City of York Council

Committee Minutes


Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance, Performance, Major Projects and Equalities


10 July 2023


Councillors Lomas

Officers in Attendance

Pauline Stuchfield - Director Customer &


Susan Wood - Welfare Benefits &

Strategic Partnership


Tim Bradley - Asset Manager

Asset and Property Management



1.           Declarations of Interest (10:00)


The Executive Members were asked to declare, at this point in the meeting, any personal interests, not included on the Register of Interests, or any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests that he might have had in respect of business on the agenda. They confirmed they had none.




2.           Minutes (10:01)


Resolved: That the minutes of the Decision Session of the Executive Member for Finance, Performance, Major Projects, and Equalities held on 24 March 2023 be approved and signed by the Executive Member as a correct record.




3.           Public Participation (10:01)


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





4.           Financial Inclusion/Welfare Benefits Outturn 2022/23 and progress 2023/24 (10:01)


Officers provided an update to the Executive Member on the financial support available to residents dealing with the cost living impact in 2022/23 and now 2023/24. They also provided an update on benefits statistics and performance administered by

the council including the York Financial Assistance Scheme. As well as, other financial inclusion activity undertaken by the Council during 2022/23 including delivery of financial inclusion grant schemes.


The Executive Member noted the report and that they supported the support being provided.




                      i.       Noted the report and the support provided to residents who are financially vulnerable.


Reason:     to ensure councillors, residents and stakeholder groups are aware of the ongoing financial inclusion activity across the city, the use of associated funding including cost of living support and their impacts.




5.           Application for Community Right to Bid under the Localism Act 2011 (10:04)


The Executive Member considered the applications to list both The Rose and Crown Public House, Main Street, Askham Richard,

York and Vernon House, Vernon Close, Bishopthorpe, York, as Assets of Community Value. It was confirmed that neither application had received objections. It was noted that there had been no representations from the owner of The Rose and Crown Public House and the Council who own Vernon House had confirmed their support for the application.




                      i.       Approved the listing of the Rose and Crown, Askham Richard, York, and Vernon House, Bishopthorpe, York as Assets of Community Value (ACV) for the reasons outlined within this report.


Reason:     To ensure the Council meets its legislative obligations

(pursuant to the Localism Act 2011 and the Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012) and

promotes community access to community facilities.







Cllr Lomas, Chair

[The meeting started at 10.00 am and finished at 10.08 am].




























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