The Executive Board is asked to endorse the Safer, Communities: Leeds Plan (20212-24) and refer the Strategy to Full Council with a recommendation that it is formally adopted as Council policy.
Impact On Wards
All ~ This Plan will contribute directly to the Best Council Plan (2020-2025) specifically in relation to the Safe, Strong Communities element and the overarching ambition of Safer Leeds partnership seeks to achieve: ‘People in Leeds are safe and feel safe in their homes, in the streets and the places they go’.
Financial and procurement implications
The Director of Communities, Housing and Environment has delegated authority to align external funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner, known as the Community Safety Fund, to support the delivery of the Safer, Stronger Communities: Plan priorities.
The total funding is £1,275,959 and is allocated to the local priorities as outlined in the report.
The Community Safety Fund has now transferred to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Mayoral arrangements and will be reviewed for the year 2022/23. No further information is available on the timescales for this process, but it is likely to align with the development and approval of the new Police and Crime Plan for West Yorkshire.
Leeds City Council takes the lead in partnership with the ‘responsible authorities’ and ‘cooperating bodies’ as part of the statutory duties of Safer Leeds, the community safety partnership for the city. The allocation of funding has been agreed by the Safer Leeds Executive formally on the 20th September 2021.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/10/2021
Decision due: November 2021 by Executive Board
Lead director: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment
Department: Communities, Housing and Environment
Contact: Katherine Pack-Jagger, Project Manager 0113 378 9662 Email: Katherine.PackJagger@leeds.gov.uk.
The Safer, Stronger Communities: Leeds Plan (20212-24) has been extensively consulted on as part of shaping the new partnership strategy and formally approved by the Safer Leeds Executive members.
List of consultees:
Safer Leeds Executive members
The Environment, Housing and Communities Scrutiny Board