Decisions

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Decisions published

21/06/2024 - PCC DN - Grant Funding to Mother On A Mission to fund Youth Provision in Fallowfield ref: 2758    Recommendations Approved

Kelly Brown, the owner of Mother On A Mission, has been campaigning against violence since the death of her son Rhamero West in September 2021. Whilst Kelly has spent much of her energy raising funds for ‘bleed box’ kits, she now wishes to use her experiences to engage local young people in a preventative context. Kelly has reached out to the VRU for both financial and administrative support to enable her to establish a sustainable support offer in Fallowfield.

Proposed Interventions include:

• Twice weekly youth club including premises hire and hot food.
• Local educational trips for young people (Museums / libraries)
• Local outreach work
• School Holiday activity

Mother On A Mission has provided a fully costed 12-month plan for this funding.

Further activity surrounding the funding is outlined below:

• Manchester Community Central (MACC) will be providing Mother On A Mission with advice and support to enable them to establish to develop as an organisation.
• The GM ‘Parent & Carer’ team will be offering Mother On A Mission the opportunity to contribute to peer support design.
• The VRU will arrange transfer of VRU funds (2024/25) and assist Mother On A Mission with appropriate reporting. Mother On A Mission will submit quarterly returns to the VRU.
• The GMCA Research team have been tasked with working with Mother On A Mission to evaluate delivery arising from this grant funding.

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision published: 08/07/2024

Effective from: 21/06/2024

Decision:

The programme director agrees a VRU budget allocation of £17,700 via grant funding to Mother On A Mission to deliver a 12-month programme of youth provision in the Fallowfield area.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


20/06/2024 - PCC DN - Greater Manchester Emerging Drug Trends and Drug Testing (GM TRENDS) ref: 2757    Recommendations Approved

The agreement with Manchester Metropolitan University provides for drug use monitoring to keep professionals and the public well-informed and respond to the threat of new, potent, or adulterated drugs.

The agreement includes a research project to identify changes and emerging issues in the use of substances by Greater Manchester residents and for 120 laboratory tests on samples obtained across Greater Manchester.

The 2023 research project has overrun the projected completion date of 31st August 2023 due to delays in drug samples being provided by GMP to enable laboratory analysis. The terminal date of this agreement is therefore proposed to be extended to 31st May 2024 by which time the young people’s element of the research will be published. There will be no additional funding required for the extension of the agreement.

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision published: 08/07/2024

Effective from: 20/06/2024

Decision:

The terminal date of the current agreement with Manchester Metropolitan University for the delivery of the GM TRENDS research and laboratory testing will be extended to 31st May 2024 with no additional funds allocated to the project.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


13/06/2024 - PCC DN - Variation of VRU Public Health Consultancy Contract ref: 2756    Recommendations Approved

Public health expertise has been crucial to the development of the GM
Violence Reduction Unit and the programme has greatly benefited from this
since its inception in 2019. Until October 2022, input has been through a
succession of Public Health Registrar appointments as part of the national
registrar training programme. However, between January 2021 and May
2021 there was no Public Health Registrar available which highlighted the
potential risk of solely relying on registrar support.

Therefore, to ensure a strong public health approach is adopted across Greater Manchester for Violence Prevention, it is critical to incorporate senior public health expertise and knowledge. It was established that the individual must be an expert in the field of Public Health, (registered in GMC/UKPHR/GDC), with particular specialist knowledge in Violence Prevention, so that the public health principles could be embedded into a system wide approach. It was established that they must also be a senior and system leader with extensive knowledge and expertise of public sector, in particular NHS and local government, so that cultures and organisational boundaries are understood, yet can be challenged.

