The report of the Head of Locality Partnerships provides an update to the Community Committee on the work the Communities Team have been engaged in, based on the priorities identified by the Community Committee.
The report of the Head of Locality Partnerships presented an update of the work which the Communities Team was engaged in, based on the priorities identified by the Community Committee.
The Community Committee Champions provided updates by theme as follows:
Children and Families
· Cllr Bithell had already provided an update in relation to the members of the youth committee as part of Matters Arising. It had been noted that two members would be joining the Community Committee from September 2023.
· There was to be a city-wide meeting in relation to refuse and recycling with the Waste Strategy to be discussed. Members were informed that the Chief Officer for Environmental Services was due to attend the Environment Sub-Group.
· It was noted that within the next few weeks there was to be a campaign to Keep Leeds Tidy which is part of the nationwide campaign Keep Britain Tidy. Litter picks were to be arranged. Councillors thanked those who are already part of the litter pick teams within the three wards.
· It was noted that in previous years the Community Committee Champions had been invited to discuss issues in relation to employment at a city level meeting. However, this had not commenced after Covid. The Locality Officer offered to follow up on this with the Community Committee Team Manager.
· Within the Update Report, figures had been provided in relation to unemployment and the uptake of Universal Credit in the Inner West area.
· It was suggested that Employment and Skills be invited to attend a future meeting.
· It was noted that there was to be a briefing in relation to the removal of Alley Gates due to new legislation. The Alley Gates had been installed to address the issues of anti-social behaviour. Members were still awaiting the briefing.
· Police advice was to call 101 if members of the public see any suspicious activity. It was noted the Police do follow up on all calls, however, callers are not always informed of any actions taken or outcome.
· It was suggested that links included within the Update Report be added to the Community Committee social media pages.
Health Wellbeing and Adult Social Care
· Covid and Flu vaccinations are still available.
· Public Health are promoting projects for families and children in relation to overeating. Projects by BARCA delivered in Armley and the Wythers are to continue.
LEEDS 2023 Neighbourhood Hosts
The Neighbourhood Hosts for Armley and Bramley and Stanningley attended the meeting to introduce themselves and provide some information as to what would be happening within the Inner West area for LEEDS 2023.
The following points were noted:
· As part of Leeds 2023, events would be taking place in all 33 wards in the city as well as larger events in the city centre. LEEDS 2023 is due to go live on 31st March.
· The Armley Extravaganza would be taking place at the beginning of August. Once the date has been confirmed the event would be publicised. The community were encouraged to get involved in the event and publicising of Leeds 2023 had already been taking place on social media and with posters and stickers advertising the event in Armley.
· The Bramley event is due to take place on the August Bank holiday with Bramley Baths and BARCA already involved.
· It was noted that applications for grants for local organisations was due to open again and this would be publicised through Inner West Facebook page.
Members discussions included:
· Members suggested that the Neighbourhood Hosts should be invited to the July meeting for an update on events. The also suggested that the Neighbourhood Hosts could attend the local forums.
· In relation to publicity of LEEDS 2023 and the local events Members suggested the use of billboards.
· Members said that any organisation wishing to get involved but do not fit the criteria for grants should contact the Inner West Locality Officer to see if funding could be provided through the Councillors MICE money.
RESOLVED – To note the content of the report.