To receive the report of the Head of Locality Partnerships which brings to members’ attention an update of the work which the Communities Team is engaged in, based on priorities identified by the Community Committee. It also provides opportunities for further questioning, or to request a more detailed report on a particular issue.
The report of the Head of Locality Partnerships provided an update of the work which the Communities Team is engaged in, based on the priorities identified by the Community Committee.
The Community Committee Champions provided the following updates to Members:
Children and Families
Cllr Flynn said that he had provided a note to Members on the 30th January updating them on the current work of the Children and Families Sub Group.
Environment and Community Safety
Cllr Barry Anderson provided the following update:
· The Commitment had attended the sub group and would be attending the March Community Committee. He explained that they would be attending to discuss Climate Change issues.
· Highways had reported problems with the budget in trying to deal with issues on the road system including potholes. It was noted that Highways were aware of an issue with the barrier on Pool Bank which keeps falling down.
· Street Cleansing had reported that they were still ongoing with the issue of leaf clearing, however, they may need to close some roads to clear the leaves. It was acknowledged that the wet leaves posed a problem for vehicles, pedestrians and runners. It was noted that Leeds Road was particularly bad at present.
· The discussions on the refuse route review had now come to an end. It was noted there was still no start date for the new routes.
· Guy Smithson has now retired. It was noted that he would be sadly missed by the Outer North West Members for his advice and assistance over his years of service.
· It was noted that crime statistics and trends seemed to be good currently, with the exception of Guiseley.
· Members were advised to take up the offer to visit Leeds Watch, which would be especially useful to Horsforth and Otley and Yeadon Members to see the work around CCTV.
· It was noted that there was still an issue in the area with quad bikes and it had been advised that there was not as much money in the budget for next year to address this issue.
· In relation to the Leeds Marathon, it was suggested that the event organisers be invited to the March meeting to discuss any potential issues, as the route covers a large area of the Outer North West area.
Cllr Wadsworth said that the sub group had met on 20th January to discuss public transport. Discussions had taken place in relation to driver shortages, and the Westfield route, the 966 route had not been discussed.
Members were advised that Cllr Wadsworth had written a letter to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), in relation to the issues discussed on transport. He asked the Chair, Cllr Thomson who sits on the Transport Committee for WYCA, if she could keep a check on information provided about changes to timetables and funding.
Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care
Cllr Caroline Anderson said the sub group had met on 7th December and Active Leeds had attended, and it was thought that the presentation should be seen by all the Community Committee, which was why the had been invited to today’s meeting.
Employment and Skills
It was noted that the figures for employment and skills are provided every six months and an update would be provided at a future meeting.
RESOLVED – To note the content of the report and the updates provided by the Community Committee Champions.