Agenda and draft minutes

Inner North West Community Committee - Wednesday, 30th March, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Burley Lodge Centre, Burley Lodge Road, Leeds, LS6 1QF

Contact: Andy Booth 0113 247 4325 

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14.

Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rules 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).

 

15.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of 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:-

 

16.

Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted ti the agenda by the Chair for consideration.

 

(the special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)

 

17.

Declaration of Interests

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

18.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors J Bentley and C Howley.

 

 

19.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 269 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 29 September 2021 as a correct record and to note the minutes of the Consultative Meeting of the Members of the Inner North West Community Committee held on 5 January 2022.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held

20.

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:

 

Reference was made to issues on Woodhouse Moor during the recent spell of good weather.  These included the playing of loud music, use of barbecues and litter.  There had been quick clear ups by the Council and volunteer groups on the following mornings.  It was requested that notices be replaced with regard to the use of barbecues.  It was also asked if there would be further funding for a Park Warden.  It was reported that contact would be made with Parks and Countryside regarding the issues raised.

 

Further concerns highlighted included the lack of enforcement for Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs); bins being left out on pavements and the need for improved communication with landlords and universities.  In response to these concerns, the following was highlighted:

 

·  There was due to be a meeting with the universities where these concerns would be raised.

·  The enforcement of PSPOs was being carried out on an area by area basis and was currently focussing on Ash Grove.

·  Regulatory work with landlords – it was reported that the trials of the selective licensing schemes would be extended and it was hoped that this would include LS6.

·  Communications had been sent out to residents regarding the situation with bins.  It was an elongated process to carry out enforcement and a suggestion to take a more random approach to areas where enforcement work was carried out would be fed back.

 

Preparations for the forthcoming 420 day were also discussed.

 

 

21.

Inner North West Community Committee Finance Report pdf icon PDF 544 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 Infrastructure Levy Budget for 2021/22.

 

Marcia Cunningham, Localities Officer presented the report.

 

The following was discussed:

 

·  Funds remaining in the Wellbeing Budget - There had been some funding returned from the Infant Safer Sleeping Project as resources on offer had been obtained from elsewhere.

·  Remaining funds in the Covid funding pots.

·  Project applications:

o  University ASB Dedicated Resource INW - £7,257.67 requested – Members were supportive of this application.

o  Inner North West Pedal Cycle Security - £5,840.00 requested – Members were supportive of this application.

o  Meanwood Valley Partnership Christmas Lights - £1,500.00 requested.  Inner North East Community Committee had agreed the same amount.  Members were supportive of this application.

o  Dance On – Yorkshire Dance - £17,405 requested.  Members were not supportive of this application.

o  Engagement in Green Spaces - £8,941.52 was requested.  Members were supportive of this application but at a reduced sum of £4,500.00.  Further monitoring of the project was requested.

o  Hyde Park Unity Day - £5,000.00 requested.  Members were supportive of this application.

o  Woodhouse Moor Tennis - £1,480.00 was requested.  Members were supportive of this application.

o  Little London Family Fun Day - £2,500 was requested.  Members were supportive of this application.

o  Jungle Kids - £1,000 was requested.  Members were supportive of this application.

o  Money Buddies - £35,168.00 was requested.  Members supported this application with a reduced figure of £????? Which would still support one venue in each ward.

o  Hamara Women’s Group. - £12, 234.56 was requested.  This was supported with a reduced proposals of £11,000.

o  Art Camp April 2022- March 2023 - £10,890.00 was requested.  Members were supportive of this application.

o  Weetwood Youth Project - £4,060 was requested.  Members were supportive of this application.

o  Lovell Park View Fencing - £1,700 was requested.  Members were supportive of this application.

o  St Chad’s Cricket Club - £10,000 was requested.  This was towards the cost of a new pavilion and Members were supportive of this application being funded from the CIL Budget.

o  Thornvilles Graffiti Project - £16,528 was requested.  Members were supportive of this application.

 

RESOLVED –

 

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

(2)  That the following projects be approved:

o  University ASB Dedicated Resource INW - £7,257.67

o  Inner North West Pedal Cycle Security - £5,840.00

o  Meanwood Valley Partnership Christmas Lights - £1,500.00

o  Engagement in Green Spaces - £4,500.00.  Further monitoring of the project to be provided.

o  Hyde Park Unity Day - £5,000.00 

o  Woodhouse Moor Tennis - £1,480.00. 

o  Little London Family Fun Day - £2,500

o  Jungle Kids - £1,000. 

o  Money Buddies - £

o  Hamara Women’s Group - £11,000

o  Art Camp April 2022- March 2023 - £10,890.00

o  Weetwood Youth Project - £4,060. 

o  Lovell Park View Fencing - £1,700. 

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22.

Inner North West Community Committee Update Report pdf icon PDF 703 KB

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

 

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 opportunities for further questioning, or to request a more detailed report on a particular issue.

 

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

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

 

23.

Queens Platinum Jubilee pdf icon PDF 494 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 Committee with an update on the Queens Platinum Jubilee.

 

The report contained links to sources of funding and provided advice for holding events in celebration of the Jubilee.

 

Members were informed that any proposed street closures had to be applied for before 15 April 2022.

 

There was some concern with regards to street closures due to events that had been held in the past.  Reference was also made to a refusal to allow a street closure following an application from a residents group.  This would be investigated by officers.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

 

24.

Dates, Times and Venues of Community Committee Meetings 2022/23 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:

 

·  Thursday, 6 July 2022

·  Thursday, 28 September 2022

·  Thursday, 14 December 2022

·  Thursday, 29 March 2023

 

All meetings to commence at 6.00 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 Inner North West Community Committee meets at 6.00 p.m. on the following dates in the 2022/23 Municipal Year:

 

·  Thursday, 6 July 2022

·  Thursday, 28 September 2022

·  Thursday, 14 December 2022

·  Thursday, 29 March 2023

 

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