – Bramley Ward

  Annabel Gaskin – Bramley Ward

  Marveena Babs-Apata – Bramley Ward

  Erica Mitchell – Kirkstall Ward

  Sam MeadleyKirkstall Ward

  Mick Park – Kirkstall Ward

 

13.

Wellbeing Fund Update Report pdf icon PDF 308 KB

To receive the report of Area Leader, West North West the purpose of this report is to update Members on the projects funded through the Inner West Wellbeing Fund and Youth Activities Fund budgets. Members are asked to consider projects deferred from the March meeting and four new Wellbeing fund applications.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Area Leader, West North West updated Members on the projects funded through the Inner West Wellbeing Fund and Youth Activities Fund budgets. Members were asked to consider projects deferred from the March meeting and four new Wellbeing fund applications.

 

Members were informed that the Committee had received a wellbeing revenue allocation of £158,690. Including the carry forward from 2014/15, the Committee had a total budget of £210,546 for 2015/16 which had been split between the three wards as follows:

Armley £80,220

Bramley & Stanningley: £67,269

Kirkstall: £63,062

 

In March 2015, the Committee awarded grants totalling £141,107 to 31 projects following an open application round. The list of projects funded so far in 2015/16 was presented at Appendix 1 of the submitted report.

 

The remaining wellbeing balances available per ward for 2015/16 are as follows:

Armley - £39,895

Bramley & Stanningley - £13,497

Kirkstall – 16,046

 

The Committee considered a number of projects which were deferred from the March 2015 meeting. These projects were listed at 5 of the submitted report.

a)  Bramley Shopping Centre – Security Radios £2,033

b)  Bramley Community Shop - Running costs £12,000

c)  Burley RUFC – Security Fencing £2,497

d)  Ebor Gardens Advice Centre – Money Buddies £3,195

e)  Housing Leeds – Braodlea Grove CCTV £6,600

 

Members were informed of the Capital Receipts Incentive Scheme (CRIS) allocation. The current Inner West CRIS balance is £20,900.

 

Members considered 4 new Wellbeing Fund applications:-

·  Summer Holiday Targeted Provision and Armley Participation Group, £3,300 split (£934 Bramley & Kirkstall, £1,433 Armley) Appendix 2 of submitted report

·  Motiv-8, Barca Leeds, £8,198 (split £4,099 Bramley, £4,099 Armley) Appendix 3 of submitted report

·  Resurfacing Ley Lane footpath, Parks and Countryside £3,500 Appendix 4 of submitted report.

·  Ley Lane Community Safety Scheme, Housing Leeds £10,000 Appendix 5 of submitted report

 

Members also discussed and considered the Armley Patient Empowerment Project (PEP) allocation of £15,000 with match funding of £35,000 from Housing Leeds Minute 9 refers

 

RESOLVED – That Members

a)  Noted the balance of the Wellbeing budget for 2015/16

b)  Considered the deferred projects listed at 5 of the submitted report outcomes as follows: -

PROJECT

AMOUNT

APPROVED / DECLINED

Bramley Shopping Centre – Security Radios

£2,033

DECLINED

Bramley Community Shop – Running Costs

£12,000

APPROVED

£10,000

Burley RUFC – Security Fencing

£2,497

DEFERRED

Ebor Gardens Advice Centre – Money Buddies

£3,195

APPROVED

Housing Leeds – Broadlea Grove CCTV

£6,600

APPROVED

 

c)  Considered the new applications:-

PROJECT

AMOUNT

APPROVED / DECLINED

Summer holiday targeted provision & Armley Participation Group – LCC Geographically Targeted Youth Service

£3,300 split

£934 – Bramley

£1,433 - Armley

APPROVED

Motiv-8 – Barca Leeds

£8,198 split

£4,099 - Bramley

£4,099 -  Armley

APPROVED

Resurfacing Ley Lane Footpath – Parks and Countryside

£3,500

APPROVED

Ley Lane – Community Safety Scheme – Housing Leeds

£10,000

APPROVED

d)  Noted the Youth Activity Fund projects approved by delegated decision listed at Appendix 6 of the submitted report

 

Members approved £15,000 for the Armley Patient Empowerment Project. 

14.

Community Committee Update Report pdf icon PDF 323 KB

The report of The West North West Area Leader (Citizens and Communities updates the Community Committee on the work of the three sub groups of the Committee: General Purposes, Children and Young People and Environment.

The report also updates the Committee on community events, local projects and partnership working that has taken place in the area since the last meeting.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the West North West Area Leader (Citizens and Communities) updated the Community Committee on the work of the three sub groups of the Committee: General Purposes, Children and Young People, and Environment.

 

The report also updated the Committee on community events, local projects and partnership working that had taken place in the area since the last meeting.

 

Members were informed that the themed workshop for September will be on Domestic Violence.

 

The December meeting of the Inner West Community Committee will focus on business items to include workshop updates, Environmental Services SLA, planning and performance. The Children’s Services Report will go to Children and Young People sub group with a report back to the Committee.

 

The first draft of the Inner West Community Committee Newsletter was attached to the Community Committee update for Members comments. Future editions will be circulated to local groups and public locations.

 

Beecroft and St Stephen’s Primary School have been involved in designing lamppost banners which will be put up in the centre of Kirkstall.

 

Area Support apologised for omitting an item which set out the new policy and pricing of Community Centres, they will circulate to Members.

 

The Chair informed Members that St Bartholomew’s Centre – Leeds City College which offers part-time courses for adults, had been hit by funding cuts. Members discussed the issue and the possible relocation of this type of facility in the Inner West area. Members to meet with officers to discuss this issue.

 

The Chair congratulated Cllr. Yeadon on her appointment to Deputy Leader.

 

RESOLVED – That the Committee noted the report including the key outcomes from the sub groups