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Decision details

City of York Council Recovery and Renewal Strategy - Update

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: Members will receive an update on the Recovery and Renewal strategy including the following annexes:
CYC's response to Covid-19 - Keeping Children Safe
Economic Recovery Strategy
10 Year Recovery Plan
Library Lawn Proposal


Resolved:  (i)      That the development of a ’10-year City Recovery Plan’ with city partners, to build on the work outlined in the council’s recent 1-year Recovery and Renewal Strategy, be noted.


                   (ii)      That the recommendations set out in Annex 1 (the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan) be approved; specifically, to:

a)   note the likely scale and range of impacts on the York economy;

b)   endorse the Economic Recovery Strategy set out in the report;

c)   make a long-term commitment to facilitate the continuation of the business liaison activity that has been established in response to Covid-19, in order to co-ordinate the city’s response to emerging economic challenges;

d)   approve the council’s commitment to facilitate the establishment of a York City Skills Board, to oversee the development of the adult education and skills plan;

e)   request that the Executive Member for Economy & Strategic Planning engage with Corporate Scrutiny to seek views on the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan, as outlined in Annex 1;

f)     endorse, in response to the scale of the emerging economic challenge and new financial context for the council, a corporate lobbying effort, led by the Leader of the Council and working with partners in the region, to request additional funding to support local businesses, cultural institutions and residents facing financial hardship, invest in infrastructure, and demonstrate what York can achieve in the 10-year strategy with funding support from central government.


(iii)     That the actions to keep children safe, outlined in Annex 5, be noted.


Reason:     In order to respond to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic over the long term, and build back better.

Report author: Will Boardman

Publication date: 24/07/2020

Date of decision: 23/07/2020

Decided at meeting: 23/07/2020 - Executive

Effective from: 28/07/2020

Accompanying Documents:


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