Consultation on Implementing Targeted Mainstream Provision for Children with SEND

We are seeking views on changes of designation for schools.

We have a duty to keep our special education provision under review and ensure there is the right type of provision and enough places to meet the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

We want all children and young people with SEND in North Yorkshire to:

  • have the best educational opportunities so that they achieve the best outcomes;
  • be able to attend a school or provision locally, where they can make friends and be part of their local community; and
  • make progress with learning, have good social and emotional health and be prepared for a fulfilling adult life.

We know that there are more children and young people being identified as having special educational needs in North Yorkshire and we expect this increase to continue. We need to make sure that we have the right type of education provision in the right place to meet their needs. We know that a number of our children and young people have to go to school outside North Yorkshire, and we want to avoid this wherever possible.

We have developed a strategic plan for educating children with SEND which aims to create a better offer of provision for children and young people, improved communication, enable more local decision making, and reduce costly out of county placements. This plan was approved in September 2018 and we are now implementing the actions within it.

We have previously carried out a consultation exercise on the SEND Strategic Plan from 18 May 2018 to 28 June 2018 and then subsequently from 6 February 2020 to 15 March 2020 on the specific issue of establishing Targeted Mainstream provisions.

We are now seeking your views, in line with Department for Education guidance, specifically on the changes of designation for each of the schools named below either to enable Targeted Mainstream Provision to be established or previous SEND designations to be removed in relation to the ceasing of the previous Enhanced Mainstream School model.

This document explains the proposal that we are consulting on. You can view the full strategic plan document so that you can see where this aspect of provision fits within the wide range of provisions established or being developed.

Consultation

We are asking the public for views on our proposals, specifically the following groups:

  • parents, carers and young people;
  • School staff, governors and other education professionals;
  • parent and carer groups;
  • local authority staff; and
  • health colleagues.

We are asking you to provide your views on the addition or deletion of SEND provision in relation to each specific school. 

We will do this via an online survey. Paper copies are available on request and an ‘easy read’ version is also available. 

We are also holding engagement events for parents and carers and professionals and these will be clustered by locality.

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic and social distancing guidance we will do this via an online platform. 

In order to access one of these events please email business.support@northyorks.gov.uk stating your name and which event you wish to attend no later than 12 noon, Tuesday 5 May. You will then receive an email invite and link to access the engagement session via Skype.

To assist in responding to the consultation, stakeholders are invited to engage in an online meeting. In order to access one of these events please email business.support@northyorks.gov.uk stating your name and which event you wish to attend no later than 12 noon, Tuesday 5 May. You will then receive an email invite and link to access the engagement session via Skype.

Locality Date Time
Selby  6 May 5.30pm
Scarborough/Whitby/Ryedale 7 May 5.30pm
Hambleton/Richmondshire 11 May 5.30pm
Harrogate/Knaresborough/Ripon/Craven 12 May 5.30pm

The consultation will be open from 27 April 2020 to 22 May 2020.

Once the consultation has closed, we will review all of the responses and prepare a report for councillors.  They will consider the feedback on the proposals at the scheduled Executive meeting on 9 June 2020.

At this meeting the Executive will decide whether to progress the proposals to the next stage by publishing Statutory Proposals.

 

An  Equalities Impact Assessment (EIA) (pdf / 371 KB) can be found on our website. We will review this following comments received during the consultation and councillors will consider it again before they make decisions.

The EIA has identified that there will be an impact on young people with SEND and if changes are made to current SEND education services, we will offer support to families to adapt to those changes.

We anticipate that, if the proposals are implemented, it may bring positive impacts to young people and their families, particularly by enabling more young people with SEND to be educated in their own community and achieve better outcomes. 

We also anticipate that with more local provision children and young people with SEND will have more opportunities to attend a local school that is closer to home and will help them achieve better educational and social outcomes.

Please give your feedback on the proposals in our strategic plan by completing our online survey.

The following pages are a brief summary of what the survey asks you to comment on, but it is strongly recommended that you attend an online engagement event before responding to the survey. In addition to this you may also wish to read the full SEND Strategic Plan document.

If you would like a paper copy of the survey or an alternative format, please call our customer service centre on 01609 780 780.

Additional Information

The information below aims to provide an overview of the model agreed for implementation to be considered specifically in relation to changing the designations of schools.

