Agenda

Equality and Diversity Forum
Tuesday, 10th December, 2013 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Victoria Lawson, Head of Chief Executive's Office. Tel 020 87770 5779 email  victoria.lawson@sutton.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND DECLARATION OF SUBSTITUTES

2.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Victoria Lawson, London Borough of Sutton, to provide verbal update on the matters that arose from the meeting on 15 October 2013.

 

Indicative time: 5 minutes

 

3.

SUTTON STATION DEVELOPMENT

Peter Boddy, Project Manager Sutton Economic Renewal and Regeneration, to provide an update on the Sutton Station Development and explain how any impact on equalities is being identified and addressed. The Forum to consider and make recommendations regarding the impact of the development on equalities.

 

Indicative time: 20 minutes

 

4.

FUEL POVERTY pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Fran Massiah, Housing Strategy Officer to present the draft Fuel Poverty Strategy. The Forum to provide comments on the Strategy for the consideration of Council officers.

 

Indicative time: 20 minutes

 

Additional documents:

5.

SMARTER COUNCIL UPDATE

Jamie Masraff, Smarter Council Programme Manager, to provide an update on the Smarter Council Programme and explain how any impact on equalities is being identified and addressed. The Forum to consider the Programme and provide any comments on the approach to equalities for consideration of Council officers.

 

Indicative Time: 15 minutes

 

6.

NEIGHBOURHOOD GRANTS REVIEW UPDATE

Localities Team member to provide an update on the review of the Neighbourhood Grants and highlight any preliminary findings and recommendations.The Forum to consider the review and provide any comments on the approach and findings for consideration of Council officers.

 

Indicative Time: 15 minutes

 

7.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT - COUNCIL EQUALITIES ARRANGEMENTS pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Victoria Lawson, London Borough of Sutton, to provide verbal update on Council equalities arrangements and the addition of an Equalities & Diversity Community Roundtable as a function of the Forum.

 

Indicative time: 10 minutes

 

8.

HATE CRIME

Ian Kershaw, Safer Sutton Partnership, to provide an update on hate crime in

Sutton Borough.

 

Indicative time: 10 minutes

 

9.

EVENTS

Nominated attendees to provide update on following events, including:

·         Holocaust Memorial Day proposal (Victoria Lawson, London Borough of Sutton)

·         Interfaith Week (Toni Walsh, Sutton Centre for the Voluntary Sector)

 

Indicative time: 10 minutes

 

10.

UPDATES

·         Black and Minority Ethnic Forum (Thikra Ali, Sutton Centre for Equalities)

·         Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Forum (Tyrone Ashby, LGBT Forum)

 

Indicative time: 10 minutes

 

11.

ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS

Opportunity for any urgent business to be brought forward at the discretion of the Chair.