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Brent Black Community Action Plan – implementation

Meeting: 07/09/2020 - Cabinet (Item 8)

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This report presents additional information on the work streams previously identified in the Brent Black Community Action Plan, and requests that the delivery of the actions be reviewed and prioritised, taking into account the timeframe and resource implications of each.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered the work streams presented for consideration and prioritisation in relation to the Brent Black Community Action Plan, Cabinet RESOLVED having taken into account the timescales and resourcing implications identified to:

 

(1)      agree that actions with a delivery date within six months were prioritised for initial action and implementation.

 

(2)      agree that actions with delivery dates beyond six months be considered as part of the Council’s annual budget setting process, with the Action Plan to be reviewed accordingly.

Minutes:

The Deputy Leader, Councillor Margaret McLennan introduced the report which outlined the proposed implementation strategy for the Brent Black Community Action Plan. The plan had been developed in response to global events, in recognition of the significance and pertinence of the issues to the local black community.

 

Cabinet were informed that the actions contained in the plan had been grouped into ten thematic work streams for implementation, resourcing and risk analysis.  Cabinet noted that a Community Action Plan Coordinator had been appointed to both assist officers and Members in the delivery of the work streams, and to ensure and promote the continued engagement of the community.  In summing up her introduction, Councillor McLennan thanked officers for their efforts and support in delivery of the plan and their work in developing actions that were widely supported by the community.

 

Whilst recognising the importance of the plan and welcoming the strategy for implementation, Cabinet were keen to ensure that the actions identified translated into positive outcomes for the community and that progress in their implementation was kept under review in order to maintain the long term commitment to action and community focus.

 

In showing their support for the proposals, Councillors Promise Knight and Thomas Stephens thanked their predecessors for their work on progressing the actions under their remits.

 

Having considered the work streams presented for consideration and prioritisation in relation to the Brent Black Community Action Plan, Cabinet RESOLVED having taken into account the timescales and resourcing implications identified to:

 

(1)     Agree that actions with a delivery date within six months were prioritised for initial action and implementation.

 

(2)     Agree that actions with delivery dates beyond six months be considered as part of the Council’s annual budget setting process, with the Action Plan to be reviewed accordingly.