Manchester City Council



Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 10.10 am

Venue: The Council Chamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

Contact: Donald Connolly 

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Lord Mayor's Special Business - Death of Honorary Alderman and Former Councillor Bill Egerton pdf icon PDF 684 KB

Including presentations on:


Building a Resilient Community through an ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Lens - a Place-Based Pilot in Harpurhey, by Gareth Nixon (ACEs Project Manager), Amy Newsome, (Deputy Principal and SENCO: Oasis Academy Harpur Mount Primary School)  and Danny Unsworth (Senior Researcher, Research and Intelligence)




The BreastFest BooBee Bus campaign for breast cancer awareness by Margo Cornish (Cancer Charity Campaigner) and Professor Tony Howell

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To allow members an opportunity to declare any personal, prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they might have in any items which appear on this agenda; and record any items from which they are precluded from voting as a result of Council Tax or Council rent arrears. Members with a personal interest should declare that at the start of the item under consideration. If members also have a prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they must withdraw from the meeting during the consideration of the item


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Minutes pdf icon PDF 308 KB

To submit for approval the minutes of the meeting held on 10 July 2019.

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Notice of Motion: Age Friendly Manchester


Council welcomes the international recognition that Manchester has by being the first City to be recognised as an Age Friendly City by the World Health Organisation. The Age Friendly Manchester Older People’s Board, established in 2004, has ensured the voice of older people is placed at the heart of the Council.


To coincide with the United Nations’ International Day of Older People (IDOP), events are taking place this week to celebrate the achievements and contributions that older people make to our City.


Council celebrates the myriad of roles older people play. We acknowledge and value older people for the contribution they make to local communities. We recognise the unique set of skills, experience and knowledge older people bring to the workplace and the third sector.


Age Friendly Manchester is a founder member of the UK Network of Age Friendly Communities and continues to play an instrumental role in its development. To mark IDOP, and in the 50th year of Ageism (the term was coined in 1969), the Network has written an open letter to support a public call to action and to show commitment to combat ageism by challenging outdated language and stereotypes. Today, Council welcomes, endorses and signs the IDOP open letter.


This motion calls on the Council to:


1.         Promote positive images of ageing in all of our communications We need to tackle the narrative around ageing. We call on people, services and partners to recognise the need to change both the language and images used when talking about (and with) older people.


2       Support ongoing activity to raise awareness of the benefits of older workers, pushing employers to change their approaches to recruiting, reskilling and retaining older employees. Council further supports the need for innovative and radically new ideas and options to support people aged 50-64 who are out of work, to enable them to age well, live well and improve their overall quality of life.

3.         Champion more age-friendly activity and infrastructure in our neighbourhoods, so more older residents can age well in their local communities, with access to the right services, housing, information, infrastructure and opportunities - social, cultural or economic. The voice of older people must be heard to ensure that they continue to contribute to and take a leading role where they live.


Proposed by Councillor  Eddy Newman,  Seconded by Councillor Mary Watson and also signed by Councillor Susan Cooley, Councillor June Hitchen, Councillor Samuel Wheeler, Councillor  Shaukat Ali and Councillor Tim Whiston  - An Appendix to this Notice of Motion can be found at the  back of the agenda


Appendix: UN International Day of Older Persons – 1 October 2019


Tackling Ageism Together – An Open Letter


As this year’s UN International Day of Older Persons (1st October) celebrates the ‘Journey to Age Equality’, we are coming together to show our commitment to ending the outdated attitudes that prevent too many of us from making the most of our longer lives.

2019 marks 50 years since the term ‘ageism’ was  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

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Notice of Motion: Kashmir


Manchester is home to a large Kashmiri heritage population, a population which has contributed amazingly to Manchester’s own culture and economy. In 2015 we passed a motion recognizing the Kashmiri Identity as separate from other South Asian identities.    Manchester has therefore strong links to both the peoples of Azad Kashmir and Jammu and Kashmir and acknowledges the right of self-determination of all the Kashmiri peoples to live their lives through peaceful governance.


Therefore, this council condemns the actions of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s government in revoking Articles 370 and 35a of the Indian constitution. The Modi government in ending the special status of Indian controlled Jammu and Kashmir denies the right of all Kashmiri residents to social and economic protection. It also violates numerous UN resolutions and raises tensions with Pakistan.


The removal of the special status has led to political unrest and there are daily reports of human rights abuse. The region has been flooded with troops to suppress protests and there is an unofficial state of emergency in the Indian-occupied state of Jammu and Kashmir. Kashmiris in Jammu and Kashmir are on lockdown, have no access to the internet, telephone and travel is prohibited.


Manchester stands strong with the peoples of Jammu and Kashmir, who have the capability and will to self govern and enjoy autonomy.  


