Agenda and draft minutes

Outer North West Community Committee
Monday, 2nd March, 2020 1.30 pm

Venue: Greenacre Hall - 55 New Rd Side, Rawdon, Leeds LS19 6DD

Contact: DebbieOldham on 0113 37 88656 

Items
No. Item

40.

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)

Minutes:

There were no appeals against refusal of inspection of documents.

41.

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:-

Minutes:

There were no exempt items.

42.

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)

Minutes:

There were no formal late items. However, there was supplementary information in relation to Item 8 Finance Report. This had been circulated to all Members.

43.

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.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests.

44.

Apologies For Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence had been received from Cllrs. Lay and Shemilt.

45.

Minutes - 2nd December 2019 pdf icon PDF 260 KB

To receive and approve the minutes of the Outer North West Community Committee held on 2nd December 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – To approve the minutes of 2nd December 2020 as a correct record.

46.

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 Paragraphs 4.16 and 4.17 of the Community Committee Procedure Rules, at the discretion of the Chair a period of 6 minutes was allocated to members of the public to make representations to the Community Committee.

 

Mr and Mrs Woods attended the meeting and made representation to the Committee of transport issues within the Outer North West area.

 

Mrs Woods described an issue that she had had with Service 33 that day. She went on to inform the Members that this was not an isolated incident but that the bus often did not turn up, real time screen was incorrect information, buses running with ‘Not in Service’ on them, no regular service.

 

Mr Woods spoke on behalf of the Aireborough Civic Society.

 

Mr Woods explained the issues of the 747 airport service and the proposal to re-route the service so that it misses out Yeadon. Mr Woods voiced his concerns that no public consultation nor any local input had been undertaken before the tendering process had begun.

 

Mr Woods requested the following information for the Aireborough Civic Society:

1.  Full details of the tendering options and documents

2.  When a decision will be made

3.  Who will make that decision

4.  Full details of the Service 747 bus survey that WYCA has conducted.

 

Mr Woods was of the view that the current 747 service runs well and was used by a number of customers from the Yeadon area.  Given the Climate Emergency he was of the opinion that the airport was being short sighted and should be encouraging people to use the service to travel to the airport.

 

Mr Woods had prepared a paper which was passed to the Chair for circulation to the Members.

 

The Chair explained that Bradford had requested the change to the 747 Service so that it was a more direct route for passengers to the airport. He went on to say that consultation on Service 737 and 747 was ongoing.

 

The Chair thanked Mr and Mrs Woods for their representations.

47.

Finance Report pdf icon PDF 533 KB

To receive the report of the Head of Stronger Communities which provides 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 2019/2020.

 

(Report attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Head of Stronger Communities 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 2019/2020.

 

Members’ attention was drawn to paragraph 16 which provided a breakdown of CIL money given to the town and parish councils in the Outer North West area. This information had been requested by Members at the previous meeting held on 2nd December 2019.

 

Members noted the figures presented. However, they were of the opinion that the figures may not be correct and requested a breakdown of each development and the amount each parish had received. The Members wanted the figures to be correct, they also wished to make a formal complaint about the financial information presented to the Committee, as on a number of occasions the figures had been incorrect.

 

Members were informed of the following points:

·  Table 1 provided the remaining balance for Wellbeing Fund £48,572.46;

·  Paragraph 22 presented an application for a Site Based Gardener for 2020-2021;

·  Paragraph 23 presented an application for Money Buddies. For this application a member of the charity was in attendance at the meeting at the request of the Members to answer questions. Responding to questions the Committee were informed;

o  Money Buddies for this area is located at the Otley Hub, although if required could have scheduled changes of location. Support is also provided over the telephone and there are 20 sites across the city;

o  Most of the issues from the Otley area request assistance in switching energy suppliers and help with debt;

o  50% of users of this service were from LS16 area and 33% from LS21 postcode with less than 5% from the Horsforth area. Although it was noted that Horsforth users could be accessing the service a Hawksworth Wood which is closer;

o  The charity currently receives funding from the Lottery for 5 years, other Community Committees, and Housing Advisory Panel. It was noted that the Lottery funding was coming to end and the charity had been asked to re-submit an application;

o  The new application to the Lottery fund would include assessment of benefit claims with a hope to begin this service next year;

o  Members requested a breakdown of those who used the service across the city.

