Agenda and minutes

Inner South Community Committee
Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Leeds Urban Bike Park, LS10 3TN

Contact: Harriet Speight - Governance Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

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.

 

2.

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.

 

3.

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 late items.

 

4.

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.

 

 

5.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence submitted.

 

 

 

 

6.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 229 KB

To approve the minutes from the meeting held 6th March 2019 as a correct record.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 6 March 2019 be approved as a correct record.

 

 

7.

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:

There were no matters raised on this occasion.

 

 

8.

Highways Update pdf icon PDF 327 KB

To consider the report of the Area Leader introducing a verbal update on LCC Highways and traffic management related matters in the Inner South Community Committee Area.

Minutes:

The Area Leader submitted a report that introduced a verbal update on LCC Highways and traffic management related matters in the Inner South Community Committee Area.

 

Andrew Hall, Head of Transport, was in attendance to speak with Members about their concerns. Members discussed a number of matters, including:

 

·  Correspondence issues. Members reported a lack of correspondence in response to enquiries made regarding highways issues the wards they represent, and therefore were unable to provide residents with updates of progress. The Head of Transport explained that there had been some recruitment issues, however Members were assured that teams would be briefed to provide better communication moving forward.

·  Travelling to school. Members noted the need for safe walking and cycling routes for school children, to relieve traffic congestion around schools. The Committee was informed that the School Travel Team work closely with schools to devise travel plans, and that 20mph zones had been implemented around most schools across the city. Members were also informed that the Clean Air Zone team were tackling emissions around schools.

·  Housing legacy. Members suggested that a long term approach to tackle congestion on roads which were built in the pre-war era and therefore did not incorporate space for vehicles.

·  Speed measures. Members raised concerns around the effectiveness of some of the speed measures used on busy roads. The Head of Transport explained that there were some issues with full-width speed bumps being installed on bus routes, however Members commented that safety on large busy roads should be the priority.

·  Parking around Elland Road Stadium. Members reported issues with parking in residential areas surrounding the Elland Road Stadium on football match days. Members were informed that teams were working to make public transport routes more accessible and attractive to visitors, including the Temple Green Park and Ride service.

·  Resurfacing health and safety implications. Members reported difficulty for cyclists and families with push chairs to use pavements of resurfaced roads safely. There were also reports on road markings not being reinstated following resurfacing, which was a further safety risk.

 

RESOLVED – That the contents of the report and verbal update be noted.

 

 

9.

Leeds Health and Care Plan - Continuing the Conversation pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer Health Partnerships providing an update on the progress made in actions contained within the Leeds Health and Care Plan following the previous engagement with the Committees in autumn 2017.

Minutes:

The Chief Officer Health Partnerships submitted a report that provided an update on the progress made in actions contained within the Leeds Health and Care Plan following the previous engagement with the Committees in autumn 2017.

 

The following were in attendance:

 

-  Jim Barwick, CEO of Leeds GP Confederation

-  Paul Bollom, Head of Leeds Plan, Adults and Health, Leeds City Council

 

Members were provided with a PowerPoint presentation outlining some of the key trends and areas of priority for the Inner South area, following consultation with the Committee and other local stakeholders 18 months previously.

 

Members discussed a number of matters, including:

 

·  Access to GP Services. Members expressed concerns around access to GPs at Practices in the Inner South, particularly reporting lengthy waiting times for appointments.

·  Smoking prevalence. Although it was recognised that the overall smoking rate for the city had decreased, Members commented that this did not reflect the Inner South population and smoking reduction should remain a priority.

·  Mental Health. Members of the Committee and a local resident expressed concerns around the increase in mental health problems across the city, and particularly in the Inner South. Members were informed that an integrated model of care for mental health was currently being developed, which would include third sector support services and embedded a single point of contact.

 

In relation to the appointment request set out within the report, Members felt that they needed more time for thorough discussions before agreeing representation.