Therefore, this motion calls on the Chief Executive to send a message of solidarity to the Kashmiri people by writing to the Indian High Commission and requesting that the Indian Government withdraws the repeal of articles 370 and 35a and commits to honoring all United Nations resolutions on the issue, respecting the rights of all Kashmiri citizens in Indian controlled Jammu and Kashmir and respecting the rights of Kashmiris to cultural freedom and the right to self-determination.


Proposed by Councillors Nasrin Ali, Seconded by Councillor Razaq and also signed by Councillors Shaukat Ali, Fiaz Riasat, Yasmine Dar, Mary Watson and Jill Lovecy



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Proceedings of the Executive pdf icon PDF 184 KB

To submit the minutes of the Executive on 24 July 2019 and 11 September 2019 and in particular to consider:



Exe/19/63        Revenue Budget Monitoring 2019/20 to the end of May 2019


To recommend that the Council approve the proposed virements over £0.5m as set out in paragraph 61 of the report – being:

·         £0.560m from Cross cutting savings budget in Corporate Core Directorate allocated across Directorates following work recently undertaken to rationalise the Council’s senior structure and the level of vacancies held.

·         £2.692m Youth Service budget from Children’s Services to Neighbourhood Services to reflect the change in reporting arrangements


Exe/19/64      Capital Programme Update


To recommend that the Council approve the following change to Manchester City Council’s capital programme: Highways – Hyde Road. A capital budget virement of £1.254m is requested, funded by a transfer from the Highways Investment Plan budget.




Exe/19/72      Capital Programme Update


To recommend that the Council approve the following changes to Manchester City Council’s capital programme:


(a)        Neighbourhoods – Manchester Regional Arena – Indoor and Outdoor Athletics Track Replacement. A capital budget increase of £1.500m is requested, funded from Waterfall Fund.


(b)        Growth and Development – Acquisition of The Courtyard at Royal Mills. A capital budget virement of £1.850m is requested, funded by a transfer from the Eastern Gateway budget.


(c)        Public Sector Housing - Fire Risk Assessment work low rise properties. A capital budget virement of £6.606m is requested, funded by a transfer from Northwards Housing Programme budget.


(d)        Children’s Services - Expansion of Dean Trust Ardwick secondary school. A capital budget virement of £3.784m is requested, funded by a transfer from Unallocated Basic Need Grant budget.


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Questions to Executive Members and Others under Procedural Rule 23

To receive answers to any questions that Councillors have raised in accordance with Procedural Rule 23.


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Scrutiny Committees pdf icon PDF 469 KB

To note the minutes of the following committees:


Health – 16 July 2019 and 3 September 2019

Resources and Governance – 16 July 2019 and 3 September 2019

Children and Young People – 17 July 2019 and 4 September 2019

Neighbourhoods and Environment – 17 July 2019 and 4 September 2019 (to follow)

Economy – 18 July 2019 and 5 September 2019

Communities and Equalities – 18 July 2019 and 5 September 2019 (to follow)


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Proceedings of Committees pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Constitutional and Nomination  - 2 October 2019 (to be tabled)

Health and Wellbeing Board      - 3 July 2019 and 28 August 2019

Licensing and Appeals               - 15 July 2019 and 9 September 2019 Licensing  - 9 September 2019

Planning and Highways             - 25 July 2019 and 22 August 2019 (to follow)

Audit                                               - 30 July 2019


Personnel                                      - 24 July 2019 and 11 September 2019, and in particular to consider:


PE/19/22       Conditions of Employment and Grading of the Director of Population Health & Wellbeing


-       To recommend to Council that the post of Director of Population Health & Wellbeing post is remunerated at Grade SS4 (£95,953 - £105,940) and assimilated to local government Chief Officer JNC terms and conditions of employment.


-       To recommend to Council that the post holder be assimilated at the maximum point of SS4 (£105,940) to reflect both the current market rate for Directors of Public Health and to provide for a greater level of parity with other Manchester Health & Care Commissioning Executive Directors.


-       To recommend that the Council notes and approves the intention of Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group (MCCG) to separately and independently make a direct additional payment of £5000 to the individual in respect of specific additional responsibilities that will be undertaken by the post holder on behalf of MCCG within the Manchester Health & Care Commissioning partnership. 


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Questions on the Business of the Combined Authority, Joint Authorities and Joint Committees (Rule 24)

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Review of the Council Constitution pdf icon PDF 231 KB

The report of the City Solicitor is enclosed. The sections of the Constitution where revisions are being proposed are published as a supplementary set of papers for this meeting, as it is a substantial document in its own right.

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Urgent Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 109 KB

The report of the City Solicitor is enclosed

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