·  Paragraph 24 Period Poverty – at the previous meeting Members had requested that an officer attend to provide them with more information. Members were advised of the following;

o   The packets are currently unbranded but will soon carry a picture designed by a young person as part of a competition run by Children’s Services. The packages will also carry a small LCC logo and advice line numbers and the Child Friendly logo. Members raised their concerns that the LCC logo may cause a stigma;

o  Currently period products are in 40 venues across the city. Members requested a list of venues where the products are supplied. The products are monitored by  ...  view the full minutes text for item 47.

48.

Update Report pdf icon PDF 590 KB

To receive the report of the Head of Stronger Communities which brings to the Members’ attention an update of the work which the Communities Team is engaged in, based on the priorities identified by the Community Committee.

 

(Report attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Head of Stronger Communities updated the Community Committee on the work of the Communities Team based on the priorities identified by the Community Committee.

 

Councillor Pat Latty the Children’s Community Committee Champion provided an update on the Youth Summit which had taken place on 11th February 2020. 86 young people attended the event which had been successful. However, Councillor Latty said that at future events she would like more support from her Community Committee Members.

 

Councillor Barry Anderson provided an update on the Environment workshop which had taken place on 14th February 2020. The workshop had been well received with Parks and Countryside showing the work that has been achieved and how their objectives have been met.

 

Councillor Wadsworth informed the Committee that he was proposing a transport workshop to be held on 27th March 2020. Invites to be sent to all Members of the Community Committee.

 

Councillor Graham Latty informed the meeting that an Adults and Health meeting had taken place on 28th February 2020. Discussions had focused on health issues in the deprived areas of Leeds. Suggested themes for next year were also discussed and these included; relationship of health to planning and the effect on peoples wellbeing and affordable housing, Effect on NHS of an aging population.

 

The report also provided updates from the services including Hubs and Libraries.

 

It was noted that mos5t popular post on social media was the Youth Activity Funding round 2020-2021.

 

RESOLVED – To note the content of the submitted report.

49.

Update paper: Urgent Treatment Centres and public awareness campaigns pdf icon PDF 464 KB

The report of the Head of Stronger Communities is to provide the Outer North West Community Committee with an update on Urgent Treatment Centres and public awareness campaigns that will be of interest in the Outer North West Community Committee Area.

 

(Report attached)

Minutes:

The report of the Head of Stronger Communities was presented by an officer from the NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group. The report provided the Outer North West Community Committee with an update on Urgent Treatment Centres and public awareness campaigns on a range of health topics.

 

Members were advised of the following points:

·  This report was a generic report;

·  Differences between Emergency Centres and Urgent Treatment Centres;

·  Leeds was used as a pilot scheme this had been at St Georges Centre, Middleton which was opened in December 2018;

·  Proposal for Leeds to have 5 Urgent Treatment Centres as well as St Georges Centre there will also be Urgent Treatment Centres at Leeds General Infirmary, St James’ Hospital, Wharfedale Hospital which opened in January 2020, and a new location will be at Seacroft Hospital;

·  Appointments for these centres can be booked through NHS 111.

 

Members’ discussions included:

·  NHS 111 including future funding and appointments;

·  Differences of the Urgent Treatment Centres, including consistency of treatment and facilities.

 

Community Committee Members were advised that the Adults and Health Sub Group will be visiting the Urgent Treatment Centre at Wharfedale Hospital.

 

RESOLVED -  To note the content of the report.

 

 

 

 

50.

Dates, Times and Venue Report pdf icon PDF 457 KB

To receive the report of the City Solicitor which requests Members to give consideration to agreeing the proposed Community Committee meeting schedule for the 2020/2021 municipal year, whilst also considering whether any revisions to the current meeting and venue arrangements should be explored.

 

(Report attached)

Minutes:

The report of the City Solicitor requested Members give consideration to agreeing the proposed Community Committee meeting schedule for the 2020/2021 municipal year.

 

Members’ attention was drawn to point 7 of the report which set out the proposed meeting schedule for 2020/21.

 

Members discussed the dates, the times and venue for future meetings.

 

RESOLVED – To agree the following dates, times and venue of the Community Committee meetings for municipal year 2020/21:

·  Monday 29th June 2020 at 1.30pm

·  Monday 21st September 2020 at 1.30pm

·  Monday 30th November 2020 at 1.30pm

·  Monday 8th March 2021 at 1.30pm

All meetings will take place at Greenacre Hall, 55 New Road Side, Rawdon, LS19 6DD,