Local democracy during coronavirus

During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates for more information on meetings and decisions.


Venue: The George Hudson Board Room - 1st Floor West Offices (F045). View directions

Contact: Louise Cook  Democracy Officer

No. Item


Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare:


·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests


which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.


Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider the exclusion of the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the following:


Annexes A and B to Agenda Item 8 (Pension or Exit Discretion) on the grounds that they contain information relating to individuals and the financial affairs of particular persons. This information is classed as exempt under paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Schedule 12A to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as revised by The Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006).


Minutes pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Staffing Matters & Urgency Committee held on 17 February 2020.


Public Participation

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so.  The deadline for registering is on Monday 23 March 2020 at 5.00pm. Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the remit of the committee.


To register to speak please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting, on the details at the foot of the agenda.


Filming, Recording or Webcasting Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be filmed and webcast, or recorded, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission.  This broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts. or, if recorded, this will be uploaded onto the Council website following the meeting.


Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This includes the use of social media reporting, i.e. tweeting.  Anyone wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting should contact the Democracy Officer (whose contact details are at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.


The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present.  It can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/11406/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetings_20160809.pdf





Corporate Management Team (CMT) Restructure pdf icon PDF 464 KB

This report provides Staffing Matters & Urgency Committee (SMU) with early options for a revised corporate management team, which will ensure efficiencies are made as agreed in SMU committee in February 2020.

Additional documents:


Changes to Membership of Committees and Other Bodies pdf icon PDF 153 KB

This report seeks approval for amendments to the Council’s appointments to committees and outside bodies.


Work Plan pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To consider the Committee’s draft work plan for the municipal year 2019-20.


Pension or Exit Discretion pdf icon PDF 121 KB

This report advises the Staffing Matters and Urgency Committee of the expenditure associated with pension or exit discretions in accordance with council policy.

Additional documents:


Urgent Business pdf icon PDF 404 KB

Any other business which the Chair considers urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.

Democracy Officer

Louise Cook


Contact details:

·        Telephone – (01904) 551031

·        Email - louise.cook@york.gov.uk


For more information about any of the following please contact the Democratic Services Officer responsible for servicing this meeting:


·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports and

·        For receiving reports in other formats


Contact details are set out above.


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