Targeted Mainstream Provision

Targeted mainstream schools will provide enhanced levels of specialist support over and above that usually available in mainstream schools. They will provide an appropriate environment and personalised support for children and young people with SEND, who are able to access mainstream learning.

The staff within the school will be highly trained in SEND and will have access to SEND professionals such as educational psychologists, speech and language and occupational therapists.

What will the provision look like?

Schools have the flexibility to refine their model of delivery but in general the new provision will:

  • Provide a minimum of 8 full time places for 6 children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan and 2 ‘flexible’ places for children needing to access the provision for short term assessment and support.
  • Specialise in meeting the needs of children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health or Communication and Interaction needs at primary and secondary level
  • Have access to a range of therapies and training opportunities to ensure children are fully supported
  • Increase the opportunities for children and young people with SEND to access mainstream education together with more specialised small group interventions and support
  • Be funded on a ‘place’ basis similar to special schools and in line with national guidance. They will receive £10,000 per place and top up funding in accordance with our Banding system. We expect the top up funding to be between £4,780 to £7,570 per place (banding levels as of 2019/2020 financial year)

And:

  • Children who access the flexible placements will remain on the roll of their own school
  • Each targeted provision will receive direct funding of approximately £120-130,000 per year

Which schools would like to deliver the new provisions and which localities are they in?

In Year 1 we have 9 schools and academies who have expressed an interest and these are listed below. We are proposing in this consultation that each LA maintained school has a SEND Unit added to their designation (Academies will run their own consultation processes as set out in guidance). Subject to this consultation, and appropriate implementation, these targeted mainstream provisions will be established from January 2021.

Locality Primary C&I Secondary C&I Primary SEMH Secondary SEMH
Hambleton/Richmondshire Alverton Primary Wensleydale   PRS at Thirsk School
Scarborough area       PRS at Scalby School
Whitby East Whitby Academy   West Cliff Academy  
Ryedale        
Selby   Holy Family School   Selby High School
Craven        
Harrogate/Knaresborough/Ripon Grove Road CP Primary      

Locality Specific Proposals

On 31 March 2020 our Chief Executive Officer, under his emergency delegated powers and in consultation with Executive Members, considered the response to the consultation on the implementation of providing SEN provision in Mainstream Schools in the form of Targeted Provisions.  He also approved as part of this implementation, public consultation on school organisation proposals to:

(i) add provision for Special Educational Needs by providing Special Resourced provision in the form of Targeted Provisions at Mainstream Schools

(ii) Remove provision for Special Educational Needs at former Enhanced Mainstream Schools

Following discussions with Governors and Headteachers, The Local Authority is now asking for your views on these proposals as part of the statutory process which is required before alterations of these kind are made to maintained schools.

In Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale the following specific proposals are being consulted upon by the Local Authority:

Proposals to Establish:

  1.  Scarborough Pupil Referral Unit- Establishment of Special Provision (Targeted Provision- Special Unit) (pdf / 307 KB)

Note: This provision would be physically hosted by Scalby School, Scarborough but would be formally part of the Pupil Referral Unit.

  1.  Barrowcliff Community Primary School- Discontinuation of Special Provision (Enhanced Mainstream) (pdf / 302 KB)
  2.  Lady Lumley’s School-  Discontinuation of Special Provision (Enhanced Mainstream) (pdf / 133 KB)
  3.  Malton Primary School-  Discontinuation of Special Provision (Enhanced Mainstream) (pdf / 134 KB)
  4.  Kirkbymoorside Primary School-  Discontinuation of Special Provision (Enhanced Mainstream) (pdf / 133 KB)

In addition to these Local Authority Proposals there are also some proposals at Academy schools which form part of the overarching strategy of Targeted Provision but are not being consulted upon as part of this process. The individual Academies will carry out their own statutory process which will involve separate consultation. However, for information the additional Targeted Mainstream Provisions are proposed in this area is proposed at the following school:

  • East Whitby Academy.

Targeted Provision for Communication and Interaction – Special Unit

6 places for pupils with EHCPs and 2 flexible places.

  • West Cliff Academy, Whitby
  • Targeted Provision for Social, Emotional and Mental Heath– Special Unit
  • 6 places for pupils with EHCPs and 2 flexible places.

