Notice of a public

Decision Session - Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Communities



Councillor Smalley (Executive Member)



Tuesday, 2 February 2021






Remote Meeting





Notice to Members – Post Decision Calling In:


Members are reminded that, should they wish to call in any item* on this agenda, notice must be given to Democratic Services by 4:00pm on Thursday 4 February 2021.


*With the exception of matters that have been subject of a previous call in, require Full Council approval or are urgent which are not subject to the call-in provisions. Any called in items will be considered by the Customer and Corporate Services Scrutiny Management Committee.




Written representations in respect of items on this agenda should be submitted to Democratic Services by 5.00pm on

 Friday 29 January 2021.




1.          Declarations of Interest 



At this point in the meeting, the Executive Member is asked to declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests;

·        any prejudicial interests;

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which he may have in respect of business on this agenda.




2.          Minutes 

(Pages 1 - 2)


To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on 14 October 2020.





3.          Public Participation 



At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.


Please note that our registration deadlines have changed to 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at remote meetings.  The deadline for registering at this meeting is 5:00pm on Friday 29 January 2021.


To register to speak please visit to fill out an online registration form.  If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting, please contact the relevant Democracy Officer, on the details at the foot of the agenda.


Webcasting of Remote Public Meetings


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4.          York Learning - Self Assessment Report 2019/20 

(Pages 3 - 28)


This report presents a high level summary of York Learning’s Self-Assessment Report (SAR) for the academic year 19/20.  It presents the high level findings from its annual review which are drawn from a number of contributory reports. 






5.          Working with York's Minority Communities 

(Pages 29 - 42)


This report presents progress during the first year of the MYnority York project.





6.          Ward Funding 

(Pages 43 - 88)


This report sets out a review of the use of ward funding during 2020/21 and identifies issues and opportunities for 2021/22. 





7.          York's Creative Future:  A Culture Strategy for York, 2020-2025 

(Pages 89 - 116)


This report provides an update on the development of York’s culture strategy for the period 2020 – 2025. 





8.          Urgent Business 



Any other business which the Executive Member considers urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.




Democracy Officer:

Louise Cook

Tel: 01904 551031







For more information about any of the following please contact the Democracy Officer responsible for servicing this meeting  


·        Registering to speak

·        Written Representations

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports


Contact details are set out above.


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