The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated. She advised that the purpose of the report was to seek Members’ comments and approval in respect of the Council’s Annual Equality Report 2018/2019.
Councillor Mellon thanked Officers for the report and welcomed that fact that Council presented a model of good practice throughout the Council district and that all elements had been implemented. In regards to Special Leave Policy (f) she suggested that “advantageous staff” should read “all staff”.
Alderman Hussey referred to 2.4 – Crime and Safety – “Support and promote existing Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) schemes and develop new NHW schemes throughout the district” and referred to a longstanding request that the Community Safety Initiative be restored which had to be taken into consideration.
Recommended that the Annual Equality Progress Report is approved and submitted to the Equality Commission.