There are also some schools who were designated as Enhanced Mainstream Schools in 2010 but have since become Academies and have ceased to operate this provision. The relevant schools in this area are:

  • Graham School
  • Braeburn Primary and Nursery Academy (Formerly Braeburn Infant School and Braeburn Junior School)
  • Ebor Academy Filey (Formerly Filey School)

How are we consulting?

We have already carried out a consultation exercise on the SEND Strategic Plan from 18 May 2018 to 28 June 2018 and then subsequently from 6 February 2020 to 15 March 2020 on the specific issue of establishing Targeted Mainstream provisions. These current school organisation proposals are purely about the establishment of a Targeted Provisions and discontinuation of Enhanced Mainstream Provision at specific schools. We are inviting stakeholders to share their views on these school organisation proposals.

We are asking you to give your views on the school organisation proposals via an online survey. Alternative formats of the document are available upon request.  We are also holding engagement events on line for stakeholders to offer views and ask any questions they may have regarding the proposal. You can also send your views by post to:

FREEPOST RTKE-RKAY-CUJS, Consultation on Removal of Enhanced Mainstream Provision and Establishment of Targeted Mainstream Provision for Children & Young People with SEND, Strategic Planning, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AE  

Due to the nature of the Covid 19 pandemic our usually practice of physically hosting meetings in localities for stakeholders to attend is not possible. Therefore to ensure that stakeholders do have an opportunity to listen to a presentation on the proposals and to ask questions we will be holding online consultation meetings focused on each geographical area.

To assist in responding to the consultation, stakeholders are invited to engage in the online Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Locality Meeting to be held on 7 May at 5.30pm. In order to access one of these events please email business.support@northyorks.gov.uk stating your name and which event you wish to attend no later than 12 noon, Tuesday 5 May. You will then receive an email invite and link to access the engagement session via Skype.

Closing Date

The closing date for responses is 19 May 2020. All responses to the consultation received by this date will be considered by our Executive on 9 June 2020. If the County Council’s Executive decides to proceed with the closure proposal, then statutory notices would be published in the local press on 19 June 2020. These notices provide a further four weeks for representations to be made. A final decision would then be made by our Executive on 18 August 2020.

On 31 March 2020 our Chief Executive Officer, under his emergency delegated powers and in consultation with Executive Members, considered the response to the consultation on the implementation of providing SEN provision in Mainstream Schools in the form of Targeted Provisions.  He also approved as part of this implementation, public consultation on school organisation proposals to:

(i) add provision for Special Educational Needs by providing Special Resourced provision in the form of Targeted Provisions at Mainstream Schools

(ii) Remove provision for Special Educational Needs at former Enhanced Mainstream Schools

Following discussions with Governors and Headteachers, The Local Authority is now asking for your views on these proposals as part of the statutory process which is required before alterations of these kind are made to maintained schools.

In Craven the following specific proposals are being consulted upon by the Local Authority:

Proposals to Remove:

  1.  Upper Wharfedale School- Discontinuation of Special Provision (Enhanced Mainstream) (pdf / 133 KB)

Note: This provision was managed centrally by NYCC.

  1.  Greatwood Community Primary School- Discontinuation of Special Provision (Enhanced Mainstream) (pdf / 302 KB)
  2.  Embsay Community Primary School- Discontinuation of Special Provision (Enhanced Mainstream) (pdf / 302 KB)

In addition to these Local Authority Proposals there are also some proposals at Academy schools which form part of the overarching strategy of Targeted Provision but are not being consulted upon as part of this process. The individual Academies will carry out their own statutory process which will involve separate consultation. However, for information no additional Targeted Mainstream Provisions are proposed at Academies in this geographical area.

There are also some schools who were designated as Enhanced Mainstream Schools in 2010 but have since become Academies and have ceased to operate this provision. The relevant school in this area is:

  • South Craven School

How are we consulting?

We have already carried out a consultation exercise on the SEND Strategic Plan from 18 May 2018 to 28 June 2018 and then subsequently from 6 February 2020 to 15 March 2020 on the specific issue of establishing Targeted Mainstream provisions. These current school organisation proposals are purely about the establishment of a Targeted Provisions and discontinuation of Enhanced Mainstream Provision at specific schools. We are inviting stakeholders to share their views on these school organisation proposals.

