Scrutiny Board (Strategy and Resources) - Monday, 19th February, 2024 10.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR. View directions

Contact: Robert Clayton 0113 378 8790  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 - 15 January 2024 pdf icon PDF 265 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 15 January 2024


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - Corporate Approach & Staff Networks Feedback pdf icon PDF 836 KB

To receive an update report from the Director of Strategy and Resources on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) which includes input and feedback from each of the Council’s staff networks. This item builds on previous work undertaken by the Board in 2022/23 which sought to hear directly about lived experiences working for the Council from the staff networks and also to review and comment on the corporate approach to EDI.


Leeds 2023 Update pdf icon PDF 373 KB

To consider a report from the Chief Officer Economy and Culture setting out an update on delivery of the programme in the second half of 2023, governance arrangements and closedown of the Leeds Culture Trust, evaluation and impact, beyond 2023 and funding and sponsorship. This follows consideration of an update report on Leeds 2023 at the Boards meeting on 17 July 2023 and previous consideration of the programme as part of the Board’s work programme over a number of years.


Additional documents:


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To consider the Scrutiny Board’s work programme for the 2023/24 municipal year.

Additional documents:


Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next public meeting of the Board will take place on 25 March 2024 at 10.00am. There will be a pre-meeting for all board members at 9.30am.

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.