Equalities Sub-Committee - 14 March 2023 (7pm)
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a virtual/remote meeting to be held on Thursday 14 March 2023 at 7pm
Members of the Equalities Sub-Committee
Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Chair) Abbas Merali
Stephen Cox Sarah Nelmes
Rue Grewal Roger Seabourne
Andrea Fraser Anne Winter (Vice Chair)
Joanne Wagstaffe Chief Executive
6 March 2023
The meeting starts at 7pm and will be virtual/remote meeting in that it will be conducted at no specific location and all participants are at various locations, communicating via audio and online.
The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public to its discussion on Part I agenda items at Committee meetings. Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes. Please note that in the event of registering your interest to speak on an agenda item but not taking up that right because the item is deferred, you will automatically be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Committee. Details of the procedure are provided below:
Members of the public wishing to speak will be entitled to register and identify which Part I report they wish to speak on from the published agenda for the remote meeting. Those who wish to register to speak must do so by notifying the Committee Team by e-mail 48 hours before the meeting. The first 2 people to register (1 for and 1 against) will be sent a link so that they can join the meeting to exercise that right. This will also allow the Committee Team to prepare the speaker sheet in advance of the remote meeting to forward to the Chair of the meeting.
In accordance with The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 any matters considered under Part 1 business only of the meeting may be filmed, recorded, photographed, broadcast or reported via social media by any person.
Recording and reporting the Council's meetings is subject to the law and it is the responsibility of those doing the recording and reporting to ensure compliance. This will include the Human Rights Act, the Data Protection Act and the laws of libel and defamation.
Please note that the meeting is being held virtually but will be livestreamed, the link to watch the livestream is provided below.
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To agree as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Equalities Sub-Committee held on 9 June 2022.
3. NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS
Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 to be announced, together with the special circumstances that justify their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chair to rule on the admission of such items.
4. DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
To receive any declarations of interest.
5. THREE RIVERS: EMERGING CENSUS 2021 RESULTS
Presentation on the emerging results of the Census 2021 for Three Rivers
6. EQUALITIES DUTY INFORMATION REPORT
Under the Equality Act (2010) the Council has a specific duty to publish an annual report outlining its compliance with its duties under the Act. This report fulfils that duty and invites the Committee provide comment on its content and requests the Committee endorse the approach outlined for future work in this area.06-23-03-14-eqsc-edir-report06i-2023-03-14-equalities-subctte-edir-ctte-report-appa
7. DRAFT EQUALITIES, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION POLICY 2023-26
To propose to the Committee a revised Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy to ensure the Council’s ongoing compliance in its duties under the Equality Act (2010). The full draft policy is contained in Appendix A07-23-03-14-eqsc-edi-policy-report07i-23-03-14-eqsc-edi-policy-report-appa
8. WORK PLAN OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE
Update and scheduling of items of businessEqualities-sub-committee-workplan-2023
9. ANY OTHER BUSINESS if agreed under item 3 above.
10. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
If the sub-committee wishes to consider an item in private, it will be appropriate for a resolution to be passed in the following terms:- “that under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraphs 1-7 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act. It has been decided by the Council that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”
1. ANY OTHER BUSINESS if agreed under item 3 above.
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