City of York Council

Committee Minutes


Decision Session - Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Communities


7 September 2021


Councillor Smalley (Executive Member)





1.            Declarations of Interest


The Executive Member was asked to declare, at this point in the meeting, any personal interest not included on the Register of Interests or any prejudicial or discloseable pecuniary interests that he might have in respect of the business on the agenda.  None were declared.




2.            Minutes


Resolved:  That the minutes of the Decision Session held on 2 March 2021 be approved and signed by the Executive Member as a correct record.




3.            Public Participation


It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.




4.            York Learning Services Strategic Plan


The Executive Member considered a report that presented York Learning’s position for the academic year 2021/22, detailing areas for development and areas of the provision that continued to grow and demonstrate success.  The York Learning Strategic Plan 2021-22 was included at Annex 1 of the report. The Assistant Director (Customer & Communities) and Head of York Learning were in attendance to present the report. It was explained that the plan had been updated to meet the needs of the Council Plan and that targets had increased slightly.


The Executive Member thanked the staff at York Learning for their support and professionalism during the pandemic. Following a question from the Executive Member it was confirmed that the jobs fair at York RI would be held on either 6 October and that 16 employers would be attending. This was welcomed by the Executive Member. He then;


Resolved: That the York Learning Strategic Plan 2021/22 (As detailed as Annex 1 of the report) be approved.


Reason:     To help York Learning to plan and monitor its service and to ensure sound governance arrangements.








Cllr Smalley, Executive Member

[The meeting started at 9.30am and finished at 9.34am].