The Economy, Housing and the Arts Policy and Accountability Committee - Tuesday, 6th April, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Online - Virtual Meeting. View directions

Contact: Charles Francis  Email:

Link: Watch the meeting on YouTube

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Apologies for Absence


Roll-Call and Declarations of Interest

To confirm attendance, the Chair will perform a roll-call. Members will also have the opportunity to declare any interests.


If a Councillor has a disclosable pecuniary interest in a particular item, whether or not it is entered in the Authority’s register of interests, or any other significant interest which they consider should be declared in the public interest, they should declare the existence and, unless it is a sensitive interest as defined in the Member Code of Conduct, the nature of the interest at the commencement of the consideration of that item or as soon as it becomes apparent.


Where Members of the public are not allowed to be in attendance and speak, then the Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest should withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is under consideration. Councillors who have declared other significant interests should also withdraw from the meeting if they consider their continued participation in the matter would not be reasonable in the circumstances and may give rise to a perception of a conflict of interest.


Councillors are not obliged to withdraw from the meeting where a dispensation to that effect has been obtained from the Standards Committee.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meetings held on 10 November 2020 and 25 January 2021.

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Public Questions

For the Chair to invite those members of the public that have

registered to speak, to ask questions on the reports within the



To ask a public question, you will need to register to speak at the



To do this, please send an email to

by 12pm on Thursday 1 April 2021and joining instructions to

the Zoom meeting will be sent to you.


Arts Commission Recommendations pdf icon PDF 301 KB


This report sets out the eight recommendations made by the Arts Commission in its final report, for consideration by the Council for adoption.

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Tackling homelessness with Beam pdf icon PDF 1 MB


This report in conjunction with a presentation, sets out how Beam uses community-powered crowdfunding and technology, to empower and support residents impacted by homelessness into employment and their own rented homes.

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Opportunity to Comment on the Council's draft Equalities Plan, setting the inclusion agenda for 2021-2025. pdf icon PDF 452 KB


This report alerts members to the recently launched draft Equalities Plan

2021-2025, currently open to public consultation for a 12-week period

until the end of April.

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