Agenda item



The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Town Clerk concerning the Terms of Reference of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Sub-Committee.


In response to a question raised by a Member, the Director or Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agreed to take feedback from the Sub-Committee and work collaboratively with Members and officers on updating the Terms of Reference to include reference to Public Sector Duty, staff networks and other priorities considered relevant to the Sub-Committee and brought back to the next meeting for approval. The Sub-Committee agreed additionally that an action tracker similar to the Tacking Racism Taskforce be established for the Sub-Committee.


Members discussed the proposed content of the Terms of Reference extensively and the Chair summed up the discussion as follows:


  • Officers to revise TOR and consult widely with officers and members
  • Sub Committee to recommend TOR to the court for approval
  • TOR to include mapping of budgets to enable members to understand where the existing budgets for EDI are held
  • Business plan for EDI for the next 2 to 3 years to be shared with members
  • Monitoring and scrutiny function should be included in the draft TOR
  • Ensure the work of the TRT, MDWP and Statues working group and recommendations are picked up by the Sub-Committee because members have received no updates from officers since those working groups concluded their work
  • The TOR need to be broad and cover EDI with respect to institutions, members, commercial and other functions of the CoLC


RESOLVED – That, the Terms of Reference be noted and brought back to the next Sub-Committee for approval.


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