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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: The Thornton Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G039). View directions

Contact: Fiona Young  Democracy Officer

Webcast: video recording

Items
No. Item

18.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Member is asked to declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests;

·        any prejudicial interests;

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which he may have in respect of business on this agenda.

Minutes:

The Executive Member confirmed that he had no personal interests not included on the Register of Interests, nor any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests, to declare in the business on the agenda.

 

19.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on 25 January 2019.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the Decision Session held on 25 January 2019 be approved and signed by the Executive Member as a correct record.

20.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting, members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. The deadline for registering is 5.00pm on Friday, 15 March 2019.  Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the Executive Member’s remit.

 

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 that, subject to available resources, this meeting may be filmed and webcast,or recorded, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts or, if recorded, this will be uploaded onto the Council’s website following the meeting.

 

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 (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

 

https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/11406/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetings_20160809

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the session under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

21.

Cold Calling Controlled Zones - update pdf icon PDF 199 KB

This report reviews the success of Cold Calling Controlled Zones in York to date and considers their future delivery.

Decision:

Resolved:  That the report be noted and the existing funding approach for Cold Calling Controlled Zones be approved.

 

Reason:     In line with the results of consultation and to continue to help residents feel more confident about dealing with cold callers.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report which reviewed the success of Cold Calling Controlled Zones (CCCZs) in York to date and arrangements for their future delivery.

 

There were currently CCCZs in all wards in York, with 232 individual zones covering 8,501 homes.  Most had been implemented by the Public Protection Team between 2007 and 2014.  A further 16 had been implemented following a report to the Decision Session on 23 October 2017, when the Executive Member had approved a new ‘pay as you go’ approach to enable communities to introduce, administer and review zones.  Funding was provided via ward committees, at a cost of £650 per CCCZ.

 

Residents living in CCCZs had been consulted in 2018 as part of a review of the zones’ effectiveness.  Of the 96 respondents, 86% considered that cold calling had decreased since creation of the CCCZ, 87% felt more confident about dealing with cold callers and 100% wished to remain within a CCCZ.

 

The Executive Member noted that there were three wards missing from the data set and the officer agreed to update the Executive Member at a later date.

 

The Executive Member also suggested that perhaps an information session or communication to all Ward Councillors could be organised in the future to ensure that Members understand the powers associated with CCCZ’s.

 

Resolved:  That the report be noted and the existing funding approach for Cold Calling Controlled Zones be approved.

 

Reason:     In line with the results of consultation and to continue to help residents feel more confident about dealing with cold callers.

 

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