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Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents
To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 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.)
There were no appeals against the refusal of inspection of documents.
Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public
1 To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information within the meaning of Section 100I of the Local Government Act 1972, 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 the recommendation is accepted, to formally pass the following resolution:-
RESOLVED – That, in accordance with Regulation 4 of The Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 or Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 as appropriate, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of those 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:-
There were no resolutions to exclude the public.
To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration.
(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes.)
There were no formal late items submitted to the agenda for consideration. However the following Supplementary Information was circulated prior to the meeting:
Agenda Item 8 “A Summary of Key Work December report” – details with regards to the Enhancing Learning and Employment project run by the Hamara Healthy Living Centre. Minute No. 47 refers.
Agenda Item 9 “Wellbeing Report” - Children and Young People’s Activities 2013/14: summary of recommended applications for the Youth Activities Fund. Minute No. 48 refers.
Agenda Item 9 “Wellbeing Report” - Approval of revenue Project, winter warmth package for the elderly. Minute No. 48 refers.
Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests’
To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.
There were no declarations made.
Apologies for Absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies were received from Councillor J Blake, M Iqbal, A Ogilvie and P Davey.
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 6th November 2013.
RESOLVED – The minutes of the meeting held on 6th November 2013 be approved as a correct record.
In accordance with Paragraphs 6.24 and 6.25 of the Area 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 Area 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.
(10 mins discussion)
In accordance with Paragraphs 6.24 and 6.25 of the Area Committee Procedure Rules, the Chair allowed a period of up to 10 minutes for members of the public to make representations or ask questions on matters within the terms of reference of the Area Committee.
At this point the Chair invited Inspector Bowen to update the Committee and members of the public on the current policing issues in the Inner South area of Leeds. Local residents asked questions about specific crimes that had occurred recently in the area.
The Chair invited the Director of Environment and Neighbourhoods to introduce himself to the Committee and outline his role within the Council and the services which he oversees.
A local resident discussed the recent BBC programme which featured Stankhall Barn and the positive publicity this created. Also highlighted to Members was the successful summer event and the plans for the creation of a community growth space for which a licence is needed form the Council. The Chair confirmed that officers would support the Friends of Stankhall Barn in obtaining the relevant licence required.
A local resident discussed with members the possibility of obtaining grant funding for heritage craft training of young people. The Chair confirmed that this would be looked into by officers.
To receive a report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) which brings to Members’ attention in a succinct fashion, details of the range of activities with which the Area Support Team are engaged in based on the Area Committee Business Plan priorities, that are not addressed in greater detail elsewhere on this agenda. It provides opportunities for further questioning or the opportunity to request a more detailed report on a particular issue.
The Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) submitted a report which brought together details of the range of activities with which the Area Support Team are engaged in, based on the Area Committee Business Plan priorities, that are not addressed in greater detail elsewhere within the agenda. It also provided opportunities for further questioning on particular issues.
The Chair informed the Committee about her on-going work in supporting the delivery of youth services within the Inner South Area. At this point it was felt appropriate that the Children and Young People’s Activities 2013/14: summary of recommended applications for the Youth Activities Fund be considered and approved by the Committee. Minute No. 42 refers.
The Committee received further updates from Members on their theme areas including:
The Chair invited a representative of the Hamara living Centre to tell the Committee about the Enhancing Learning and Employment Skills project which the Committee part funded. The Committee were informed that the project had contributed to improving educational attainment specifically in literacy and numeracy. It was highlighted the young people that benefitted were of mixed cultural and religious groups. The project was also part funded by Leeds United who undertook tours of the stadium and demonstrated the various career options at Elland Road.
Members were delighted with the success of the project and felt the money that the Committee had granted to it had been well spent.
RESOLVED – The Committee resolved to:
(a) Note the contents of the report.
