Scarborough and Whitby Area Constituency Committee


Councillors Joe Plant (Chair), Clive Pearson (Vice-Chair), Andrew Backhouse, Derek Bastiman, Eric Broadbent, David Chance, Liz Colling, David Jeffels, Janet Jefferson, Andrew Jenkinson, Tony Randerson, Roberta Swiers and Callum Walsh.


Friday, 3rd December 2021


10.30 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 February 2022.


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






Introductions & Apologies for Absence






Minutes of the meeting held on 17 September 2021


(Pages 3 - 6)




Declarations of Interest






Public Questions & Statements



Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they have given notice and provided the text to Melanie Carr of Democratic Services (contact details below) no later than midday on Tuesday 30th November 2021. 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 those taking a recording to cease whilst you speak.





Briefing on Temporary Closure of Esk Ward at Cross Lane Hospital, Scarborough

(Pages 7 - 10)


Purpose: Briefing from Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust on the temporary closure of the 13 bed in-patient unit for people with mental health conditions who are of working age





Rural Policing Update

(To Follow)


Purpose:  To provide an update on the work of the Rural Taskforce across the Constituency area.





Schools, Educational Achievement & Finance

(Pages 11 - 22)


Purpose: To provide an update on the local educational landscape, educational achievement and the financial challenges affecting schools in the Scarborough & Whitby constituency committee area.





Whitby Swing Bridge Update

(Pages 23 - 60)


Purpose: To update Members on maintenance issues regarding Whitby Swing Bridge





Scarborough & Whitby Area Constituency Committee Work Programme 2020/21


(Pages 61 - 64)




Other business which the Chairman 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



25 November 2021




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