Local democracy during coronavirus

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Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Venue: The George Hudson Board Room - 1st Floor West Offices (F045). View directions

Contact: Jane Meller, Democracy Officer 

Items
No. Item

38.

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.

39.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on 09 December 2021. 

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the Decision Session held on 09 December 2020 be approved by the Executive Member as a correct record and signed at a later date.

40.

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, 13 December 2021.

 

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 relevant Democracy Officer,

on the details 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 Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

41.

Public Health Grant Allocation 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 247 KB

The report provides details of the Local Authority Public Health Grant Allocation to the council for 2021/22.  An update against agreed budget savings and priorities for investment of non-committed Public Health Grant is included.

Decision:

Resolved:

 

That the Chief Operating Officer be recommended to approve the following:

 

a)   That the update on delivery against agreed budget savings and priorities for investment of non-committed public health grant be agreed.

 

b)   That the Director of Public Health, in consultation with the Executive Member and the Chief Finance Officer, be authorised to take all steps required to manage the public health reserve in accordance with the criteria for use of the public health grant.

 

Reason:     To ensure that the criteria for the Public Health Grant

Allocation is met.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report that detailed the Local Authority Public Health Grant Allocation.  The Director of Public Health outlined the report, noting that the majority of the allocated grant had been used to deliver mandatory services.  The grant was ring-fenced and any additional funding, for domestic abuse, for example, was a one-off payment and further funding may not be available in future years.

 

The Officer also spoke about the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and noted the importance of the accrued reserves in order to deal with unexpected emergencies.  She also highlighted the future priorities within public health.

 

The Director of Public Health and the Finance Manager then responded to a number of questions from the Executive Member covering data regarding smoking in pregnancy, how best to manage the financial reserves, capacity within the public health team and support available for domestic abuse.  It had been noted that following a number of reviews, the public health function in York had been regarded as highly effective.

 

The Chair recorded her thanks to the public health team.

 

Resolved:

 

That the Chief Operating Officer be recommended to approve the following:

 

a)   That the update on delivery against agreed budget savings and priorities for investment of non-committed public health grant be agreed.

 

b)   That the Director of Public Health, in consultation with the Executive Member and the Chief Finance Officer, be authorised to take all steps required to manage the public health reserve in accordance with the criteria for use of the public health grant.

 

Reason:     To ensure that the criteria for the Public Health Grant

Allocation is met.

 

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