Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 11th February, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual meeting - Webcast at

Contact: Rachel McKeon 

Note: You can watch the meeting live here 

No. Item


Urgent Business

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



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.



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.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 223 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 14 January 2021.


Neighbourhoods Directorate Budget Proposals 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 395 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Neighbourhoods)


This report provides an updated Neighbourhoods Service 2021/21 budget and sets out the savings proposals under the remit of the Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee, reflecting any feedback from both the November and January scrutiny committees.

Additional documents:


Equalities Update pdf icon PDF 220 KB

Report of the City Solicitor


This report describes the process for and the role of Equality Impact Assessment in the budget process for 2021-22. It outlines how this process has been evolved from previous years as well as highlighting how the service planning and business planning processes have also evolved, to ensure that equality considerations are more fully embedded. The report gives a high level overview of some of the Equality Impact Assessments linked to the 2021-22 budget proposals.

Additional documents:


Residents and Communities Recovery Situation Report Summary pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Neighbourhoods)


This report is a summary of the Residents and Communities recovery workstream for information. The information contained in the report is up to date as of 22 January 2021.


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 254 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit


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