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 – 24 September 2019

Who is speaking now? Use this photo sheet to help you identify who is talking and what their role is.

Meeting overview

This month’s meeting focuses on:

Fire – Safe and well checks
Police – Modern slavery and human trafficking

Safe and well checks
The fire service carry out home fire safety visits completely free of charge. They provide advice on reducing the risk of fire and help to plan escape routes should fire occur.

For more information and to arrange a visit for yourself or someone else, visit the fire service website.

Modern slavery and human trafficking
Advice for people who work in the #emergencyservices.

You may be in a great position to spot modern slavery. No matter what your role you can help tackle this horrendous crime. Take a look at this short video by the UK Anti Slavery Commissioner.

Ask a question

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 midday on Friday 20 September, 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

Public questions


Gwen Swinburn  @GSwinburn
Can you explain the stop go recruitment / sackings of call centre personnel?
We heard big recruitment, then sackings then recruitment.
How did that happen, how much has it cost us?


Watch –

Read – Response to Gwen Swinburn 25.10.19


No. Time Item Purpose Lead
1 13:30 Attendance and apologies To note attendance and apologies: Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner
2 13:32 Minutes of previous meeting & Actions To discuss and agree the draft minutes of the previous meeting held on 27 August 2019 and to discuss the action log. All
3 13:35 Questions from the public To address questions raised by the public in advance in relation to the agenda. Police Fire & Crime Commissioner
4a 13:40 NYP Thematic: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
4b 13:40 NYFRS Thematic: Safe and Well checks
5 15:00 Performance / Outcome Updates
5b Performance update North Yorkshire police
5c Performance update North Yorkshire Fire and rescue Service
6 15:50 Questions on Twitter To address questions raised by the public in relation to the agenda. All
7 15:55 Any other business All
8 16:00 Date of next meeting 29 October 2019 at 13:30hrs, Alverton Court, NYP HQ

Meeting papers