Local democracy during coronavirus

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

Contact: Michelle Bennett  Democracy Officer

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Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, 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.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Housing and Community Safety Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 24 February 2020.


Public Participation

At this point in the meeting, members of the public who have registered their wish to speak regarding an item on the agenda or an issue within the Committee’s remit can do so. The deadline for registering is 4:00 pm on Friday 20 March 2020.


Filming, Recording or Webcasting Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be filmed and webcast, or recorded, including 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 Democracy 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:




Safer York Partnership Bi-annual Report pdf icon PDF 747 KB

Members will receive a year-end report for 2019-20 that outlines the work that has been delivered against each of the partnership’s strategic priorities since the last report in October 2019.

Additional documents:


Private Rental Sector pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Members will receive a paper which advises what actions the Housing Standards and Adaptations service carry out to improve the Private Rented Sector (PRS). This paper should be read in conjunction with the 25th November 2019 Scrutiny paper at Annex 1, which provided an update about the extension of licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). HMOs form a significant part of the PRS.

Additional documents:


Work Plan pdf icon PDF 447 KB

To discuss the committee’s Work Plan for the municipal year 2019/20.


Urgent Business

Any other business which the Chair considers urgent.

Democracy Officer


Michelle Bennett

Contact details:

·        Telephone: 01904 551573

·        Email: michelle.bennett@york.gov.uk


For more information about any of the following please contact the Democracy Officer responsible for servicing this meeting:


·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports and

·        For receiving reports in other formats.


Contact details are set out above.


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