Agenda and draft minutes

Inner North West Community Committee - Wednesday, 6th July, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: All Hallows Church, 24 Regent Street, Leeds, LS6 1NP

Contact: Andy Booth 0113 247 4325 

Items
No. Item

1.

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).

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals.

 

 

2.

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:-

 

Minutes:

There was no exempt information.

 

 

3.

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)

 

Minutes:

There were no late items.  Supplementary information was submitted for Agenda Item 12, Inner North West Community Committee Finance Report.

 

 

4.

Declaration of Interests

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

5.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

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

 

 

6.

Minutes - 30 March 2022 pdf icon PDF 258 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 30 March 2022

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 30 March 2022 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

 

7.

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 for 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.

 

A representative of Litter Free Leeds addressed the Committee.  A document had been produced which was proposed to be sent to all students.  This highlighted the pride in keeping the local community clean and tidy and other issues highlighted included the need to store bins after refuse collection, problems with late night music, issues at Woodhouse Moor and the role of private landlords.  It was hoped to encourage students to become involved with the volunteer litter picking groups and that the information could be distributed by the universities directly to students.  It was suggested that links to the Leeds Bins App be included in the document.

 

A written submission had been made regarding the possibility of introducing a selective licensing scheme in LS6 and also the possibility of having daytime Environmental Street Wardens to enforce the PSPO and tackle anti-social behaviour.  With regard to the provision of Street Wardens, other areas of Leeds that provided such a service had received funding from other sources such as Town Councils.  Selective Licensing was wanted across the whole of Leeds and was being extended to other areas but unfortunately was a slow process due to resource issues.

 

 

8.

Update on Leeds 2023 Year of Culture pdf icon PDF 336 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Officer, Culture and Economy

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Officer Culture and Economy provided the Community Committee with an update on LEEDS 2023 and sought input from Elected Members and residents.

 

The following were in attendance for this item:

 

Karen Murgatroyd

Chris Emsell

 

The Community Committee were given a presentation on LEEDS 2023 – Year of Culture.  Highlights included the following:

 

·  The background behind the LEEDS 2023 Year of Culture following the 2015 bid for European City of Culture.

·  Financial commitment from the Council and the leverage of significant funding from public and private sector partners.

·  The cultural impact on the city and celebrating the diverse heritage with the people of Leeds at the heart of it.

·  Promotion of the City and attracting visitors.

·  The aim to engage at least 75% of the local population to be involved in LEEDS 2023.

·  Roadshows that had taken or were due to take place to promote LEEDS 2023.

·  Programme of events – there would be hyperlocal events across all Wards and a two-day Weekender event in August 2023.

·  Volunteering opportunities and the recruitment of a Neighbourhood Host for each Ward.

 

In response to comments and questions, the following was discussed:

 

·  Support for organisations in bidding for funding and capacity building.

·  Concern that carrying out events on a ward basis would not capture the diversity of a particular ward.

·  Engagement with children and young people including those not in education, employment or training.

·  The need to target hard to reach communities.

 

RESOLVED – That the presentation and discussion be noted.

 

 

9.

Community Committee Champions Role Profile pdf icon PDF 341 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 informed Members of an update on the Champions Role Profile.

 

A copy of the Champions Role profile was appended to the report.  This had been drafted by a working group and ratified at a meeting of the Community Chair’s Forum.

 

Marcia Cunningham, Localities Officer presented the report.

 

It was reported that the Community themed Champions would be working more closely with the relevant Executive Member and other champions.  Members welcomed the clarity given to the role of the themed Champions.

 

Members also discussed the possibility of having a Cost of Living Champion or Cost of Living Sub Group.

 

RESOLVED – That the contents of the report and Champion Role be noted when making appointments to each of the themed Champions.

 

 

10.

Community Committee Appointments 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 493 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the City Solicitor

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the City Solicitor asked Members to note the appointment of Councillor N Walshaw as Chair of the Inner North West Community Committee for the 2022/23 Municipal year and also invited nominations to appointments for Outside Bodies, Housing Advisory Panels, Local Care Partnerships and Cluster Partnerships. Nominations were also sought for the Corporate Parenting Board and for the themed Community Committee Champion roles.

