Manchester City Council



Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 7th March, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

Contact: Rachel McKeon 

Webcast: View the webcast

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Urgent Business

To consider any items which the Chair has agreed to have submitted as urgent.

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To consider any appeals from the public against refusal to allow inspection of background documents and/or the inclusion of items in the confidential part of the agenda.

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To allow Members an opportunity to [a] declare any personal, prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests they might have in any items which appear on this agenda; and [b] record any items from which they are precluded from voting as a result of Council Tax/Council rent arrears; [c] the existence and nature of party whipping arrangements in respect of any item to be considered at this meeting. 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 239 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 7 February 2019.

To receive the minutes of the Our Manchester VCS Fund Task and Finish Group meeting held on 31 January 2019.

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Greater Manchester Police (GMP) priorities for additional resources

Item for discussion

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Equalities Performance Management pdf icon PDF 382 KB

Report of the City Solicitor


This report provides an update on the Council’s progress against its equality objectives for 2016-20. It also sets out a high level indication of the proposed process for developing a new set of objectives covering the period 2020-2024 to support the Council to continue to deliver equality outcomes as an essential component of Our Manchester.  The report also provides an overview of the themes emerging from the Council’s Equality Delivery Plans (EDP) 2019-20, produced as part of the annual business planning process.


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Final Report of the Our Manchester Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Fund Task and Finish Group pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Report of the Our Manchester VCS Fund Task and Finish Group


This report presents the findings and recommendations of the OMVCS Fund Task and Finish Group. The Task and Finish Group carried out an investigation into the implementation of the new OMVCS Fund programme and the first funding round.

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Overview Report pdf icon PDF 305 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit


This report provides members with details of key decisions that fall within the Committee’s remit and an update on actions resulting from the Committee’s recommendations. The report also includes the Committee’s work programme, which the Committee is asked to amend as appropriate and agree.

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Manchester Community Events pdf icon PDF 262 KB

Report of the Chief Operating Officer (Neighbourhoods)


This report provides an update on the approach to developing the Community Events Programme. It also provides further details of how events support volunteering within the city and specifically how the programme connects to the Manchester Volunteer Inspired Programme (MCRVIP).

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Exclusion of the Public

The officers consider that the following item or items contains exempt information as provided for in the Local Government Access to Information Act and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. The Committee is recommended to agree the necessary resolutions excluding the public from the meeting during consideration of these items. At the time this agenda is published no representations have been that this part of the meeting should be open to the public.

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Manchester Core Events Programme Funding 2019/20 (Public Excluded)

Report of the Chief Operating Officer (Neighbourhoods)


This report provides commercially sensitive information on the allocation of funding for the core events programme for 2019/20.