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Equal Opportunities Forum - 20 November 2007

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House20th November 2007

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber,Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 at 7.30pm.

Members of Three Rivers District Council

Representatives of Watford, Rickmansworth and South Oxhey Police

    "                    "     Citizens' Advice Bureau, South Oxhey

    "                    "     Council for Racial Equality, Watford

    "                    "     Victim Support Scheme

Officers of Three Rivers District Council

Tony Beirne, Director of Strategic Services
12 November 2007

1.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 24 JULY 2007 AND MATTERS ARISING

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2007.

07 07 24 EO mins (doc)

4.

MATTERS ARISING FROM INFORMAL DISCUSSION WITH LOCAL PARENTS AND CARERS OF DISABLED CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

 

To discuss the feedback from the informal discussion with parents and carers of disabled children and young people on 17 October 2007.

5.

WORK OF HERTFORDSHIRE SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND

 

To discuss the work of Herts Society for the Blind

Mrs Bernie Prizeman (Resources Co-ordinator) & Mrs Tricia Steeden (Welfare Visitor).

6.

PROGRESS WITH WORKS IN RELATION TO THE DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT (As Amended) 1995

 

A short report informing Members of progress made in relation to making TRDC buildings and Public Open Spaces accessible to persons with a disability.

07 11 20 EO i - (06) DDA work (doc)

7.

EQUALITY IN EMPLOYMENT ANNUAL REPORT

 

This report presents details of the Council's employment procedures and workforce profile in terms of equality.

07 11 20 EO i - (07) EO Personnel report 2007 (doc)

8.

FUTURE CONSULTATION WITH BLACK AND MINORITY ETHNIC COMMUNITIES

 

This report provides recommendations for developing further consultation with residents from Black and minority ethnic communities in order to increase feedback from hard to reach groups in the district.

07 11 20 EO i - (08) bme consult rpt (doc)

9.

UPDATES FROM OTHER FORUMS - Domestic Violence Forum, Pensioners Forum and Youth Council

 

To receive the minutes for the above meetings and to give a verbal update where necessary.

07 11 20 EO i - (09) DV Forum Minutes (doc)

07 11 20 EO i - (09) pensioner forum mins (doc)

07 11 20 EO i - (09) youth council mins (doc)

10.

2007-2008 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FORUM WORK PROGRAMME

 

To consider the work programme of the Forum for 2007-2008.

07 11 20 EO i - (10) 2008 work prog (doc)

11.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

12.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

 

Wednesday 5 March 2008.