We are asking you to give your views on the school organisation proposals via an online survey. Alternative formats of the document are available upon request.  We are also holding engagement events on line for stakeholders to offer views and ask any questions they may have regarding the proposal. You can also send your views by post to:

FREEPOST RTKE-RKAY-CUJS, Consultation on Removal of Enhanced Mainstream Provision and Establishment of Targeted Mainstream Provision for Children & Young People with SEND, Strategic Planning, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AE  

Due to the nature of the Covid 19 pandemic our usually practice of physically hosting meetings in localities for stakeholders to attend is not possible. Therefore to ensure that stakeholders do have an opportunity to listen to a presentation on the proposals and to ask questions we will be holding online consultation meetings focused on each geographical area.

To assist in responding to the consultation, stakeholders are invited to engage in the online Craven Locality Meeting to be held on 12 May at 5.30pm. In order to access one of these events please email business.support@northyorks.gov.uk stating your name and which event you wish to attend no later than 12 noon, Tuesday 5 May. You will then receive an email invite and link to access the engagement session via Skype.

Closing Date

The closing date for responses is 19 May 2020. All responses to the consultation received by this date will be considered by our Executive on 9 June 2020. If our Executive decides to proceed with the closure proposal, then statutory notices would be published in the local press on 19 June 2020. These notices provide a further four weeks for representations to be made. A final decision would then be made by our Executive on 18 August 2020.

On 31 March 2020 our Chief Executive Officer, under his emergency delegated powers and in consultation with Executive Members, considered the response to the consultation on the implementation of providing SEN provision in Mainstream Schools in the form of Targeted Provisions.  He also approved as part of this implementation, public consultation on school organisation proposals to:

(i) add provision for Special Educational Needs by providing Special Resourced provision in the form of Targeted Provisions at Mainstream Schools

(ii) Remove provision for Special Educational Needs at former Enhanced Mainstream Schools

Following discussions with Governors and Headteachers, The Local Authority is now asking for your views on these proposals as part of the statutory process which is required before alterations of these kind are made to maintained schools.

In Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon the following specific proposals are being consulted upon by the Local Authority:

Proposals to Establish:

  1.  Grove Road Community Primary School- Establishment of Special Provision (Targeted Provision- Special Unit) and Discontinuation of Special Provision (Enhanced Mainstream) (pdf / 137 KB)

Proposals to Remove:

  1.  King James Secondary School- Discontinuation of Special Provision (Enhanced Mainstream) (pdf / 133 KB)

In addition to these Local Authority Proposals there are also some proposals at Academy schools which form part of the overarching strategy of Targeted Provision but are not being consulted upon as part of this process. The individual Academies will carry out their own statutory process which will involve separate consultation. However, for information there are no additional Targeted Mainstream Provisions proposed at Academies in this geographical area:

There are also some schools who were designated as Enhanced Mainstream Schools in 2010 but have since become Academies and have ceased to operate this provision. The relevant schools in this area are:

  • Starbeck Primary Academy (Formerly Starbeck Community Primary School).
  • Rossett School
  • Hookstone Chase Primary Academy (Formerly Hookstone Chase Community Primary)

How are we consulting?

We have already carried out a consultation exercise on the SEND Strategic Plan from 18 May 2018 to 28 June 2018 and then subsequently from 6 February 2020 to 15 March 2020 on the specific issue of establishing Targeted Mainstream provisions. These current school organisation proposals are purely about the establishment of a Targeted Provisions and discontinuation of Enhanced Mainstream Provision at specific schools. We are inviting stakeholders to share their views on these school organisation proposals.

We are asking you to give your views on the school organisation proposals in our online survey. Alternative formats of the document are available upon request.  We are also holding engagement events on line for stakeholders to offer views and ask any questions they may have regarding the proposal. You can also send your views by post to:

FREEPOST RTKE-RKAY-CUJS, Consultation on Removal of Enhanced Mainstream Provision and Establishment of Targeted Mainstream Provision for Children & Young People with SEND, Strategic Planning, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AE  

Due to the nature of the Covid 19 pandemic our usually practice of physically hosting meetings in localities for stakeholders to attend is not possible. Therefore to ensure that stakeholders do have an opportunity to listen to a presentation on the proposals and to ask questions we will be holding online consultation meetings focused on each geographical area.

To assist in responding to the consultation, stakeholders are invited to engage in the online Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon Locality Meeting to be held on 12 May at 5.30pm. In order to access one of these events please email business.support@northyorks.gov.uk stating your name and which event you wish to attend no later than 12 noon, Tuesday 5 May. You will then receive an email invite and link to access the engagement session via Skype.

