Agenda

Equality and Diversity Forum
Tuesday, 17th July, 2012 7.00 pm

Venue: Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton SM1 1EA

Contact: Shama Sarwar, Policy and Projects Officer. Email  shama.sarwar@sutton.gov.uk, tel 020 8770 5784 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND DECLARATION OF SUBSTITUTES

2.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 23 May 2012 to be agreed, and signed by the Chair.

3.

Nomination of Vice Chair (5 mins)

Two nominations have been received: Debbie O’Neill (Sutton CAB) and Judy Okeke (Age UK).

4.

Localising Council Tax Support (60 mins) pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Julie Turner will be presenting the options that Sutton Council has developed to localise Council Tax support. Included in this paper is the presentation, the Equality Impact Assessment and the call for consultation.

Additional documents:

5.

Sutton Association for the Blind (15 mins)

Presentation by Stephen Hawkins, new Chief Officer

6.

Police/Hate Crime Update (15 mins)

Oral report by Insp. Stally and Ian Kershaw (Safer Sutton Partnership).

7.

Equality and Diversity Plan 2012/13 (10 mins) pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Members are invited to comment on the attached plan and outline areas of particular interest to them to discuss at future meetings.

8.

Open Space (10 mins)

Opportunity for Forum to have a conversation on pertinent issues relating to Equality and Diversity.

9.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS/URGENT BUSINESS (10 mins)

Other business and matters brought forward at the direction of the Chair, who has approved the reason for urgency.