Proposed Changes to the Traveller Pitch Agreement
Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance and Performance, Executive Leader (incorporating Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods))
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: The report proposes an amendment to the Temporary Accommodation Agreement and the Travellers Site Agreement.
The Executive Member is asked to agree to amend the above agreements to bring them in line with the council tenancy agreements.
Resolved: That Option 1 be approved, to consult the travellers who live on the City of York Council sites or who are on the waiting list on the following changes;
· The introduction of flexible tenancy start dates.
· Insert a section regarding Non payment of rent.
· To add a paragraph with regards to the keeping of dogs on the travellers pitch in particular naming the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976
· To add several minor changes to strengthen the Travellers Pitch agreement, these are listed on Annex 1 numbers 3.18 to 6.
Reason: To ensure consistency, as far as is practicable, across the different agreements that are issued in housing services.
Report author: Ann-Marie Douglas
Publication date: 20/06/2016
Date of decision: 20/06/2016
Decided at meeting: 20/06/2016 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance and Performance
Effective from: 23/06/2016