Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 11th March, 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 145 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2021.


HMICFRS Victim Services Inspection Update

The Committee will receive a presentation from Chief Superintendent Paul Savill of Greater Manchester Police.


Support for the Culture Sector in Response to the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic pdf icon PDF 411 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Neighbourhoods)


The report provides an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on the city’s cultural sector; outlines access to local and national financial support for the sector; and describes the role the Council has played, with partners, in supporting the sector.


The Committee will also receive a presentation on the Cultural Impact Survey.

Additional documents:


Residents and Communities Recovery Situation Report Summary pdf icon PDF 255 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Neighbourhoods)


This report is a summary of the Residents and Communities recovery workstream for information.


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 258 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.