Agenda and draft minutes

Outer North West Community Committee
Monday, 26th November, 2018 1.30 pm

Venue: Robert Craven Memorial Hall - Old Lane, Bramhope, Leeds LS16 9AZ

Contact: Debbie Oldham on 0113 37 88656 

Items
No. Item

23.

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)

Minutes:

There were no appeals against refusal of inspection of documents.

24.

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:-

Minutes:

There were no exempt items.

25.

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)

Minutes:

There were no formal late items. However, supplementary information had been circulated to Members in relation to agenda item 10 Finance Update Report.

26.

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.

Minutes:

There were declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests.

27.

Apologies For Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors B Anderson, C Anderson, B Flynn, G Latty, S Lay, J Taylor.

 

It was noted that some Members were attending the funeral of an Honorary Alderman.

28.

Open Forum

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.

Minutes:

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.

 

On this occasion three members of the public were in attendance at the meeting who wished to speak.

 

Mr David Wrighton spoke of his disappointment as an ex-serviceman at a lack of consultation in relation to the Yeadon War Memorial. Mr Wrighton wanted to know if it would be possible to move the memorial plaques currently on the wall of the Town Hall to the war memorial.

 

The Committee said that they would follow up this request and feedback at the next meeting.

 

Mr Neil O’Brien spoke of a recent request to the Community Committee for funding for a solar powered Speed Indication Device (SID) on Arthington Lane. Mr O’Brien explained why the SID was required in this location. Mr O’Brien read out his submission to the Members which has been published to the Outer North West Community Committee page at the request of the Chair.

 

The Community Committee were due to consider this application during agenda item 10 Finance Update Report. Minute 32 refers.

 

Mrs Audrey Marshall asked the Community Committee who would be undertaking the repairs of Yeadon Town Hall now that it was community run.

 

Mrs Marshall was informed that Leeds City Council would be undertaking any outstanding repairs to the building.

 

 

29.

Minutes - 24th September 2018 pdf icon PDF 246 KB

To approve the minutes of the Outer North West Community Committee meeting held on 24th September 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 21st November 2018 be approved as a correct record.

30.

Careview App pdf icon PDF 335 KB

To receive the report of Jon Hindley (Advanced Health Improvement Specialist) to provide the Outer North West Community Committee with an update on the Careview App.  

 

(Report attached)

 

 

 

Minutes:

The report of Jon Hindley (Advanced Health Improvement Specialist) provided the Outer North West Community Committee with an update on the Careview App.

 

The Members were informed of the following points:

·  What Careview is and how it was being used to help those who are vulnerable;

·  The App allowed approved professionals, such as police or health care workers, and vetted officers of the council to log concerns such as untidy gardens, build-up of post that may indicate that a person may need assistance;

·  The Careview App cannot be used to store personal details such as name and address. The App flags a property using a colour on a map indicating that this street would be worth visiting;

·  This is a tool to assist existing services;

·  Careview is currently being piloted in the most deprived areas of the city, but will be rolled out to other areas in the future.

 

Members were informed how to sign up to the App and information had been tabled at the meeting.

 

The Chair thanked Jon for attending and presenting the update on Careview.

 

RESOLVED – To note and comment on the presentation.

31.

Home Plus Update pdf icon PDF 334 KB

To receive the report and a presentation from Simon Kilshaw, Green doctor Manager, Groundwork, to provide the Outer West Community Committee with an update on Home Plus (Leeds) from Groundwork.

 

(Report attached)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Outer North West Community Committee received a presentation from Simon Killshaw, Green Doctor Manager, Groundwork which provided the Committee with an update on Home Plus (Leeds).

 

Members were informed that Home Plus (Leeds) was a partnership of Age UK, Groundworks and the Care and Repair Service. 

 

Members were informed of the following points:

·  The service provided was tailored to individuals needs regardless of income and means;

·  The aims of the service included:

·  Reducing Fuel Poverty

·  Reducing social isolation

·  Improving health and wellbeing amongst vulnerable groups

·  Improving the energy efficiency of homes

·  Everyone who is referred to the service is provided with information and advice including signposting to other relevant services and agencies;

·  The service was available for anyone over the age of 18 years who was deemed vulnerable;

·  There is a training programme for staff to make sure that they are aware of the full range of services available;

·  Home Plus (Leeds) supported the wellbeing service in assisting to reduce social isolation providing support up to 12 weeks, offering a befriending service and links to neighbourhood networks.

 

The Chair thanked Simon for attending and presenting the update on Home Plus (Leeds)

 

RESOLVED – To note the content of the presentation.

