Agenda and draft minutes

Inner North West Community Committee
Thursday, 26th September, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Woodhouse Community Centre, 197 Woodhouse Street, Leeds, LS6 2NY

Contact: Andy Booth 0113 247 4325 

Items
No. Item

13.

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.

 

 

14.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor J Bentley.

 

 

15.

Minutes - 20 June 2019 pdf icon PDF 232 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 2019

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 2019 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

 

16.

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:

 

Concern regarding noise and disturbance caused by students to the extent that people were considering moving away.  Whilst the work of the Noise Nuisance team was much appreciated it was asked whether the universities would consider providing support to expand the team.  It was reported that the meetings had been arranged with the universities who were keen on tackling the problems.

 

Members were thanked for their support towards Hyde Park Unity Day.  The Chair expressed thanks on behalf of the Committee for all the hard work in organising the event.

 

 

17.

Climate Emergency and Air Quality pdf icon PDF 399 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Officer, Sustainable Energy and Air Quality

 

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Officer, Sustainable Energy and Air Quality provided an overview of the presentation to be given to the Committee.  The presentation gave background on the Climate Emergency and on-going work on air quality.

 

Polly Cook, Chief Officer, Sustainable Energy and Air Quality gave the Committee a presentation.

 

The following was highlighted:

 

·  The Council’s declaration of Climate Emergency.

·  The requirement for Leeds to achieve net zero emissions by 2030.

·  The Climate Conversation with the City

·  Key messages – impact on biodiversity, promotion of active travel, changing dietary and consumer habits.

·  The recent car free day in Headingley.

·  Work in Inner North West Leeds with schools.

·  Introduction 12 Electric Vehicle charging points in Inner North West Leeds.

·  Air quality – introduction of Clean Air Zone; changes to fuel for Buses and Taxis within the city; Anti-idling campaign.

 

Further discussion included the following:

 

·  Concern that the road closure on the car free day coincided with a busy time for student arrivals.  It was reported that the day chosen was International Car Free Day and any such events would always cause some inconvenience.

·  Suggestions for tree planting and development of meadow areas.  A working group had been set up for this and iy was requested that any areas suggested be submitted.

 

RESOLVED – That the report and presentation be noted.

 

 

18.

Get Set Leeds - Making Leeds a More Active City pdf icon PDF 414 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Director of Public Health and the Head of Active Leeds

 

Minutes:

The report of the Director of Public Health and Head of Active Leeds presented the Committee with the following:

 

·  An update on the progress made in relation to ‘Making Leeds a More Active City’

·  An update on the development of the Physical Activity Social Movement and Ambition for Leeds

·  An overview of ‘Get Set Leeds’ and starting the city wide conversation.

·  Information to enable Community Committee Members to support and champion the conversation.

 

Judith Fox, Public Health Manager and Gill Keddie, Active Leeds Development Manager gave the Committee a presentation.

 

The following was highlighted: 

 

·  Links to Inclusive Growth Strategy and Health & Wellbeing Strategy

·  Health benefits of physical activity;

·  Health statistics for Outer South Leeds

·  Social Prescribing and referrals to physical activity;

·  Engagement with residents, organisations and schools;

 

Members discussed activities available in Inner North West including the Good Gym and Park Run.

 

RESOLVED – That the report and presentation be noted.

 

 

19.

Inner North West Community Committee - Finance Report pdf icon PDF 440 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Head of Stronger Communities.

Minutes:

The report of the Head of Stronger Communities provided the 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 2019.

 

Jonny Russell, Localities Officer presented the report.

 

Members’ attention was brought to the following:

 

·  There was currently £6,136 Wellbeing Revenue remaining.  £4,000 had been returned from the Community Volunteering Project as this had been match funded by the Housing Advisory Panel.

·  Members were asked to consider providing a further £2,875 to the Everfit project as the Housing Advisory Panel had declined to match fund.

 

RESOLVED –

 

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

(2)  That monitoring information of funded projects be noted.

(3)  That details of the Youth Activities Fund (YAF) position be noted.

(4)  That details of the Small Grants & Skips budget be noted.

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

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

(7)  That funding of £2,875 for the Everfit project, Cardigan Centre be approved.

 

 

20.

Inner North West Community Committee - Update Report pdf icon PDF 814 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Head of Stronger Communities

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

It also provided regular updates on some of the key activities between Community Committee meetings and functions delegated to Community Committees, Community Champion roles, community engagement, partnership and locality working.

 

Jonny Russel, Localities Officer presented the report.

 

Members’ attention was brought to the following:

 

·  The Youth Activity Funding round had been successful for 201/19/20.

·  The Youth Summit would be held in January 2020.

·  The Environment Sub-Group would meet again on 15 October.  The student changeover meeting had been held in September.

·  Housing update.

·  Health Update.

·  Community Engagement Festivals

·  Social Media Update.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

 

21.

Inner North West Community Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 445 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Head of Stronger Communities

Minutes:

The report of the Area Leader introduced the Inner North West Community Committee Forward Plan for 2019/20.  It detailed the Community Committee meeting dates and set out workshop themes as well as providing an update on engagement with local communities.

 

It also highlighted the role of the Community Committee Champions and the work of the Community Committee in relation to the Council’s Constitution and associated delegations which are manged through its sub group structure.

 

Members’ attention was brought to forthcoming workshops and the Community Committee Engagement Plan.

 

RESOLVED – That the Inner North West Community Committee Forward Plan be noted.

 

 

22.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

Thursday, 12 December 2019 at 7.00 p.m.

 

Minutes:

Thursday, 12 December 2019 at 7.00 p.m.