Manchester City Council



Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 7th November, 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 240 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 10 October 2019 .

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 200 KB

To note the minutes of the meeting of the Review of Advice Services in Manchester Task and Finish Group held on 30 September 2019.

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Our Manchester Disability Plan pdf icon PDF 507 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Adult Services


This report provides an update on progress with Our Manchester Disability Plan (OMDP), including the recent refresh of the Plan and the new Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for the Social Model of Disability.  There are also updates from each of the current OMDP workstreams to report on topics discussed and the progress achieved as well as a progress report on the Council’s Disability Confident scheme.


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Proposed City Centre Public Spaces Protection Order pdf icon PDF 277 KB

Report of the Head of Compliance, Enforcement and Community Safety


This report provides an update on the outcome of the consultation for the city centre proposed Public Spaces Protection Order.


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Manchester International Festival pdf icon PDF 480 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive & City Treasurer and Strategic Director (Neighbourhoods)


This report provides a positive picture of the outcomes of the evaluation of the Manchester International Festival 2019 and re-confirms the funding arrangements for 2021 Festival as approved by the Executive on 18 October 2017.


The Committee is invited to comment on the report prior to its submission to the Executive on 13 November 2019.


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2019 City Centre Festive Delivery Programme pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Neighbourhoods) 


The purpose of this report is to provide the Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee with an update on the 2019 City Centre Festive Delivery Programme.


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Widening Access and Participation in Leisure, Libraries, Galleries and Culture - Update and Cultural Impact Survey Data pdf icon PDF 546 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Neighbourhoods


This report provides an update about Widening Access to and Participation in Leisure, Libraries and Culture.  The purpose of the Widening Access work is to understand resident engagement and to explore routes to increase participation among groups or communities that may be less engaged.  The report highlights progress made since and outlines the priorities proposed for future work.


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Overview Report pdf icon PDF 303 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 alsoincludes the Committee’s work programme, which the Committee is asked to amend as appropriate and agree.

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