Virtual road show date in Scarborough and Whitby to help residents understand North Yorkshire Council’s new powers

Senior officials from eight county, city and county councils from across North Yorkshire have joined forces to host virtual events.

People will be able to hear directly about changes in local self-government and how plans for the new government are being formed.

The six sessions will be offered at different locations across the constituency (depending on the six parliamentary constituencies) and will also give residents the opportunity to ask questions about the changes.

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County Hall, Northallerton.

Plans call for the current county councils and the district and city councils of Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Rydale, Scarborough and Selby to be replaced by a single council in April 2023.

Until then, services will continue to be provided by North Yorkshire County Council and seven district and city councils.

Richard Flinton, Chief Executive of North Yorkshire County Council said: “As we move forward with our change and transformation, we want to reassure the people of North Yorkshire that we are committed to informing and engaging you along the way.

“We value your opinion and the roadshow will also help answer any questions and dispel any concerns you may have.

“This is an exciting time for North Yorkshire and we are working with colleagues and partners across the county and county to ensure the best results for our local residents.

“In preparation for April 1, 2023, we will continue to have a one-to-one conversation with residents, communities, emergency services, our partners in health, education, and the volunteer sector, as well as our members, our cities and wards, and our employees. ”

The road show will virtually visit cities in North Yorkshire next month.

Sessions are free and open to all residents of North Yorkshire.

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April, 4 – Skipton and Ripon (Commission members: Paul Shevlin, Chief Executive of Craven Borough Council; Wallace Sampson, Chief Executive of Harrogate City Council, and Neil Irving of NYCC)

April 6 – Selby and Ainsty (Committee Members: Janet Waggott, Executive Director of Selby District Council; Wallace Sampson and Neil Irving)

April 12th – Harrogate and Knaresborough (group members: Wallace Sampson and Neil Irving)

April 13 – Scarborough and Whitby (Commission members: Mike Green, Chief Executive of Scarborough City Council, and Richard Flinton, Chief Executive of NYCC)

14th of April – Thirsk and Malton (committee members: Stacey Burlet, Executive Director of Rydale District Council, and Richard Flinton)

26 April – Richmond (committee members: Tony Clark, chief executive of Richmond Borough Council, and Richard Flinton).

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