Jo Coles - York and North Yorkshire Deputy Mayor for Policing, Fire and Crime

Jo Coles - North Yorkshire Deputy Mayor for Policing, Fire and Crime

Public accountability meeting – 29 September 2020 – Coronavirus response

Meeting overview

This month’s meeting focuses on:

  • Coronavirus response

Ask your question on this month’s hot topics

The full procedure for asking questions at this meeting is available here: Procedure for public questions

  • To ask a question in advance 
    Send your question to before the day of the meeting. Please include your name and address with your question.
  • To ask a question during the meeting using Twitter
    To ask a question during the live broadcast, post your question on Twitter using #NYscrutiny
  • Not all questions may be able to be used, but they will inform the Commissioner’s questioning and the general discussion.


  • Chair – Julia Mulligan – North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
  • Lisa Winward – Chief Constable, North Yorkshire Police
  • Andrew Brodie – Chief Fire Officer, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service


  • Thomas Thorp – Interim Assistant Chief Executive & Deputy Monitoring Officer
  • Caroline Blackburn – Interim Assistant Chief Executive & Deputy Monitoring Officer


Coronavirus response presentation:

  • Phil Whild  – Director of Capabilities
  • Dave Winspear – Group Manager Prevention and Protection
  • Steve Howley – Brigade Secretary, North Yorkshire Fire Brigades Union
  • Adam Farrow – Crew Manager Northallerton

Performance update:

  • Jonathan Dyson – Director of Assurance


  • Phil Cain – Deputy Chief Constable
  • Mark Pannone – Assistant Chief Constable

Coronavirus response presentation:

  • Michael Walker – Superintendent

Performance update:

  • Annette Anderson – Assistant Chief Constable


No Time Item Lead
1 13:30 Attendance and introductions Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
2 13:32 Minutes of previous meeting and Actions All
3 13:35 Public questions Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
4 13:40 Coronavirus response Fire
5 14:25 Performance update Fire
6 14:45 Coronavirus response Police
7 15:30 Performance update Police
8 15:50 Public questions Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
9 15:55 Any other business All
10 16:00 Next meeting 27 October  2020


Meeting papers

Public questions

  • 1 – Derek Boldison
    How many people have been cautioned for not obeying the rules? Ìt seems morally wrong to prosecute when more serious crimes are warned or cautioned.

  • 2-5 Philip Allott
    1 – Could you please provide an update concerning the number of local authorities that have now deployed COVID Marshalls?
    2 – What will be the trigger point for deploying the army in North Yorkshire?
    3 – what policing role will the army be doing?
    4 – finally, will the army be sworn in by the Chief Constable as police officers?

  • 6-8 Sally Ann Smith
    1 – On trying to report antisocialable behaviour and I found there no telephone response on 101 and although I emailed I never received a reply.
    2 – Why does it say on the Whitby police website the hours of opening when the station is not actually open to the public.
    3 – Why is not open to the public?

  • 9 – Richard Kirby
    It would be interesting to learn factually both is there, and is it professional judgment, there will be a decline in compliance by the public with “Guidance” for cv19 measures over time. Especially, now that it is “Law” and legislated for under HMG emergency powers in the 1984 Public Health Act rather than by allowing Parliamentary debate and scrutiny first. If civil liberties are a minority view as it is alleged, still there has been no overt consent by our elected Parliamentarians. Surely, in a democracy the majority may rule but with dissent and debate and even a vote allowed before HMG’s fiat?

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