Agenda and draft minutes

Inner South Community Committee
Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation, Aberfield Gate, Belle Isle, Leeds, LS10 3QH

Contact: Harriet Speight - Governance Services 

Items
No. Item

41.

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.

 

 

42.

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.

 

 

43.

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.

 

 

44.

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.

 

 

45.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor J Blake.

 

 

46.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 311 KB

To approve the draft minutes of the meeting held 27 November 2019 as an accurate record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held 27 November 2020 be approved as an accurate record.

 

 

47.

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:

No matters were raised on this occasion.

 

 

48.

Inner South Community Committee Finance Report pdf icon PDF 827 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Stronger Communities submitted a report that set out the delegated budget position for the Community Committee and invited Members to consider the wellbeing applications submitted.

 

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

 

Project Title

Wards

Amount requested from Wellbeing Budget

Decision

Community Centre Developments

Hunslet & Riverside

£22,446.20 (CIL)

Approved

Child Sexual Exploitation Project

Beeston & Holbeck, (£2406.25) Hunslet & Riverside, (£1718.75), Middleton Park (£1375.00)

£7,500 (Revenue)

Approved

Middleton Park Defibrillator Project

Middleton Park 

£4,128.48 (CIL)

Approved

Hunslet Kicks Project Rent (Old Cockburn Sports Hall)

Hunslet & Riverside

£1,880 (Revenue)

Approved

Belle Isle Kicks Project

Middleton Park

£5,840.00 (Revenue)

Approved

Middleton Park Hanging Baskets

Middleton Park

£6,084.12 (Revenue)

Approved

Hunslet Youth Group Rent Costs

Hunslet & Riverside

£1,175 (Revenue)

Approved

Community Wellbeing Project

Beeston & Holbeck (£910), Hunslet & Riverside (£389) Middleton Park (£913)

£2,212.75 (Revenue)

Approved

European Cup Costs (England Majorette Team) 

Middleton Park (£3,360)

£3,360 (Revenue)

Approved

Jack Lane Bulbs & Chicane repair

Hunslet & Riverside

£1,500 (Revenue)

Approved

St Lukes Local Environmental Project

Beeston & Holbeck (£1050), Hunslet & Riverside (£1950) 

£3,000 (Revenue)

Approved

Beeston Youth Club

Beeston & Holbeck

£7,550 (YAF £5,446.50 / Revenue £2,103.50)

Approved

 

RESOLVED –

 

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

b)  That the wellbeing applications be approved as set out above;

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

d)  That the monitoring information of the Committee’s funded projects be noted;

e)  That the details of the Youth Activities Fund (YAF) position be approved as set out in the report;

f)  That the details of the Small Grants Budget be noted;

g)  That the details of the Community Skips Budget be noted;

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

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

 

 

49.

Inner South Community Committee Update Report pdf icon PDF 457 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Stronger Communities submitted a report that provided a summary of the work undertaken by the Communities Team based on the priorities identified by the Inner South Community Committee.

 

A Facebook engagement update was appended to the report.

 

Localities Officer, Lyn Bambury, was in attendance and provided an overview of the report. Members also provided further feedback from the various sub groups.

 

Members appointed to the Beeston and Middleton Local Care Partnerships (LCPs) advised that following previous reports of no contact from either partnership, an initial meeting had been arranged to discuss local priorities – one of which had been identified as frailty. Members requested further information around funded projects in the area to support frailty. The LCP representatives also noted their intention to suggest that mental health be included as a key priority for the area, which was supported by Members.

 

The importance of a ‘bottom-up’ approach for LCPs that involves third sector organisations from the outset was discussed, and Members expressed concern around the current level of engagement with community groups. Ian Rodley, Director of Dance Action Zone Leeds, was keen to be involved in future discussions regarding the mental health of children and young people, and agreed to attend a future Children and Families Sub Group meeting.

 

RESOLVED - That the contents of the report be noted.

 

 

50.

Dates, Times and Venues of Community Committee Meetings 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 489 KB

To consider the report from the City Solicitor requesting Members to give consideration to the proposed Community Committee meeting schedule for the 2020/2021 municipal year, whilst also considering whether any revisions to the current meeting and venue arrangements should be explored.

Minutes:

The City Solicitor submitted a report requesting Members to give consideration to the proposed Community Committee meeting schedule for the 2020/2021 municipal year, whilst also considering whether any revisions to the current meeting and venue arrangements should be explored.

 

Members discussed the draft schedule, and noted that 2.00 p.m. appeared to be a convenient time for meetings to be held for members of the public to attend, and therefore agreed to amend the schedule set out in the report to the following:

 

·  Wednesday 10th June 2020, 7.00 p.m.

·  Wednesday 2nd September 2020, 2.00 p.m.

·  Wednesday 25th November 2020, 2.00 p.m.

·  Wednesday 3rd March 2021, 2.00 p.m.

 

In line with previous years, Members noted that venues for meetings would be agreed with ward members on a rotational basis ahead of each cycle.

 

RESOLVED – That the dates in the draft meeting schedule for 2020/21 set out above be agreed.

 

 

51.

Urgent Treatment Centres and Public Awareness Campaigns pdf icon PDF 493 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Stronger Communities that introduces an update from the NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) regarding local urgent treatment centres and public awareness campaigns.

Minutes:

The Head of Stronger Communities submitted a report that introduced an update from the NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) regarding local Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) and public awareness campaigns.

 

Shak Rafiq, Communications Manager at NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group, introduced the report and provided an update on the current position in relation to UTCs, including the plans for the 111 service to be a future ‘front door’ to services. Members were also advised of a number of upcoming public awareness campaigns as set out in the report, and sought Members support via social media and other online forums.

 

Members discussed a number of matters, including:

 

·  Waiting time targets for UTCs. In response to a query around waiting time targets for UTCs, Members were advised that the UTCs were designed to relieve pressure on Accident and Emergency (A&E) admissions, and therefore contribute to the A&E 4 hour waiting time target. Members requested the performance data relating to the 4 hour wait target for St Georges UTC.

·  Promotion of UTCs and 111. Members noted the reduced focus on promotion of existing UTCs in Leeds to manage demand during the challenging winter period. Members were advised that wider engagement would begin in April 2020, and would include further engagement with the Committee, however it was likely that there would be some delay to engagement projects due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

RESOLVED – That the contents of the report, along with Members comments, be noted.

 

 

52.

Update on the Community Led Local Development programme in South Leeds pdf icon PDF 470 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Stronger Communities that provides an update on the progress of the Community Led Local Development (CLLD) programme in South Leeds.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Stronger Communities submitted a report that provided an update on the progress of the Community Led Local Development (CLLD) programme in South Leeds.

 

The following were in attendance:

 

-  Beth Logan, CLLD Programme Manager, Communities and Environment

-  Revd. Lindsey Pearson, Independent Chair of South Leeds Local Action Group (LAG)

 

The CLLD Programme Manager introduced the report, informing Members that the £3m funding from the European Structural Fund would be secure until 2022. Members were also provided with more information around the match funding element, criteria and eligibility, as well as an overview of some of the projects currently running.

 

Members discussed a number of matters, including:

 

·  Match funding. Members queried the success of the match funding element, and suggested that the 100 companies that committed to working with the Council at the outset of Tom Riordan’s time as Chief Executive be utilised.

·  Disabilities. Members queried whether any projects were commissioned to support people with disabilities, to access work, and were advised that often projects support people with multiple difficulties because often they are the furthest from access to work.

 

RESOLVED – That the contents of the report, along with Members comments, be noted.

 

The meeting ended at 15:55 p.m.