Since Helen Lowey Consultancy Ltd was appointed in October 2022, the VRU has reaped multiple benefits, including:
• Provision of sufficient senior expertise to influence and negotiate with
District Directors of Public Health and Strategic Health Leads across
a range of organisations and settings
• Representing GM wide public health agenda in relation to Police, Fire
and Crime to support integration within the developing locality boards
and development of an Integrated Care System
• Advising the Mayor and Deputy Mayor regarding opportunities and
approaches to support reducing Youth Violence and Gender Based
Violence
• Representing the Public Health agenda at the GM Violence Reduction
Governance Board and provide credible leadership and guidance at
a senior level to support systemwide change and improvement.
• Providing oversight of all relevant data and ways to strengthen and
improve the VRU understanding of all factors relating to violence.
• The consultant has overseen the production of two Serious Violence Strategic Needs Assessments during her time with the VRU

The appointment of Helen Lowey Consultancy Ltd has brought added value to the VRU via unpaid Public Health Registrar placements. Whilst the VRU has been in receipt of one placement since Aug 2023 (due to end May 31st 2024) the qualifications held by Helen Lowey Consultancy Ltd allows the VRU to receive two unpaid Public Health Registrar placements at the same time from August 2024.

This extension is proposed to take the contract through to 31st March 2025, at which point the VRU will review its needs in relation to public health, by which time it will have benefited from almost 3 years of expertise to develop its public health approach to reducing serious violence.

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 08/07/2024

Effective from: 13/06/2024

Decision:

The VRU wishes to vary its existing contract with Helen Lowey Consultancy Ltd by adding a value of £34,800 to extend the current contract beyond its current end date of October 2024 to 31st March 2025. The current value of the contact is £174,000 and the total new value of the varied contract will be £208,800.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


13/06/2024 - PCC DN - VRU Education Lead (Consultant) Variation of Existing Contract ref: 2755    Recommendations Approved

Priority 6 of the 2020 GM Serious Violence Action Plan included a commitment to work with education settings (including primary, secondary, alternative provision, further education and pupil referral units) to keep pupils safe and reduce the likelihood of fixed term and permanent exclusions. The 12023 Greater Than Violence strategy contains multiple commitments to work across educational settings over the next decade, particularly concerning pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

In order to progress this work, the VRU needed to appoint an individual who could function at a senior level and invoke the necessary changes across the education system. As such, it appointed an independent education lead via the College of Maths. Since July 2022, the education lead has operated in a complex partnership environment, working with multiple stakeholders to identify best practice, implement strategy and effective intervention measures. The independent education lead was appointed as in order to succeed in this work, it was deemed necessary that the individual would need to have had extensive experience as a headteacher, and was both competent and fully conversant with the business landscape of
education, including matters pertaining to national and local policy, through to direct operational delivery.

Building resilience within the school community and general education
setting is vital in order to reduce the risk of young people becoming involved in violence, but also addressing the outcomes and factors when violence does occur. This work covers all elements of primary and secondary and
further education as well as other specialist education provision.

The current contract with the College of Maths is due to expire in July 2024, and we are seeking authorisation to extend it beyond July 2024 to 31st March 2025. Once clarity on VRU funding beyond this date has been clarified, the VRU will need to work with GMCA commercial services to undertake a complaint procurement exercise to commission any further education lead role.

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 08/07/2024

Effective from: 13/06/2024

Decision:

The VRU to vary its existing contract with The College of Maths by adding a value of £49,000 to extend the current contract for the VRU’s Education Lead beyond its current end date of July 2024 to 31st March 2025. The current value of the contact is £110,400 and the total new value of the varied contract will be £159,400.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


20/06/2024 - PCC DN - Improving Police Custody Lived Experience. ref: 2753    Recommendations Approved

GMCA requires an organisation with a combination of criminal justice research and lived experience expertise to support the Improving Police Custody Programme.

Revolving Doors support and develop the skills and ambitions of people with lived experience. They advocate for system level change led by the people who use services.

Revolving Doors Agency is an award-winning national charity with over 20 years of experience aiming to change systems and improve services for people caught in the ‘revolving door’ – those who come into repeat contact with the criminal justice system due to multiple unmet needs.

Revolving Doors will have a phased approach to the support, this will include reviewing how the custody process operates and supporting future improvements.

