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Refresh of York’s Parish Charter

Meeting: 18/11/2021 - Executive (Item 58)

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The Director of Customer and Communities to present a report which presents the outcome of a review undertaken of the charter between City of York Council and the 31 parish and town councils within the York local authority area, and seeks approval for a revised Charter.

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Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That the revised charter be approved, and that the Executive Member for Culture, Leisure & Communities be asked to sign it on behalf of the council.

 

                   (ii)      That the revised charter be referred to the York Branch of the Yorkshire Local Councils Association (YLCA) for signature on behalf of the local councils.

 

Reason:     To advance joint working between City of York Council and York’s parish councils.

Minutes:

The Assistant Director, Customer and Communities, presented a report which detailed the outcome of a review undertaken of the charter between City of York Council and the 31 parish and town councils within the York local authority area, and sought approval for a revised Charter.

 

The charter had last been reviewed in 2016.  The current review had been co-ordinated by the York Parish Council Liaison Group, which included 6 parish councillors appointed by Yorkshire Local Councils Associations (YLCA) and representatives of City of York Council (CYC).  The draft revised charter, attached as Annex 1 to the report, incorporated the amendments suggested by the Joint Standards Committee at their meeting on 6 July 2021. 

 

Members were invited either to approve the draft charter for signing by CYC and the York Branch of the YLCA (Option 1), or to suggest further amendments (Option 2).

 

Resolved:  (i)      That the revised charter be approved, and that the Executive Member for Culture, Leisure & Communities be asked to sign it on behalf of the council.

 

                   (ii)      That the revised charter be referred to the York Branch of the Yorkshire Local Councils Association (YLCA) for signature on behalf of the local councils.

 

Reason:     To advance joint working between City of York Council and York’s parish councils.


 

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