Closing Date

The closing date for responses is 19 May 2020. All responses to the consultation received by this date will be considered by our Executive on 9 June 2020. If the County Council’s Executive decides to proceed with the closure proposal, then statutory notices would be published in the local press on 19 June 2020. These notices provide a further four weeks for representations to be made. A final decision would then be made by our Executive on 18 August 2020.

On 31 March 2020 our Chief Executive Officer, under his emergency delegated powers and in consultation with Executive Members, considered the response to the consultation on the implementation of providing SEN provision in Mainstream Schools in the form of Targeted Provisions.  He also approved as part of this implementation, public consultation on school organisation proposals to:

(i) add provision for Special Educational Needs by providing Special Resourced provision in the form of Targeted Provisions at Mainstream Schools

(ii) Remove provision for Special Educational Needs at former Enhanced Mainstream Schools

Following discussions with Governors and Headteachers, the Local Authority is now asking for your views on these proposals as part of the statutory process which is required before alterations of these kind are made to maintained schools.

In Selby the following specific proposals are being consulted upon by the local Authority:

Proposals to Establish:

  1.  Selby High School-  Establishment of Special Provision (Targeted Provision- Special Unit) (pdf / 307 KB)

    Proposals to Remove: 
     

  2.  Thorpe Willoughby Community Primary School- Discontinuation of Special Provision (Enhanced Mainstream  (pdf / 133 KB)Note: This provision was managed centrally by NYCC.
  3.  Barwic Parade Community Primary School- Discontinuation of Special Provision (Enhanced Mainstream) (pdf / 302 KB)

    Maintaining Current Designation:

  • Holy Family Catholic High School will continue to provide Special Provision and will maintain their current designation. The only change will be that they will now be described Targeted Mainstream Provision rather than Enhanced Mainstream Provision (Targeted Provision- Special Unit)

In addition to these Local Authority Proposals there are also some proposals at Academy schools which form part of the overarching strategy of Targeted Provision but are not being consulted upon as part of this process. The individual Academies will carry out their own statutory process which will involve separate consultation. However, for information there are no Targeted Provisions proposed in Academies in this geographical area.

There are also some schools who were designated as Enhanced Mainstream Schools in 2010 but have since become Academies and have ceased to operate this provision. The relevant school in this area is:

  • Sherburn High School (the unit was managed centrally by NYCC)

How are we consulting?

We have already carried out a consultation exercise on the SEND Strategic Plan from 18 May 2018 to 28 June 2018 and then subsequently from 6 February 2020 to 15 March 2020 on the specific issue of establishing Targeted Mainstream provisions. These current school organisation proposals are purely about the establishment of a Targeted Provisions and discontinuation of Enhanced Mainstream Provision at specific schools. We are inviting stakeholders to share their views on these school organisation proposals.

We are asking you to give your views on the school organisation proposals via an online survey. Alternative formats of the document are available upon request.  We are also holding engagement events on line for stakeholders to offer views and ask any questions they may have regarding the proposal. You can also send your views by post to:

FREEPOST RTKE-RKAY-CUJS, Consultation on Removal of Enhanced Mainstream Provision and Establishment of Targeted Mainstream Provision for Children & Young People with SEND, Strategic Planning, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AE  

Due to the nature of the Covid 19 pandemic our usually practice of physically hosting meetings in localities for stakeholders to attend is not possible. Therefore to ensure that stakeholders do have an opportunity to listen to a presentation on the proposals and to ask questions we will be holding online consultation meetings focused on each geographical area.

To assist in responding to the consultation, stakeholders are invited to engage in the online Selby Locality Meeting to be held on 6 May at 5.30pm. In order to access one of these events please email business.support@northyorks.gov.uk stating your name and which event you wish to attend no later than 12 noon, Tuesday 5 May. You will then receive an email invite and link to access the engagement session via Skype.

Closing Date

The closing date for responses is 19 May 2020. All responses to the consultation received by this date will be considered by our Executive on 9 June 2020. If the County Council’s Executive decides to proceed with the closure proposal, then statutory notices would be published in the local press on 19 June 2020. These notices provide a further four weeks for representations to be made. A final decision would then be made by our Executive on 18 August 2020.

