Councillors Carl Les (Chairman), Gareth Dadd, Derek Bastiman, Michael Harrison, Simon Myers, Janet Sanderson, David Chance, Keane Duncan, Greg White and Annabel Wilkinson.


Tuesday, 10th January, 2023


11.00 am


Meeting Room 3, County Hall, Northallerton


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Minutes of the Meeting held on 13 December 2022


(Pages 5 - 12)




Declarations of Interest






Public Questions and Statements



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Draft Recommendations on the Community Governance Reviews relating to the unparished town centres in Harrogate and Scarborough

(Pages 13 - 344)




The Executive is asked:

i.       That the responses from the consultation process which took place following publication of the Terms of Reference in July 2022 and the comments of the Member Working Group be noted.


ii.      That the draft recommendations as set out in Appendices 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the report be agreed and publicised as part of a Stage 2 consultation commencing on 20 February for eight weeks


iii.     That the executive determine its response to the Notice of Motion approved by Harrogate Borough Council on 21 September 2022.





Approval of consultation with Town and Parish Council on the draft Parish Charter for the new Council

(Pages 345 - 376)




The Executive is recommended to:


·           Endorse the draft Parish Charter, as shown in Appendix A


·           Grant permission to carry out a 12-week consultation with parishes on the draft Parish Charter, as shown in Appendix B





Mainstream Schools and Special Schools Budget

(Pages 377 - 408)




The Executive is asked to note the contents of this report, and to agree:


a.     That the Council applies a Minimum Funding Guarantee (MFG) of +0.5% in the calculation of mainstream school budgets for the 2023/24 financial year.

b.     That the Council uses age weighted pupil units (AWPU) as the methodology for the allocation to school budgets of any surplus funding available within the Schools Block DSG after the calculation of the school funding formula using National Funding Formula (NFF) values.

c.     That the Council includes an exceptional circumstance lump sum of £50,000 for very small sparse secondary schools (which would otherwise be unable to attract sufficient funding to remain viable) in the 2022/23 North Yorkshire school funding formula. The estimated £50k additional funding requirement to be funded from the DSG Schools Block Reserve.

d.     That the Council implements the DfE prescribed MFG funding methodology for special schools for the 2023/24 financial year of +3% on the 2021/22 funding level.

e.     That the Council applies an assumed inflationary increase of +3% to the Banded Funding allocations (top up/ ‘element 3’ allocations) received by mainstream and special schools and academies for the 2023/24 financial year.

f.     That the Council applies an assumed inflationary increase of +3% to the Banded Funding allocations (top up / element 3 allocations) received by pupil referral units and alternative provision settings for the 2023/24 financial year.

g.     That the Council applies an assumed inflationary increase of +3% to the factor elements within the Special school contextual funding for the 2023/24 financial year.

h.     That the Council applies, through the Special School funding formula, a lump sum payment, calculated on an academic year basis, of £100,000 where residential provision is operational at a special school, and where there are fewer than 20 pupils in residential provision.

i.      That the Council implements the Mainstream Schools Additional Grant funding arrangement and the High Needs Additional DSG funding arrangements as per the DfE guidance and grant conditions for the 2023/24 financial year.

j.      That the Council will continue to push for a fairer and more equitable funding settlement for schools in North Yorkshire. We will also continue to lobby for a fairer settlement of High Needs resources.





Harmonisation of Garden Waste Collection Charging for 2023/24

(Pages 409 - 420)




It is recommended that the Executive approve the proposed harmonised rates for garden waste collection charging for the 2023/24 season and request the District and Borough Councils implement the harmonised rate and Richmondshire implement the pro rata rate.





Area Constituency Committee Feedback Report

(Pages 421 - 426)



The Executive are asked to note the report and considers any matters arising from the work of the Area Constituency Committees, that merits further scrutiny, review or investigation at a county-level.





Forward Plan


(Pages 427 - 440)




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





Contact Details


Enquiries relating to this agenda please contact Will Baines Tel: 01609 533885 or e-mail:






Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall



Friday, 23 December 2022




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