Councillors Carl Les (Chair), Gareth Dadd (Vice-Chair), Derek Bastiman, David Chance, Caroline Dickinson, Michael Harrison, Andrew Lee, Don Mackenzie, Patrick Mulligan, Janet Sanderson and Greg White.


Tuesday, 31st August 2021


11.00 am


Remote 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 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. This approach will be reviewed in September 2021.


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.












Declarations of Interest






Public Questions and Statements



Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they have given notice to Melanie Carr of Democratic and Scrutiny Services and supplied the text (contact details below) by midday on Wednesday 25 August 2021, three working days before the day of the meeting.  Each speaker should limit themselves to 3 minutes on any item.  Members of the public who have given notice will be invited to speak:-

·            at this point in the meeting if their questions/statements relate to matters which are not otherwise on the Agenda (subject to an overall time limit of 30 minutes);


·            when the relevant Agenda item is being considered if they wish to speak on a matter which is on the Agenda for this meeting.

If you are exercising your right to speak at this meeting, but do not wish to be recorded, please inform the Chairman who will instruct anyone who may be taking a recording to cease while you speak.





Q1 Budget Report

(Pages 5 - 74)


i)     The Executive is asked to note:

a)  the latest position for the County Council’s 2021/22 Revenue Budget, as summarised in paragraph 2.1.2.

b)  the position on the GWB (paragraphs 2.4.1 to 2.4.3)

c)  the position on the ‘Strategic Capacity – Unallocated’ reserve (paragraphs 2.4.4 to 2.4.6)

d)  the position on the County Council’s Treasury Management activities during the first quarter of 2021/22

ii)    The Executive is also asked to recommend to the Chief Executive Officer that using his emergency delegated powers, he:

e)  approves the creation of the Local Government Review transition fund (paragraphs 2.5.1 to 2.5.7)

f)   approves the amendments to the Approved Lending List

g)  refers this report to the Audit Committee for their consideration as part of the overall monitoring arrangements for Treasury Management.

h)  approves the refreshed Capital Plan summarised at paragraph 4.2.3; and

i)    agrees that no action be taken at this stage to allocate any additional capital resources (paragraph 4.5.8)

j)    recommends to the County Council that it approves the revised Prudential Indicators for the period 2021/22 to 2023/24 as set out in Appendix A





Development of Adult Social Care Provider Services

(Pages 75 - 88)


The Executive is asked to:

i)     Note the proposal to undertake further feasibility studies into the future use of Neville House EPH whilst continuing to deliver services from the site.

ii)     Recommend to the Chief Executive Officer that using his emergency delegated powers, he approve:

·       the retention of Ashfield, Skipton and Siler Birches as locality hubs, and;

·       the use of capital and transformation funding to allow for the necessary physical and operational changes to be made to both sites





Healthy Child Programme - Emotional Health and Wellbeing

(Pages 89 - 140)


The Executive is asked to recommend to the Chief Executive Officer, that using his emergency delegated powers, he approve:

i)   The commencement of a public consultation on the use of a S75 to facilitate the joint commissioning of the delivery of Emotional Health and Wellbeing Services for Children and Young People between the Council and NYCCG; 

ii)     The draft Section 75 Agreement.

iii)    That the consultation responses be presented to the Executive in January 2022, and subject to the outcome of the consultation, a final draft Section 75 agreement be brought back to Executive for approval.






Forward Plan


(Pages 141 - 150)




Other business which the Leader agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances





Contact Details


Enquiries relating to this agenda please contact Melanie Carr Tel: 01609 533849 or e-mail:






Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall



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