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Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: Angela Bielby, Democracy Officer 

Items
No. Item

26.

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 or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

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

 

Minutes:

The Executive Member confirmed that she had no personal

interests not included on the Register of Interests, nor any

prejudicial or discloseable pecuniary interests, to declare in the

business on the agenda.

27.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 8 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on 13 February 2020.

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the Decision Session held on 13 February 2020 be approved by the Executive Member as a correct record and signed at a later date.

 

28.

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. The deadline for registering at this meeting is at 5.00pm on Monday 7 December 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.

 

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at

the meeting under the Councils Public Participation Scheme.

29.

Smokefree Play Park Scheme pdf icon PDF 1 MB

This report summarises the York Tobacco Control Plan, included at Annex 1, and the Council’s Smokefree Play areas scheme.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

 

a.   That the Council’s commitments to the York Tobacco Control Plan (as detailed in Annex 1 of the report) be adopted.

 

b.   That the introduction of voluntary smokefree zones in York’s play areas, subject to public consultation be agreed in principle.

 

Reason:     Adopting the plan and agreeing in principle the Smokefree zone proposal is in line with the council’s duty to promote public health and the Health and Wellbeing Strategy, and is an opportunity to support partnership work and tangible action in this area.

 

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report that summarised the York Tobacco Control Plan, included at Annex 1, and the Council’s Smoke free Play areas scheme. The Acting Consultant in Public Health outlined the Tobacco Control Plan explaining that the burden of smoking of health in York was high with an estimated 20,000 smokers and the largest area of preventable health conditions. He reported that over the 18 months, the Tobacco Control Alliance, involving a number of organisations, had met to look at reducing tobacco use, supporting pregnant women who smoke, the smoking policies of different organisations and supporting a high quality cessation service; all of which were included in the plan. He noted that the council was responsible for this as part of its public health remit and he listed the support available. He noted that since 2010 smoking rates in York had halved.

The Acting Consultant in Public Health was asked and gave an overview of the smoke free play park scheme. He explained that it was designed to encourage smoke free norms for children through smoke free play areas. He was asked and noted that the scheme would be rolled out beyond council play parks to wider parks and the posters would be available to other organisations with play parks such as parish councils. There was to be a public consultation on the scheme running from 4 January to 1 February 2021 on the consultation forum on the council website. The Acting Consultant in Public Health encouraged participation in the consultation. The Executive Member noted that the results of the consultation would be reported back to the Health and Wellbeing Board. She welcomed the plan and scheme and

Resolved:

 

a.   That the Council’s commitments to the York Tobacco Control Plan (as detailed in Annex 1 of the report) be adopted.

 

b.   That the introduction of voluntary smoke free zones in York’s play areas, subject to public consultation be agreed in principle.

 

Reason:     Adopting the plan and agreeing in principle the Smoke free zone proposal is in line with the council’s duty to promote public health and the Health and Wellbeing Strategy, and is an opportunity to support partnership work and tangible action in this area.

 

 

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