32.

Finance update Report pdf icon PDF 670 KB

To receive the report of the Area Leader which provides the Community Committee with an update on the budget position for the Wellbeing fund for 2018/19, and the current position of the Small Grants and Skips pot, and the small grants and skips which have been approved since the last meeting.

 

The report also provides an update on the Youth Activity Fund and the Youth Activity fund projects which have been approved since the last meeting.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Area Leader provided the Community Committee with an update on the budget position for the Wellbeing fund for 2018/19, and the current position of the Small Grants and Skips pot, and the Small Grants and skips that had been approved since the last meeting.

 

Members were informed of the following points:

·  The Wellbeing fund balance is £27,772;

·  Table 1 provided details of wellbeing fund available to spend per ward;

·  4 wellbeing applications had been received for consideration;

·  Table 2 provided information on the small grants and skips money already allocated and the funds still available for allocation with a current balance of £5,417;

·  The remaining budget for the Youth Activity Fund is £961;

·  An injection of funds had been received into the Capital Fund, with a current available balance of £45,017 as set out at Table 4 of the report;

·  A guidance had been provided to Members along with an update on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). A breakdown by ward was set out in Table 5 of the report.

 

Members discussed the following:

·  Wellbeing applications. Members were of the view that where no ward members were in attendance at the meeting the applications for that area should be deferred or the decision taken by delegated decision notice. It was noted that the application for the Summer Bands in Leeds Parks would be taken from next year’s budget, but the delivery organisation needed confirmation so that they could start booking the bands;

·  Clarification was requested in relation to the skips which had been approved;

·  Requested an update on target hardening;

·  Requested data on where CIL money had been generated and for this to form part of the Finance update.

 

RESOLVED – To

a)  Note the current budget position for the Wellbeing Fund for 2018/19

b)  Consider the Wellbeing large grant applications

·  Netherfield Road Car Park temporary CCTV – APPROVED

·  Provision of Speed Indication Device (SID) – DEFERRED

·  Summer Bands in Leeds Parks 2019 – APPROVED ON RECOMMENDATIONS

·  Christmas Lights in Pool-in-Wharfedale – Suggested approval through the Delegated Decision process

c)  Note the small grants and skips remaining budget and small grants and skips that have been approved since the last meeting

d)  Note the current budget position for the Youth Activity Fund for 2018/19

e)  Note the current budget position for the Capital Wellbeing Fund for 2018/19

f)  Note the current budget position for the CIL balance 2018/19

 

 

33.

Community Committee Update Report pdf icon PDF 460 KB

To receive the report of the Area Leader which updates the Community Committee on the work of the sub groups of the Committee: Environment & Community Safety; Employment, Learning and the Local Economy; Children’s Services and Family Health; Adult Social Care, Health & Well-being; Highways & Transportation and Policy.

 

The report also updates the Community Committee on community forums and partnership working that has taken place in the area since the last meeting.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Area Leader updated the Community Committee on the work of the sub groups of the Committee: Environment and Community Safety; Employment, Learning and the Local Economy; Children’s Services and Family Health; Adult Social Care, Health and Wellbeing and Highways and Transportation and Policy.

 

The report also updated the Community Committee on community forums and partnership working that had taken place in the Outer North West area since the last meeting.

 

Members were asked to note Appendix 1 of the report which provided information in relation to bin collections over the Christmas period. Members were invited to share the information in their wards.

 

Cllr. Pat Latty provided a brief update to the Community Committee on the work of the Children’s Services sub group. Cllr. Latty informed the Members that the Outer North West Youth Summit will take place on Tuesday 12th February 2019 in the Banqueting Suite in the Civic Hall.

 

Cllr. Latty requested Members to consider a contribution to the Youth Summit to provide lunch at the Rose Bowl for 100 children would will be attending. It was suggested that an email be sent to all Members of the Community Committee BY Cllr. P Latty.

 

It was noted that the next meeting of the Guiseley and Rawdon Forum will take place on Wednesday 6th February 2019, minutes of the previous meeting had been appended to the submitted report.

 

Members’ attention was drawn to points 11 – Public Health update and 15 – Outer North West Community Hub / Library update of the submitted report.

 

In response to Members questions, Members were advised that the service they received from the Communities Team would remain the same even though the team were now based at the Reginald Centre. Members were also advised that there was still a meeting room at The Brownlee Stone Centre in Horsforth should the Members wish to meet there.

 

RESOLVED -To:

·  Note the work of the sub groups and areas of partnership working since the last Community Committee meeting;

·  Note the Public Health updates;

·  Note the updates from the community hubs.