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To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 22 November 2022 (C.21 - C.23), attached.
That the minutes of the meeting held on 22 November 2022 (C.21 - C.23), previously circulated, be signed as a correct record.
Announcements by the Chairman or Chief Executive
The Chairman announced that £518 had been raised at a staff fund raiser in support of the Chairman’s Charity, the Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust. The Chairman wished to thank Louise Hancock, Heather Mitchell, Jayne Preece and Marion Ward for their support in organising the event and wished to give thanks to all those staff and Members who had supported the charity through their donations.
Date of Meeting Minute Nos
6 December 2022 To follow
The Leader made a statement on the following matters:-
· the opening of the North Northallerton Bridge on Friday, 16 December 2022. Ownership of the road and the bridge would pass to North Yorkshire County Council and this would release CIL funding for Brompton and Northallerton Town Councils, hopefully before Christmas. The Leader wished to thank all those officers and Members for their work that they had put into the project; and
· the Leader provided an update on the progress on the Everyman Cinema on the old prison site development in Northallerton. It was hoped that work would be completed before Christmas and handed over to Moody’s for them to complete the project with fixtures and fittings.
The Leader moved Cabinet minutes CA.35 – CA.36
That the reports, resolutions and recommendations of the following meetings of the Cabinet be received, approved and adopted:-
Cabinet Portfolio Statements
(a) Councillor P R Wilkinson, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Finance made a statement regarding Economic Development Projects, namely the Vibrant Market Towns; Investment Plans in Bedale, Easingwold and Stokesley and Great Ayton; Northallerton Heritage Zone and Heritage Hub; Leeming Bar Employment Land, C4Di and the Apprentice Scheme.
(b) Councillor P R Thompson, Portfolio Holder for Leisure made a statement regarding the Sports Villages; Hardship Relief payments (foodbanks, Warm Spaces Grant Scheme and Discretionary Housing Payment Fund); decarbonisation; Leisure Centres Quest Inspections and Maple Park Crematorium. Councillor Thompson also informed Council of an incident which had taken place at Stokesley Leisure Centre with a customer requiring emergency first aid. The customer made a full recovery and wished to thank staff and the first responders for their involvement.
(c) Councillor Mrs I Sanderson, Portfolio Holder for Governance made a statement regarding Car Parking Improvement Schemes. Councillor Mrs Sanderson outlined those projects that had been completed over the last 12 months, including cashless payments; electric vehicle charging points and improvements to parking bays. Councillor Mrs Sanderson reported on fees and charges. A question was asked regarding the timescale for the installation of electric vehicle charging points in Stokesley and Councillor Mrs Sanderson agreed to provide a written response.
(d) Councillor D A Webster, Portfolio Holder for Planning made a statement regarding the adoption of the Local Plan which had passed the period of judicial review without challenge; provided an update on the current position regarding the review into Hambleton Gypsies and Travellers Supplementary Planning Document; Development Management recruitment; nutrient pollution. A question was asked regarding nutrient pollution and Council was advised that there would be training provided to Members regarding this subject.
(e) Councillor S Watson, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Health, Waste and Recycling made a statement regarding Waste and Recycling, namely that the garden waste collections had now ceased for 2022 but that there would be Christmas tree collections in the New Year; Local Government Reorganisation rebranding for waste collection vehicles; fleet management; reconfiguration of waste collection rounds and Avian Flu which continued to be a national issue.