Decision Session - Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Communities


Tuesday, 31 January 2023




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, 31 January 2023.  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.


If you have any queries about any matters referred to in this decision sheet please contact LouiseCook.



4.          York Learning - Self Assessment Report 2021/2022



Resolved: That the service’s self-assessment report for submission to Ofsted, be approved.


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




5.          City of York Council - Human Rights City Commitment Strategy



Resolved: That it be agreed to:


·       Re-commit to the declaration made in 2017 to become a Human Rights City, recognising that this marked an ambition and was a significant step on a journey, and putting those rights at the heart of decision making;

·       Commit to moving forward in agreement with York Human Rights City Network (YHRCN) with a refreshed structure for the Human Rights and Equalities Board produced by a joint task group;

·       Facilitate in partnership an annual or bi-annual national Human Rights City conference;

·       Implement the Council’s responsibilities within the Action Plan (Annex A to the report) and any agreed priority items in the annual indicator report including:

o   Work with the YHRCN and the University of York to develop and deliver Human Rights training to  City of York Council’s (CYC)  leadership team, managers and staff.

o   Commit to planned meetings between the YHRCN Executive, senior members, and officers to discuss progress with the human rights agenda.

o   Agree to work alongside YHRCN to review the ‘Community Voices’ project to ensure that it meets its original objective to work with the most marginalised.




·       Regular public reporting back through the Executive Member Decision Sessions.


Reason: To reaffirm City of York Council’s commitment to being a Human Rights City.


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