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APPEALS AGAINST REFUSAL OF INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS
To consider any appeals in accordance withProcedure 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 themeeting)
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.
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 supplementary information, a wellbeing application from BCM Cluster Vulnerable Children’s Summer Camp was submitted with regards to Agenda Item 8 “Wellbeing Report March 2015” Minute No. 36 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.
No declarations were made.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Congreve.
To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 11th February 2015.
RESOLVED – The minutes of the meeting held on 11th February 2015 were approved as a correct record.
Minute No 25 – Open Forum
The Committee were informed that with regards to vehicles parking on double yellow lines and on the path at the garage on Dewsbury Road that contact had been made with the relevant organisations and that actions will be taken.
With regards to the footpaths in Cross Flatts Park maintenance work has been requested.
In terms of large bins being left out by shops on Dewsbury Road, Council Officers have visited the offending shops to ensure bins are kept at the rear of buildings.
Minute No. 27 Inner South Community Committee Summary of Key Work
Councillor Blake confirmed that the “Where It’s At” Booklet had now been printed and circulated and sent to all children and doctors surgeries. The booklet informs children of all events and activities taking place in the city.
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 Community Committee.
No issues were raised by members of the public who were present.
To receive and consider the attached report of the South and East Area Leader.
The report of the South East Area Leader provided the Community Committee with the following:
The Area Officer presented the report.
Members requested that £1,600 of the City and Hunslet Ward budget be allocated to skips and that a one off skip be provided to the allotment in City and Hunslet Ward.
RESOLVED – The Committee resolved to:
(a) Note the contents of the report;
(b) Note the revenue projects already agreed as detailed at Table 1 of the submitted report;
(c) Note the activities fund projects already agreed as listed at Table 2 of the submitted report;
(d) Agree the proposed ring fences for 2015/16 as detailed within sections 15-28 of the submitted report;
(e) That the following wellbeing applications be agreed:
To receive and consider the attached report of the South East Area Leader.
The Area Officer presented a report of the South East Area Leader which 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.
Led by Community Committee Champions, Members discussed the following:
Children and families sub group
The Committee were informed that the sub group met on the 19th March to review applications for the Youth Activities Funding. Recommendations will be shared by email to Members.
Employment, Skills and Welfare
The Committee were informed about the proposed new cinema and expansion plans for the White Rose Shopping Centre. This led to discussion about ongoing work with colleges and employers to get the right courses for young people so that they can take up jobs created by the new developments in Leeds.
The ongoing work to help get adults over 50 back into employment was highlighted to Members.
Environment and Community Safety
The Committee were informed of the success of the workshop entitled “Have your say on Environmental Issues in your local area” which took place on 19th March at the Beeston Village Community Centre.
Health and Wellbeing
The Committee were informed that the health and wellbeing workshop held prior to the Community Committee meeting fitted with the funding bid that has been submitted to LSE CCG to support the development of a social prescribing project in the Leeds South and East Area. This is designed to help reduce the need to go to a GP in some circumstances.
The Committee noted that there were now Health Trainers available at the St George’s Hub in Middleton.
Adult Social Care
The Committee were informed of the success of the Inner South Older Persons event on 5th March 2015 at Civic Hall.
A suggestion was made that a booklet be created and circulated to older people which would inform them of events being organised for older people.
It was agreed that parking provision for people attending events organised by Inner South Members at the Civic Hall would be given consideration.
Integrated Locality Working
It was confirmed The Neighbourhood Improvement Boards across Inner South were meeting regularly and that residents would be welcome to attend.
RESOLVED – The Committee resolved to note the contents of the report.
To receive a report of the City Solicitor which requests Members to give consideration to agreeing the proposed Community Committee meeting schedule for the 2015/2016 municipal year, whilst also considering whether any revisions to the current meeting and venue arrangements should be explored.
The report of the City Solicitor requested that Members give consideration to agreeing a Community Committee schedule for the 2015/16 municipal year and to also give consideration as to whether any revisions to the current meeting and venue arrangements should be explored.
The following dates and times had been proposed in the report:
24 June 2015
9 September 2015
9 December 2015
9 March 2016
Meetings to be held on a Wednesday with a 7.00 p.m. start time for the formal business meeting.
Members discussed the date and time of the meeting proposed for June 2015 and agreed they would give this further discussion outside the meeting due to the 24th June clashing with a celebration event. There would also be an additional meeting for the appointment of the Chair of the Community Committee prior to the 2015/16 Annual Council meeting.
RESOLVED – That the report be noted and the following dates agreed:
Wednesday 9 September 2015
Wednesday 9 December 2015
Wednesday 9 March 2016
Formal business meetings to commence at 7.00pm.