Full Council - Wednesday, 15th May, 2024 10.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Northallerton

Contact: Daniel Harry 

No. Item


To elect a Chair of the Council to serve until the May 2025 AGM


Minutes of the meeting held on 21 February 2024 pdf icon PDF 551 KB

To move that the Minutes of the Quarterly Meeting held on 21 February 2024, having been printed and circulated, be taken as read and be confirmed and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.


Apologies for absence


To elect a Vice-Chair of the Council to serve until the May 2025 AGM


Declarations of Interest


Chairman's Announcements

Any correspondence, communication or other business brought forward by the direction of the Chairman of the Council.


Statement by the Leader of the Council pdf icon PDF 253 KB


Public Questions or Statements

Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they have given notice and provided the text to Barry Khan, Assistant Chief Executive Legal and Democratic Services – email: or in writing to Barry Khan, Assistant Chief Executive Legal and Democratic Services, County Hall, Northallerton DL7 8AD by midday on Friday, 10 May 2024.  Each speaker should limit themselves to 3 minutes on any item.


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



To consider the report and recommendations of the Executive and make decisions on them pdf icon PDF 230 KB


Amendments to the Council's Constitution pdf icon PDF 2 MB


Appointments to Committees according to proportionality pdf icon PDF 448 KB


Appointments to Committees and Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 354 KB


Housing Strategy 2024 to 2029 pdf icon PDF 661 KB


To consider the Annual Report and recommendations of the Standards and Governance Committee pdf icon PDF 188 KB


Statements of Executive Members and Chairmen of Overview and Scrutiny Committees

Executive Members


Executive Member for Managing our Environment - Councillor Greg White pdf icon PDF 266 KB


Executive Member for Education, Learning and Skills - Councillor Annabel Wilkinson pdf icon PDF 364 KB


Executive Member for Finance and Assets - Councillor Gareth Dadd pdf icon PDF 270 KB


Executive Member for Open to Business - Councillor Derek Bastiman pdf icon PDF 279 KB


Executive Member for Corporate Services - Councillor David Chance pdf icon PDF 371 KB


Executive Member for Highways and Transportation - Councillor Keane Duncan pdf icon PDF 271 KB


Executive Member for Health and Adult Services - Councillor Michael Harrison pdf icon PDF 267 KB


Executive Member for Culture, Arts and Housing - Councillor Simon Myers pdf icon PDF 427 KB


Executive Member for Children and Families - Councillor Janet Sanderson pdf icon PDF 345 KB

Overview and Scrutiny Chairs


Scrutiny Board (Chair: Councillor Karin Sedgwick) pdf icon PDF 261 KB


Care and Independence and Housing Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chair: Councillor Karin Sedgwick) pdf icon PDF 355 KB


Corporate and Partnerships Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chair: Councillor Andrew Williams) pdf icon PDF 258 KB


Scrutiny of Health (Chair: Councillor Andrew Lee) pdf icon PDF 268 KB


Transport, Economy, Environment and Enterprise Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chair: Councillor David Staveley) pdf icon PDF 361 KB


Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chair: Councillor Barbara Brodigan) pdf icon PDF 338 KB


Transition (LGR) Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chair: Councillor Malcolm Taylor) pdf icon PDF 268 KB


Notices of Motion

1)    Our schools are the future


The closure of rural schools in North Yorkshire has many significant negative social impacts on residents, communities and children.


The loss of schools and other associated infrastructure leaves villages without the necessary services to support families now and into the future.


We call on this council to place a moratorium on any school closures until the new North Yorkshire local plan is developed.


Proposed Cllr Steve Mason

Seconded Cllr Andrew Murday


2)    Hospice funding


This Council recognises:


1.         The invaluable care that the Hospice movement provides to people at the end of life and the tremendous public support that they command.

2.         The unfortunate, but inevitable demographic changes in our society that has led in recent years, notwithstanding the impact of COVID, to increasing numbers of people who could benefit from Hospice, Palliative and End of Life Care, particularly for people with complex needs or who experience high levels of frailty in their last year of life.

3.         The desire of the Hospice sector to protect its independent status whilst having its contribution to supporting people at the end of life recognised through fair and consistent funding arrangements across and within the new Integrated Care Board statutory responsibility to commission Hospice, Palliative and End of Life Care services.


This council therefore regrets that ICB funding for Hospices has not kept up with inflation, and it recognises the detrimental effect this is having on Hospice service provision across North Yorkshire. We call on the local ICB to ensure that it meets its statutory requirements, and that it commits to paying Hospices the full cost of any commissioned clinical services that would be otherwise be provided by the NHS.


Further, in fulfilling its own responsibilities to improve the health and wellbeing of its population this Council is concerned that the failure to adequately fund the sector will undermine its own ability to fulfil that responsibility.


We therefore request that the Leader of the Council writes to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to ask her to ensure that NHS England gives greater support to Integrated Care Boards, enabling them to better understand their responsibilities for Hospice and End of Life Care services, and thus ensuring a fair contribution for the work they do and greater consistency across England, taking note of changing needs.


Proposed Cllr Peter Lacey

Seconded Cllr Andrew Lee


3)    Care Leavers


Young people leaving social care are already in a vulnerable situation, and they are often subject to discrimination when attempting to get a job or find a place to live. Indeed, some housing providers directly stipulate “no care leavers”.


The effect of this discrimination is to push these young people, who are already vulnerable, into hostels and shelters where they are easy targets for exploitation and victimisation by criminal gangs.


We call on this council to join over sixty other local councils in the UK by treating care experience as if it is a protected characteristic by:


           Ensuring  ...  view the full agenda text for item 16.


Use of special urgency procedures since the last meeting of Full Council - Report of the Leader pdf icon PDF 282 KB


Council Procedure Rule 10 Questions