Agenda and draft minutes

Extraordinary Meeting, Council - Thursday, 5th November, 2020 2.00 pm

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C.6

Referral from Cabinet pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Date of Meeting                     Minute Nos

 

3 November 2020                  To follow

Minutes:

The Leader moved Cabinet minutes CA.4 and CA.5.

 

The Decision:

 

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

 

Body

Date of Meeting

Minute Nos

 

 

 

Cabinet

3 November 2020

CA.4 – CA.5

 

In accordance with paragraph 14.5 of the Council Procedure Rules, there was a request for a recorded vote on the Motion, Members present were recorded as voting as follows:

 

For the motion: Councillors P Atkin, P Bardon, M A Barningham, G W Dadd, C A Dickinson, D B Elders, Mrs B S Fortune, B Griffiths, K G Hardisty, R W Hudson, J D Hugill, R Kirk, N A Knapton, C A Les, J Mortimer, J Noone, B Phillips, g Ramsden, M S Robson, Mrs I Sanderson, M Taylor, P R Thompson, A Wake, D Watkins, S Watson, D A Webster and P R Wilkinson (27)

 

Against the motion: none

 

The motion was carried.

C.7

Local Government Restructure in York and North Yorkshire pdf icon PDF 7 MB

Report of the Chief Executive

Minutes:

The Chief Executive submitted a report which presented the York and North Yorkshire Local Government Reorganisation Case for Change (“the Case for Change”) prepared on behalf of the seven North Yorkshire District Councils of Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby.  The report asked Council to determine whether to submit the Case for Change to the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (“MHCLG”) in response to the letter received by all the District Councils from the MHCLG on 9th October 2020 inviting proposals for unitary local government for the York and North Yorkshire area.  Initial proposals were required to be submitted by 9 November 2020 and final proposals by 9 December 2020.

 

Members of Council discussed the submission of the report prepared by KPMG in detail and concern was raised by some Members of Council regarding the proposition not to submit the report to Government.  Following discussion the majority of Council concluded that submission of the report would not be in the best interests of the residents of Hambleton.

 

The Decision

 

That:-

 

(1)       Council notes that on 9 October 2020 the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government invited proposals for unitary local government for York and North Yorkshire;

 

(2)       Council determines that the function of deciding on the response to the invitation from the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government  pursuant to the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 is a function for the Council;

 

(3)       the report produced by KPMG on the York and North Yorkshire Case for Change not be submitted to the Government by the District Council; and

 

(4)       that representations be submitted by the District Council to the Government setting out the basis for retaining the status quo.

 

In accordance with paragraph 14.5 of the Council Procedure Rules, there was a request for a recorded vote on the Motion, Members present were recorded as voting as follows:

 

For the motion: Councillors P Atkin, P Bardon, M A Barningham, D B Elders, Mrs B S Fortune, K G Hardisty, N A Knapton, J Noone, B Phillips, G Ramsden, M S Robson, Mrs I Sanderson, M Taylor, P R Thompson, A Wake, D Watkins, S Watson, D A Webster and P R Wilkinson (19)

 

Against the motion: G W Dadd, C A Dickinson, B Griffiths, R W Hudson, J D Hugill, R Kirk, C A Les and J Mortimer (8)

 

The motion was carried.