Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 12th October, 2021 10.00 am

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

Contact: Rachel McKeon 

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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 141 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 7 September 2021.


Deep Dive: Race and Ethnicity in Manchester pdf icon PDF 719 KB

Report of the City Solicitor


This report provides an overview of the data and activity in Manchester in relation to Race and Ethnicity, linked to life chances, COVID-19 impacts, crime and community participation.  This is one of a series of ‘deep dive’ reports that the Committee requested into different aspects of equalities.


Greater Manchester Police (GMP) presentation pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Presentation of Chief Superintendent Paul Savill, GMP


This presentation provides an update following the HMICFRS Victim Services Inspection and the presentation delivered to the Committee’s meeting in March 2021.


Sport and Leisure Strategy Update pdf icon PDF 495 KB

Report of the Strategic Director – Neighbourhoods


The report provides an overview on the leisure centre recovery position in Manchester, following the most recent restart on Monday 12 April 2021.  The report sets out the performance of the various sport and leisure centres compared to their pre-pandemic levels. The report details usage data, lesson and course uptake information and health and fitness patronage.  The report also highlights demographic data and how this has changed during the pandemic for protected characteristic groups.

Additional documents:


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 263 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.