Equalities, Community Safety & Human Rights Committee


11 July 2023




Council Chamber - BTH



Pumm (Chair), Winder, Goldsmith, Alexander, Czolak, Gajjar, Lyons, McGregor, Mistry, Pickett


Standing Invitees:

Lola Banjoko

Justin Burtenshaw

Joanna Martindale

Stephanie Prior





Thomas Bald

Democratic Services Officer

01273 291354




The Town Hall has facilities for wheelchair users, including lifts and toilets


An Induction loop operates to enhance sound for anyone wearing a hearing aid or using a transmitter and infra red hearing aids are available for use during the meeting.  If you require any further information or assistance, please contact the receptionist on arrival.



Democratic Services                                                                                 democratic.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk




If the fire alarm sounds continuously, or if you are instructed to do so, you must leave the building by the nearest available exit.  You will be directed to the nearest exit by council staff.  It is vital that you follow their instructions:


·         You should proceed calmly; do not run and do not use the lifts;

·         Do not stop to collect personal belongings;

·         Once you are outside, please do not wait immediately next to the building, but move some distance away and await further instructions; and

·         Do not re-enter the building until told that it is safe to do so.

Part One








1          Procedural Business




(a)         Declarations of Substitutes:  Where councillors are unable to attend a meeting, a substitute Member from the same political group may attend, speak and vote in their place for that meeting.


(b)         Declarations of Interest: 


(a)      Disclosable pecuniary interests;

(b)      Any other interests required to be registered under the local code;

(c)      Any other general interest as a result of which a decision on the matter might reasonably be regarded as affecting you or a partner more than a majority of other people or businesses in the ward/s affected by the decision.


In each case, you need to declare

(i)        the item on the agenda the interest relates to;

(ii)      the nature of the interest; and

(iii)     whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest or some other interest.


If unsure, Members should seek advice from the committee lawyer or administrator preferably before the meeting.


(c)          Exclusion of Press and Public:  To consider whether, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, the press and public should be excluded from the meeting when any of the following items are under consideration.


Note:  Any item appearing in Part Two of the agenda states in its heading the category under which the information disclosed in the report is exempt from disclosure and therefore not available to the press and public. A list and description of the exempt categories is available for public inspection at Brighton and Hove Town Halls and on-line in the Constitution at part 7.1.





2          Chairs Communications





3          Call Over




(a)          Items (7 - 9) will be read out at the meeting and Members invited to reserve the items for consideration.


(b)          Those items not reserved will be taken as having been received and the reports’ recommendations agreed.





4          Public Involvement




To consider the following matters raised by members of the public:


(a)          Petitions: To receive any petitions presented by members of the public;


(b)         Written Questions: To receive any questions submitted by the due date of 12 noon on the 5 July 2023;


(c)          Deputations: To receive any deputations submitted by the due date of 12 noon on the 5 July 2023.





5          Items referred from Council




To consider items referred from the last meeting of Full Council held on 25 May 2023.





6          Member Involvement




To consider the following matters raised by Members:


(d)         Petitions: To receive any petitions;


(e)         Written Questions: To consider any written questions;


(f)           Letters: To consider any letters;


(g)         Notices of Motion: to consider any Notices of Motion referred from Full Council or submitted directly to the Committee.






7          Constitutional Matters


7 - 12



8          Domestic Abuse Act New Burdens Funding Allocation


13 - 20


Ward Affected:

All Wards






9          Accessible City Strategy 2023-2028


21 - 136


Ward Affected:

All Wards






10       Items referred for Full Council




To consider items to be submitted to the 20 July 2023 Council meeting for information.


In accordance with Procedure Rule 24.3a, the Committee may determine that any item is to be included in its report to Council. In addition, any Group may specify one further item to be included by notifying the Chief Executive no later than 10am on the eighth working day before the Council meeting at which the report is to be made, or if the Committee meeting take place after this deadline, immediately at the conclusion of the Committee meeting.






The City Council actively welcomes members of the public and the press to attend its meetings and holds as many of its meetings as possible in public.  Provision is also made on the agendas for public questions to committees and details of how questions can be raised can be found on the website and/or on agendas for the meetings.


Agendas and minutes are published on the council’s website www.brighton-hove.gov.uk.  Agendas are available to view five working days prior to the meeting date.


Meeting papers can be provided, on request, in large print, in Braille, on audio tape or on disc, or translated into any other language as requested.


For further details and general enquiries about this meeting contact Thomas Bald, (01273 291354 – email Thomas.Bald@brighton-hove.gov.uk) or email scrutiny@brighton-hove.gov.uk



Date of Publication Monday, 3 July 2023












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