Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) which To brings to Members’ attention in a succinct fashion details of the range of activities with which the Area Support Team are engaged in based on the Area Committee Business Plan priorities, that are not addressed in greater detail elsewhere on this agenda. It provides opportunities for further questioning or the opportunity to request a more detailed report on a particular issue
The Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) submitted a report which brought together details of the range of activities with which the Area Support Team were engaged in, based on the Area Committee Business Plan priorities that were not addressed in greater detail elsewhere within the agenda. It also provided opportunities for further discussion on particular issues.
The Chair invited those Lead Members present to update the Committee on the work which was currently being undertaken within their respective themed areas:
· Employment Skills and Welfare; and
· Safer and Stronger communities
It was also reported to Members that Holbeck Neighbourhood Plan was progressing well and that Beeston will be commencing with their neighbourhood plan.
The Chair invited a representative of West Yorkshire Trading Standards to speak on the “financial fitness” work they have been undertaking in the Inner South area of Leeds. Details were provided to the Committee about the courses that have been run and the numbers of people that had attended.
Members congratulated the officer present on the work done by West Yorkshire Trading Standards in the Inner South Area of Leeds.
Members expressed an interest in considering a continuation of this work.
Members requested that case studies showing the positive effects of the courses and the work of trading standards supported by the Committee should be publicised more widely.
Members also discussed scams that occur and the numbers of people that get caught up in them.
RESOLVED – The Committee resolved to:
(a) Note the contents of the report;
(b) Approved the Youth Activities fund applications detailed at Appendix 2 of the submitted report; subject to negotiations with some of the projects on outputs and amount of funding.
(c) Delegate authority to the Children & Young People Sub Group to make decisions on further applications outside of the Committee following consultations with Members.