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

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

8.

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 of the agenda.

 

 

9.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To approve the minutes of the Decision Sessions held on 11 August 2020 and 22 September 2020.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the Decision Sessions held on 11 August 2020 and 22 September 2020 be approved as a correct record, to be signed by the Executive Member at a later date.

10.

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 Monday, 12 October 2020.

 

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 the Democracy Officer for the meeting whose 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 no registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

11.

Community Hubs – Post Covid Recovery pdf icon PDF 500 KB

This report provides an update on the delivery of Community Hubs and outlines proposals for their use in community recovery following the impact of Covid-19.

 

Decision:

Resolved:  That the community action focused model set out in the report from paragraph 7 onwards, and the resource allocations set out in paragraph 21, be approved.

 

Reason:     To continue to move forward with the development and delivery of a network of Community Hubs.



 

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report which provided an update on Community Hubs (further to the report to the Decision Session on 22 November 2019) and outlined proposals for their use in community recovery following the impact of Covid-19.

 

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the council had operated a network of Community Hubs to co-ordinate volunteer activity and the distribution of supplies. It was proposed that during the recovery phase the hubs, while continuing to provide support for those who needed it, would move towards a more long term community approach, including changing the Covid-19 helpline to a Post Covid-19 ‘Action line’ to mark the transition from an emergency response.  This would align with the preventative approach being taken by other council services and the voluntary sector and bring services together more effectively at community level.  Resources required to implement the changes and operate the hubs over the next two financial years amounted to £230k in total, of which £154k could be funded from the Emergency Assistance Grant and £76k from the Hardship Fund. 

 

The Executive Member welcomed the proposals and the area-based approach as a good response to current conditions, and

 

Resolved:  That the community action focused model set out in the report from paragraph 7 onwards, and the resource allocations set out in paragraph 21, be approved.

 

Reason:     To continue to move forward with the development and delivery of a network of Community Hubs.



 

 

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