Wednesday, 21 July 2021





Summons, Agenda, Minutes

and Reports









You are summoned to attend the Meeting of the County Council.  This meeting is being held remotely using Teams on Wednesday, 21 July 2021 at 10.30 am, at which the following business will be transacted.


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, 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.


The meeting will be available to view once the meeting commences, via the following link - 








Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 5 May 2021


To move that the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 5 May 2021, having been printed and circulated, be taken as read and be confirmed and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.



(Pages 7 - 12)







Apologies for absence










Declarations of Interest










Chairman's Announcements


Any correspondence, communication or other business brought forward by the direction of the Chairman of the Council.










Statement by the Leader of the Council



(Pages 13 - 14)







Public Questions or Statements


Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they have given notice and provided the text to Barry Khan, Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services) – email: or in writing to Barry Khan, Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services), County Hall, Northallerton DL7 8AD by midday on Friday, 16 July 2021.  Each speaker should limit themselves to 3 minutes on any item.


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.










To consider the report and recommendations of the Executive and make decisions on them


·                     Formal Meetings of the Authority’s Committees.

·                     Amendments to the Constitution.

·                     Equality and Diversity Statement

·                     Appointments to Committees and Outside Bodies.



(Pages 15 - 20)







Formal Meetings of the Authority's Committee


County Council to review arrangements for holding formal meetings of the Authority’s committees.



(Pages 21 - 26)







Report and recommendations of the Allocations Committee


This follows the 6 May 2021 by-elections and subsequent changes to the political balance of the Council.



(Pages 27 - 34)







To consider the Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report 2020/2021


A review of the work of overview and scrutiny in 2020/21 and looking ahead to work that will be done in 2021/22.



(Pages 35 - 46)







Statements of Executive Members, in the order set out below, followed by the Statements of the Chairmen of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee











Executive Members:








Executive Member for Stronger Communities - County Councillor David Chance



(Pages 47 - 50)







Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care and Health Integration - County Councillor Michael Harrison



(Pages 51 - 54)







Executive Member for Public Health, Prevention and Supported Housing - County Councillor Caroline Dickinson



(Pages 55 - 58)







Executive Member for Open to Business - County Councillor Andrew Lee



(Pages 59 - 60)







Executive Member for Customer Engagement - County Councillor Greg White



(Pages 61 - 66)







Executive Member for Finance and Assets and Special Projects - County Councillor Gareth Dadd



(Pages 67 - 68)







Executive Member for Children's Services - County Councillor Janet Sanderson



(Pages 69 - 74)







Executive Member for Education and Skills - County Councillor Patrick Mulligan



(Pages 75 - 78)







Executive Member for Access - County Councillor Don Mackenzie



(Pages 79 - 80)






Overview and Scrutiny Committee Chairmen:








Scrutiny Board (Chairman:  County Councillor Derek Bastiman)



(Pages 81 - 82)







Corporate and Partnerships Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chairman:  County Councillor Derek Bastiman)



(Pages 83 - 84)







Transport, Economy and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chairman:  County Councillor Stanley Lumley)



(Pages 85 - 86)







Scrutiny of Health Committee (Chairman:  County Councillor John Ennis)



(Pages 87 - 90)







Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chairman:  County Councillor Janet Jefferson)



(Pages 91 - 94)







Care and Independence Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chairman:  County Councillor Karin Sedgwick)



(Pages 95 - 96)






Members of the Council may, without notice, ask the Member who made the statement questions arising from matters raised in that statement or may ask any questions on matters in that the portfolio not mentioned in the statement, but unless notice has been given by 20 July 2021, the person to whom the question has been put may respond in writing, and this is then circulated to all Members.








Notices of Motion


There are no Notices of Motion.










Council Procedure Rules 10 Questions











Chief Executive Officer


Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall,



Tuesday, 13 July 2021




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