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision published: 08/07/2024

Effective from: 20/06/2024

Decision:

£43,761 is awarded to Revolving Doors to contribute to the oversight and scrutiny of the Improving Police Custody Programme by reviewing the Police Custody Suites through the eyes of lived experience & will undertake a review of this.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


20/06/2024 - PCC DN - Greater Manchester Equality Alliance (GM=EqAl) Improving Police Custody ref: 2752    Recommendations Approved

The reasons for the decision are:

The Greater Manchester Equality Alliance (GM=EqAl) was launched in September 2020 as a successor to the smaller Greater Manchester Inclusion and Wellbeing Partnership (IWP)

Working in alliance with other VCSE, public and private sector individuals and organisations, GM=EqAl serves to connect communities to policy makers, and vice versa, to assist with strategic equality and diversity work in Greater Manchester (GM). GM=EqAl takes an intersectional approach, recognising that each individual experiences marginalisation in unique ways due to how multiple forms of inequality or disadvantage compound exclusion. By bringing together a diverse range of voices in a pan-equalities space, GM=EqAl channels multiple perspectives to develop solutions through dialogue.

Greater Manchester Equality Alliance (GM=EqAl) is a coalition of organisations and individuals drawn from a wide range of communities of experience across Greater Manchester.
GM=EqAl seeks to channel the expertise of grassroots groups, equality organisations and inclusion champions into decision making at the highest levels.

GM=EqAl will provide targeted engagement with communities at a GM-level where appropriate, this could take the form of thematic workshops/conversations, or potentially focussed on particular characteristics
In addition, the work will also contribute to the oversight and scrutiny of the Improving Police Custody programme through participation with the steering group and other relevant forums.
It will also support the implementation of legislation by providing an analysis of directives with an ‘inequalities’ lens – helping partners in the criminal justice system consider how experiences of policing could differ between communities.


Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision published: 08/07/2024

Effective from: 20/06/2024

Decision:

GMCA will grant fund £25,000 to The Greater Manchester Equality Alliance (GM=EqAl) to contribute to the oversight and scrutiny of the Improving Police Custody programme

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


12/06/2024 - PCC DN - OddArts work with Soul Sisters ref: 2751    Recommendations Approved

Odd Arts is teaming up with Soul Sister (https://soulsisters.org.uk/team/) to support a forum theatre project (eventually leading to legislative theatre) piece, developed and performed by women from Rochdale all who have experience of domestic abuse. The play will explore some of the system barriers, challenges & inequalities the women have faced as female survivors of domestic abuse. There is no funding for this project, but OddArts are 'making it happen' by coming together and providing staff. The main barrier to delivery is transport costs to facilitate transporting participating women from Middleton to Rochdale 3-5 times a week over a 9–12-week period.

OddArts are part of the Manchester Peace Together Alliance, a member of the VRU’s Community Led Programme in City of Manchester.

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision published: 08/07/2024

Effective from: 12/06/2024

Decision:

The GM VRU is seeking to award OddArts £500.00 to specifically fund the transport of women taking part in the Soul Sisters programme from Middleton to Rochdale once per week for 9 weeks.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


12/06/2024 - PCC DN - Project Simply Criminal Justice System video timeline ref: 2750    Recommendations Approved

Provider ‘Project Simply’ were appointed to deliver an online interactive timeline tool for victims of Crime. This online web tool will enable victims of crime to access and easily browse a set of videos and supplementary information depicting the criminal justice system and will be designed to help them better understand the process of coming forward and reporting a crime. It is also aimed to debunk and demystify aspects of the criminal justice system which can be incredibly daunting to engage with.

The tool is part of wider transformation of the digital offer to victims of crime including the broader website and a case management portal.

We have now reached the final stages of this video timeline work where the wireframe for the site is complete, and the project requires some additional work which was not foreseen and listed within the original scope in order to complete. This includes amending the site to work with videos hosted on Youtube within a GMCA owned account which can easily be updated/changed and offers caption ability. The web tool also requires branding (including incorporating logo font and colours) with these assets only recently developed and agreed.

This funding envelope will cover the known additional costs which have fallen outside of the contract scope and will also offer some limited contingency should other minor aspects be required prior to completion.

