Agenda and minutes

Council - Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 2.15 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Rotary Way, Northallerton, DL6 2UU

Contact: Democratic Services Officer  01609 767015

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 16 July 2019 (C.7 - C.14), attached.




That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 July 2019 (C.7 - C.14), previously circulated, be signed as a correct record.


Announcements by the Chairman - Long Service Award


The Chairman presented an award to former Councillor R A Baker for completing 20 years’ service as an elected member on the Council.


Verbal Statement of the Leader and Referrals from Cabinet pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Date of Meeting                          Minute Nos


3 September 2019                      CA.11 to CA.18


The Leader moved Cabinet minutes CA.11 – CA.18 and made a statement to the Council on the following:-


·                the UCI World Championships on 25 September 2019;

·                the Leader announced the location of the Crematorium which would be on land to the West of Busby Stoop roundabout;

·                the Leader expressed disappointment in the recent newspaper article regarding the Broadacres Loan.  This loan would see the Council receive £1.6million per year which would help continue to provide frontline services to the residents of the District; and

·                the Leader also expressed extreme disappointment regarding the recent press article following a meeting of the District Council’s Scrutiny Committee regarding recycling.  The Leader stated that the negative comments could have a detrimental effect on the District Council’s recycling rates and did not reflect the good work of the residents in the District.  The Leader had expressed his concerns to the newspapers concerned.




That the reports, resolutions and recommendations of the following meetings of the Cabinet be received, approved and adopted:-



Date of Meeting

Minute Nos





3 September 2019

CA.11 – CA.18



Cabinet Portfolio Statements pdf icon PDF 21 KB

Additional documents:


(a)     Councillor P R Wilkinson, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Finance made a statement regarding Business Support and Development; Vibrant Market Towns; 2019/20 Quarter 1 Revenue position, Capital Programme and Treasury Management; Commercial Property Portfolio and the Council Tax Reduction Scheme.  Councillor Wilkinson reported that the District Council had also recently received a further £225,000 grant funding from the Future High Street Fund.


(b)     Councillor Mrs B S Fortune, Portfolio Holder for Leisure made a statement regarding the UCI World Championships; Festival of Fitness; ZEST mobile app and the Leisure Centre Quest success.  Councillor Mrs Fortune also wished to commend Joe McKechnie, the District Council’s Inclusive Sports Officer, for the recent radio interview he gave to Radio York highlighting the services that Hambleton provides to those less abled residents within the District to enable them to participate in sport and leisure activities.


(c)     Councillor Mrs I Sanderson, Portfolio Holder for Governance made a statement regarding a Communications review; Legal work; the car park improvements scheme and the Revenues and Benefits department office space.


(d)     Councillor D Webster, Portfolio Holder for Planning made a statement regarding the Local Plan; the Planning Service Review and the Homelessness Prevention Service.  It was requested that a copy of a recently published document on the Gypsy and Traveller Sites - impact of the revised definition be circulated to Members.


(e)     Councillor S Watson, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Health, Waste and Recycling made a statement regarding Waste and Street Scene; Carbon Reduction; Environmental Health and the EU exit.  Councillor Watson also expressed concern regarding the recent newspaper article regarding recycling.  He stated that the District Council is a responsible Council that does dispose of waste correctly and that the Council has an excellent recycling rate being ranked 100 out of 345 local authorities.  A question was also asked regarding the purchase of additional CCTV cameras which was responded to at the meeting.


Review of Polling District and Polling Places - Result of Consultation pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Report of the Chief Executive


The subject of the decision:


On 16 July 2019 the Council published a notice of review of polling districts and polling places within the Hambleton district.  This report set out the feedback received in response to the consultation carried out as part of the review and sought approval of the changes to polling districts and polling places as set out in Annex A of the report.


Councillor A Robinson informed Council that, since the publication of the report, Bagby Church Hall had closed.




That having considered the consultation responses and having concluded that the polling districts and polling places meet the reasonable requirements of electors in the constituency, and takes sufficient account of disabled access to polling stations, the Council:-


(1)     approves the polling districts and polling places as detailed in Annex A of the report; and


(2)     authorises the Director of Law and Governance to take all necessary steps to ensure the Council complies with its statutory obligations when publishing the outcome of the review.