Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 22nd June, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension. View directions

Contact: Rachel McKeon 

Note: This meeting can be viewed on Vimeo at 

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 294 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 25 May 2021.


Peterloo Memorial pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Report of the Director of City Centre Growth and Infrastructure


This report provides an update on the decision taken in respect of the Peterloo Memorial following the public meeting on 3r March 2021, and the comments received during and after the meeting. 


Support for the culture sector in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic pdf icon PDF 187 KB

The Committee will receive a verbal update on developments since the Committee last considered this item at its meeting on 11 March 2021.  The report that was submitted to the 11 March meeting is enclosed as background information.

Additional documents:


The impact of climate change as it relates to the responsibilities for the Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 253 KB

Report of the City Solicitor


This report aims to provide a discussion point for the Committee as to the areas within their responsibility where the impact of climate change is of particular relevance. It is also for the Committee to determine which areas within its remit it would like to receive more information on and debate further.


COVID-19 Update pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Presentation of the Consultant in Public Health and the Head of Neighbourhoods


This presentation focuses on the vaccination programme and how communities have worked together to support its roll-out.


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 264 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 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.