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Decision details

Merger of York Coroner Area with North Yorkshire County Council Coroner Areas

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Purpose of Report: To obtain Member agreement to request merger of York and North Yorkshire coroner areas.

 

The Executive will be asked to agree to York Council submitting a business case to the Chief Coroner and Ministry of Justice requesting a merger of York and North Yorkshire coroner areas.

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That approval be given to submit a business case to the Ministry of Justice and Chief Coroner seeking permission to merge the existing City of York Council coroner area and the North Yorkshire County Council coroner areas into one area, and that authority be delegated to the Chief Operating Officer (in consultation with the Director of Governance or her delegated officers) to make minor changes to the business case should they be required.

 

                   (ii)      That the proposed Service Level Agreement with North Yorkshire County Council be approved, and that authority be delegated to the Chief Operating Officer (in consultation with the Director of Governance or her delegated officers) to take such steps as are necessary to finalise and enter into the resulting agreement.

 

Reason:     To improve resilience and efficiency, with minimal financial impact, and in line with the Chief Coroner’s Guidance.

Report author: Janie Berry

Publication date: 19/11/2021

Date of decision: 18/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 18/11/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Accompanying Documents:

 

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