Corporate & Partnerships Overview & Scrutiny Committee


Councillors Andrew Williams (Chair), Chris Aldred, Karl Arthur, Nick Brown, Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff, Kevin Foster, Richard Foster, Bryn Griffiths (Vice-Chair), Tim Grogan, Robert Heseltine, David Ireton, Mike Schofield, Subash Sharma, Steve Shaw-Wright, Malcolm Taylor and Phil Trumper.


Tuesday, 5th March 2024


10.30 am


Brierley Room, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AD


This meeting is being held as an in-person meeting.  Members of the public are entitled to attend this meeting as observers for all those items taken in open session. Please contact the Democratic Services Officer whose details are at the foot of the first page of the Agenda if you would like to find out more.


Recording is allowed at 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 to download below. Anyone wishing to record is asked to contact, prior to the start of the meeting, the Democratic Services Officer whose contact details are below. We ask that any recording is clearly visible to anyone at the meeting and that it is non-disruptive.






Apologies for Absence & Notification of Substitutes






Minutes of the Meeting held on 4 December 2023


(Pages 3 - 6)




Declarations of Interest



All Members are invited to declare at this point any interests they have in items appearing on this agenda, including the nature of those interests.





Public Participation



Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they have given notice to Melanie Carr of Democratic and Scrutiny Services and supplied the text (contact details below) by midday on Thursday 29 February 2024, three working days before the day of the meeting.  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 if they wish to speak on a matter which is on the Agenda for this meeting.

If you are exercising your right to speak at this meeting, but do not wish to be recorded, please inform the Chair who will instruct anyone who may be taking a recording to cease while you speak.





Attendance of North Yorkshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner


Purpose – to provide an update on the latest HMICFRS field inspection.





Bi-annual Update on Community Safety Plan Delivery & Partnership Working


(Pages 7 - 26)




Equalities & Diversity Update

(Pages 27 - 42)


Purpose: To provide Members with an annual overview of progress with achieving the Council’s equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) objectives and activities around other EDI related work





Property Services - Update on Property Rationalisation






Draft Work Programme 2024/25

(Pages 43 - 46)


Purpose of the Report – To consider, amend and adopt the committee’s draft work programme for the coming 2024/25 municipal year.





Any Other Items



Any other items which the Leader agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances





Date of Next Formal Meeting - 10 June 2024





Members are reminded that in order to expedite business at the meeting and enable Officers to adapt their presentations to address areas causing difficulty, they are encouraged to contact Officers prior to the meeting with questions on technical issues in reports.




Contact Details


Enquiries relating to this agenda please contact Melanie Carr Tel: 01609 533849 or e-mail:






Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall



26 February 2024




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