Venue: Manorfield Hall Community Centre, Newhall Road, Middleton, Leeds, LS10 3RR
Contact: Governance Services
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)
There were no appeals.
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 was no exempt information.
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, however, there was supplementary information submitted in relation to item 8 – Update Report and Item 9 – Finance Report, which had been circulated to Members prior to the meeting:
Declaration of Interests
To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.
In Relation to Agenda Item 9, the Inner South Community Committee Finance Report, Councillor E Carlisle declared a disclosable pecuniary interest in relation to ‘The Big Bike Fix Leeds 2023 (part of LS-TEN)’ Wellbeing Funding application due to his role as co-ordinator for the Big Bike Fix Leeds initiative, which was the applicant for the funding. Cllr Carlisle and left the meeting before the determination of this application and took no part in the decision making. Details of this application were available at point 38 on page 49 of the report.
Apologies for Absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor G Almass.
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on the 1st March 2023.
RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 1 March 2023 be confirmed as a correct record.
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.
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 within the terms of reference of the Community Committee.
The following was discussed:
Football Club (FC) United of Leeds
Two members of Middleton FC attended the Committee Meeting and outlined their intentions for the club to achieve a semi-professional standard and re-brand as the FC United of Leeds, with South Leeds Stadium to be utilised as their home ground. A Wellbeing Funding application had been submitted for determination by the Committee, with details of the application available at ‘Inner South Community Committee 4th July 2023 Supplementary Pack Item 9 – Inner South Community Committee Finance Report (2)’. Middleton FC had been in existence for 6 years and was currently graded as part of the Step 7 League and if promoted would achieve semi-professional status; this would be the first semi-professional team for South Leeds. Partnership work with Leeds United was ongoing with proposed connections between the teams for future FC United of Leeds players to be released to Leeds United first team and the aim was to promote football across all demographics in the city rather than to compete against other teams. Middleton FC Under 23’s team had recently won their league and a junior team and women’s team were planned to be developed as part of the transformation.
In response to questions from Members to those making a deputization, the following was discussed:
The social implications the re-branding would entail were outlined as, ... view the full minutes text for item 7.
To consider the report of the Head of Locality Partnerships providing an overall update on the work that the Communities Team is engaged in, based on priorities identified by the Community Committee. It also provides opportunities to request further information on a particular issue.
The report of the Head of Locality Partnerships brought Member’s attention to an update of the work in which the Communities Team was engaged in based on priorities identified by the Community Committee. It also provided opportunities for further questioning or to request a more detailed report on a particular issue.
The Localities Officer presented the report, and the following was outlined and agreed:
Inspector Mark Gamlyn and Sargeant Daniel Wilson, West Yorkshire Police (WYP) Officers, attended the meeting and provided the Committee with an update, outlining the following information:
To consider the report of the Head of Locality Partnerships which provides an update on the budget position for the Wellbeing Fund, Youth Activity Fund Capital Budget, as well as the Community Infrastructure Levy budget for 2023/24.
The report of the Head of Locality Partnerships provided the Community Committee with an update on the budget position for the Wellbeing Fund, Youth Activity Fund, Capital Budget as well as the Community Infrastructure Levy Budget for 2023/24.
The Localities Officer presented the report.
Members were requested to approve the minimum conditions set out at Paragraph 14 of the submitted report, determine applications as listed in the report and were provided with the following information:
· The minimum conditions Paragraph 14 were outlined, seeking agreement from the Committee. In presenting the report, the Localities Officer recommended the Committee’s approval of an addition to the Committee’s ‘Minimum Conditions’, so that if a formal objection is received from a Member as part of the associated consultation process, then that application will be brought before the committee for determination’
During consideration of the funding application, the following was discussed:
To consider the report of the Head of Locality Partnerships which provides an update on the Community Committee Youth Summit and the Youth Activity Fund Consultation. The report also seeks agreement that consultation with young people, conducted via the Youth Summit and Youth Activity Fund survey, will inform the Youth Activity Fund spend for the 2023/24 financial year.
The report of the Head of Locality Partnerships provided an update on the outcomes from the Youth Activity Fund consultation which had been undertaken with children and young people, and arising from the results of that consultation, proposals for the priorities of the programme in 2023/24.
The Localities Officer Presented the report, noting the following:
Members were informed of the Youth Activity Fund consultation during the update report and forthcoming Youth Summit; Members praised the previous Youth Summit for its positive engagement and results.
RESOLVED – That the following be noted:
1. Reflections from the last 12 months (paragraphs 16 – 32).
2. Details of the Youth Activity Fund consultation survey (paragraphs 36 - 38).
3. That the Youth Activity Fund survey informed the Community Committee’s Youth Activity Fund for 2023/24.
4. That any projects funded by the Community Committee from the Youth Activity Fund focused on the themes and activity priorities identified in the Youth Activity Fund Consultation Survey in 2023/24.
To consider the report of the City Solicitor which notes the appointment of Councillor Iqbal as Chair of the Inner South Community Committee for 2023/24 as agreed at the recent Annual Council Meeting, and also invites the Committee to make appointments to those positions detailed in the report and its appendices.
The report of the City Solicitor asked Members to note the appointment of Councillor M Iqbal as Chair of the Inner South Community Committee for the 2023/24 Municipal year and also invited nominations to appointments for Outside Bodies, Housing Advisory Panels, Local Care Partnerships and Cluster Partnerships. Nominations were also sought for the Corporate Parenting Board and for the themed Community Committee Champion roles.
The Governance Services Officer presented the report, noting, the 2022/23 schedule was available at point 6 on page 68 of the report.
The following was discussed:
(1) That the appointment of Councillor Mohammad Iqbal as Chair of the Inner South Community Committee for the 2023/24 Municipal Year be noted.
(2) That the following appointments be made for the 2023/24 Municipal Year:
Date and Time of Next Meeting
To note the date and time of the next meeting as 6th September 2023 at 1.00pm
RESOLVED – That the date and time of the next meeting as Wednesday, 6th September 2023 at 1.00pm, be noted.