Notice of a public meeting of

Harrogate and Knaresborough Area Constituency Committee


Councillors John Mann (Chair), Philip Broadbank, Jim Clark, Richard Cooper, John Ennis, David Goode, Michael Harrison, Paul Haslam, Don Mackenzie, Zoe Metcalfe (Vice-Chair), Matt Scott, Cliff Trotter and Robert Windass.


Thursday, 6th January, 2022


10.00 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 (before the expiry of the Regulations) 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 and all relevant information.  This approach has been periodically reviewed since that time and will be further reviewed by full Council at its February 2022 meeting.


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 and apologies for absence






Minutes of the Informal Meeting of the Committee meeting held on 16th September 2021


(Pages 5 - 10)




Declarations of Interest







County Council Budget 2022/23



Verbal briefing presentation by the Corporate Director - Strategic Resources


Purpose:  An opportunity for Committee Members to review the annual Council budget and its implications for the area covered by the Committee, ahead of the Executive meeting in January 2022 and County Council in February 2022.





Verbal Updates from Executive Members






Schools, Educational Achievement and Finance

(Pages 11 - 22)


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


Purpose:  To provide an update on the local educational landscape, educational achievement and the financial challenges affecting schools in the Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency area.





Healthy Eating

(Pages 23 - 36)


Joint report of the Healthy Schools Programme Manager and Public Health’s Health Improvement Manager


Purpose: To advise of the work of the County Council’s Public Health and Healthy Schools teams to improve nutrition and promote a healthy weight in children, young people and families, and encourage healthy eating in schools and early years settings.





Receipt of Petition "Stop The Station Gateway Project and the Pedestrianisation of Harrogate's Town Centre"

(Pages 37 - 40)


Report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services)


Purpose: To hear an oral presentation of this petition from the petition organisers and to seek the Committee’s response.





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 3rd January 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.





Footway and Lighting - Kingsley Road/Bogs Lane



Verbal request by County Councillor Philip Broadbank


Purpose: To request a report from Area 6 Highways on the timescale for footpath and lighting works.





Committee Work Programme

(Pages 41 - 44)


Report of the Principal Democratic Services Officer


Purpose:  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






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