• £1000 Amendments for YouTube hosted videos
• £1000 amendments to tailor site with branding colours, logo and font

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision published: 08/07/2024

Effective from: 12/06/2024

Decision:

A funding envelope of £4999 be made available for the final round of amendments and additional costs to finalise the Criminal Justice System timeline tool which is being developed by supplier Project Simply. This is a key component part of the Digital transformation of victim services and forms a part of the victims’ website.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


12/06/2024 - PCC DN - Supplementary funding to assist the transition of Women’s Support Alliance health workers to GMMH Health and Justice requirements and funding streams. ref: 2749    Recommendations Approved

The Greater Manchester Women’s Support Alliance (WSA) is a registered charity whose vision is to see an approach to women facing multiple unmet needs which emphasises early intervention and prevention, diverting women away from statutory intervention. It is known that women within the justice system have significantly poorer health outcomes than the general population and the provision of health workers to support primary care health needs and outcomes is designed to reduce the health inequality for these women.

The WSA was awarded the contract to deliver the Women’s Support Service as part of the GMIRS commissioning process. They also deliver health worker service for women who access the support of the Women’s Alliance. This health support worker service forms an important part of the support to enable women to access health services either because they have previously chosen not to, or not been able to access them for a variety of reasons. It also assists recovery for women who have faced trauma to help them cope, recover and move forward with their lives as well as helping to address health inequalities for women who are in the justice system across Greater Manchester.

For the first year of delivery this service was funded via ICM health budgets. At the March 2023 JRE these budgets were aligned to the Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire Team and overseen by the Tackling Health Inequalities and the Criminal Justice System Joint Operational Group. This arrangement was supported by GMCA providing a grant to the women’s Support Alliance to deliver a health worker support service. This funding ends in June 2024. To ensure service delivery and protect funded posts this DN sets out the need to provide supplementary ‘transition’ funding as we move from a CA grant funded mechanism to GMMH mainstream funding budgets that deliver health outcomes for people in contact with the justice system. Once this transition period has ended the service will be funded by GMMH.

Transition to GMMH funding.

The new delivery and funding proposal is that the WSA will align its health workers support service for women to meet the requirements of: -
• RECONNECT (an in-custody service to assist with resettlement of people with health and substance misuse issues),
• Liaison and Diversion (a service to provide support to people in contact with the justice system from point of investigation to disposal [police and court]).

These services are currently provided by GMMH (funded by NHSE through the ICB). By transitioning these roles to the WSA it will provide improved gendered support for women who are in the justice system, improve outcomes, make service delivery more seamless and provide secure long-term funding opportunities.

The proposal is this funding will allow the transition to a ‘secondment’ model whereby the posts are owned and managed by the WSA but paid for by GMMH.

This model has been chosen because: -
• there is an evidence base and successful model in West Yorks
• it brings together multiple pathways (across L&D and RECONNECT) with the Women’s Support Alliance
• enhances benefits of partnership working for women and services
• the model will ‘fit’ with GMMH governance structures and have the potential to develop further if successful.

The staffing structure will be up to 4.00 FTE from Learning and Development establishment, and potentially 1.00 FTE from RECONNECT with a target date for completion of September 2024.

Reporting.

Alongside on-going delivery of the women’s health support service and the potential protection of jobs this ‘bridging’ funding provides reporting will be monitored through monthly and quarterly meetings. The WSA will report through-put and outcomes data to support performance management and begin the transition to future GMMH delivery requirements.

The key reporting areas include: -
• Assessment and identification of additional needs.
• Recommendation / support offered.
• Support received.
• Feedback from women using the service.
• Case studies

This information will be submitted to GMMH for onward reporting to the ICB via quarterly reporting arrangements. The Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice at the University of Northampton.

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision published: 08/07/2024

Effective from: 12/06/2024

Decision:

£40,000 is provided to support existing jobs and enable the continuation of service delivery while the Women’s Support Alliance health workers transition to deliver required outcomes under GMMH health and justice funding streams.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


12/06/2024 - PCC DN - Police and Crime Plan 2025-2029 development ref: 2748    Recommendations Approved

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 sets out the detail which must be included in a police and crime plan which has to be issued in the financial year following the election of the Mayor.

