All public committee meetings of the Council where the public can attend have been suspended. Following on from the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23 March 2020 about fundamental restrictions on public travel and movement, the Leader of the Council, Cllr Carl Les, has stopped all public, committee meetings of the Council for the foreseeable future. The Council business will continue but in a different way. Emergency powers have been invoked that enable the Chief Executive, Richard Flinton, to make decisions that would previously have been made by the Council’s committees. We will keep the position under review as the Government considers drafting legislation and regulations to allow for virtual meetings and we will consider how best to engage with the public to ensure that good governance, transparency and public engagement is maintained during this time.
We publish minutes, agendas and reports of meetings held in relation to the councils decision making processes.
We are required to give 28 days notice of key decisions due to be taken. We therefore publish a forward plan of key decisions [330kb] at least once a month which includes:
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Recording is allowed at County Council, committee and sub-committee meetings which are open to the public; subject to:- (i) the recording being conducted under the direction of the Chairman of the meeting; and (ii) compliance with the Council’s protocol on audio/visual recording and photography at meetings, a copy of which is available to download below. Anyone wishing to respond must contact, prior to the start of the meeting, the Officer whose details are at the foot of the first page of the Agenda. Any recording must be clearly visible to anyone at the meeting and be non-disruptive. Protocol on Audio-Visual Recording and Photography at Meetings [19kb]
You can view decision records here.
A notice of urgency is published for any key decisions that are not included in the forward plan. These are available to view below:
MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS (Click for documents)
9 April 2020 North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Panel - MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS (Click for documents)
15 April 2020 Transport, Economy and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee Meeting MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS (Click for documents)
16 April 2020 Howardian Hills AONB Meeting MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS (Click for documents)
17 April 2020 Corporate Director - Health and Adult Services and Executive Member Meeting (Click for documents)