 

RESOLVED –

 

a)  That the contents of the report and Members comments be noted;

b)  That the overall progress in delivery of the Leeds Health and Care Plan be noted;

c)  That the appointment to the Middleton Local Care Partnership and the Beeston Local Care Partnership be deferred to the next meeting of the Committee. 

 

10.

Community Committee Appointments 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 493 KB

To consider a report from the City Solicitor which invites the Community Committee to consider and determine appointments to those designated Outside Bodies, partnerships and organisations as detailed within the report and appendix.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The City Solicitor submitted a report and appendix which outlined the Community Committee’s role regarding appointments to Outside Bodies; Community Lead Members; Children’s Services Cluster Partnerships and the Corporate Parenting Board. In addition, the report invited the Committee to determine the appointments to these groups and organisations.

 

RESOLVED

 

a)  That the appointment of Councillor A Gabriel as Chair for 2019/20 be noted;

b)  That the following appointments be made:

 

Outside Bodies

 Member

Belle Isle Elderly Winter Aid

 

Cllr Kim Groves

Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation (BITMO)

 

Cllr Judith Blake

Cllr Paul Truswell

Holbeck Elderly Aid

 

Cllr Angela Gabriel

Middleton Elderly Aid

 

Cllr Judith Blake

Inner South Local Housing Advisory Panel

 

Cllr Angela Gabriel

Cllr Elizabeth Nash

Cllr Paul Truswell

Community Lead Members (‘Champions’)

 

Environment & Community Safety

Cllr Angela Gabriel (Environment)

Cllr Mohammed Iqbal (Community Safety)

Childrens Services

 

Cllr Andrew Scopes

Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care

Cllr Paul Truswell (Focusing on Health and Wellbeing)

 

Cllr Gohar Almas (Focusing on Adult Social Care)

Childrens’ Services Cluster Partnership Representatives

 

 

Beeston and Cottingley and Middleton

 

Cllr Gohar Almas

Cllr Judith Blake

JESS (Joint extended schools and services: Beeston Hill, Holbeck, Belle Isle and Hunslet)

Cllr Kim Groves

Cllr Paul Wray

Cllr Andrew Scopes

 

Corporate Parenting Board

 

 

Cllr Andrew Scopes

 

 

11.

Community Committee nominations to Housing Advisory Panels pdf icon PDF 477 KB

To consider a report from the Chief Officer (Housing Management) requesting nominations from the Inner South Community Committee to the Inner South Housing Advisory Panel (HAP).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Officer Housing Management submitted a report that sought Ward Councillor nominations from the Inner South Community to the Inner South Housing Advisory Panel (HAP) on the basis of one Member per ward.

 

The following information was appended to the report:

 

-  Council homes per Community Committee and per electoral ward

 

RESOLVED – The Committee resolved to nominate the following Councillors to the Inner South Advisory Panel (HAP):

 

Councillor Angela Gabriel – Beeston & Holbeck;

Councillor Paul Truswell – Middleton Park; and

Councillor Elizabeth Nash – City & Hunslet.

 

12.

Inner South Community Committee - Sub Group Nominations Report pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To consider the report of the Area Leader seeking nomination to each of the Inner South Community Committee Sub Groups for 2019/20.

Minutes:

The Area Leader submitted a report that sought nomination to each of the Inner South Community Committee Sub Groups for 2019/20.

 

RESOLVED – That the following appointments be made:

 

Champion/ Chair

Beeston & Holbeck

City & Hunslet

Middleton Park

Environment & Community Safety

 

Cllr Angela Gabriel

Cllr Mohammed Iqbal

Cllr Kim Groves

Childrens & Families 

 

Cllr Andrew Scopes

Cllr Paul Wray

Cllr Judith Blake

 

13.

Inner South Community Committee - Finance Report pdf icon PDF 781 KB

To consider the report of the Area Leader setting out the delegated budget position for the Community Committee and inviting Members to consider the wellbeing applications submitted.

Minutes:

The Area Leader submitted a report which presented the delegated budget position for the Community Committee.

