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 and decisions

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: Robert Flintoft  Democracy Officer

Webcast: Watch or listen to the meeting online

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Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Member 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.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 22 September 2020.


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 Monday 19th October 2020.


To register to speak please visit www.york.gov.uk/AttendCouncilMeetings to fill out an online registration form. If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting whose details can be found at the foot of the 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.





Inclusive Growth Fund update pdf icon PDF 284 KB

This report provides an update on the actions set out in the Inclusive Growth Initiatives Fund.

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                      i.         Note the progress that has been made on the agreed projects and to thank officers and volunteers who have responded to the COVID-19 crisis;

                     ii.         To continue the Programme, where external funding can be achieved to deliver the original objective to then permit diverting some of the funding to support the most vulnerable – those out of work, and at risk of being so, young people entering the labour market, and small independent businesses. Detailed decisions could be delegated in consultation to the Corporate Director for Economy and Place. Should proceed given the impact of COVID 19.


Reason:     So that the Council nurtures a pipeline of projects that

positively address inclusive growth in the City of York, and focusses funding where it is most needed.


Economic Strategy & Partnership update pdf icon PDF 273 KB

This report outlines the progress towards the new economic strategy and partnership for the city.

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                      i.         Note the revised approach to developing the Council’s Economic Strategy following Covid-19;

                     ii.         Agree to expand the membership of the Business Leaders Group so that it reflects the Council’s inclusive growth ambitions, and represents the city as a whole;

                    iii.        Refer this report to the Council’s Economy & Place Policy Scrutiny Committee for review;

                   iv.        That a report to understand what green jobs could be developed in York to be brought to a future Economy and Strategic Planning Decision Session by March 2021;

                     v.        That a scheme be developed to show how banks are supporting York’s economy.


Reason:     To support York’s economic recovery from Covid-19.


Urgent Business

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


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