Considering and taking into account the views of GM residents, victims of crime and responsible authorities is an integral part of developing the plan – which the holding of engagement events will support.

The final Plan will need to be designed and published on the GMCA website and therefore needs to be professionally designed and finished. The document needs to appeal to a variety of audiences, be accessible and will run until 2029 so quality of design is important.

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision published: 08/07/2024

Effective from: 12/06/2024

Decision:

£15,000 be allocated to the development of the Police and Crime Plan – this will be used for the holding of 4 external engagement events and for procuring the designing of the Plan once a draft has been finalised.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


14/06/2024 - PCC DN - Funding Allocation for GM VRU Staffing 2024/25 ref: 2744    Recommendations Approved

Established in October 2019, the Greater Manchester VRU is a team of subject leads and experts from Greater Manchester Police (GMP), Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), Greater Manchester National Probation Service, Public Health, NHS, Education, Community Voluntary Sector, Victim’s Voice, Youth Justice and Local Authorities, addressing the underlying causes of violence and working together with communities to prevent it.

To date, the multi-agency partnership working approach has enabled the GM VRU to develop new and existing relationships with partners across a wide range of thematic areas to tackle serious violence in both GM and across the UK. The GM VRU is seeking to continue to fund its staff members to continue developing these programmes of work.

The partners will report to a VRU director and Partnership lead who are employed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 08/07/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024

Decision:

The GM VRU are seeking to award the following organisations to continue funding the VRU staff for financial year 2024-25:

Internal Staff (GMCA)
Programme Support
Victims Champion
Communications Lead (Maternity Cover)
Communications Lead (Maternity Costs)
Research Officer (Lead Analyst)

External Staff- Secondments from Other Organisations:
Youth Justice Operational Lead (0.2 FTE) to be awarded to Tameside Council
Youth Justice Strategic Lead (0.1 FTE) to be awarded to Wigan Council
Probation Lead (0.4 FTE) to be awarded to the National Probation Service
Clinical Lead (0.2 FTE) To be awarded to the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Contracts for Professional Services:

Education Lead (0.4 FTE) - to be awarded to the College of Maths for provision from July 2022- July 2024 onwards and managed through a separate decision for consultancy. A further decision to extend provision of the Education Lead from July 2024 through to March 2025 will be submitted separately to approve this contract extension)
Public Health Lead (0.2 FTE)- to be awarded to Helen Lowey Consultancy Ltd for provision from October 2022 to October 2024 and managed through a separate decision for consultancy. A further decision to extend provision of the Public Health Lead through to March 2025 will be submitted separately to approve this contract extension)


Total: £450,000

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


03/06/2024 - GMCA 941 Insurance Services – (excluding brokerage) ref: 2690    Recommendations Approved

The competitive procedure shows a much lower increase in premiums than was expected from market engagement and current market conditions.
The tender was split into 6 lots to encourage competition and supplier engagement. Listed below
LOT 1 Property
• Material Damage. All Risks
• Business Interruption
• Contract Works
• Computers
• Money
LOT 2 Combined Liability
• Employers Liability
• Public and Products Liability
• Libel & Slander
• Officials Indemnity
LOT 3 Crime/ Fidelity Guarantee

LOT 4 Motor including Airside Liability

LOT 5 Personal Accident and Business Travel

LOT 6 Engineering
• Engineering Insurance
• Engineering Inspection

6 companies submitted tender responses to one or more of the lots and were evaluated and moderated against the following criteria;

45% Quality
5% Social Value (an industry that historically doesn’t engage in offering strong Social Value to contracts although have a focus on SV for their own organisations. The winning bidder did score well on their social value offering to the authority.
50% Price

On this occasion one supplier won all lots. Zurich Municipal

The contract value is £445,212 per annum.

Recommendation

To approve award of the contract to Zurich at a cost of £445,212 pa years (indicative £2,226,060 for 5 years if optional 2 year extension is taken). Noting that the premiums are not fixed for contract duration and will be determined by any increase to property sums insured, increases to wages/salaries, FTE changes to fleet vehicles and any increase in claims costs and frequency.

