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APPEALS AGAINST REFUSAL OF INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS
To consider any appeals in accordance withProcedure 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 themeeting)
There were no appeals against the refusal of inspection of documents.
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 were no resolutions to exclude the public.
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 late items submitted to the agenda for consideration.
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.
There were no declarations made.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Nash and Ogilvie.
To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 25th March 2015.
RESOLVED - The minutes of the meeting held on 25th March 2015 were approved as a correct record.
Minute No.35 Matters Arising
It was confirmed that the issues that were raised had been referred to the Environmental sub group and to the T&DC2 working group to action.
In accordance with Paragraphs 4.16 and 4.17 of the Area 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 Area 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 on matters within the terms of reference of the Community Committee.
A member of public commented on the difficulties he had encountered whilst applying for funding for a small local project. Officers and Members present explained the process and provided solutions to getting the small amount of funding required to complete the project.
To receive a report of the City Solicitor which formally notifies Members of the appointment of Councillor Gabriel to the position of Inner South Community Committee Chair for the duration of the 2015/2016 municipal year, which was made at the Annual Council Meeting on 21st May 2015.
The City Solicitor submitted a report which formally notified members of the appointment of Councillor Gabriel to the position of Inner South Community Committee Chair for the duration of the 2015/16 municipal year, which was made.
RESOLVED – The Committee resolved to note the appointment of Councillor Gabriel as Chair for the 2015/16 municipal year at the Annual Council Meeting on 21st May 2015.
To receive a report of the South and East Area Leader which seeks to provide Members with:
a. Details of the Wellbeing Budget position.
b. An update on both the revenue and youth activities fund elements of the Wellbeing budget.
c. Details of revenue projects agreed to date
d. Details of Youth Activities Fund agreed to date
e. Details of project proposals for consideration and approval
f. Members are also asked to note the current position of the Small Grants Budget
The South and East Area Leader submitted a report which sought to provide Members with:
RESOLVED – The Committee resolved to:
(a) Note the contents of the report;
(b) Note the revenue projects already agreed as detailed within table 1 of the submitted report;
(c) Note the activities fun projects already agreed as detailed within table 2 of the submitted report;
(d) That the following wellbeing projects be approved:
(e) Note the small grants situation as detailed in section 19 of the submitted report; and
(f) Members noted the minimum conditions as set out in recommendation (f) of the submitted report which related to the need for delegated decisions to be taken between formal Community Committee meetings, and agreed that no amendments were required for operation in 2015/2016.
To receive a report of the South East Area Leader which brings to Members’ attention, a summary of key work which the Area Support Team are engaged in based on priorities identified by the Community Committee, that are not covered elsewhere on this agenda. It provides opportunities for further questioning or the opportunity to request a more detailed report on a particular issue.
The Area Officer presented a report of the South East Area Leader (Citizens & Communities) which presented Members with a summary of key work which the Area Support Team has been engaged in based on priorities identified by the Community Committee that were not covered elsewhere on the agenda.
Led by Community Committee Champions, Members discussed the following:
Employment Skills and Welfare
The Committee were informed that although initially the numbers of people employed by ASDA with an LS11 post code had not been as high as hoped, further recruitment sessions had produced much better figures for local recruitment.
The expansion of the White Rose Centre was highlighted and the Committee were informed that work is ongoing to secure as many construction jobs for local people as possible.
Members were also informed that 30 over 50’s had recently found work through local job centres.
Environment and Community Safety
It was reported that the Middleton Action Day held on 28th May 2015 focusing on anti-social behaviour and hate crime had been successful.
Health and Wellbeing
The benefits of Social Prescribing were outlined to the Committee, it’s intention to sign post people to other sources of support and help other than GPs.
The benefits of the Making Space funding, which is contributing to linking agencies who help people with enduring mental health conditions and making them aware of the Making Space Service, were outlined to Members.
During discussion of Health and Wellbeing it was noted that it was possible that the Health Budget afforded to Leeds City Council to deliver Public Health Services could be cut in the future by Central Government.
Adult Social Care
It was noted that the Older People’s event had been a great success.
Members were informed that Belle Isle Winter Aid were already planning for winter 2015/16.
Community Centres Pricing Policy
The new community centres pricing policy was discussed which had been put in place to make it easier and cheaper for groups to hire rooms owned by Leeds City Council. It was also noted that Members had discretion to allow groups to use rooms free of charge.
Equipment contained in rooms was discussed. Furthermore it was confirmed that when corresponding with the Area Office electronic signatures could be accepted for hiring rooms or in relation to other business transactions.
It was agreed that ward members would receive an email for request for free use of room.
RESOLVED – The Committee resolved to note the contents of the report.
To receive a report of the South and East Area Leader which introduces the Inner South Community Committee Forward Plan for 2015/16. The report details the Community Committee meeting dates and sets out workshop themes. It also highlights the role of the Community Committee Champions and the work of the Community Committee in relation to the Council Constitution and associated delegations which are managed through its sub group structure, including Neighbourhood Improvement Boards (NIBs) on behalf of the Community Committee.
The South East Area Leader submitted a report which introduced the Inner South Community Committee Forward Plan for 2015/16. It detailed the Community Committee meeting dates and set out workshop themes. It also highlighted the role of the Community Committee Champions and the work of the Community Committee in relation to the Council Constitution and associated delegations which are managed through its sub group structure, including Neighbourhood Improvement Boards (NIBs) on behalf of the Community Committee.
In considering this report Members looked back at 2014/15 and agreed that the format that had been established for Community Committees had worked well and that this should be continued for 2015/16.
RESOLVED – The Committee resolved to:
(a) Note the contents of the report;
(b) Agree the scope and content of future Community Committee agendas continue in the same format as 2014/15;
(c) Agree the Parks and Countryside delegation be referred to the Environmental Sub Group for monitoring and performance management;
(d) Agree that Community Committee Champions approve workshop topics;
(e) Agree a designated officer lead be requested for the Adult Social Care Champion;
(f) Receive a summary of workshops including outcomes through the Summary of Key Work Report; and
(g) Request an annual report be provided by sub groups to the Summary of Key Work Report.
To receive a report of the City Solicitor The purpose of which is to invite the Committee to make appointments to the following, as appropriate:-
The City Solicitor submitted a report 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 – That the following appointments be made:
Belle Isle Elderly Winter Aid
Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation (BITMO)
Councillors Truswell and Groves
Holbeck Elderly Aid
Middleton Elderly Aid
Inner South Local Housing Advisory Panel
Councillors Ogilvie and Truswell
Community Lead members:
Environment & Community Safety – Councillor Ogilvie
Childrens Services – Councillor Gabriel
Employment, Skills and Welfare – Councillor Groves
Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care – Councillors Truswell and Davey
Childrens’ Services Cluster Partnership Representatives:
Beeston and Cottingley and Middleton – Councillors Ogilvie and Blake
JESS (Joint extended schools and services: Beeston Hill, Holbeck, Belle Isle and Hunslet) – Councillors Gabriel, Iqbal and Groves.
Corporate Parenting Board
Date and Time of Next Meeting
7pm Wednesday 9th September 2015.
7pm Wednesday 9th September 2015.