Notice of a public meeting of


Joint Committee, Corporate Services, Climate Change and Scrutiny Management Committee and Audit and Governance Committee



Councillors Ayre, Baxter, Binney, J Burton, Fenton, Fisher, Healey, Hollyer, Kelly, Mason, Melly, Merrett, D Myers, Rose, Rowley, Steels-Walshaw, K Taylor, Waller, Whitcroft and Widdowson


Mr M Binney and Mr J Leigh, Independent Persons



Monday, 26 February 2024



5.30 pm



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






1.          Election of Chair 



To elect a Member to act as Chair of the meeting.




2.          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.


An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.


[Please see the attached sheet for further guidance for Members.]




3.          Minutes 

(Pages 3 - 10)


To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 15 January 2024.




4.          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 Thursday, 22 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.


Webcasting of Public Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be webcast including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The meeting can be viewed live and on demand at

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.




5.          Combined Authority Governance:  Development of the Constitution for the Combined Authority 

(Pages 11 - 240)


This report provides the Audit and Governance Committee and the Corporate Services, Climate Change and Scrutiny Management Committee with a further opportunity to consider the contents of the draft Constitution for the Combined Authority.




6.          Urgent Business 



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




Democracy Officer:


Jane Meller


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.