Scrutiny Board (Strategy and Resources) - Monday, 18th October, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Rob Clayton (0113 37 88661)  Email:

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No. Item


Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 25* 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 25, notice of an appeal must be received in writing by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting).


Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the 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:


  No exempt items have been identified.


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.)


Declaration of Interests

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


Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitutes

To receive any apologies for absence and notification of substitutes.


Minutes - 20 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 20 September 2021


The value of culture and creativity in Leeds’ social and economic recovery from Covid-19 pdf icon PDF 492 KB

To consider a report from the Chief Officer, Culture and Economy setting out the cultural offer in Leeds, highlighting its value to the city in terms of health and well-being and wider economic benefit, setting out the role culture can play in recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and highlighting the significant milestone and linked opportunities for Leeds that will arise from the Year of Culture in 2023.

Additional documents:


Future Waste Strategy Inquiry – Finance and Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 180 KB

To consider a report from the Head of Democratic Services setting out the agreed Terms of Reference and remit for the work of the Board on recycling services in Leeds as part of a joint work item with the Environment, Housing and Communities Scrutiny Board. The report also provides initial information on finance matters related to recycling to guide the Boards initial work on this subject.



Additional documents:


Budget 2021/22 Financial Health Update, Financial Challenge and Medium Term Financial Strategy pdf icon PDF 190 KB

To consider a report from the Head of Democratic Services providing a financial update to members following work initiated in July which established a focus on ensuring budget robustness and long-term budget sustainability during the board’s work in 2021/22. The Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy and latest Financial Health report are presented to members as part of this approach.

Additional documents:


Annual Corporate Risk Management Report pdf icon PDF 178 KB

To receive a report from the Head of Democratic Services presenting the Annual Corporate Risk Management Report considered by Executive Board in July 2021.

Additional documents:


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 176 KB

To consider the Scrutiny Board’s work programme for the 2021/22 municipal year.

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Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Board is on Monday, 29 November 2021 at 10.30am (Pre-meeting for all Board Members at 10.00 am)

Third Party Recording

Recording of this meeting is allowed to enable those not present to see or hear the proceedings either as they take place (or later) and to enable the reporting of those proceedings.  A copy of the recording protocol is available from the contacts on the front of this agenda.


Use of Recordings by Third Parties – code of practice


a)  Any published recording should be accompanied by a statement of when and where the recording was made, the context of the discussion that took place, and a clear identification of the main speakers and their role or title.

b)  Those making recordings must not edit the recording in a way that could lead to misinterpretation or misrepresentation of the proceedings or comments made by attendees.  In particular there should be no internal editing of published extracts; recordings may start at any point and end at any point but the material between those points must be complete.