Agenda and draft minutes

Inner North West Community Committee
Thursday, 14th March, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Woodsley Road Community Centre

Contact: Andy Booth 0113 247 4325 

Items
No. Item

34.

Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted ti the agenda by the Chair for consideration.

 

(the special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)

 

Minutes:

The following late item was added to the Agenda:

 

·  Representation upon Leeds Bradford Airport Consultative Committee – this was following a request from the North Hyde Park Neighbourhood Association that had been received after the publication of the Agenda.

 

Supplementary information was also submitted for Agenda Item 10, Finance Report.  This provided information of applications that had been considered for funding from the Wellbeing, Youth Activities Fund and Capital budgets.

 

 

35.

Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations.

 

 

36.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor J Bentley.

 

 

37.

Minutes - 6 December 2018 pdf icon PDF 257 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 6 December 2018

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 6 December 2018 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

 

38.

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 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 none of the members of the public present wished to speak.

 

 

39.

Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team Review pdf icon PDF 334 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team provided an update on progress made in reviewing the service currently provided.

 

Claire Smith, ASB Team Manager presented the report.  Issues highlighted included the following:

 

·  A review of the Leeds-Anti-Social Behaviour Service was ongoing.

·  The review as to meet the changing needs of the service and not a cost cutting exercise.

·  Since the establishment of the Anti-Social Behaviour team there had been an increase in demand, increased awareness of the service and a rise in more complex cases.

·  The Domestic Noise Service had joined the Anti-Social Behaviour Team.  This accounted for sixty percent of referrals.

·  Development of a triage system for referrals – this would enable to get referrals supported to the right service at the first point of contact.

·  Multi-agency involvement – this would include West Yorkshire Police, social care and health partners.

·  Development of mediation services.

·  Use of social media for communication.

·  Finding a new location for the west team was a priority

·  Consultation would involve a wide range of partners including the third sector.  A final report would be submitted to Executive Board in June 2019.

 

In response to Members comments and questions it was agreed to provide Members with contact information for the Out of Hours Noise Nuisance Team.

 

RESOLVED – That the report and the update from the Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team be noted.

 

 

40.

Meanwood Valley Partnership Project pdf icon PDF 334 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Meanwood Valley Park Ranger

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

 

The report of the Meanwood Valley Heritage Ranger provided the Committee with an update on the Meanwood Valley Partnership Project.

 

David Preston, Meanwood Valley Heritage Ranger gave the Committee a presentation.

 

Issues highlighted included the following:

 

·  The two year project had commenced in January 2018 following a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

·  Use of volunteers and how to get involved.

·  Projects in Inner North West – these included events on Woodhouse Ridge and work at the Bandstand Allotments.

·  Forthcoming events.

·  Work with local schools.

·  It was hoped to extend the project and build on the successes already achieved.

 

In response to Members comments and questions, the following was discussed:

 

·  Health benefits of the services provided particularly for mental health support.  Members discussed the potential for links with Social Care and Community Health.

·  Ages of people attending the projects ranged from seven years old to people in their eighties.

·  Involvement of residents groups and targeting older people.

·  Use of social media to further promote the project.

·  Use of technology to support the project – suggested collaboration with the universities, schools and technology specialists.

·  Support from the Parks and Countryside service.

·  The Committee thanked David for his presentation and congratulated him on the success of the project to date.

 

RESOLVED – That the report and presentation be noted.

 

 

41.

Finance Report pdf icon PDF 405 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Area Leader

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Area Leader provided Members with an update on the budget position for the Wellbeing Fund and Youth Activity Fund for 2018/19 and the current position of the small grants and skips pots.

 

It also outlined the recommendations from the Members Funding Workshop for the allocation of the Wellbeing, Capital and YAF funding for 2019/20 and the Committee was asked to consider these recommendations for approval.

 

Jenna Robinson, Localities Officer presented the report.

 

Members’ attention was brought to the remaining balances in the Wellbeing, Youth Activities and Capital budgets.  Small grants approved since the last meeting were also highlighted.

 

An appendix outlining the Wellbeing, Youth Activites Fund and Capital funding applications was submitted.  These had been considered by the Committee’s funding workshop and details of the recommendations for funding were highlighted in the report.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)  That the current budget position for the Wellbeing Fund be noted.

(2)  That the current budget position for the Youth Activity Fund be noted.

(3)  That the current budget for the Small Grants and Skips be noted.

