Notice of a public meeting of

Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee




Councillors Barbara Brodigan (Chair), Heather Phillips (Vice-Chair), Alyson Baker, Stephanie Duckett, Nathan Hull, David Jeffels, Janet Jefferson, Tom Jones, Cliff Lunn, John Mann, Yvonne Peacock, Kirsty Poskitt, John Ritchie, Monika Slater, Tom Cavell-Taylor, Emma Higgins, Stephen Jennings, David  Sharp, Andrew Smith, Ross Strachan, David Watson and George Jabbour.


Wednesday, 17th April, 2024


2.00 pm


The Grand, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AD




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 below, if you would like to find out more.


This meeting is being held as an in-person meeting.


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







Welcome by the Chair






Apologies for Absence






Minutes of the Meeting held on 28 February 2024


(Pages 3 - 14)




Declarations of Interest






Public Participation



Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they have given notice to Alice Fox of Democratic and Scrutiny Services and supplied the text (contact details below) by midday on 12th April, 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.





Chair's Introduction


(Pages 15 - 16)




Call in of the Executive Decision - Proposal to cease to maintain Fountains Earth, Lofthouse Church of England Endowed Primary School


(Pages 17 - 250)




Any Other Items



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





Date of Next Meeting



Friday, 21 June 2024 at 10am




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:


For enquiries relating to this agenda please contact Alice Fox, Senior Scrutiny Officer. Tel:  0300 1312131 Or email






Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall



Tuesday, 9 April 2024




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