 

The projects set out in the report were discussed and agreed as follows:

 

Project Title

Wards

Amount requested from Wellbeing Budget

Decision

Community Trip to Scarborough

Hunslet & Riverside

£497 (Revenue)

Approved

Civil/Environmental Enforcement Officer

Beeston & Holbeck (£14,000), Hunslet & Riverside (£14,000)

£28,000

Approved

Community Heroes Event

Beeston & Holbeck, Hunslet & Riverside, Middleton Park

£3,000

Approved

Holbeck Gala

Beeston & Holbeck (£2,000), Hunslet & Riverside (£1000)

£3,000

Approved

Summer Activities 2019, Friends of Middleton Park

Middleton Park

£4,000 (Revenue)

Approved

Inner South Youth Summit 2019/20

Beeston & Holbeck (£900), Hunslet & Riverside (£900), Middleton Park (£900)

£2,700
(Revenue)

Approved

Belle Isle Kicks Project

Middleton Park

£6,060
(Revenue)

Approved

Inner South Christmas Lights for 2019

Beeston & Holbeck, Hunslet & Riverside, Middleton Park

£20,554

Approved

Creating and Sustaining Local Jobs in South Leeds

Beeston & Holbeck, (£3,000), Hunslet & Riverside, (£3,000) Middleton Park (£3,000)

£9,000 (Revenue)

Approved

 

In considering the above applications, the following was discussed:

 

·  In relation to the application made to seek funding for fund a Civil/Environmental Enforcement Officer, Members queried as to whether this would be a new post, or funding for an existing Officer within the Inner South area. It was confirmed that the post was in addition to the existing team of Civil/Environmental Enforcement Officers.

·  It was confirmed that there would be two more wellbeing fund applications for Creating and Sustaining Local Jobs in South Leeds in 2020 and 2021, as the part-time officer recruited would be in post for three years.

 

RESOLVED -

 

a)  That the contents of the report be noted;

b)  That the Minimum Conditions be agreed;

c)  That the details of the Wellbeing Budget position be noted;

d)  That the Wellbeing Fund Applications be approved as detailed above;

e)  That the details of the projects approved via Delegated Decision be noted;

f)  That the monitoring information of funded projects be noted;

g)  That the details of the Youth Activities Fund (YAF) position be noted;

h)  That the details of the proposed Small Grants Budget be noted;

i)  That the details of the proposed Community Skips Budget be noted;

j)  That the details of the Capital Budget be noted;

k)  That the details of the Community Infrastructure Levy Budget be noted.

 

 

14.

Inner South Community Committee - Forward Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 620 KB

To consider the report of the Area Leader introducing the Inner South Community Committee Forward Plan for 2019/20. The report details the Community Committee meeting dates and sets out workshop themes, as well as providing an update on engagement with the local communities.

Minutes:

The Area Leader submitted a report that introduced the Inner South Community Committee Forward Plan for 2019/20. The report detailed the Community Committee meeting dates and sets out workshop themes, as well an update on engagement with the local communities.

 

RESOLVED – That the forward plan for 2019/20 be noted.

 

 

15.

Inner South Community Committee - Update Report pdf icon PDF 533 KB

To consider the report of the Area Leader providing a summary of work which the Communities Team are engaged in that is not covered elsewhere on this agenda.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Area Leader submitted a report which provided a summary of the work undertaken by the Communities Team based on the priorities identified by the Inner South Community Committee.

 

The following was appended to the report:

 

-  Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team Service Review Update

-  Facebook engagement update

 

The Localities Programme Manager introduced the report, highlighting some of the key developments following the previous meeting of the Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the contents of the report be noted.

 

 

16.

Time, Date and Venue of Next Meeting

The next meeting will take place at 7pm on 4th September 2019, at the Holbeck, Jenkinson Lawn, LS11 9QX.

Minutes:

The next meeting will take place at 7pm on 4th September 2019, at the Holbeck, Jenkinson Lawn, LS11 9QX.