Notice of a public meeting of


Children, Culture & Communities Scrutiny Committee



Councillors Nicholls (Chair), Nelson (Vice-Chair), Clarke, Crawshaw, Cuthbertson, Knight, Pearson, Waller, Wells and Wilson



Tuesday, 17 October 2023



5.30 pm



The Thornton Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G039)







1.          Declarations of Interest 

(Pages 1 - 2)


At this point in the meeting, 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.


An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it

becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.


[Please see attached sheet for further guidance for Members]




2.          Minutes 

(Pages 3 - 6)


To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 05 September 2023.







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, 13 October 2023.


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.


Webcasting of Public Meetings


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During coronavirus, we made some changes to how we ran council meetings, including facilitating remote participation by public speakers. See our updates ( for more information on meetings and decisions.




4.          Finance & Performance Monitor 1 

(Pages 7 - 24)


This report sets out the projected 2023/24 financial position and the performance position for the period covering 1 April 2023 to 30 June 2023




5.          Performance of York Learning Strategic Plan 2022-2023 

(Pages 25 - 50)


This report presents York Learning’s end of year performance against their strategic aims for the academic year 2022/23.







6.          Annual Update - Libraries and Archives 

(Pages 51 - 72)


This report provides members with an annual update from Explore Libraries and Archives Mutual Limited (Explore) who operate the Council’s libraries and archives service.




7.          Work Plan 

(Pages 73 - 74)


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


Reece Williams

Contact Details:

·        Telephone – (01904) 555209

·        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.