Agenda and draft minutes

Inner South Community Committee
Wednesday, 27th November, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Harriet Speight - Governance Services 

Items
No. Item

29.

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 Democratic Services at least 24 hours before the meeting)

Minutes:

There were no appeals.

 

 

30.

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.

 

 

31.

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, there was some supplementary information in relation to the following (Minute 39 refers):

 

-  Item 11, Waste Service Review

 

 

32.

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 no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests.

 

 

33.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

 

 

34.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 240 KB

To receive and approve the minutes of the meeting held on 4th September 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held 4th September 2019 be approved as an accurate record.

 

 

35.

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:

A member of the public in attendance informed Members that the ‘How to Jump over the Moon’ event that was supported by Wellbeing Funding was a successful event. They also raised an issue with parking on Holbeck Moor Road and Domestic Street, and Members noted that the issues had been referred to the Council’s highways team.

 

A member of the public in attendance raised concerns around understanding of the allocation of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding. Members agreed that there were some misconceptions around suitable projects to fund, and requested further information from the localities team to be distributed and added to future finance reports to support decision making.

 

Councillors M Iqbal and G Almass arrived at 14:10 p.m. and 14:15 p.m. respectively during discussion of this item.  

 

 

36.

Inner South Community Committee - Finance Report pdf icon PDF 858 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Stronger Communities setting out the delegated budget position for the Community Committee and inviting Members to consider the wellbeing applications submitted.

Minutes:

The Head of Stronger Communities submitted a report that set out the delegated budget position for the Community Committee and invited Members to consider the wellbeing applications submitted.

 

The Localities Officer confirmed that the remaining Community Skips Budget for 2019/20 was £1547.94, as opposed to £1995.42 as stated at paragraph 37.

 

The projects set out in the report were discussed and agreed as follows:

 

Project Title

Wards

Amount requested from Wellbeing Budget

Decision

Cardinals Footpath Creation Order

Beeston & Holbeck

£6,000 (Revenue)

Approved

Inner South Period Poverty Project

Beeston & Holbeck (£500), Hunslet & Riverside (£500), Middleton Park (£500) 

 

£1,500 (Revenue)

Approved

Holbeck Lamp Post Banners

Beeston & Holbeck

£2,584 (Revenue)

Approved

St Anthony’s Drive Junction Improvements

Beeston & Holbeck

£3,000 (£2,697.15 CIL / £302.85  Capital)

Approved

Hunslet & Riverside Speed Indicator Device’s (x 2) 

Hunslet & Riverside 

£7.000 (Capital)

Approved

Hunslet & Riverside Defibrillators

Hunslet & Riverside

£21,801.60 (CIL)

Approved

Inner South Floodlights

Middleton Park

£1,060 (Capital)

Approved

 

RESOLVED –

 

a)  That the details of the Wellbeing Budget position be noted;

b)  That the wellbeing applications be approved as set out above;

c)  That the details of the projects approved via Delegated Decision be noted;

d)  That the monitoring information of the Committee’s funded projects be noted;

e)  That the details of the Youth Activities Fund (YAF) position be noted;

f)  That the details of the Small Grants Budget be noted;

g)  That the details of the Community Skips Budget be noted;

h)  That the details of the Capital Budget be noted;

i)  That the details of the Community Infrastructure Levy Budget be noted.

 

 

37.

Inner South Community Committee - Update Report pdf icon PDF 596 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Stronger Communities providing a summary of work which the Communities Team are engaged in that is not covered elsewhere on this agenda.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Stronger Communities submitted a report that provided a summary of the work undertaken by the Communities Team based on the priorities identified by the Inner South Community Committee.

 

A Facebook engagement update and Inner South Newsletter were appended to the report.

 

Lyn Bambury, Localities Officer, was in attendance and provided an overview of the report. Members also provided further feedback from the various sub groups.

