Agenda and minutes

Inner North West Community Committee
Thursday, 15th June, 2017 7.00 pm

Venue: Woodsley Road Community Centre, 64 Woodsley Road, Leeds, LS3 1DU

Contact: Andy Booth 0113 247 4325 

Items
No. Item

1.

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.  The following was discussed:

 

·  Woodhouse Moor – thanks were expressed to the Localities Team and Parks and Countryside for their work on Woodhouse Moor.

·  Hyde Park Unity Day – Members were thanked for their support and it was announced that there would be a later finish of 8 pm for this year’s event. There was also a request for more stewards.  The event was to be held on Saturday 22nd July.

·  Kensington Court Flats – There had been problems with groups of young people congregating in the stairwells and had been incidents of anti-social behaviour.

·  The need for sports facilities for young people in the Inner North West Area.  Discussion included the re-use of the Royal Park School site, the need for a covered sports hall and lack of local football teams for young people.

 

2.

Update from Neighbourhood Policing Team

The Community Committee will receive an update from the Neighbourhood Policing Team

Minutes:

The Community Committee received an update from the Neighbourhood Policing Team.  Issues highlighted included the following:

 

·  Work that had been ongoing with local religious groups.

·  Complaints regarding anti-social behaviour in relation to the use of quad bikes and motorcycles.  There had been a number of vehicles seized.  Information was needed on who the offenders were and vehicle registrations to assist with further action.

·  In response to concerns expressed earlier at Kensington Court flats, further information was requested.

·  In response to complaints regarding noise and disturbance it was stressed that where incidents were reported these would be responded to.

 

 

3.

Localities Team Update

Minutes:

The Community Committee was given an update from the Localities Team.  Issues highlighted included the following:

 

·  Student changeover – A similar schedule would be used as to previous years with an attempt to keep bins empty at all times during this period.  There would be extra bin wagons provided during this time.

·  Problems with tatting – this was where people were interfering with waste, potentially trying to find peoples details which could be used for identity fraud.

·  Contact lists had been produced and circulated to Councillors.  Tehse included contacts for the following – Skips; Grass Cutting; Environmental Crime; Bin Wagons and Anti-Social Behaviour/Noise Nuisance.

·  Further discussion included the provision of recycle facilities and work with letting agents and landlords.

 

 

4.

Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations.

 

 

5.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors J Chapman and G Harper.

 

 

6.

Minutes - 23 March 2017 pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 23 March 2017

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 23 March 2017 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

 

7.

Community Committee Appointments 2017/2018 pdf icon PDF 336 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the City Solicitor

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the City Solicitor invited the Community Committee to make appointments to outside bodies, the Corporate Carer’s Group, Community Committee Champions and Children’s Services Cluster Partnerships.  Members were also asked to note the appointment of Councillor J Akhtar as Chair of the Community Committee for the 2017/18 Municipal Year.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)  That the following appointments be made for the 2017/18 Municipal Year:

 

Outside Bodies:

 

Cardigan Centre  -  Councillor N Walshaw

 

Swarthmore Education Centre   -  Councillor G Harper

 

Ireland Woods Children’s Centre-  Councillor S Bentley

Management Committee

 

Community Committee Champion:

 

Environment & Community Safety  -  Councillor A Garthwaite

 

Children’s Services  -  Councillor J Pryor

 

Employment, Skills and Welfare  -  Councillor J Akhtar

 

Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care  -  Councillor N Walshaw

 

Cluster Partnerships

 

Extended Services North West  -  Councillor J Chapman

 

Corporate Carers Group

 

Councillor S Bentley

 

(2)  That the appointment of Councillor J Akhtar as Inner North West Community Committee Chair for 2017/18 be noted.

 

 

8.

Community Committee nominations to Housing Advisory Panels (HAP) pdf icon PDF 314 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Officer, Housing Management

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Officer, Housing Management sought Ward Councillor nominations from the Community Committee to the Inner North West Housing Advisory Panel (HAP).

 

It was reported that up to one Member from each Ward could be nominated.

 

RESOLVED – That the following Members be nominated to the Inner North West Housing Advisory Panel for the 2017/18 Municipal year:

 

Councillor J Akhtar – Hyde Park and Woodhouse

Councillor N Walshaw – Headingley

Councillor S Bentley – Weetwood

 

 

9.