 

Andy Booth, Governance Services presented the report.

 

Members were informed that there was no longer a requirement to make an appointment to the Swarthmore Education Centre as this had been delegated to the Member Management Committee for approval.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)  That the appointment of Councillor Neil Walshaw as Chair of the Inner North West Community Committee for the 2022/23 Municipal Year be noted.

(2)  That the following appointments be made for the 2022/23 Municipal Year:

 

Organisation / Outside Body

No. of Places

Appointment

Cardigan Centre

1

Cllr N Walshaw

Ireland Wood Children’s Centre

1

Cllr E Flint

Leeds Bradford Airport Consultative Committee

1

Cllr N Walshaw

Holt Park LCP & Woodsley LCP (meet jointly)

1

Shared between Cllr K Brooks and Cllr A Marshall Katung

Leeds Student Medical Practice

1

Cllr J Akhtar

Housing Advisory Panel

1 Member per ward

Cllr J Akhtar

Cllr A Garthwaite

Cllr I Wilson

Champions/Lead Members

Environment & Community Safety

Children’s Services

Employment, Skills & Welfare

Health & Wellbeing and Adult Social Care

 

1

 

1

1

1

 

Cllr A Garthwaite

 

Cllr J Pryor

Cllr K Brooks

Cllr N Walshaw

Extended Services NW Cluster

1

Cllr C Howley

 

 

11.

Inner North West Community Committee - Update Report pdf icon PDF 709 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 were 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.

 

Members were also asked for nominations to the Community Committee Sub-Groups for the 2022/23 Municipal Year.

 

Marcia Cunningham, Localities Officer presented the report.

 

Issues highlighted in the report included recent sub-group meetings, student changeover and updates from the Cleaner Neighbourhoods Team and Housing Advisory Panel.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)  That the report be noted.

(2)  That the following Sub Group appointments be made for 2022/23:

 

Sub Group

No of Places

Appointee

Champion

Environment & Community Safety

3

Cllr A Garthwaite

Cllr E Flint

Cllr K Brooks

Cllr A Garthwaite

Children & Families

3

Cllr J Pryor

Cllr C Howley

Cllr A Marshall Katung

 

 

 

12.

Inner North West Community Committee Finance Report pdf icon PDF 510 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 Community Infrastructure Levy budget for 2022/23.

 

Marcia Cunningham, Localities Officer presented the report.

 

The following was discussed:

 

·  Remaining balance for Wellbeing funds was £13,525.17

·  Remaining balances in the Covid funding pots.

·  Applications for consideration:

o  Jungle Kids Summer Camp - £5,000 requested.  Members were supportive of this application.

o  Hyde Park FC – a revised application had been submitted and £3,000 was requested.  Members were supportive of this application.

o  Leeds West Activity Centre - £3015 requested.  Members were supportive of this application.

o  Lemon Balm - £4,092 requested.  It was proposed that this application be deferred for further information.

o  Opal - £744 requested.  Members were supportive of this application.

o  Woodsley Community Centre - £3,500 requested.  Members agreed to a revised sum of £3,000.

o  Ash Road Area Residents Association - £6,000 requested.  Members agreed to a revised sum of £3,000.

o  Hyde Park Unity Day - £300 requested.  Members were supportive of this application.

·  Delegated decisions taken since the last meeting.

·  Remaining funds in the Youth Activities Fund, Skips, Small Grants, Capital and CIL budgets.

 

RESOLVED –

 

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

(2)  That the minimum conditions (paragraph 13) be agreed.

(3)  That monitoring information of funded projects is noted.

(4)  That details of the Youth Activity Fund position be noted.

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

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

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

(8)  That the following applications be approved:

o  Jungle Kids Summer Camp - £5,000

o  Hyde Park FC –£3,000.

o  Leeds West Activity Centre - £3015

o  Opal - £744 requested.  .

o  Woodsley Community Centre – £3,000

o  Ash Road Area Residents Association - £3,000

o  Hyde Park Unity Day - £300

(9)  That the application for Lemon Balm be deferred for further information.

 

 

13.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

Wednesday, 29 September 2022 at 6.00 p.m.

 

Minutes:

Wednesday, 29 September 2022 at 6.00 p.m.