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 03/06/2024

Decision:

Following an open competitive procurement exercise. Insurance services re tender has been concluded, to award a contract for 3 years ( + 1 x 24 month permissible extension) The contract will start 1st June 2024 or as soon as is practicable after contract signature.

Lead officer: Nicola Ward


14/06/2024 - AGMA Appointments and Nominations ref: 2689    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: AGMA Executive Board

Made at meeting: 14/06/2024 - AGMA Executive Board

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024

Decision:

1.                 That the appointments from GM Local Authorities to the AGMA Executive Board for 2024/25 be noted as follows:

 

Local Authority

Member

Substitute Member

 

GMCA

Andy Burnham

-        

Bolton

Nicholas Peel (Lab)

Susan Haworth (Lab)

Bury

Eamonn O’Brien (Lab)

Lucy Smith (Lab)

Manchester

Bev Craig (Lab)

Joanna Midgley (Lab)

 

Oldham

Arooj Shah (Lab)

Elaine Taylor (Lab)

 

Rochdale

Neil Emmott (Lab)

To be confirmed (Lab)

 

Salford

Paul Dennett (Lab)

Tracy Kelly (Lab)

Stockport

Mark Hunter (Lib Dem)

Mark Roberts (Lib Dem)

Tameside

Gerald Cooney (Lab)

Jacqueline North (Lab)

 

Trafford

Tom Ross (Lab)

Catherine Hynes (Lab)

 

Wigan

David Molyneux (Lab)

Keith Cunliffe (Lab)

 

 

2.               That the appointment of 10 members, nominated by the GM Local Authorities, plus the GMCA Housing Portfolio Lead, to the Planning and Housing Commission for 2024/25 be approved as follows:

 

Local Authority

 

Member

GMCA Portfolio Lead

Ged Cooney (Lab)

Bolton

Akhtar Zaman (Lab)

Bury

Clare Cummings (Lab)

Manchester

Gavin White (Lab)

Oldham

Elaine Taylor (Lab)

Rochdale

Daniel Meredith (Lab)

Salford

Mike McCusker (Lab)

Stockport

To be confirmed

Tameside

Laura Boyle (Lab)

Trafford

Liz Patel (Lab)

Wigan

Susan Gambles (Lab)

 

3.               That the appointments to GMCA Work & Skills Forum for 2024/25 be approved as follows:

 

Local Authority

 

Member

 

 

Bolton

Akhtar Zaman (Lab)

Bury

Charlotte Morris (Lab)

Manchester

John Hacking (Lab)

Oldham

Mohon Ali (Lab)

Rochdale

Carol Wardle (Lab)

Salford

Teresa Pepper (Lab)

Stockport

To be confirmed

Tameside

Jack Naylor (Lab)

Trafford

Liz Patel (Lab)

Wigan

Jenny Bullen (Lab)

 

 

4.               That approval be given to the appointment of Councillors Gerald Cooney (GMCA) (Lab), Daniel Meridith (Rochdale) (Lab) and Laura Boyle (Tameside) (Lab) to the North West Flood and Coastal Committee, for 2024/25.

 

5.               That the appointments made by GM Local Authorities to the Joint Health Scrutiny Committee for 2024/25 be noted as follows:

 

Local Authority

 

Member

Substitute Member

Bolton

Jackie Schofield (Lab)

Debbie Newall (Lab)

Bury

Elizabeth Fitzgerald (Lab)

Joan Grimshaw (Lab)

Manchester

Zahid Husain (Lab)

To be confirmed

Oldham

Eddie Moores (Lab)

Peter Davies (Lab)

Rochdale

Peter Joinson (Lab)

Patricia Dale (Lab)

Salford

Irfan Syed (Lab)

Sammie Bellamy (Lab)

Stockport

David Sedgwick (Lab)

Wendy Wild (Lab)

Tameside

Naila Sharif (Lab)

Charlotte Martin (Lab)

Trafford

Sophie Taylor (Lab)

Barry Winstanley (Lab)

Wigan

Ronald Conway (Lab)

Paul Molyneux (Lab)

 