 

Members discussed a number of matters, including:

 

·  Local Care Partnerships (LCPs). Councillors Truswell and Almass noted that they had not received any communication regarding their roles on the two Inner South LCPs following their appointment at the last Committee meeting, and requested that the Localities Team contact public health partners to query the progress of the partnerships.

·  Health signposting. Members sought clarity regarding the ‘one door for all’ referral approach for signposting residents to health services in the Inner South, and requested that the Communities Team distribute the information to all members.

·  Belle Isle and Middleton Neighbourhood Improvement Board. Members requested that more detail around the work of the Board be included in future update reports.

·  Social media engagement. It was suggested that Facebook administrators could share partner organisations posts and encourage other groups to share Inner South posts, to boost engagement for both parties.

 

RESOLVED – That the contents of the report be noted.

 

 

38.

Prevent in Leeds pdf icon PDF 399 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Stronger Communities that introduces a verbal update on the Prevent agenda in the Inner South Community Committee Area.

Minutes:

The Head of Stronger Communities submitted a report that introduced a verbal update on the Prevent agenda in the Inner South Community Committee Area.

 

Nadeem Siddique (Prevent Coordinator) and Julia Holden (Prevent Education Officer) were in attendance and delivered a PowerPoint presentation to Members. The presentation included a brief overview of the national context of the Prevent Programme, along with Leeds-based Prevent projects. Members were then shown a short film depicting a young person who had been radicalised by a far-right extremist group in the UK, and their experiences of referral and intervention from Prevent support workers.

 

Members discussed a number of matters, including:

 

·  Engagement with schools. Members queried the level of buy-in from schools in Leeds, particularly for academies, of Prevent training and support services. Members were advised the Prevent Duty requires schools to engage, and that approximately 90% of all Leeds schools had received face-to-face training, with others opting for online training.

·  Community groups. In response to a query around the size and make-up of the team, Members were informed that there were currently 5 team members, and the limited resource means that the programme relies heavily on support from community groups to tackle negative public perception of services. The Committee was also advised that funding is available for community groups to support Prevent programmes.

 

RESOLVED - That the contents of the report and presentation, along with Members comments, be noted.

 

 

39.

Waste Service Review pdf icon PDF 391 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Stronger Communities that introduces an update on the Service Review of Waste Management.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Stronger Communities that introduces an update on the Service Review of Waste Management.

 

The following documents were appended to the report:

 

-  Review Objectives

-  Key Principles/Actions developed and agreed

-  Waste Strategy for Leeds 2019-21 (omitted from original agenda pack, published and distributed following the meeting)

-  Christmas bin collections 22 December - 5 January (omitted from original agenda pack, published and distributed following the meeting)

 

John Woolmer, Deputy Chief Officer Waste Management, was in attendance and provided an overview of the report. Members were advised that there had been considerable progress, however the review completion date had been delayed until February 2020. Members were also informed that a mandatory glass deposit scheme is expected to be introduced by central government in the near future, meaning that a Leeds-based glass collection scheme would not be appropriate at this time.

 

Members discussed a number of matters, including:

 

·  Market for recycled plastics. Members noted that historically there had been little market interest in recycled plastics, and queried whether this position had changed. The Deputy Chief Officer confirmed that there was currently a market for the wider range of recycled plastics that would now be recycled in Leeds, but also warned of the potential for the market to change.

·  ‘End of the day’ reports. Members requested that more detail and photographic evidence be included in ‘end of the day’ reports, to explain why bins have not been collected. For example, if there were road works or bins were contaminated.

 

Members also wished for it to be noted that they acknowledge the work of the collection teams, and wished for their praise and thanks to be passed on.

 

RESOLVED – That the contents of the report, along with Members comments, be noted.

 

 

40.

Time, Date and Venue of Next Meeting

The next meeting will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 4th March 2020, at Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation.

Minutes:

The next meeting will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 4th March 2020, at Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation.

 

The meeting ended at 4:00 p.m.