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Agenda and minutes

Venue: The Auden Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G047). View directions

Contact: Mark Alty  Principal Strategy & Economic Policy Officer

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Declarations of Interest

Members 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.



At this point in the meeting Members were asked to declare any personal, prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests that they might have in the business on the agenda. The following interests were declared in relation to the meeting:


Cllr Cuthbertson: Member of York Museums Trust

Cllr K Myers: Member of Make it York and Trustee of York Museums Trust


Minutes pdf icon PDF 135 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the previous meeting held on 5 October 2015.



Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting of the 6 July 2015 be approved and signed by the Chair.


Action: Mark Alty to liaise with relevant officers for brief written update to members of the board on market drainage improvements.



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 January 2016.


Members of the public may register to speak on:

·        An item on the agenda

·        An issue within the remit of the committee


To register to speak please contact the officer for the meeting, on the details at the foot of the agenda.


Filming, Recording or Webcasting Meetings

“Please note this meeting will be filmed and webcast and that includes any registered public speakers, who have given their permission.  This broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.


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 officer (whose 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 http://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/6453/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetingspdf


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


Monitoring Financial Performance pdf icon PDF 293 KB

This report presents Make it York’s summary of financial performance from October to December 2015. 

The report from Make it York will follow on Monday 11 January.


Steve Brown outlined the highlights and challenges of financial performance to date.


The group noted the positive overall positive of £20,000 ahead of budget and positive contributions of excellent performance on city centre events and Christmas to this. 


The group discussed areas where there may be challenges, including market income, the visitor information centre, the York Pass and website advertising.


Steve Brown also provided update on work done around flooding and potential impact as well as highlighting forthcoming national media campaign which Make it York has received funding for.


Action: Steve Brown to send on evaluation report for Illuminating York for further metrics.


Monitoring Performance against Objectives pdf icon PDF 457 KB

This report presents:

·        A narrative report of latest activities and progress against responsibilities

·        Make it York scorecard

Additional documents:


The group discussed Make it York’s performance against the various elements of the Service Level Agreement.


Steve Brown explained some of the key activities which Make it York have undertaken over the last quarter, including involvement in flood response work, promoting Make it York’s business support offer, developing sector conferences, culture awards and a targeted focus around high value sector conferences (e.g. health insurance conference secured). 


The group noted strong performance in most areas; with the one area for more concern discussed being number of jobs created, particularly above the average wage, and slower progress around inward investment.


Action: Mark Alty to liaise with highways to provide update on city centre signposting for the group.


Action: Mark Alty to liaise with the Guildhall Project Manager to provide update for the group on project.


Action: Steve Brown to provide further update on work around students start-ups for April meeting.


Any Other Business

Any other business which the Chair considers urgent.


There were no items for ‘Any other business’.


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