Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 11th January, 2022 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 304 KB

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


Crime and Policing

Discussion on crime and policing in Manchester with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, and Deputy Mayor, Baroness Beverley Hughes.


Proposed Public Spaces Protection Order - restricting alcohol consumption in public places pdf icon PDF 259 KB

Report of the Head of Compliance, Enforcement and Community Safety and Community Safety Lead, Compliance, Enforcement and Community Safety 


This report provides information about the outcome of the statutory consultation regarding the potential introduction of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to restrict the consumption of alcohol in public places and proposes the introduction of a new PSPO.

Additional documents:


Climate Change - Events pdf icon PDF 470 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Neighbourhoods)


This report provides an overview of the current City Council approach to:

  • help to address the environmental impact of events in the city.
  • acknowledging the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.
  • what future measures the Council can implement to influence sectoral change and further minimise the carbon footprint of these events.


Climate Change - Leisure Estate pdf icon PDF 377 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Neighbourhoods)


This report describes the work that has been undertaken over the last three years to retrofit and improve the sustainability of the Council’s leisure estate, this contributes to the decarbonisation of Manchester City Council’s operational estate and more generally to the climate change emergency. The report outlines the Carbon Reduction Programme (CRP) that is underway to deliver energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures across the estate.



Overview Report pdf icon PDF 267 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit


The monthly report includes the recommendations monitor, relevant key decisions, the Committee’s work programme and any items for information.