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Agenda and minutes

Contact: Sally Barker 

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Drop-in surgery 6.30pm

The drop-in surgery gives you the opportunity to talk to your councillors, street environment officer, safer neighbourhood team, neighbourhood management officer and visiting speakers in an informal setting.


Drop in Surgery 6:30pm



Residents had the opportunity to talk to Cllr Andy D’Agorne,and Cllr Dave Taylor,Neighbourhood Management Officer,Sally Barker, Street Environment Officer, Jackie Armitage, Safer Neighbourhood Team, PC Andrew Thompson.    



The minutes of the previous meeting will be signed.


7.00pm – Main Meeting



Cllr D’Agorne & Taylor welcomed residents to the meeting.

The minutes of the last meeting were agreed and signed.



Safer Neighbourhoods Police Team

PC Andrew Thompson will give an update on issues in your ward and answer any questions you have.


Safer Neighbourhood Team


Crime over all has dropped by 18.5% compared with the same time last year which means there have been 81 fewer victims of crime.


PC Andrew Thompson gave the latest crime figures:

Violent Crime -19%

Burglary Dwell (house)   -38%

Burglary other (garage/Shed) -26%

Crime damage – 19%

Theft from motor vehicles – 53%


A resident made comments about when contacting the police there is an automated system and his concerns about the Police team been on the same rest days.


PC Thompson answered that if there was an emergency use 999 and if the team were on rest days there is always another community officer on duty.


Street Environment Officer

Suzanne Prance will introduce the Love Where You Live campaign.


Street Environment


Jackie Armitage Street Environmental Officer gave a presentation on Love Where You Live.

Leaflets about the project were given to the residents.


Kent Street Fire Station

Jenny Taylor-Smith, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, will talk about the new fire station at Kent Street.


Kent Street Fire Station Presentation


Representatives from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service and drivers Jonas Deloitte gave an informative presentation about the proposed Fire station in Kent Street.

They explained that the project is at the design stage, and the archaeological department, local schools and the community would be involved. If any trees had to be removed they would be replaced.




A resident asked in the current financial climate why was a New Fire station been planned.

Answer: The timing of the Fire station was not planned around the current climate; the old building was over sixty years old and no longer fit for purpose.



Residents had concerns over safety near the fire station for children from local schools.

Cllr D’Agorne was reassured that the pedestrian access across the site from Kent Street to the school was being discussed with the Fishergate school head.






Ward Committee Schemes

Come along to find out more about the schemes on the ballot list. If you have made one of the suggestions on the list, come along to tell people more about it.


Ward Committee Schemes


Residents were given the opportunity to raise questions about the schemes and get further information about them.


The following organisations gave further information about there schemes.


North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.


Street Sport York


Older Citizens Advocacy York


Friends of St Nicholas Fields






Planning Panel Elections

Your chance to join the planning panel.


Planning Panel Elections


A big thank you to Jason Rose who is to stand down.


A resident showed his interest in joining the Panel.

Sally Barker to take his details and follow on with information.


Have your say

Your chance to ask questions about local issues and concerns not covered by the agenda.


Have Your Say


Your chance to ask questions about issues and concerns:



A Resident had concerns about the fire engines not be able to fit down some of the streets in Fishergate, he requested that he and Cllr D’Agorne and Cllr Taylor went on a visit to the streets in the fire engine.

The Fire service replied that they were aware of this situation, this was mostly due to parked vehicles on both sides of narrow streets, and he agreed to take the Cllrs on the visit.


A resident had concerns over the levels of noise heard in certain areas in Fishergate on numerous occasions when the Peace Festival and Gay Pride were taking place.

The resident also asked for a copy of the ballot votes from 2011.12.



Cllr Taylor replied that the levels of noise are regularly monitored, and that one person’s tolerance level can be different to another. He also gave out the noise parole number with is available all weekend 9.00pm -3.00am.

Sally Barker has sent out the votes to the resident.



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