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Contact: Fiona Young  Interim Democratic Services Manager

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Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest or other registerable interest they might have in respect of business on this agenda, if they have not already done so in advance on the Register of Interests.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Ordinary and Extraordinary Council meetings held on 27 April 2022, and of the Annual Council meeting held on 26 May 2022.

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Civic Announcements

To consider any announcements made by the Lord Mayor in respect of Civic business.


Public Participation

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 Tuesday, 12 July 2022.


To register to speak please visit www.york.gov.uk/AttendCouncilMeetings to fill in an online registration form. If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting please contact Democratic Services. Contact details can be found at the foot of this agenda.


Webcasting of Public Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this public meeting will be webcast including any registered public speakers who have given their permission.  The remote public meeting can be viewed live and on demand at



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To consider any petitions received from Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rule B5.  Notice has been received of 5 petitions, to be presented by:

(i)      Cllr Doughty, from residents of Stockton on the Forest and Hopgrove seeking a number of road safety improvements in their area. 

(ii)      Cllr Doughty, from residents of Earswick, calling for resurfacing of ‘The Village’ in Earswick.

(iii)     Cllr Perrett, from residents of Huntington Road Area, seeking consultation on the introduction of a Respark zone in their street.

(iv)    Cllr Webb, from residents of Dodsworth Avenue, seeking consultation on the introduction of a Respark zone in their street,

(v)     Cllr Douglas, from residents of Harcourt Street Area, asking the council to investigate options to create a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in their area.



Report of Executive Leader, Questions, and Executive Recommendations pdf icon PDF 396 KB

To receive and consider a written report from the Leader and ask questions on the work of the Executive, and to consider the Executive recommendations for approval, as set out below:










16 June 2022



Minute 13:Capital Programme Outturn 2021/22 and Revisions to the 2022/23 - 2026/27 Programme

13.        https://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=733&MId=13287


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Report of Deputy Leader and Questions pdf icon PDF 150 KB

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 submitted under Council Procedure Rule B13.


(i)           From Cllr Myers


Opposing Fire Service Cuts to the North side of York


“Council notes the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s current consultation on proposals affecting the future of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (NYFRS), and its level of fire service cover across York. 

Council further notes:

  • a specific proposal to remove the full-time crewed engine from Huntington Station and replace it with an on-call crew, leading to significant increases in the time it takes for a fire engine to arrive at an incident; 
  • York residents’ current contribution of more than £5m per year in council tax precept payments to North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (NYFRS) - almost 25% of the total raised from this source;
  • York’s businesses contribute one third of all business rate receipts that go towards funding the Fire Service, adding a further £1m from our city to the regional fire service budget;  
  • NYFRS receives the 11th lowest level of funding from council tax revenues of January 2022, placing it just above the eight lowest charging fire authorities nationally to whom the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has awarded the £5 precept flexibility - before a referendum is triggered.

Council resolves:

  • to formally oppose cuts to Huntington Station fire cover by submitting a City of York Council consultation response, outlining the city’s view that current crewing and fire appliance arrangements at Huntington Station must be retained; 
  • to have that draft response published for public comment and decision at an Executive Member Decision Session prior to the consultation deadline of 14th August;

Council further resolves to write to the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and MPs for York Central and York Outer, asking them to collectively write and seek an urgent meeting with the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, to:

·        make NYFRS’s case for greater Government grant that address the unique challenges of delivering services across a large rural county, with diverse risks and very low levels of reserves;

·         push for NYFRS to be given the option of agreeing the £5 precept flexibility, consistent with the other lowest charging fire authorities nationally.”


(ii)      From Cllr Hook


Declaring a Cost of Living Emergency


“Council notes that:

·         There has been an unprecedented increase in the cost of living, which is having a significant impact on working people, pensioners, and those on benefits.

·         This is in part caused by the rise in the Ofgem energy price cap, the National Insurance contributions increase, food and petrol/diesel price increases, rising inflation and wage growth stagnation.

·         According to a report by the Resolution Foundation, people are facing the worst fall in living standards since the 1970s.

·         According to data from the ONS, a typical household will have to spend an extra £1,287 due to rising cost of essentials and tax in 2022/-23.

·         In 2021/22 York Foodbanks distributed food parcels at a rate of 5,545 per 100,000 people –  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.


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 Council Procedure Rule B11.


Report of Executive Member pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To receive a written report from the Executive Member for Culture, Leisure & Communities, and to question the Executive Member thereon, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule B10.


Joint Standards Committee Annual report for 2021/2022 pdf icon PDF 361 KB

To receive a report of the Monitoring Officer presenting the Annual Report of the Joint Standards Committee for the 2021/2022 Municipal Year.


Amendments to the Council's Constitution pdf icon PDF 550 KB

To consider a report of the Monitoring Officer seeking approval for amendments to Articles 12, 15, 18 and 20 of the Constitution.

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Appointment of Independent Member to the Audit & Governance Committee and Appointment of Independent Persons to the Joint Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 270 KB

To consider a report of the Monitoring Officer seeking confirmation of the above proposed appointments.


Appointments and Changes to Membership pdf icon PDF 5 KB

To consider the appointments and changes to membership of committees and outside bodies set out on the list attached to this summons.


Urgent Business

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

Democratic Services officer


Fiona Young

Contact details:

·        Telephone – (01904) 552030

·        Email fiona.young@york.gov.uk


List of Recommendations, Motions and Amendments pdf icon PDF 411 KB


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