Scrutiny Board (Strategy and Resources) - Monday, 29th November, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Rob Clayton (0113 37 88790)  Email:

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No. Item


Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 25* 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 25, notice of an appeal must be received in writing by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting).


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:


  No exempt items have been identified.


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.)


Declaration of Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.


Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitutes

To receive any apologies for absence and notification of substitutes.


Minutes - 18 October 2021 pdf icon PDF 280 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 18 October 2021


Future Waste Strategy Inquiry - Finance, Contracts and Recycling pdf icon PDF 259 KB

To consider a report from the Head of Democratic Services setting out the ongoing inquiry into waste strategy working with the Environment, Housing and Communities Scrutiny Board. The report provides information linked to the service in terms of tonnages of waste collected, costs of the service and contractual matters. A number of external witnesses are also expected to attend the Board from HW Martin and Veolia.

Additional documents:


Future Ways of Working - Update on Estate Realisation and Staff Survey pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To receive a further update report on the Board’s ongoing work looking at agile working, developing new ways of working and estate realisation. This report from the Director of City Development provides an update following consideration of matters related to the Council’s estate in February and also provides a further update on staff satisfaction following a request from Board members at the September meeting.

Additional documents:


Agency Staffing and Overtime - Update Report pdf icon PDF 328 KB

To receive a report from the Chief Officer Human Resources on agency staffing at Leeds City Council covering costs, overtime, value for money, the recent Early leavers Initiative (ELI), the impact on financial strategies and links to inclusive growth.


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 178 KB

To consider the Scrutiny Board’s work schedule for the 2021/22 municipal year.

Additional documents:


Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Board is Monday 24th January 2022 at 10.00 am (Pre-meeting for all Board Members at 9.45 am).


Third Party Recording

Recording of this meeting is allowed to enable those not present to see or hear the proceedings either as they take place (or later) and to enable the reporting of those proceedings.  A copy of the recording protocol is available from the contacts on the front of this agenda.


Use of Recordings by Third Parties – code of practice


a)  Any published recording should be accompanied by a statement of when and where the recording was made, the context of the discussion that took place, and a clear identification of the main speakers and their role or title.

b)  Those making recordings must not edit the recording in a way that could lead to misinterpretation or misrepresentation of the proceedings or comments made by attendees.  In particular there should be no internal editing of published extracts; recordings may start at any point and end at any point but the material between those points must be complete.