Equalities Sub-Committee - 9 June 2022 (7pm)
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a virtual/remote meeting to be held on Thursday 9 June 2022 at 7pm
Members of the Equalities Sub-Committee
Stephen Giles-Medhurst Abbas Merali
Stephen Cox Sarah Nelmes
Rue Grewal Roger Seabourne
Andrea Fraser Anne Winter
Joanne Wagstaffe Chief Executive
30 May 2022
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. The Part I business of the meeting will be live streamed here
1. APPOINTMENT OF THE CHAIR FOR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT YEAR 2022/23
2. APPOINTMENT OF THE VICE CHAIR FOR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT YEAR 2022/23
3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To agree as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Equalities Sub-Committee held on 28 September 2021.
5. 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 Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.
6. DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
To receive any declarations of interest.
7. EQUALITIES OBJECTIVES REVIEW07-22-06-09-esc-equalities-objectives-report
The public sector Equality Duty (section 149 of the Act) came into force on 5 April 2011. The Equality Duty applies to Three Rivers District Council. It requires the Council to consider how different people will be affected by its activities, helping it to deliver policies and services which are efficient and effective; accessible to all; and which meet different people’s needs. The Equality Duty is supported by specific duties, set out in regulations which came into force on 10 September 2011. The specific duties require the Council to prepare and publish one or more specific and measurable equality objectives. We published our first set of objectives in March 2012.
This report recommends new objectives which will run from 2022-2026 and includes a review of work across the council which contributed to the delivery of the previous objectives. Subsequent objectives must be published at least every four years.
8. ANY OTHER BUSINESS – If agreed under item 3 above.
Presentation on Refugee’s, presented by Tomasz Glinski , Refugee Council, on support given to Afghani, Syrian and Ukrainian refugee’s within Three Rivers
Presentation on Refugee’s, presented by Ryan Beaumont, Three Rivers District Council, Update on work to support Refugee’s by Three Rivers
8b. WORK PLAN OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE
Update and scheduling of items of businessequalities-sub-committee-workplan-2022
8c. TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
To receive an update on training needs and opportunities for staff on Equalities and Diversity
9. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
If the sub-committee wishes to consider the remaining 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.