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Engaging with York’s minority communities

Meeting: 02/02/2021 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Communities (Item 5)

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This report presents progress during the first year of the MYnority York project.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

 

   (i)        That the progress with the project so far be noted.

 

 (ii)        That  the issues raised in the report be noted.

 

(iii)        That the future priorities set out from paragraph 7 of the report be agreed.

 

Reason: To keep the Executive Member updated on the progress during the first year of the MYnority York project.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report that presented progress during the first year of the MYnority York project.

 

The Assistant Director of Communities and Culture and the Community Involvement Officer were in attendance to present the report and answer any questions.

 

It was noted that in 2019 Government had provided local councils with various funding amounts, in order to enhance their capacity and capability to aid Brexit preparations.  Specific purposes for the use of this funding had included strengthening preparations and supporting communities and, in particular, helping vulnerable people apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

 

The Executive Member noted the positive activity that had taken place over the last year and in answer to his questions, it was confirmed that:

·        Most migrant residents in York were now aware of the settlement scheme and officers would be targeting particular sectors and partner organisations to ensure more awareness of the settlement scheme deadline.

·        When possible, more face to face sessions would take place.

 

The Executive Member thanked the Community Involvement Officer for her comprehensive report and he commended her on all the work she had completed during this challenging period, including her support on the Hate Crime Working Group.

 

Resolved:

 

   (i)        That the progress with the project so far be noted.

 

 (ii)        That the issues raised in the report be noted.

 

(iii)      That the future priorities set out from paragraph 7 of the report be agreed.

 

 

Reason: To keep the Executive Member updated on the progress during the first year of the MYnority York project.


 

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