Democracy and Governance

Joint Committee

Under the Joint Committee system, each District Council is represented by its Leader and three other Members. Funding by each of the Districts is based on that District’s population as a proportion of West Yorkshire as a whole. This means that Leeds District Council will pay the largest amount as they are the most populous of the five districts, followed by Bradford, Kirklees, Wakefield and Calderdale.

This system has allowed each of the Archaeology, Archives and Trading Standards Services to benefit from economies of scale and so provide specialist staff, expertise and resources. These Services have been shown to be effective, efficient and offer exceptional value for money. This example of five district councils co-operating to provide high-performing and quality services has been held up nationally as an example to be followed.

In 1997, after a decade of this system, the benefits were apparent. It was recognised however that there was a duplication of resources and accordingly a Joint Service was created encompassing Archaeology, Archives and Trading Standards. The Joint Services have combined administrative, personnel and information technology sections and so is able to provide more resources to delivering a service for the benefit of all West Yorkshire citizens.

Download the WYJS Annual Report 2015-16

WYJS Annual Report 2015-16

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West Yorkshire Joint Services Committee

22nd September 2016 Minutes

1st December 2016 Minutes

26th January 2017 Minutes

West Yorkshire Joint Services Committee - Archives, Archaeology & Trading Standards Sub-Committee

22nd September 2016 Minutes

1st December 2016 Minutes

26th January 2017 Minutes

 

 

 

West Yorkshire Joint Services Governance and Audit Committee

8th September 2016 Minutes

17th November 2016 Minutes

2nd March 2016 Minutes

 

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Joint Services Committee

16th March 2017 Agenda

26th January 2017

1.  Agenda page 1

2.  Agenda page 2

3.  Previous minutes

4.  Agenda 8 Budget Strategy update

5.  Agenda 8 Budget Strategy Appendix 2

6.  Agenda 9 Revenue Budget Monitoring

 

 

West Yorkshire Archives, Archaeology & Trading Standards Sub-Committee

16th March 2017

26th January 2017

1.  Agenda page 1

2.  Agenda page 2

3.  Previous minutes

4.  Agenda 8 Performance Monitoring

5.  Agenda 9 Appendix A

 

 

Governance and Audit Sub-Committee

2nd March 2017

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West Yorkshire Joint Services Members' Handbook 2016

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Joint Services Committee Agenda Dec 16

Archives,  Archaeology & Trading Standards Sub Committee Agenda Dec 16

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