Contact: Laura Clark Democratic & Civic Services Manager
Declarations of Interest
At this point, 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.
To approve and sign the minutes of the Council meeting held on 13 December 2018 and the meeting of Budget Council held on 28 February 2019.
Exclusion of Press and Public
To consider excluding the press and public from the meeting during consideration of Annexes A and B to the report appended to Minute 110 of the Executive meeting held on 14 February 2019 (Chief Officer Redundancy), under Agenda Item 7 (Report of the Executive Leader and Executive Recommendations and Questions), on the grounds that they contain information relating to an individual and the financial or business affairs of a particular person.
This information is classed as exempt under paragraphs 1 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).
To consider any announcements made by the Lord Mayor in respect of Civic business.
At this point in the meeting, any member of the public who has registered to address the Council, or to ask a Member of the Council a question, on a matter directly relevant to the business of the Council or the City, may do so.
The deadline for registering is 5:00pm on Wednesday 20 March
2019. 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 this meeting will be filmed and webcast and that
includes any registered public speakers, who have given their permission. This broadcast can be viewed at
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
To consider any petitions received from Members in accordance with Standing Order No.15. Notice has been received of 11 petitions, to be presented by:
Councillor Crawshaw, calling for a Resident Parking Scheme in Rectory Gardens.
Councillor Pavlovic, on behalf of the University of York Student Union, calling for a public inquiry into York’s failing transport system.
Councillor K Taylor, in relation to the Railway Museum’s expansion plans over Leeman Road.
Councillor Cullwick, calling to reverse the proposed £10 Park & Ride parking charge at the York Community Stadium.
Councillor D’Agorne, to present three petitions as follows:
· Save our Open Spaces, calling for CYC to protect the ‘green’ as open space on Fulford Cross;
· Residents Parking request – Kilburn Rd;
· Residents Parking request – Wellington St, Willis St, Gordon St, Wolsley St (Heslington Rd area)
Councillor Doughty, asking that the Council reduce the speed limit from 60mph to 40mph on Towthorpe Rd, Towthorpe.
Councillor Wells, on behalf of York Labour Women’s Forum, calling on the City of York Council to pay the living wage to all their services suppliers’ workers, as they have committed to do as a Living Wage Employer.
Councillor Waller, requesting that;
· The Council reviews safety at the current junction of Tudor Road with Gale Lane and reintroduces the crossing island at this wide junction on a route to school and local shops and services;
· The new junction with the Lowfields Playing Fields housing estate does not result in the loss of parking provision in the area; and
· The Council ensures that there is no worsening of surface water issues in the surrounding area resulting from the building on playing fields.
Councillor Craghill, on behalf of Extinction Rebellion, asking the City of York Council to Declare a Climate Emergency.
To receive and consider a written report from the Leader and, to answer questions on the work of the Executive, and the Executive recommendations for approval, as set out below:
To receive and consider a written report from the Deputy Leader and, to question the Deputy Leader thereon.
Motions on Notice
To consider the following Motions on Notice under Standing Order 22:
Motions submitted for consideration directly by Council, in accordance with Standing Order 22.1
(i) From Councillor K Taylor
“Council notes that potholes affect all road users including cyclists, public transport users, those with mobility issues and private car users.
It further notes worrying trends on local road standards, including:
- An increase in secondary roads in need of repair jumping from 7% to 21% in the past three years;
- An increase in unclassified roads in need of repair jumping from 10% to 28% in the past three years;
- An increase in those local roads in the worst states of repair jumping from 16% to 24% in the past four years;
- York’s position as having the highest percentage of poorly maintained minor roads in the entire country.
Under investment in roads is an issue at both a local and national level, with 18% of the local road network estimated to be in need of repair nationally, with an associated cost of £9.31bn.
That greater investment in repairing York’s roads is urgently needed and that long term, more sustainable solutions must also be found including:
- Earlier detection and intervention;
- Better, more sustainable repair materials and technologies;
- Reducing wear through increased walking and cycling; and
- Increased investment in public transport to reduce car-dependency
Council resolves to ask the next Executive to make road repairs more of a local priority by:
- Adopting a progressive and game-changing strategy that seeks to reverse each of the above indicators to fewer than one in five roads being in need of repair;
- Investing at least an extra £1m each year for pothole repairs, targeted at secondary and unclassified roads, above current approved budgets; and
- Giving cyclists a fair deal by increasing the proportion of highways expenditure spent on cycling.”
(ii) From Councillor K Myers
Believes it is vital for all young people to have the best possible start in life and that socialising with other young people and physical exercise outside of school plays a crucial role in this, as well as providing an antidote to an over-reliance on online activities;
Welcomes the joint administration's funding initiatives such as the £400k investment in upgrading 14 play parks, its £2.75m programme for new sporting facilities, including after school gymnastics coaching, at Burnholme and eight new sports pitches near Askham Bar, in addition to its commitment to fund all York libraries into the future whilst supporting their reinvention as relevant and accessible destinations for today's young people;
Is concerned however that many areas, especially outlying wards, lack access to facilities such as Youth Clubs which, unlike the case in some city centre wards, are not directly funded by the council.
Council therefore requests the Children, Education & Communities Policy & Scrutiny Committee to consider setting up a Task Group to engage with all relevant groups to look into the best way the city can ... view the full agenda text for item 9.
Questions to the Leader or Executive Members
To question the Leader and/or Executive Members in respect of any matter within their portfolio responsibility, in accordance with Standing Order 20.
To receive a written report from the Executive Member for Economic Development & Community Engagement, and to question the Executive Member thereon, in accordance with Standing Order 19.
To receive a report from Councillor Williams, Chair of the Customer & Corporate Services Scrutiny Management Committee (CSMC) on the work of the Committee.
Gambling, 11 February Minute 28: Statement
Licensing & of Licensing Policy &
Regulatory Cumulative Impact
To present the council’s Pay Policy Statement for 2019/20 for approval.
To consider the appointments and changes to membership of committees and outside bodies set out on the list attached to this summons.
Any other business which the Chair considers urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.
In light of there being no further ordinary meeting of Full Council until July 2019 and in accordance with section 100B (4)(b) of the 1972 Local Government Act, the Lord Mayor, as Chair of Full Council, has agreed that Members consider this report under urgent provisions in view of the statutory requirements for the Council to designate one person to act as Monitoring Officer in the specific absence of the current designee.
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