(b) Approve the following funding with respect to Children and Young People’s Activities 2013/14:
To receive a report of Assistant Chief Executive (Customers and Communities) providing Confirmation of the 2012/13 and 2013/14 revenue allocation and carry forward figure; An update on the revenue element of the Wellbeing budget; Details of revenue projects agreed to date; Details of allocation proposals for consideration and approval; Details of Activities Fund Delegation 2013/14; and asks Members to note the current position of the Small Grants Budget.
The report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) provided Members with the following:
1. Confirmation of the 2013/14 revenue allocation and the 2012/13 carry forward figure;
2. An update on the revenue element of the Wellbeing budget;
3. Details of revenue projects agreed to date;
4. Details of Activities Fund Delegation 2013/14;
5. Details of revenue funding for consideration and approval; and
6. Members are also asked to note the current position of the Small Grants Budget.
Winter Warmth Package for the Elderly project:
Members commented on the which was proposed to provide packages to vulnerable elderly residents, as being a short term fix to a much larger problem and that focus should be given to better insulating elderly people’s homes.
The Director of Environment and Neighbourhoods agreed to provide Members with detailed information about resources available at ward level and highlight where hotspots are in relation to fuel poverty.
Members agreed to front fund the full cost of £15,000, subject to the Area Panel Housing Leeds providing funding £6000 towards the total cost in January. The £6,000 will offset the Area Committee’s contribution towards the cost.
RESOLVED – The Committee resolved:
(a) That the contents of the report be noted;
(b) That the position of the Wellbeing budget be noted as set out in paragraph 3.0 of the submitted report;
(c) Note the Wellbeing revenue projects already agreed as listed in Table 2 of the submitted report;
(d) That the following be agreed in respect of those expressions of interest received for Wellbeing funding detailed at paragraph 4.0 within the submitted report which have been received since the last Area Committee;
(e) That the small grant position detailed within paragraph 5.0 of the submitted report be noted.
To receive a report of the Chief Officer Access and Care, Adult Social Care/ Executive Director of Operations, Leeds Community Healthcare Trust which updates the Area Committee of the continued developments towards integrated working across health and social care. There is specific reference to the developments in the South East area – the neighbourhood teams of Kippax, Hunslet, Beeston and Middleton – as these are testing parts of the model for integrated working described in the paper brought to the Area Committee earlier this year.
The Chief Officer Access and Care (Adult Social Care) submitted a report which updated the Area Committee on the continued developments towards integrated working across health and social care. The report made specific references to the developments in the South East area – as these neighbourhood teams are testing parts of the model for integrated working described in paper brought to the Committee earlier this year.
Members discussed the need for one contact for the service user which would be advantageous as long as all agencies stored information in an accessible way.
Members discussed with officers the ways of overcoming the complicated structures of health care and suggested better working with the neighbourhood networks. It was agreed that some services had better neighbourhood network relationships than others.
The Committee were informed that that access to services would be through a variety of ways including GP’s and referrals.
RESOLVED – the Committee resolved to note the content of the report.
To receive a report of Locality Manager (South and Outer East Leeds) which provides an update on performance against the SLA between Inner South Area Committee and the South South-East Environmental Locality Team. This report covers the period from 1st July 2013 to 25th October 2013.
The Locality Manager (South and Outer East Leeds) submitted a report which provided an update on performance against the SLA between Inner South Area Committee and the South East Environmental Locality Team. This report covered the period form 1st July 2013 to 25th October 2013.
Members agreed that environmental services in the South Inner area of Leeds had improved in recent times owing to the greater involvement of the Area Committee.
Members discussed the effect that ALMOs coming back under the direct control of Leeds City Council would effect environmental services.
Also discussed was the need to get more mechanical sweepers in the future.
Members welcomed the enforcement work which is on-going and commented that it has contributed to the look of the area specifically the shopping parades.
Members commented that there was a build-up of litter on the embankment close to the M1 at Hunslet Moor and requested this be cleared.
RESOLVED – The Committee resolved to:
(a) note the contents of the report; and
(b) request that litter be cleared where specifically detailed during discussion.
Dates, Times and Venues of Future Meetings
6pm Wednesday 5th February 2014, Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR
5th February 2014, Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR.