Decision Session - Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Communities


Tuesday, 2 February 2021




Set out below is a summary of the decisions taken at the meeting of the Decision Session of the Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Communities held on Tuesday, 2 February 2021.  The wording used does not necessarily reflect the actual wording that will appear in the minutes.


Members are reminded that, should they wish to call in a decision, notice must be given to Democracy Support Group no later than 4pm on the second working day after this meeting.


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4.           York Learning - Self Assessment Report 2019/20



Resolved: That the findings of the service’s self-assessment report be noted and the production and publication of the final report be agreed.


Reason: To help monitor the service and ensure robust governance arrangements.




5.           Working with York's Minority Communities





   (i)        That the progress with the project so far be noted.


 (ii)        That the issues raised in the report be noted.


(iii)        That the future priorities set out from paragraph 7 of the report be agreed.


Reason: To keep the Executive Member updated on the progress during the first year of the MYnority York project.



6.           Ward Funding






(i)       That the analysis of ward funding, set out in the report, be considered.


(ii)      That the success of ward budgets in responding to Covid-19 be noted.


(iii)        That the diverse range of effective ways in which ward funding was being used to support local communities be noted.


(iv)        That the potential priority areas set out in paragraph 17 of the report be recommended to ward members and be followed in order to focus support for residents deemed vulnerable, isolated, or in need of other essential help and to combat the worst effects of Covid-19.


(v)      That the effectiveness of ward funding to meet community needs, hearing the voice of the community and charitable groups that have utilised ward funding, be noted.


Reason: So that ward funding would be used effectively to:

·        Engage residents in making better local use of resources.

·        Enable ward members to deliver on local priorities.




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




Resolved: That the Council be committed to adopt and enshrine the new York culture strategy (York’s Creative Future).


Reason - So that:

·  York would continue to be internationally recognised for   its exceptional heritage and unique arts offer.

·        Residents and businesses in York would benefit from York’s unique cultural offer, leading to greater investment and participation across the city.

·        The cultural offer for York’s residents would be further expanded beyond the city centre.

·        All citizens, irrespective of age or background, would be proud to be engaged with York’s arts and heritage offer, which would include a wide range of inclusive opportunities.


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