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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 of disclosable pecuniary interests however Councillor K Groves declared an interest in Agenda Item 8, Inner South Community Committee Wellbeing Budget Report due to her son’s employment with the Co-op.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors D Congreve and A Ogilvie.
To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 3rd September 2014.
RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 3 September 2014 be confirmed as a correct record.
In accordance with Paragraphs 4.16 and 4.17 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.
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 on matters within the terms of reference of the Area Committee. On this occasion there were no members of the public in attendance.
To receive a report of the Assistant Director (Citizens & Communities). This report seeks to provide Members with: Details of the Wellbeing Budget position; an update on both the revenue and youth activities fund elements of the Wellbeing budget; details of revenue projects agreed to date; and details of project proposals for consideration and approval; members are also asked to note the current position of the Small Grants Budget.
The report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) provided the Community Committee with the following:
· Details of the Wellbeing Budget position.
· An update on both the revenue and youth activities fund elements of the Wellbeing budget.
· Details of revenue projects agreed to date.
· Details of Youth Activities Fund agreed to date.
· Details of project proposals for consideration and approval.
· The current position of the Small Grants Budget.
Taj Virdee, Area Management Officer presented the report.
Members attention was brought to the following:
· Remaining balances for the Revenue Wellbeing Budget for 2014/15.
· Remaining Balances for the Youth Activities Fund Delegation 2014-15 – remaining funds could be carried forward to next year
· The following project proposals:
o Victim’s Fund – Amount proposed £2,500
o After School Vocational Training – Amount proposed £26,389 – it was reported that 100% of young people who had attended the last scheme had progressed on to further vocational training against a target of 75%
o Holbeck City Walk – Amount proposed £3,000 – this would connect Holbeck to the City Centre with £2,000 of funding from the City and Hunslet Pot and £1,000 from City and Holbeck (Councillor A Gabriel declared a personal interest in this application as she
o Holbeck Youth Centre – Amount proposed £5,000 – it was reported that a feasibility study had been carried out to construct a covered sports area.
o Middleton Skate Park – Amount proposed £1,000
o Beeston & Holbeck Neighbourhood Improvement Board £3,000
(1) That the report be noted
(2) That the revenue projects already agreed be noted.
(3) That the Activities fund elements of the wellbeing budgets be noted.
(4) That the following Wellbeing applications be approved.
· Victim’s Fund - £2,500
· After School Vocational Training - £26,389
· Holbeck City Walk - £3,000
· Holbeck Youth Centre - £5,000
· Middleton Skate Park - £1,000
· Beestom & Holbeck Neighbourhood Improvement Board - £3,000
(5) That the Small Grants position be noted.
To receive a report of the Assistant Director (Citizens & Communities) which brings to Members’ attention, a summary of key work which the Area Support Team are engaged in based on priorities identified by the Community Committee, that are not covered elsewhere on this agenda. It provides opportunities for further questioning or the opportunity to request a more detailed report on a particular issue.
The report of the Assistant Director (Citizens & Communities) presented Members with a summary of key work which the Area Support Team has been engaged in based on priorities identified by the Community Committee that were not covered elsewhere on the agenda.
Taj Virdee, Area Management Officer presented the report.
Members discussed the following:
Children & Young People
Reference was made to a recent meeting where Youth Activities had been discussed. New terms of reference had been devised for the Cjildren & Young People’s sub group.
Employment, Skills and Welfare
Members were informed of the previous day’s Apprenticeship Event which had been attended by over 250 young people. Representatives from 23 local employers had been present covering a wide range of career options.
It was reported that the Jobs and Skills Plan for the Inner South Area was being constructed. Issues included local job opportunities, support to schools and supporting people in finding employment.
Members were updated on welfare work in the area, mainly that of the South Leeds Debt Forum. Issues discussed included the Money Buddies initiative, the need to get third sector involvement, welfare reform and mental health.
Environment and Community Safety
Issues highlighted in regard to Community Safety Work included the Domestic Violence Workshop, emerging priorities across the Inner South Area and the Caring Dad’s programme. With regard to environmental work, reference was made to the trial With PCSOs and Environmental Officers.
Health and Wellbeing
Issues discussed included work with GPs and GP practices, the Mental Wellbeing programme and smoking cessation.
Adult Social Care
It was reported there would be an Older People’s event in March 2015 and it was hoped to get increased involvement from the Neighbourhood Networks. Further discussion included the provision of winter warmth packs and loneliness work.
Further issues highlighted from the report
RESOLVED – That the report be noted.
DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
7pm, 11th February 2015.
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 at 7.00 p.m.