Nominations to Community Committee Sub Groups pdf icon PDF 307 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the West North West Area Leader

Minutes:

The report of the West North West Area Leader set out the roles of the Inner North West Community Committee Sub Groups and sought nominations for Chairs to the sub groups. 

 

It was reported that administrative support was still being sought for the Planning Sub Group.  There would also be an appointment to the Planning Sub Group from Kirkstall Ward.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the following appointments be made to Sub Groups for the 2017/18 Municipal Year:

 

Children & Young People 

Cllr J Pryor - Chair 

Cllr G Harper 

Cllr S Bentley

 

Planning

Cllr N Walshaw - Chair 

Cllr S Bentley

Cllr G Harper

 

Environment

Cllr A Garthwaite – Chair

Cllr J Bentley

Cllr C Towler

 

 

10.

Wellbeing Fund update for 2017/18 and end of year monitoring report for 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 341 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the West North West Area Leader

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the West North West Area Leader provided the Community Committee with an update on the budget position for the Wellbeing Fund and Youth Activity Fund for 2017/18 and the current position of the small grants and skips pot.  It also provided end of year monitoring for 2016/17.

 

Members were also asked to review the minimum conditions for taking delegated decisions (DDNs) outside of Community Committee meetings.

 

Nicole Darbyshire and Laura McNulty, West North West Communities Team presented the report.

 

Members’ attention was brought to the following:

 

·  Budgets and remaining funds for the Wellbeing Revenue and Capital budgets.

·  Youth Activities Fund – remaining funds and projects agreed to date.

·  DDNs approved since the last meeting.

·  Small grants – including £183.96 for Money Buddies in Little London

·  An application from ACEs All Sports Camps for £2,900

·  An application from Parks & Countryside for an A Frame at the entrance to the ginnel that runs from Bedford Gardens to Grove Farm Terrace in Tinshill.

·  The finance monitoring report of projects approved.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)  That the current budget position for the Wellbeing Fund for 2017/18 be noted.

(2)  That the content of the end of year monitoring returns for projects funded in 2016/17 be noted.

(3)  That the current position of the small grants and skips be noted.

(4)  That the current position of the Youth Activity Fund and those projects supported to date through this be noted.

(5)  That the application from ACEs for £2,900 towards All Sports Camps be approved from Youth Activities Funds.

(6)  That the current position of The Wellbeing Capital fund be noted.

(7)  That the application from Parks and Countryside for £1155.90 towards an A frame at the entrance to the ginnel that runs from Bedford Gardens to Grove Farm Terrace in Tinshill be approved from Wellbeing Capital funds.

(8)  That the minimum conditions in relation to delegated decisions as set out in paragraph 14 of the report be approved.

 

 

11.

Area Update Report pdf icon PDF 313 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the West North West Area Leader

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the West North West Area Leader provided Members with a summary of recent sub group and forum business as well as a general update on other project activity.

 

Issues highlighted from the report included the following:

 

·  Sub Group updates:

o  It was reported that key issues discussed by the Planning Sub Group included HMOs and progress on Neighbourhood Plans.  There was due to be a meeting in Headingley for the draft neighbourhood plan.  There were also a couple of major planning applications in for Hyde Park and Woodhouse.

o  The Environment Sub Group had recently met at the REcylcing and Energy Recovery Facility where Members had been given a tour of the site.

·  Update to the Community Centre Letting Policy – discounted lettings - all hirers would now have to pay a minimum of 25% of the published rate

·  Inner North West Community Plan – this was detailed at Appendix 1 of the report.

·  Parkswatch Service Update.

·  Area Update Newsletter

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)  That the discussions of the Inner North West Community Committee Sub Groups and key messages be noted.

(2)  That the new community centre discounted letting policy be noted.

(3)  That the updated INW Community Plan and listed key priorities for 2017/18 be approved.

(4)  That changes to the Parkswatch Service be noted.

(5)  That the area update newsletter be noted.

 

 

12.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

Thursday, 21 September 2017 at 7.00 p.m.

Minutes:

Thursday, 21 September 2017 at 7.00 p.m.