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 draft minutes

Venue: The Craven Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G048). View directions

Contact: Robert Flintoft  Democracy Officer

Webcast: Watch or listen to the meeting online

Items
No. Item

9.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Leader is asked to declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests;

·        any prejudicial interests;

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

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

 

Minutes:

 

The Executive Leader was asked to declare, at this point in the meeting, any personal interests, not included on the Register of Interests, or any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests that he might have had in respect of business on the agenda.

 

Cllr Waller declared a personal interest in relation to item 4 of the agenda, as he was a school governor at York High School and Westfield Primary school, as well as, being the Secretary at Acomb Alive! (Acomb Traders Association).

10.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on 18 September 2019.

 

Minutes:

Resolved: that the minutes of the previous meeting held on the 18 September 2019 were approved and signed by the Executive Leader as an accurate record.

11.

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 Tuesday 14 January 2020.  Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the Executive Leader’s remit.

 

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

 

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. The broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts or, if recorded, this will be uploaded onto the Council’s website following the meeting.

 

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 (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

 

https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/11406/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetings_20160809

 

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been two registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme, both speakers had registered to speak regarding item 4. Inclusive Growth Fund- update.

 

Gwen Swinburn praised the projects outlined in the report. They asked if there would be the option to extend the funding of projects outlined in the report if they were deemed a success.  

 

Cllr. P Kilbane welcomed the use of money being used for inclusive growth, but questioned the use of an inclusive growth fund in particular to deliver several of the projects outlined in the report. They raised concerns about a perceived lack of clarity around continual funding, concerns about funds being potentially too low to deliver inclusive growth, and concerns about the projects not being clear how they would deliver inclusive growth.

12.

Inclusive Growth Fund - update pdf icon PDF 205 KB

This report outlines further background on the inclusive growth challenges that York faces, the approach that will be taken to address these through a new Economic Strategy, and the progress that has been made in establishing the projects outlined at the 18 September Decision Session.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

                      i.         That the progress that has been made on developing the agreed projects be noted and agreed that a future report would be brought back to the Executive Leader to ensure that outcomes were delivered;

                     ii.         That approval was given to the commissioning of those projects as set out in paragraphs 11 to 28 of the report;

                    iii.        That the Executive Leader delegated the funding decision for 14+ vocational training and work projects (paragraphs 21 and 22 of the report) to the Corporate Director of Children, Education and Communities in consultation with the Executive Leader.

 

Reason:     So that the Council develops a pipeline of projects that positively address inclusive growth in the City of York.

 

Minutes:

The Executive Members considered a report which provided further background on the inclusive growth challenges that York faces, the approach that would be taken to address these through a new Economic Strategy, and the progress that had been made in establishing the projects outlined at the 18 September Executive Leader’s Decision Session.

 

Extensive discussion took place around each of the eight projects included in the report. Officers confirmed that they would circulate to the Executive Members after the meeting clarity on if the Community Job Fairs project included the City Centre job fairs or if it is those outside the city centre only. The Executive Members enquired as to how each of the projects would be monitored, it was confirmed that, each project would need to be monitored differently and that further ways of monitoring would need to be developed for different projects.

 

Resolved:

 

                      i.         That the progress that has been made on developing the agreed projects be noted and agreed that a future report would be brought back to the Executive Leader to ensure that outcomes were delivered;

                     ii.         That approval was given to the commissioning of those projects as set out in paragraphs 11 to 28 of the report;

                    iii.        That the Executive Leader delegated the funding decision for 14+ vocational training and work projects (paragraphs 21 and 22 of the report) to the Corporate Director of Children, Education and Communities in consultation with the Executive Leader.

 

Reason:     So that the Council develops a pipeline of projects that positively address inclusive growth in the City of York.

 

Feedback
Back to the top of the page