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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 late items.
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 Councillors Truswell, Davey and Congreve.
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 matters were raised under the Open Forum.
To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 9th December 2015.
RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 9th December 2016 be approved as a correct record.
To receive a report of the South East Area Leader 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; Details of Youth Activities Fund agreed to date; Details of Capital projects agreed to date; and Details of project proposals for consideration and approval and approved. Members are also asked to note the current position of the Small Grants Budget.
The South and East Area Leader submitted a report which sought to provide Members with:
a) To note the contents of the report;
b) To note the revenue projects already agreed as listed at Table 1 of the submitted report;
c) To note the Activities fund projects already agreed as listed in Table 2 of the submitted report;
d) To note the capital projects already agreed as listed in Table 3 of the submitted report;
e) That the following wellbeing projects be approved;
* Subject to feedback form the organisation on numbers attending and success of the project.
f) To note the Small Grants situation in section 15 of the submitted report.
To receive a report of the South East Area Leader which brings together Members’ attention, a summary of key work which the Communities 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 South East Area Leader submitted a report which presented a summary of key work which the Communities Team had been engaged in based on priorities identified by the Community Committee that were not covered elsewhere on the agenda.
Led by Community Committee Champions and lead officers, Members discussed the following:
Children’s & Families Sub Group
The Sub Group met on 25th February 2016 and had considered the funding of Youth Activities and how this should be managed. Members were informed that any organisation can apply for funding for outings and events. Applications were considered and some further information was sought from some of the applicants. The next Children and Families sub group will take place on 31st March.
Employment Skills and Welfare
The opportunities for collaborative working with the government run organisation Ingeus who provide training and employment services in Inner South was noted.
The Committee were informed that 70% of people attending the Hunslet Club were going on to further education which was a resounding success.
It was noted that more work was needed to get people to engage with the Holbeck Project to be a success.
In terms of the South Leeds Debt Forum it was reported that demand for debt advice was high
Environment & Community Safety Sub Group
The Committee were addressed by Chief Inspector Mathew of West Yorkshire Police who outlined the new structure and staffing arrangements for the Policing of the South Inner Area of Leeds and the wider City. The Chief Inspector went through the budget cuts faced by the Police but commented that the 2016/17 budget had not been cut as expected which had resulted in the possibility of recruitment going forward.
Members sought assurance that the PCSO’s funded by Leeds City Council would not be moved to tackle problems in other areas.
Members considered it important that the Sergeants in the Inner South became more available and visible to the community in order to promote confidence in West Yorkshire Police.
The Committee requested that PCSO’s continue to issue fines for dog fouling where they observe it.
Members were provided with an update on Leeds Managed Approach to Street Sex Working.
Health & Wellbeing
It was confirmed to the Committee that Best Start Zones action plan had now been finalised.
The difference between social prescribing and Health Trainers was explained.
The Committee were also updated on reducing smoking prevalence rates and Bowel cancer screening.
Adult Social Care
Members were reminded that an Older Persons Day Celebration event was taking place on 21st March 2016 at the Civic Hall, Leeds, and that anyone over 50 should be encouraged to attend.
Holbeck Neighbourhood Forum
An update was provided on behalf of the Holbeck Neighbourhood Forum. The South and East Area Leader informed the Committee that Historical England wanted to review the neighbourhood plan before it is out for consultation.
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Update
Members noted the small amounts of money paid to the Committee but were informed that this would build up ... view the full minutes text for item 43.
To receive a report of the City Solicitor which request Members to give consideration to agreeing the proposed Community Committee meeting schedule for the 2016/2017 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 2016/17 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:
15th June 2016
7th September 2016
7th December 2016
15th February 2017
Meetings to be held on a Wednesday with a 7.00 p.m. start time for the formal business meeting unless otherwise agreed in advance by the Chair.
Members also requested that the December and February meetings be held in the Civic Hall, Leeds.
RESOLVED – That the report be noted and the following dates agreed:
Wednesday 15th June 2016
Wednesday 7th September 2016
Wednesday 7th December 2016
Wednesday 15th February 2017
Formal business meetings to commence at 7.00pm.
To receive a report of the Chief Officer For Communities which sets out a refreshed approach, outlining how the Council will work better across its communities, directorates and partners, to deliver a more joined up approach to community cohesion & Prevent, that seeks to harness the combined effort of staff and activities across a continuum, ranging from universal work that takes place in all communities, through to more targeted work in specific areas of the city, to support and safeguard those who may be vulnerable to radicalisation and extremism.
The Head of Community Safety (Environment and Housing) presented a report of the Chief Officer for Communities which set out a refreshed approach, outlining how the Council will work better across its communities, directorates and partners, to deliver a more joined up approach to community cohesion & Prevent, that seeks to harness the combined effort of staff and activities across a continuum, ranging from universal work that takes place in all communities, through to more targeted work in specific areas of the city, to support and safeguard those who may be vulnerable to radicalisation and extremism.
Members agreed that it was important that new communities were encouraged to engage in community events alongside ensuring existing communities maintaining their identity.
RESOLVED – That the contents of the report be noted.