6.               That the appointments to the AGMA Statutory Functions Committee for 2024/25 be approved as follows:

 

Local Authority

 

Member

Substitute Member

Bolton

Nadeem Ayub (Lab)

Akhtar Zaman (Lab)

Bury

Charlotte Morris (Lab)

To be confirmed

Manchester

Tim Whiston (Lab)

Leslie Bell (Lab)

Oldham

Peter Dean (Lab)

Aftab Hussain (Lab)

Rochdale

Janet Emsley (Lab)

To be confirmed

Salford

Hannah Robinson-Smith (Lab)

Jack Youd (Lab)

Stockport

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Tameside

Vimal Choksi (Lab)

Sangita Patel (Lab)

Trafford

Catherine Hynes (Lab)

Rose Thompson (Lab)

Wigan

Chris Ready (Lab)

Dane Anderton (Lab)

 

7.               That the appointment of Janet Emsley (Lab) (Rochdale) to the Halle Board for 2024/25 be approved.

 

8.                 That the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer, GMCA & TfGM to the Halle Board for 2024/25 be approved.

 

9.                 That the appointment of Nathaniel Tetteh (Lab) (Salford) to the People’s History Museum Board for 2024/25 be approved.

 

10.            That the appointment of Eddie Moores (Lab) (Oldham) to the Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Council of Governors, in 2022/23, for a three-year term of office be noted.

 

11.             That subject to any further changes the GCMA may wish to make, all appointments are made up to the AGMA Annual General Meeting in June 2025.


14/06/2024 - AGMA Constitution ref: 2688    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: AGMA Executive Board

Made at meeting: 14/06/2024 - AGMA Executive Board

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024

Decision:

That the AGMA Constitution be noted.


14/06/2024 - Appointment of Vice Chairs to the AGMA Executive Board - 2024/25 ref: 2687    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: AGMA Executive Board

Made at meeting: 14/06/2024 - AGMA Executive Board

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024

Decision:

1.    That the appointment of City Mayor Paul Dennett Deputy, as a Vice Chair of AGMA, under Section 9.1, of the Constitution be approved.

 

2.    That the appointment of Councillor Mark Hunter as a Vice Chair of AGMA, under Section 9.1, of the Constitution be approved.

 

3.    That the appointment of Councillor Bev Craig as a Vice Chair of AGMA, under Section 9.1, of the Constitution be approved.


14/06/2024 - Appointment of Chair to the AGMA Executive Board - 2024/25 ref: 2686    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: AGMA Executive Board

Made at meeting: 14/06/2024 - AGMA Executive Board

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024

Decision:

That the Mayor or Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, be appointed as Chair of the AGMA Executive Board under Section 9.2 of the AGMA Constitution.


14/06/2024 - Apologies ref: 2685    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: AGMA Executive Board

Made at meeting: 14/06/2024 - AGMA Executive Board

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024

Decision:


14/06/2024 - Schedule of Meetings ref: 2684    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 14/06/2024 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024

Decision:

That the schedule of meeting dates and venues for 2024/25 be noted as follows:

 

2024

 

12 July 2024

27 September 2024

25 October 2024

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14/06/2024 - GMCA Constitution ref: 2683    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 14/06/2024 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024

Decision:

That the GMCA Constitution be noted.


14/06/2024 - Greater Manchester Appointments and Nominations - 2024/25 ref: 2682    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 14/06/2024 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024

Decision:

1.      That appointments by Greater Manchester Local Authorities of members and substitute members to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority for 2024/25 be noted, and that it also be noted that all substitute members will be invited to attend meetings of the GMCA, to be able to speak but not vote (unless acting in the absence of their member) as provided for in the constitution.

 

2.      That the appointment of Julie Connor, Director of Governance & Scrutiny, as the Secretary of the GMCA be approved.

 

3.      That Councillors Nick Peel (Lab) (Bolton), Bev Craig (Lab) (Manchester), Arooj Shah (Lab) (Oldham), Gerald Cooney (Lab) (Tameside), and Mark Hunter (Lib Dem) (Stockport) be appointed to the GMCA Standards Committee for 2024/25.