On 31 March 2020 our Chief Executive Officer, under his emergency delegated powers and in consultation with Executive Members, considered the response to the consultation on the implementation of providing SEN provision in Mainstream Schools in the form of Targeted Provisions.  He also approved as part of this implementation, public consultation on school organisation proposals to:

(i) add provision for Special Educational Needs by providing Special Resourced provision in the form of Targeted Provisions at Mainstream Schools

(ii) Remove provision for Special Educational Needs at former Enhanced Mainstream Schools

For further detail on the background to these proposals and the wider consultation that has already take place please follow this link:

Following discussions with Governors and Headteachers, The Local Authority is now asking for your views on these proposals as part of the statutory process which is required before alterations of these kind are made to maintained schools.

In Hambleton and Richmond the following specific proposals are being consulted upon by the Local Authority:

Proposals to Establish:

  1.  Alverton Community Primary School- Discontinuation of Special Provision (Enhanced Mainstream) and Establishment of Special Provision (Targeted Provision- Special Unit)  (pdf / 138 KB)
  2.  Hambleton and Richmond Pupil Referral Unit - Establishment of Special Provision (Targeted Provision- Special Unit) (pdf / 306 KB)

Note: This provision would be physically hosted by Thirsk School, Thirsk but would be formally part of the Pupil Referral Unit.

  1.  The Wensleydale School - Establishment of Special Provision (Targeted Provision-Special Unit) (pdf / 307 KB)

Proposals to Remove:

  1.  Mill Hill Community Primary School- Discontinuation of Special Provision (Enhanced Mainstream) (pdf / 135 KB)
  2.  Bedale Secondary School- Discontinuation of Special Provision (Enhanced Mainstream) (pdf / 302 KB)
  3.  Bedale Primary School- Discontinuation of Special Provision (Enhanced Mainstream) (pdf / 394 KB)
  4.  Thirsk Community Primary School- Discontinuation of Special Provision (Enhanced Mainstream) (pdf / 328 KB)

In addition to these Local Authority Proposals there are also some proposals at Academy schools which form part of the overarching strategy of Targeted Provision but are not being consulted upon as part of this process. The individual Academies will carry out their own statutory process which will involve separate consultation. However, for information there are not any additional Targeted Mainstream Provisions at proposed at Academies within this locality.

There are also some schools who were designated as Enhanced Mainstream Schools in 2010 but have since become Academies and have ceased to operate this provision. The relevant school is:

  • Outwood Academy Easingwold (Formerly Easingwold School)
  • Richmond School

How are we consulting?

We have already carried out a consultation exercise on the SEND Strategic Plan from 18 May 2018 to 28 June 2018 and then subsequently from 6 February 2020 to 15 March 2020 on the specific issue of establishing Targeted Mainstream provisions. These current school organisation proposals are purely about the establishment of a Targeted Provisions and discontinuation of Enhanced Mainstream Provision at specific schools. We are inviting stakeholders to share their views on these school organisation proposals.

We are asking you to give your views on the school organisation proposals via an online survey. Alternative formats of the document are available upon request.  We are also holding engagement events on line for stakeholders to offer views and ask any questions they may have regarding the proposal. You can also send your views by post to:

FREEPOST RTKE-RKAY-CUJS, Consultation on Removal of Enhanced Mainstream Provision and Establishment of Targeted Mainstream Provision for Children & Young People with SEND, Strategic Planning, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AE  

Due to the nature of the Covid 19 pandemic our usually practice of physically hosting meetings in localities for stakeholders to attend is not possible. Therefore to ensure that stakeholders do have an opportunity to listen to a presentation on the proposals and to ask questions we will be holding online consultation meetings focused on each geographical area.

To assist in responding to the consultation, stakeholders are invited to engage in the online Hambleton and Richmondshire Locality Meeting to be held on 11 May at 5.30pm. In order to access one of these events please email business.support@northyorks.gov.uk stating your name and which event you wish to attend no later than 12 noon, Tuesday 5 May. You will then receive an email invite and link to access the engagement session via Skype.

Closing Date

The closing date for responses is 19 May 2020. All responses to the consultation received by this date will be considered by our Executive on 9 June 2020. If our Executive decides to proceed with the closure proposal, then statutory notices would be published in the local press on 19 June 2020. These notices provide a further four weeks for representations to be made. A final decision would then be made by our Executive on 18 August 2020.