North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Panel


North Yorkshire Police & North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Joint Headquarters, Alverton Court, Crosby Road, Northallerton, DL6 1BF


Thursday, 4 November 2021 at 2.30 pm


Recording is allowed at County Council, committee and sub-committee meetings which are open to the public.  Please give due regard to the Council’s protocol on audio/visual recording and photography at public meetings, a copy of which is available via the contact details below.  Anyone wishing to record is asked to contact, prior to the start of the meeting, the Officer whose details are at the foot of the first page of the Agenda.  We ask that any recording is clearly visible to anyone at the meeting and that it is non-disruptive.


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







Procedure for Face-to-Face Meeting of the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Panel on 4th November 2021


(Pages 5 - 6)






Welcome and apologies








Minutes of the Panel Meeting held on 14th October 2021


(Pages 7 - 14)






Declarations of Interest








Appointment of additional independent co-opted member to the Panel

Report from the Panel Secretariat.


(Pages 15 - 18)






Proposed Appointment of an Acting Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner









Guidance for the Police, Fire and Crime Panel

Guidance note from the Panel Secretariat.



(Pages 19 - 22)








Commissioner Vacancy - Executive Stewardship and Acting Commissioner Proposals

Report for consideration by the Panel from Simon Dennis, Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer to the Commissioner.



(Pages 23 - 30)







Outstanding Matters from Public Questions on 14 October 2021

A report from the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, providing further detail to questions posed at the last Panel meeting on 14th October 2021.









Governance frameworks for NYP and NYFRS, including oversight of complaints and disciplinary processes



(Pages 31 - 34)








North Yorkshire Police Vetting



(Pages 35 - 36)







Public Questions or Statements to the Panel

·     Any member of the public, who lives, works or studies in North Yorkshire and York can ask a question to the Panel.  The question or statement must be put in writing to the Panel no later than midday on Monday, 1st November 2021 to Diane Parsons (contact details below). 

·     The time period for asking and responding to all questions will be limited to 15 minutes. No one question or statement shall exceed 3 minutes.

·     Please see the rules regarding Public Question Time at the end of this agenda page.  The full protocol can be found at








Members' Questions








Risk and Resource Model for NY Fire and Rescue Service (as deferred from 14 October 2021)

Update report from the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner on the development of the Risk and Resource Model.


(Pages 37 - 38)






Mid-year budget review for policing and fire and rescue (as deferred from 14 October 2021)

Reports from the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner on the mid-year budget position for North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.









Policing budget update



(Pages 39 - 46)








Fire and Rescue budget update



(Pages 47 - 60)







OPFCC Resilience and Succession Planning - Outline Update

Report from Simon Dennis, Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer to the PFCC.


(Pages 61 - 64)






Work Programme

Report by the Panel Secretariat.


(Pages 65 - 68)






Such other business as, in the opinion of the Chairman, should, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.







Dates of future meetings:

·         Thursday 13th January 2022 – 10:30am – City of York Council West Offices (tbc)

·         Monday 7th February 2022 (PRECEPT) – 10:30am – County Hall, Northallerton (tbc)

·         Monday 21st February 2022 – 1:30pm (Precept Reserve) – County Hall, Northallerton (tbc)






Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall


Monday 25th October 2021





(a)        Members are reminded of the need to consider whether they have any personal or prejudicial interests to declare on any of the items on this agenda and, if so, of the need to explain the reason(s) why they have any personal interest when making a declaration.


The Panel Secretariat officer will be pleased to advise on interest issues. Ideally their views should be sought as soon as possible and preferably prior to the day of the meeting, so that time is available to explore adequately any issues that might arise.


Public Question Time

The questioner must provide an address and contact telephone number when submitting a request. The request must set out the question in full. The question/statement:

1.   must relate to the Panel’s role and responsibilities;

2.   must not be substantially the same as a question which has been put at a meeting in the past 6 months;

3.   must not be defamatory, frivolous, vexatious or offensive;

4.   must not require the disclosure of confidential or exempt information; and

5.   must not refer to any matter of a personal nature.

At the meeting: Once the question has been approved, the questioner will be contacted to make arrangements to attend the meeting to put the question.

Any questions will normally be answered at the meeting but in some cases this might not be practicable and a written answer will be provided within 14 days of the meeting. 

The full protocol for public questions or statements to the Panel can be found at




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