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CYC Renewal and Recovery Strategy update

Meeting: 22/04/2021 - Executive (Item 123)

123 City of York Council Recovery and Renewal Strategy - April Update pdf icon PDF 245 KB

The Chief Operating Officer to present an update report for April 2021 on the council’s activities both directly in response to Covid-19 and to support recovery and renewal.

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Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(ii)      That the approach to resident engagement outlined in Annexes 1a, 1b and 1c of the report be approved.

 

(iii)     That approval be given to trial the collection of bagged commercial waste on a Sunday within the city centre, as outlined in paragraph 20.

 

(iv)    That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Economy & Place, in consultation with relevant Executive Members, to select projects for submission to the Levelling Up Fund and that an update on submissions be presented to the Executive meeting in July, as outlined in Annex 2.

 

(v)     That a York UK Community Renewal Fund call for proposals, as set out in Annex 3, be approved.

 

(vi)    That the final decisions on the selection of a York UK Community Renewal Fund priority list for submission to government be delegated to the Executive Member for Economy & Strategic Planning, in consultation with the Executive Member for Culture, Leisure & Communities.

 

Reason:     To support the re-opening of the city, promote a clean and tidy city centre, and enable York to benefit from government funding to support regeneration, economic development and infrastructure across the UK.

Minutes:

The Chief Operating Officer presented a report which provided an update for April on activities both directly in response to Covid-19 and to support recovering and renewal.

 

The latest Covid figures were reported at the meeting.  The number of cases in York now stood at 10-15 per 100k population, compared with a regional average of 50.  The report sought approval for a strategy for engaging with residents, as set out in paragraphs 10-14 and Annex 1, and for an approach to responding to the government funding opportunities detailed in Annexes 2 and 3, as described in paragraphs 21-23.

 

Members paid tribute to the positive work being carried out by teams across the council.  The Chair praised residents and businesses for keeping infections low and urged residents to continue following the guidance and to participate in the proposed consultation.

 

Resolved:  (i)      That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(ii)      That the approach to resident engagement outlined in Annexes 1a, 1b and 1c of the report be approved.

 

(iii)     That approval be given to trial the collection of bagged commercial waste on a Sunday within the city centre, as outlined in paragraph 20.

 

(iv)    That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Economy & Place, in consultation with relevant Executive Members, to select projects for submission to the Levelling Up Fund and that an update on submissions be presented to the Executive meeting in July, as outlined in Annex 2.

 

(v)     That a York UK Community Renewal Fund call for proposals, as set out in Annex 3, be approved.

 

(vi)    That the final decisions on the selection of a York UK Community Renewal Fund priority list for submission to government be delegated to the Executive Member for Ecomomy & Strategic Planning, in consultation with the Executive Member for Culture, Leisure & Communities.

 

Reason:     To support the re-opening of the city, promote a clean and tidy city centre, and enable York to benefit from government funding to support regeneration, economic development and infrastructure across the UK.


 

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