Agenda and minutes

Council - Tuesday, 15th December, 2020 2.00 pm

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Former Councillor David Smith


The Council observed a minute’s silence in memory of former Councillor David Smith who had sadly passed away.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meetings held on 15 September 2020 and 5 November 2020 (C.38 – CA.42; CA.1 – CA.5 and C.6 – CA.7), attached.

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The Decision:


That the minutes of the meetings held on 15 September 2020 and 5 November 2020 (C.38 – CA.42; CA.1 – CA.5 and C.6 – CA.7), previously circulated, be signed as correct records, subject to the addition of Councillor P R Wilkinson being noted as apologies for the meeting held on 15 September 2020.


Note: Councillor Mrs J Mortimer joined the meeting at approximately 2.15pm.


Statement of the Leader and Referrals from Cabinet pdf icon PDF 180 KB

Date of Meeting                     Minute Nos


1 December 2020                 CA.9 to CA.13

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The Leader moved Cabinet minutes CA.9 – CA.15 and made a statement to the Council on the following matters:-


·                current situation regarding Covid-10 pandemic;

·                Local Government Reorganisation

·                support to businesses and the local community;

·                Treadmills development;

·                Hambleton crematorium; and

·                redevelopment of Thirsk and Sowerby leisure centre.


The Leader wished to pass on thanks on behalf of all the elected Members to the staff for the continued hard work throughout the pandemic.


The Decision:


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



Date of Meeting

Minute Nos





1 December 2020

CA.9 to CA.15



Cabinet Portfolio Statements pdf icon PDF 74 KB

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(a)     Councillor P R Wilkinson, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Finance made a statement regarding the C4Di project; business support through various grant schemes; reopening the high streets safely and business advice workshops.


(b)     Councillor Mrs B S Fortune, Portfolio Holder for Leisure made a statement on the Northallerton Sports Village; Sowerby Sports Village; Quest Excellence attainment; Leisure Centre Improvements and the Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre Developments.


(c)     Councillor Mrs I Sanderson, Portfolio Holder for Governance made a statement regarding ICT; communications; Covid-19 support; car park improvement scheme; LED lanterns and markets.  Members wished to thank the ICT Team for their continued hard work during the pandemic.


Note: Councillor D Hugill left the meeting at 2.35pm.


(d)     Councillor D Webster, Portfolio Holder for Planning made a statement regarding Development Management; the Local Plan and housing.


(e)     Councillor S Watson, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Health, Waste and Recycling made a statement the provision of Waste and Street Scene services throughout the Covid-19 pandemic; garden waste collection service; fly-tipping; a new Digital Depot system; Environmental Health; Health and Safety and Emergency Planning.  A number of questions were asked regarding the use of overt and covert cameras which were responded to at the meeting and where additional information was required, the Portfolio Holder undertook to circulate this information separately.


(f)      Councillor M G Taylor, Portfolio Holder for Transformation and Projects made a statement regarding the Crematorium; the Central Northallerton Redevelopment (Treadmills); the Northallerton Sports Village; the Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre Improvements and the Community Leisure Facilities at Easingwold.


Chairman's Thanks


The Chairman of Council wished to thank all officers for their continued hard work and support over the last year during the pandemic and wished Members and Officers a happy and safe Christmas.