(4)  That the following projects be approved from the Wellbeing allocation for 2019/20

 

Project Name

Organisation

 

Amount requested

Amount approved

Small Grants and skips

Communities Team

£6,000

£6,000

Communications budget

Communities Team

£1,500

£1,500

Festive lights

Leeds Lights

£13,788

£13,788

Irish Arts in Headingley and Hyde Park

Irish Arts Foundation

£850

£500 (small grant)

Women’s Health Group

Behno Group

£7,608

£3,800

Little London Community Fun Day

Housing Leeds

£2,000

£2,000

Hyde Park Unity Day

Hyde Park Unity Day

£5,000

£5,000

Student Robberies

WYPS crime reduction

£6,405

£4,028

Leave Leeds Tidy

Leeds University Union

£9,367

£9,367

Woodhouse Connected

Oblong Ltd

£23,366

£1,815

Everfit

The Cardigan Centre

£5,750

£2,875

Headingley Lit Fest

Poetry workshops in schools

£2,100

£2,100

Steps2work

Right Choices Project

£3,598

£3,598

Eatwell Café

CALLS

£10,056

£10,056

Homework session – helping hands

Bahar Group

£3,958

£3,958

Additional Staff for Woodhouse Moor

Safer Leeds

£12,750

£10,000

Hyde Park Community Mural Project

University of Leeds Sustainability Team

£2,670

£2,670

The LAW group

Little London Arab Women’s Group

£5,000

£5,000

Community Volunteering project

Caring Together in Woodhouse and Little London

£8,003

£8,003

Nursery 40th Birthday Celebrations

North Leeds Community Nursery

£1,050

£500 (small grant)

Tackling noise nuisance from properties

LASBT

£6,000

£4,000

High school youth worker support

The Cardigan Centre

£8,280

£8,280

Holiday Projects

The Youth Service

£4,345

£4,345

Targeted holiday diversionary activities

Youth Justice Service and Youth Service

£2,200

£2,200

 

 

(5)  That the following projects be approved from the Youth Activities Fund allocation for 2019/20

 

Project

Organisation

Amount requested

Amount approved

Global Mash up

Geraldine Connor Foundation

£6,900

£6,900

Meanwood Street Wise Project

Meanwood Junior Play Schemes

£2,817

£2,817

Weetwood Youth Project

Leeds Youth Service

£1,875

£1,875

Mini Breeze

Breeze projects and events team

£7,200

£7,200

Welcome In Youth Group

The Cardigan Centre

£8,625

£8,625

 

(6)  That the following projects be approved from the Capital Fund allocation for 2019/20

 

Project

Organisation

Amount requested

Amount approved

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42.

Area Update Report pdf icon PDF 502 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the Area Leader

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Area Leader provided Members with a summary of recent sub group and forum business as well as a general update on other project activity.

 

Jenna Robinson, Localities Officer presented the report.

 

Members’ attention was brought to the following:

 

·  Key public health messages

·  Updates from NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group

·  Community Hub Updates

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)  That the discussions of the Inner North West Community Committee Sub Groups and key messages be noted.

(2)  That the area update newsletter be updated.

(3)  That the key public health messages for the area be noted.

(4)  That the updates from the NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group be noted.

(5)  That the Community Hub updates be noted.

 

 

43.

Representation Upon Leeds Bradford Airport Consultative Committee

Minutes:

The report of the City Solicitor made the Committee aware of correspondence received from the Leeds Bradford Airport Consultative Committee (LBACC) which responded to a request for representation on the LBACC made by the North Hyde Park Neighbourhood Association (NHPNA). In responding to the request, the correspondence advised that the LBACC would be prepared to debate and consider appointing a Councillor from the Inner North West Community Committee.

Given the strategic nature of the Consultative Committee and in line with the relevant procedure rules, it was recommended that the Community Committee refer the matter, together with any observations to the Member Management Committee (MMC) for consideration.

RESOLVED –

 

(1)  That the report be noted

(2)  That the matter be referred to the Council’s Member Management Committee for further consideration.

 

 

44.

Dates, Times and Venues of Community Committee Meetings 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 457 KB

To receive and consider the attached report of the City Solicitor

Minutes:

The report of the City Solicitor presented suggested dates for meetings of the Inner North West Community Committee to be held in the 2019/20 Municipal Year.

 

RESOLVED – That the Inner North West Community Committee meetings be held on the following dates in the 2019/20 Municipal Year:

 

·  Thursday, 20 June 2019

·  Thursday, 26 September 2019

·  Thursday, 12 December 2019

·  Thursday, 12 March 2020

All meetings start at 7.00 p.m.

 

45.

Representation Upon Leeds Bradford Airport Consultative Committee pdf icon PDF 353 KB