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.

Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Contact: Fiona Young  Interim Democratic Services Manager

Items
No. Item

Chair's Remarks

The Chair welcomed Cllr Douglas to the meeting and congratulated her on her recent appointment as Leader of the Labour Group.

122.

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:

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

 

Cllr Waller declared an interest in Agenda Item 5 (Minute 126 refers), as a governor of Westfield Primary School.

 

Cllr Douglas declared an interest in Agenda Items 5 and 6 (Minutes 126 and 127 refer), as Chair of Tang Hall Community Centre and Big Futures Foundation.

123.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 319 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the last Executive meeting, held on 21 April 2022.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the Executive meeting held on 21 April 2022 be approved and then signed by the Chair as a correct record.

124.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.

 

Please note that our registration deadlines have changed to 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at remote meetings.  The deadline for registering at this meeting is 5:00pm on Tuesday, 17 May 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 Remote Public Meetings

 

Please note that, subject to available resources, this remote 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 www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.

 

During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates (www.york.gov.uk/COVIDDemocracy) for more information on meetings and decisions.

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been one registration to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

 

Flick Williams spoke on matters within the Executive’s remit. She queried how York’s bid to the Headquarters of GBR would be viewed, in the light of recent events leading to the perception of the city as hostile to disabled people.

125.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 13 KB

To receive details of those items that are listed on the Forward Plan for the next two Executive meetings.

Minutes:

Members received and noted details of the items that were on the Forward Plan for the next two Executive meetings at the time the agenda was published.

 

126.

School Holiday Food Scrutiny Review Final Report pdf icon PDF 518 KB

The Chair of the Children, Education and Communities Scrutiny & Policy Committee to present the final report of the Task Group set up to review support for children’s food during school holiday times, including the recommendations to Executive arising from the review.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That the recommendations of the review, as set out in paragraph 6 of the cover report, be approved.

 

Reason:     To conclude the scrutiny review in line with the City of York Council’s scrutiny procedures and protocols.

 

                   (ii)      That the Executive Leader, the Leader of the Labour Group and the Chair of the Scrutiny committee write jointly to the relevant government Minister on the need for additional government funding and support, enclosing a copy of the review report.

 

Reason:     To continue to lobby government on a cross-party basis for funding to support children and families, against the background of the cost of living crisis.

 

Minutes:

Cllr Daubeney, as Chair of the Children, Education and Communities Scrutiny & Policy Committee, presented the final report of the Task Group set up by the committee to review support for children’s food during school holiday times.

 

The six recommendations arising from the extensive consultation and key findings of the review were reproduced in paragraph 6 of the cover report.  They had been approved by the Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 3 May 2022.  In respect of Recommendation 4, it was reported that an additional £50k had been recently been allocated to food vouchers at the Decision Session of the Executive Member for Finance & Performance.

 

Members welcomed the report and thanked the Task Group for their work, whilst highlighting the need to continue to lobby the government for funding to support children and families.

 

Resolved:  (i)      That the recommendations of the review, as set out in paragraph 6 of the cover report, be approved.

 

Reason:     To conclude the scrutiny review in line with the City of York Council’s scrutiny procedures and protocols.

 

                   (ii)      That the Executive Leader, the Leader of the Labour Group and the Chair of the Scrutiny committee write jointly to the relevant government Minister on the need for additional government funding and support, enclosing a copy of the review report.

 

Reason:     To continue to lobby government on a cross-party basis for funding to support children and families, against the background of the cost of living crisis.

 

127.

Scrutiny Review into Community Hubs pdf icon PDF 291 KB

The Vice-Chair of the Children, Education and Communities Scrutiny & Policy Committee to present the final report of the Task Group set up to undertake a review of Community Hubs, including the recommendations to Executive arising from the review.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  That the recommendations of the review, as set out in paragraph 6 of the cover report, be approved.

 

Reason:     To conclude the scrutiny review in line with the City of York Council’s scrutiny procedures and protocols.

 

Minutes:

Cllr Webb, as Vice-Chair of the Children, Education and Communities Scrutiny & Policy Committee, presented the final report of the Task Group set up by the committee to undertake a review of Community Hubs.

 

The recommendations arising from the extensive consultation and key findings of the review, consisting of a list of requirements for successful community hubs, were reproduced in paragraph 6 of the cover report.  They had been approved by the Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 3 May 2022.

 

In supporting the recommendations, the Executive Member for Culture, Leisure & Communities thanked the Task Group and all who had taken part in the review, highlighting in particular the involvement of charities and the voluntary sector.

 

Resolved:  That the recommendations of the review, as set out in paragraph 6 of the cover report, be approved.

 

Reason:     To conclude the scrutiny review in line with the City of York Council’s scrutiny procedures and protocols.

 

 

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