Manchester City Council



Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 10th October, 2019 2.00 pm

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 226 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 5 September 2019.

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Culture Overview pdf icon PDF 259 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Neighbourhoods


This report provides an overview of work to support the city’s cultural offer. It highlights work to deliver the Cultural Ambition and the 2019 Culture Awards. It also outlines work by the cultural sector to support the city’s zero carbon target.


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Manchester Art Gallery's Update pdf icon PDF 460 KB

Report of the Director of Manchester Art Gallery and the Strategic Director of Neighbourhoods


This report details Manchester Art Gallery’s programme, reach and social impact during 2018/19 and 2019/20 within the context of our strategic plan.


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Manchester Libraries: Our Manchester - Our Libraries pdf icon PDF 641 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Neighbourhoods


This report provides an update on the Library 2020 strategy and presents future plans for Our Manchester - Our Libraries. 


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Archives+ 5 Years On pdf icon PDF 421 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Neighbourhoods


This report provides an overview of the Archives+ Partnership, five years on from the re-opening of Manchester Central Library, where the partners operate.  It provides information on participation and engagement with Manchester residents and provides insight into each of the partners and examples of the partners working together for the benefit of Manchester residents.  


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Manchester UNESCO City of Literature pdf icon PDF 245 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Neighbourhoods


This report provides an overview of Manchester’s UNESCO City of Literature designation and the work to establish a governance model that will enable the city to live up to its commitments to UNESCO and maximise the opportunities that the designation will bring.

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Item for Information: Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Infrastructure Service Update pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Report of the Director of Policy, Performance and Reform


This report provides an update on the VCSE infrastructure service, specifically on the progress since January 2019 and the procurement of the new VCSE infrastructure service contract.

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Overview Report pdf icon PDF 306 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.

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