Audit, Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 24th July, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Ryedale House, Malton

Contact: Will Baines  43228

No. Item


Emergency Evacuation Procedure

The Chairman to inform Members of the Public of the emergency evacuation procedure.


Apologies for absence


Minutes of the meeting held on 13 June 2019

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Urgent Business

To receive notice of any urgent business which the Chairman considers should be dealt with at the meeting as a matter of urgency by virtue of Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.


Declarations of Interest

Members to indicate whether they will be declaring any interests under the Code of Conduct.


Members making a declaration of interest at a meeting of a Committee or Council are required to disclose the existence and nature of that interest.  This requirement is not discharged by merely declaring a personal interest without further explanation.


Chair's Announcements



2018-19 Statement of Accounts

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Internal Audit and Counter Fraud Annual Report 2018/19

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Counter Fraud Framework Update

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Treasury Management Annual Report 2018-19

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Update on Risk Management

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Report on the fifth year of the Everyone Active Leisure Contract

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Delivering the Council Plan

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Scrutiny Review Topics

To discuss further the next Scrutiny Review topics to be chosen.


The suggestions made at the previous meeting included:

-       Economic Development

-       Equalities

-       Universal Credit

-       Mental Health provision for young people in Ryedale


Motion on Notice from Council on 27 June 2019

Proposed by Councillor Mason and seconded by Councillor Keal


“This Council


1.    Notes that the ‘Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C’ by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in October 2018, (a) describes the enormous harm that a 2°C average rise in global temperatures is likely to cause compared with a 1.5°C rise, and (b) confirms that limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C may still be possible with ambitious action from national and sub-national authorities, civil society and the private sector.


2.   Notes with concern that the impacts of climate change are already causing serious damage to communities both at home and abroad.


3.    Congratulates the government in committing the UK to legally binding targets for carbon reduction and recognises that all levels of government have a duty to act and take a lead on actions within their power.


4.    Recognises that a growing number of local authorities have already passed 'Climate Emergency' motions.


5.   Recognises that local plans need to be compliant with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) which require local plans to “help to: shape places in ways that contribute to radical reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, minimise vulnerability and improve resilience...”


6.   Recognises it will take political will, resources and policy change to tackle climate change and that strong policies to cut emissions also have associated health, wellbeing and economic benefits.


We call on this council to


a.   Declare a ‘Climate Emergency’ that requires urgent and immediate action to achieve net zero carbon emissions across Ryedale by 2030


b.   Establish a Climate Change and Environment Committee (CCEC) to design the policy framework and deliver a climate emergency action plan for net zero emissions by 2030.


c.   Establish a Climate Change Partnership Working Group by autumn 2019 involving councillors, residents, community groups, academics, businesses and other relevant parties to advise the CECC


d.   Recommend that the Chief Executive employs a climate change and environment officer to work with and support councillors and officers to drive forward the climate change action plan.


e.   Ensure that all Council committees consider, in this council term, low carbon design and construction, energy efficiency and renewable energy generation as well as the impact of climate change when reviewing council policies, plans and strategies and that all approaches are in line with a shift to zero carbon by 2030


f.    Take a leadership role in offering vision, direction and support to empower residents, community groups, businesses, partner organisations and other relevant stakeholders to take appropriate action to tackle climate change”


Under Council Procedure Rule 11.4, the motion stood automatically referred to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.



Decisions from other Committees

Policy and Resources Committee held on 4 July 2019

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O&S Workplan

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Any other business that the Chairman decides is urgent.