Notice of a public meeting of


Economy, Place, Access and Transport Scrutiny Committee



Councillors K Taylor (Chair), Pearson (Vice-Chair), B Burton, J Burton, Fenton, Healey, Hook, Nelson, Steward and Whitcroft



Tuesday, 27 February 2024



5.30 pm



The George Hudson Board Room - 1st Floor West Offices (F045)








1.          Declarations of Interest 

(Pages 1 - 2)


At this point in the meeting, Members and co-opted members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest, or other registerable interest, they might have in respect of business on this agenda, if they have not already done so in advance on the Register of Interests. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.




2.          Minutes 

(Pages 3 - 8)


To approve and sign the minutes of the Economy, Place, Access, and Transport Policy and Scrutiny Committee meetings held on 22 Janaury 2024.




3.          Public Participation 



At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the Committee.


Please note that our registration deadlines are set as 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at our meetings. The deadline for registering at this meeting is 5:00pm on Friday 23 February 2024.


To register to speak please visit to fill in an online registration form. If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting, please contact Democratic Services. Contact details can be found at the foot of this agenda.


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Written representations in respect of items on this agenda should be submitted to Democratic Services by 5.00pm on Friday 23 February 2024.




4.          2023/24 Finance and Performance Monitor 3 

(Pages 9 - 32)


This report sets out the projected 2023/24 financial position and the performance position for the period covering 1 April 2023 to 31 December 2023. This is the third report of the financial year and assesses performance against budgets, including progress in delivering the Council’s savings programme.




5.          York's Waterworks - a health check 

(Pages 33 - 44)


Members of scrutiny have requested a report to consider the management of two key aspects of our cities ‘waterworks’:

•        Report on the cleanliness of York’s rivers/becks, sewage management and the management/support of biodiversity around them;

•        Report on the state of York’s drainage infrastructure; covering capacity to meet demand in urban and rural areas, insight into recent and forthcoming investment into repairs/upgrades and the scale of the challenge faced.




6.          Task and Finish Group Review into Dial & Ride services 

(Pages 45 - 52)


This report presents information in support of a proposed Task and Finish scrutiny review into Dial & Ride-type Community Transport provision, and asks Members to consider and endorse the proposed remit, objectives, and timeframe for the review’s completion.




7.          Work Plan 

(Pages 53 - 56)


Members are asked to consider the Committee’s work plan for the 2023/24 municipal year.




8.          Urgent Business 



Any other business which the Chair considers urgent under the

Local Government Act 1972.




Democratic Services officer:


Robert Flintoft

Contact details:

- Telephone – (01904) 555704

- Email –






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.