Agenda and minutes

Council - Tuesday, 26th July, 2022 2.00 pm

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No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 17 May 2022 (C.35 - C.37) and the Annual Meeting of Council held on 17 May 2022 (C.1 - C.5), attached.

Additional documents:


The decision:


That the minutes of the meetings held on 17 May 2022 (C.35 - C.37) and the Annual Meeting of Council held on 17 May 2022 (C.1 - C.5), previously circulated, be signed as correct records.


Statement of the Leader and Referrals from Cabinet pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Date of Meeting                        Minute Nos


7 June 2022                              CA.1 to CA.2

5 July 2022                                CA.9 to CA.12

Additional documents:


The Leader moved Cabinet minutes CA.1 – CA.2 (7 June 2022) and CA.9 – CA.12 (5 July 2022) and made a statement to the Council on the following matters:-


·                Local Government Reorganisation

·                Crematorium

·                The Treadmills Project

·                #DiscoverHambleton

·                Linton-on-Ouse – Asylum Seekers Accommodation


A question was asked based on the statement.  The main issue which the Leader responded to was in relation to Local Government Reorganisation and staff retention and recruitment.


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





7 June 2022

CA.1 – CA.2


5 July 2022

CA.9 – CA.12



Cabinet Portfolio Statements pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Additional documents:


(a)    Councillor P R Wilkinson, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Finance made a statement regarding the Apprentice Scheme; Heritage Hub and C4DI Northallerton.


(b)    Councillor P R Thompson, Portfolio Holder for Leisure made a statement regarding the Sports Villages at Sowerby and Northallerton; the Arts project in Northallerton; Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme; post Covid Leisure Centres and staffing at Leisure Centres.


(c)    Councillor Mrs I Sanderson, Portfolio Holder for Governance made a statement regarding markets; car parking; communications; ICT; Customer Services and Local Government Reorganisation.  A question was asked in relation to car parking in Stokesley which was responded to at the meeting.


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


(e)    Councillor S Watson, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Health, Waste and Recycling made a statement  regarding Waste and Street Scene (garden waste; diesel; Local Government Reorganisation and staff retention); Environmental Health (food; new management Information System and Local Government Reorganisation) and Climate Change (Queen’s Green Canopy; Outreach and Action Plan priorities).


(f)     Councillor M G Taylor, Portfolio Holder for Transformation and Projects made a statement regarding the Maple Park Crematorium and Local Government Reorganisation – HR and Workforce Workstream Members’ Working Group.


Changes to Political Group and Allocation of Seats to Committees pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Report of the Chief Executive


The Chief Executive presented a report which provided details of the recalculation of political proportionality of the Council following recent changes to the Conservative Group, and the resulting amendments to the number of places on, and membership of, the Council’s committees for the remainder of the 2022-23 municipal year (i.e. up until the end of the Council on 31 March 2022).


The changes were required because Councillor David Hugill was no longer a member of the Conservative Group. Councill Hugill had not joined any other Group and therefore remained as an unaligned Member for the purposes of calculating political proportionality and the allocation of seats to Committees


The decision:




(1)       the changes to the membership of political groups on the Council and the subsequent recalculation of political proportionality on the Council’s Committees be noted;


(2)       Councillor C Dickinson be removed from the Investigations and Disciplinary Committee and Councillor D Hugill be allocated this seat; and


(3)       Councillor D Hugill remains on the Appeals Committee.


Note: Councillor D Hugill declared a personal and prejudicial interest and left the meeting at 2.19pm prior to any discussion and voting on the above item.