Notice of a public meeting of


Climate Change Policy and Scrutiny Committee



Councillors Vassie (Chair), Baker (Vice-Chair), S Barnes, Fisher, Wann, Perrett and Melly



Wednesday, 12 January 2022



5.30 pm










Until the end of January 2022, the Council is reverting to holding its scrutiny meetings remotely in the interests of minimising any risks to the public, elected Members and staff during the continuing Covid pandemic.  Meetings continue to be held in accordance with statutory requirements.  Scrutiny Committees are non-decision making bodies and as such this remote meeting will not be regarded as a formal meeting of the Committee. It provides an opportunity for Members of the Committee to comment upon the business set out in the agenda, without making formal decisions.  Members of the public may register to speak as set out below:




1.          Declarations of Interest 



At this point, Members are asked to declare:


·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests


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




2.          Minutes 

(Pages 1 - 10)


To approve and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2021.




3.          Public Participation 



At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. 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 our meetings. The deadline for registering is 5.00pm on 10 January 2022 Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the remit of the committee.


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 Democracy Officer for the meeting whose details can be found at the foot of the agenda.


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4.          York Hospital Emissions Reductions 

(Pages 11 - 12)


An update from the Head of Sustainability at York Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on the progress made to reduce emissions associated with the hospital’s activities and future decarbonisation plans.




5.          Climate Change Strategy 

(Pages 13 - 14)


The Committee will receive an update Climate Change Strategy for York, as well as, how it aligns with other strategies and the planned phase 3 engagement for climate change and carbon reduction.





6.          Economic Strategy 

(Pages 15 - 16)


The Head of Economic Development will provide a verbal update on the Economic Strategy for York, as well as, how it aligns with other strategies and the planned phase 3 engagement for climate change and carbon reduction.




7.          Work Plan 2019/20 

(Pages 17 - 18)


To consider the Draft Work Plan for 2021/22.




8.          Urgent Business 



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




Democracy Officer:


Name:        Robert Flintoft

Telephone: (01904) 555704







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


·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports and

·        For receiving reports in other formats


Contact details are set out above.