Notice of a public meeting of

Harrogate and Knaresborough Area Constituency Committee


Councillors John Mann (Chair), Philip Broadbank, Jim Clark, Richard Cooper, John Ennis, David Goode, Michael Harrison, Paul Haslam, Don Mackenzie, Zoe Metcalfe (Vice-Chair), Matt Scott, Cliff Trotter and Robert Windass.


Thursday, 17th March, 2022


10.00 am


Remote informal meeting held via Microsoft Teams


Under his delegated decision making powers in the Officers’ Delegation Scheme in the Council’s Constitution, the Chief Executive Officer has power, in cases of emergency, to take any decision which could be taken by the Council, the Executive or a committee.  Following on from the expiry of the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, which allowed for committee meetings to be held remotely, the County Council resolved at its meeting on 5 May 2021 (before the expiry of the Regulations) that, for the present time, in light of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic circumstances, remote live-broadcast committee meetings should continue as informal meetings of the committee Members, with any formal decisions required being taken by the Chief Executive Officer under his emergency decision making powers and after consultation with other Officers and Members as appropriate and after taking into account any views of the relevant Committee Members and all relevant information.  This approach has been periodically reviewed since that time and will be further reviewed at the Council AGM on 18 May 2022.


The meeting will be available to view once the meeting commences, via the following link -    Recordings of previous live broadcast meetings are also available there.





Welcome by the Chairman, introductions and apologies for absence






Minutes of the Informal Remote Meeting of the Committee held on 6 January 2022


(Pages 3 - 12)




Declarations of Interest







Verbal Updates from Executive Members






Stronger Communities and Community Response to COVID19 Update

(Pages 13 - 20)


Report of the Head of Stronger Communities


Purpose:  To provide an update on the Stronger Communities Programme and the support provided to and by local communities in response to the COVID19 pandemic, and an overview of progress made in the Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency area.





Car Parking at Railway Stations

(Pages 21 - 26)


Report of the Corporate Director – Business and Environmental Services


Purpose:  To follow up on the recommendation from the Rural Commission requesting that the County Council review car parking spaces at railway stations.





Public Questions or Statements



Anyone who would like to ask a question or make a statement at the meeting should email notice of their wish to do so, including the full text of what they intend to say, to as soon as possible, and by midday on Monday 14 March 2022 at the latest.  Speakers are each asked not to exceed 3 minutes’ speaking time and to read out only the statement/question of which they have submitted notice, without adding to or altering it.  No person may submit more than one question or statement.  No more than one question may be asked, or statement made, on behalf of one organisation.  The overall time available for public questions or statements is 30 minutes.


If you are asking a question or making a statement at this meeting but do not wish to be recorded, please inform the Chairman who will instruct those taking a recording to cease whilst you speak.





Committee Work Programme

(Pages 27 - 32)


Report of the Principal Democratic Services Officer


Purpose:  To ask Members to consider the Committee’s work programme.





Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall



Wednesday, 9 March 2022




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