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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.
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 was no exempt information.
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, however, there was supplementary information submitted in relation to item 9 – Inner South Community Committee Finance Report, which had been circulated to Members prior to the meeting.
Declaration of Interests
To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.
Councillor E Carlisle declared a disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI) in relation to Agenda Item 9, Inner South Community Committee Finance Report, as his spouse was employed by St Luke’s Cares and the organisation had applied for Wellbeing funds. Details of this application can be found at page 60 of the report pack at point 31. In declaring his DPI, Councillor Carlisle took no part in the discussion or decision making of this specific funding application.
Councillor Dixon drew the Committee’s attention to the fact he and his spouse are involved with Middleton Juniors F.C. in a voluntary capacity only. Details of this application can be found in Inner South Community Committee 6th September – Supplementary Pack for Item 9 – Finance Report (2).
Details of the decision, and associated discussion, for these applications can be found below at minute 9.
Apologies for Absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor A Maloney.
That the minutes of the meeting held on the 4th of July 2023 be confirmed as a correct record, subject to updating the title of Sergeant Daniel Wilson from West Yorkshire Police (WYP) at minute 8.
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.
In accordance with the Community Committee Procedure Rules, the Chair allowed 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.
No submissions were made as part of the Open Forum.
To receive the report of the Gypsy Traveller Service which provides the Inner South Community Committee with an update on the work of the service.
The report of the Gypsy Traveller Service provided the Inner South Community Committee with an update regarding the ongoing work of the service.
The Gypsy Traveller Service Manager presented the report, noting the following information:
In response to questions from Members, the following points were discussed:
To consider the report of the Head of Locality Partnerships providing an overall update on the work that the Communities Team is engaged in, based on priorities identified by the Community Committee. It also provides opportunities to request further information on a particular issue.
The report of the Head of Locality Partnerships brought Member’s attention to an update of the work in which the Communities Team was engaged in based on priorities identified by the Community Committee. It also provided opportunities for further questioning or to request a more detailed report on a particular issue.
The following point were highlighted:
West Yorkshire Police (WYP) Officers, attended the meeting and provided the Committee with an update, outlining the following information:
In response to questions from Members, the following points were discussed:
Inner South Community Committee - Finance Report
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 (YAF), Capital Budget as well as the Community Infrastructure Levy Budget for 2023/24.
The Localities Officer presented the report, outlining the following information:
During consideration of the funding application, the following was discussed:
To receive the report of the Team Leader, Safe and Sustainable Travel, providing the Inner South Community Committee with an understanding of the recently adopted Vision Zero Strategy and its action plan and to gather input from elected members and residents.
The report of the Team Leader, Safe and Sustainable Travel, provided the Inner South Community Committee with an understanding of the recently adopted Vision Zero Strategy and its action plan and to gather input from Elected Members and residents.
The Team Leader for Safe and Sustainable Travel presented the report, noting the following:
· The Vision Zero strategy was adopted by the Council in October 2022,
putting in place, measures to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe
injuries, whilst increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all by
· Road traffic accident figures were decreasing until around 2013,
however since then, and even more so during and after the Covid-19
pandemic, road incident figures had risen.
The strategy and action plan were developed to stop the trend of
increasing road traffic incidents and imbedding the notion that no loss
of life is acceptable.
Figures specific to the Inner South area from 2017 to 2021 were
outlined as 7 fatalities, 319 serious injuries and 1361 slight injuries.
· The vision will reject traditional road safety data and targets and
change the language surrounding the topic to understand difficulties in
compelling people to behave properly when using roads to reduce
harm and fatalities for vehicle passengers and pedestrians.
· The safe systems approach aims to prevent mistakes but also mitigate
the potential for disastrous events when driver error occurs as reducing
mistakes on the road to zero was noted to be unrealistic, so measures
strive to improve overall road safety.
· Everyone can take responsibility in delivering the vision by following
the Highway Code. The Council models for delivery were noted as,
road design, traffic management and strategy, public health, education
and leading by example through the fleet services and taxi and private
· The Council had engaged with WYP, West Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue Services, National Highways, Ambulance Services,
and road safety charities such as Safe Road Partners.
· Council and Police operations working to deliver the strategy were
noted as, SPARC (Supporting Partnership Action to Reduce Road
Casualties), SNAP (Safer Roads Digital Submissions Portal) and
Safety Camera Partnership. Behaviour change campaigns, targeted
communications, education, funding bids and data reported were
outlined as direct, positive, public facing activity.
· Safe system pillars of action were noted as, safe speeds, safe roads,
safe vehicles, safe behaviours, and post-collision learning
and care, which feed into overarching strategic objectives and then a
tangible delivery plan.
· The ‘fatal five’ are the leading causes for collisions on the road which
are, speeding, distractions, the influence of drink or drugs, seatbelt
non-compliance and careless driving.
· The changes in language surrounding collisions on highways, for
example, reference to drivers not vehicles and focusing on victims, are
to personalise the incident, not to allow it to become another statistic.
The updates to the highway code in 2022 created a hierarchy of road
users, in terms of vulnerability to injury, noting drivers are most likely to
· In February 2023 WYP and West Yorkshire Safety
Camera Partnership published a revision to speed camera criteria with ... view the full minutes text for item 23.
Any Other Business
Members noted that the Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin was scheduled to visit Middleton Park on the 25th of September.
The Chair outlined their intention to hold the next meeting at a later starting time of 1:30pm.
A message of thanks for their community work was extended to South Leeds Live.
Date and Time of Next Meeting
RESOLVED – That the date and time of the next meeting as Wednesday, the 29th of November 2023 at 1.30pm, be noted.