Notice of a public meeting of

Harrogate and Knaresborough Area Constituency Committee


Councillors Pat Marsh (Chair), Chris Aldred, Philip Broadbank, Sam Gibbs, Hannah Gostlow, Michael Harrison, Paul Haslam, Peter Lacey, John Mann, Mike Schofield, Monika Slater (Vice-Chair), Matt Walker, Arnold Warneken and Robert Windass


Thursday, 24th November, 2022


10.00 am


Council Chamber, Civic Centre, St Luke's Ave, Harrogate, HG1 2AE.

This meeting will be available to view on the County Council’s website once the meeting commences at  Recordings of previous live broadcast meetings are also available there.  Please note that anyone wishing to attend/speak at this meeting must be present at the meeting venue.






Welcome by the Chair, introductions and apologies for absence






Minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2022 and the special meeting held on 10 November 2022

(Pages 3 - 32)


Purpose:  To decide whether these Minutes can be confirmed and signed by the Chair as correct records.





Declarations of Interest






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 21 November 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.





Schools, Educational Achievement and Finance

(Pages 33 - 48)


Report of the Corporate Director – Children and Young People’s Service.

Purpose of the report:  To inform Members of the local educational landscape, educational achievement and the financial challenges which affect schools in the Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency area.





Fuel Poverty Update

(Pages 49 - 54)


Presentation on behalf of the Director of Public Health, NYCC.  Presentation slides attached.

Purpose: To provide an update, as requested by Committee Members.





Harrogate District Hospital's Recovery from the Covid Pandemic



Verbal briefing from Sarah Armstrong (Chair) and Jonathan Coulter (Chief Executive) of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Purpose: To provide a briefing, as requested by Committee Members.





Youth Council Update



Verbal update by a representative of the Youth Council on issues of importance to the Youth Council

Purpose:  This verbal update is an extension of a pilot exercise commenced at Skipton and Ripon Area Constituency Committee.





Committee Work Programme

(Pages 55 - 60)


Report of the Principal Democratic Services Officer

Purpose of the report:  To ask Members to consider, amend and add to the Committee’s work programme.





Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall



Wednesday, 16 November 2022




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