Venue: Drighlington Meeting Hall, Moorland Road, Drighlington, BD11 1JZ
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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. Supplementary information was submitted for Agenda Item 8 – Outer South Community Committee Delegated Budget Report which outlined a funding request for the South Leeds Archaeology Outreach Programme.
Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary 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 of disclosable pecuniary interests. With regard to Agenda Item 8 0 Outer South Community Committee Delegated Budget, Councillors S Varley and J Elliott informed the Committee that they were members of the Morley Literature Festival Committee.
Apologies for Absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor T Leadley.
To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 28 November 2016
RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 November 2016 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. On this occasion, no members of the public present wished to speak.
To receive and consider the attached report of the South East Area Leader
The report of the South East Area Leader provided Members with the following:
· Details of the Wellbeing Budget position
· Wellbeing proposals for 2016/17 for consideration and approval
· Details of the projects approved via Delegated Decision
· Details of the Youth Activities Fund
· Details of the Capital Budget
· Details of the Small Grants Budget
· Details of the Community Skips Budget
· Details of the 2017/18 Wellbeing Budget ring-fence amounts, subject to Executive Board approval of the budget
Sally Wimsett, Policy and Performance Manager presented the report.
Members’ attention was brought to the Wellbeing and Capital Projects for consideration and approval which were detailed in the report. The following was discussed:
· Site-Based Gardeners – it was reported that the site based gardeners scheme had been revised to take account of budget constraints. The scheme would now operate for 15 weeks over the main growing season to provide a higher frequency of maintenance to 14 parks in the Outer South Area. The scheme had received positive feedback and the Community Committee was thanked for their support in the past.
· Morley Arts Festival – The festival was entering its twelfth year and the programme would involve all 17 schools across Morley. The Arts Festival brought people in from all over the country and targeted all age groups. It was suggested that the Arts Festival could support the City of Culture bid.
· Money Buddies – Members discussed locations for provision of the Money Buddies and whether services could be provided using mobile facilities. It was suggested that a representative from Money Buddies be invited to the next meeting to provide further information.
· Garden Maintenance Scheme – Members discussed ways of how to reach new customers and identify those who would benefit from the scheme. It was reported that there was currently a small waiting list but all would get use of the services.
· Morley Paths Project – This was also funded by Public Rights of Way and Morley Town Council. The scheme carried out maintenance on local paths to clear seasonal vegetation to keep the paths open and accessible.
Members also discussed the application for the South Leeds Outreach Archaeology programme. The Committee was informed that the request was to provide projection equipment which was required for workshops and presentations. Some concern was expressed that the majority of the users of the programme did not come from the Outer South area and a question was asked regarding how the South Leeds Archaeology programme was funded. Members were informed that people in the outer south area would be encouraged to get involved and that the group would be using the Rothwell Community Hub.
Further issues discussed in relation the Wellbeing Budget included decisions taken by delegated decision, youth activities funding and small grants. Members also discussed projects to be ring-fenced from the 2017/18 wellbeing budget.
(1) That the details of the Wellbeing Budget position be noted.
(2) That details of the revenue budget projects agreed to date including projects approved by Delegated Decision Notice be noted. ... view the full minutes text for item 37.
To receive and consider the attached report of the South East Area Leader
The report of the South East Area Leader brought Members’ attention to an update of the work which the Communities Team was engaged in based on priorities identified by the Community Committee and was not covered elsewhere on the Agenda.
The report provided updates by theme and the work of the Community Committee’s Sub-Groups. Further information included Community Centre Lettings and an update from the Outer South Housing Advisory Panels.
Members’ attention was brought to the forthcoming events:
· Wednesday, 8 March – Carer’s Workshop
· Monday, 6 March – Apprenticeship Fair at Leeds Arena
RESOLVED – That the report be noted.
To receive and consider the attached report of the Interim Chief Officer, Leeds Health Partnerships
The report of the Interim Chief Officer, Leeds Health Partnerships provided the Community Committee with an overview of the emerging Leeds Plan and the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Sustainability and Transformation Plans.
Thea Stein, Leeds Community Healthcare and Dr Rob Arnold GP presented the report.
The following issues were highlighted:
· The plan was based on tackling the following gaps:
o Health and Wellbeing
· Life expectancy in Outer South was above average for the City.
· Recruitment difficulties – GPs and Nurses.
· Understanding the challenges ahead – demographic changes and an ageing population.
· Members were asked what priorities could reduce the Health and Wellbeing gap, how to do meaningful conversations with citizens and how the Community Committee could carry on being part of the conversation.
In response to Members comments and questions, the following was discussed:
· How to improve communications between CCGs and Elected Members and use their joint knowledge of local communities, including the use of patient participation groups.
· Addressing inequalities by targeting areas with higher levels of deprivation.
· Bringing specialist services to local settings.
· Promotion of healthy eating and healthy lifestyles.
· Relationships with neighbourhood forums and community organisations.
· Taking account of new housing developments.
· It was suggested that a future Community Committee workshop be held to discuss the challenges around the STP.
· The need to plan at a local level.
(1) That the key areas of focus for the Leeds Plan described in the report and how they will contribute to the delivery of the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy be noted.
(2) That the Leeds Plan and West Yorkshire and Harrogate Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) be the subject of a future Community Committee workshop.
Any other business
It was announced the Sue Wood, Area Support Officer would be retiring at the end of March. Members thanked Sue for her work for the Community Committee and wished her well for the future. Carl Hinchliffe who would be joining the support team for the Community Committee was introduced to Members.
To receive and consider the attached report of the City Solicitor
The report of the City Solicitor asked Members to give consideration to agreeing the proposed Community Committee meeting schedule for the 2017/18 municipal year and to also consider whether any revisions to the current meeting and venue arrangements should be explored.
The following dates had been proposed for the 2016/17 municipal year:
· Monday, 26 June 2017 at 4.00 p.m.
· Monday, 18 September 2017 at 4.00 p.m.
· Monday, 27 November 2017 at 4.00 p.m.
· Monday, 26 February 2018 at 4.00 p.m
RESOLVED – That the proposed meeting schedule for the 2017/18 municipal year be agreed.