Notice of a public meeting of

Richmond (Yorks) Area Constituency Committee




Councillors David Blades, Caroline Dickinson, Helen Grant, Bryn Griffiths, David Hugill (Chair), Carl Les, Heather Moorhouse, Stuart Parsons, Yvonne Peacock (Vice-Chair), Karin Sedgwick, Angus Thompson, John Weighell and Annabel Wilkinson; together with Co-opted Member - Malcolm Warne.


Wednesday, 8th September, 2021


10.00 am


Remote Meeting


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. This approach was reviewed by full Council at its July meeting and will be subject to a further review at the County Council Meeting in November.


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, Apologies and Updates






Minutes of the Meeting held on 9th June 2021


(Pages 3 - 12)




Declarations of Interest






Presentation by the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner - Mr Philip Allott


(Pages 13 - 30)




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 Stephen Loach of Democratic Services (contact details below) no later than midday on Friday 3 September 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.





COVID 19 - Executive Update - Verbal update by Executive Members






North Northallerton Bridge - Update - Report of the Corporate Director, Business and Environmental Service


(Pages 31 - 32)




Rural Commission - Findings and Recommendations - Report presented by the Assistant Director - Policy, Partnerships and Communities


(Pages 33 - 66)




Richmond (Yorks) Area Constituency Committee Work Programme - Report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services)


(Pages 67 - 74)




Next Meeting




The next meeting of the Committee will be held on Wednesday 24th November 2021 at 10am





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






Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall



31st August 2021



For all enquiries relating to this agenda or to register to speak at the meeting, please

contact Stephen Loach, Democratic Services Officer on Tel: 01609 532216 or by e-mail at:




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