Agenda and minutes

General Purposes Committee - Wednesday, 14th December, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Andy Booth 

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No. Item


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, 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:-



There were no resolutions to exclude the public.


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)



There were no late items.


Declaration of Interests

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


Councillors M Harland and J Lewis informed the Committee that they had been involved in discussions relating to Agenda Item 7, Proposed Community Governance Review of Ledston Parish Council as Ward Members for Kippax and Methley and would be considering the report with an open mind and without pre-determination.




Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence from the meeting.


Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors S Golton, W Kidger, J Lennox and F Venner.


Councillors K Brooks and M Harland were in attendance as substitutes.




Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To receive and approve the minutes of the meeting held on 19 October 2022


RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on the 19 October 2022 be approved as a correct record.




Proposed Community Governance Review of Ledston Parish Council pdf icon PDF 410 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory


Additional documents:


The report of the Chief Officer, Elections and Regulatory informed the Committee of a request from Ledston Parish Council for a Community Governance Review to consult publicly on the future of the Parish Council.


Susanna Benton, Head of Electoral Services presented the report.


Members were informed of the reasons for the request and the timetable for the Community Governance Review should this be approved.


RESOLVED – That a Community Governance Review of Ledston Parish Council be undertaken, and the terms of reference and timetable for the review as appended to the report be approved.




Date and Time of Next Meeting

Wednesday, 8 February at 10.00 a.m.



Wednesday, 8 February 2023 at 10.00 a.m.