 

4.      That Members Andy Burnham (Lab), Bev Craig (Lab), (Manchester), Paul Dennett (Lab) (Salford), Eamonn O’Brien (Lab), (Bury), Tom Ross (Labour) (Trafford), David Molyneux (Lab) (Wigan) and Mark Hunter (Lib Dem) (Stockport) be appointed to the GMCA Resources Committee for 2024/25.

 

5.      That Councillors Elliot Moss (Lab) (Bury), Andrew Simcock (Lab) (Manchester), Colin McLaren (Lab) (Oldham) and Dylan Butt (Con) (Trafford) be appointed as the member and Councillors Emily Mort (Lab) (Bolton) and Jack Youd (Lab) (Salford) be appointed as the substitute members to the GMCA Audit Committee for 2024/25.

 

6.      That the following 15 members and substitute members be appointed to the GMCA Waste & Recycling Committee for 2024/25 as follows:

 

 

District

 

Member

Substitute

Bolton

Richard Silvester (Lab)

Robert Morrisey (Lab)

Bury

Alan Quinn (Lab)

Gareth Staples-Jones (Lab)

To be confirmed (Lab)

To be confirmed (Lab)

Manchester

Lee-Ann Igbon (Lab)

Shaukat Ali (Lab)

To be confirmed (Lab)

To be confirmed (Lab)

Oldham

Ken Rustidge (Lab)

Pam Byrne (Con)

To be confirmed (Lab)

David Arnott (Con)

Rochdale

Aasim Rashid (Lab)

 

To be confirmed (Lab)

Salford

David Lancaster (Lab)

Barbara Bentham (Lab) Arnold Saunders (Con)

 

Stockport

Dena Ryness (Lab)

Mark Roberts (Lib Dem)

Davd Meller (Lab)

Grace Baynham (Lib Dem)

Tameside

Denise Ward (Lab)

 

Hugh Roderick (Lab)

Trafford

Stephen Adshead (Lab)

Dylan Butt (Con)

To be confirmed (Lib Dem)

To be confirmed (Lab)

 

To be confirmed (Lib Dem)

Wigan

NA

 

 

 

7.      That it be noted that the appointment of the Chair of the GMCA Waste & Recycling Committee will be made by the GMCA, on the recommendation of the GMCA Waste & Recycling Committee.

 

8.      That the appointment of the Mayor of Greater Manchester to the Bee Network Committee for 2024/25 be noted.

 

9.      That Tom Ross (Lab) (Trafford)be appointed, to act as the substitute member for the Mayor of Greater Manchester, to the Bee Network Committee for 2024/5.

 

10.  That Eamonn O’Brien (Lab) (Bury) be appointed to act as the GMCA member on the  Bee Network Committee member for 2024/25, and that Neil Emmott (Lab) (Rochdale) be appointed to act as GMCA substitute member on the Bee Network Committee for 2024/25.

 

11.  That the appointments to the Bee Network Committee by the 10 GM Local Authorities for 2024/25, be noted, as follows:

 

District

 

Member

Substitute

Bolton

Hamdi Khurram (Lab)

Sean Fielding (Lab)

Bury

Alan Quinn (Lab)

Gareth Staples-Jones (Lab)

Manchester

Tracey Rawlins (Lab)

To be confirmed (Lab)

Oldham

Joshua Charters (Lab)

Chris Goodwin (Lab)

 

Rochdale

Phil Burke (Lab)

Aasim Rashid (Lab)

Salford

Paul Dennett (Lab)

Mike McCusker (Lab)

Stockport

Grace Baynham (Lib Dem)

Mark Roberts (Lib Dem)

Tameside

Laura Boyle (Lab)

Andrew McClaren (Lab)

Trafford

Aidan Williams (Lab)

Stephen Adshead (Lab)

Wigan

Paul Prescot (Lab)

John Vickers (Lab)

 

 

12.  That it be noted that the Mayor will appoint up to 4 additional members to the GMCA Bee Network Committee.

 

13.  That the Bee Network Committee be requested to appoint 5 members from the Committee (4 Labour and 1 Conservative) to the GMATL Board for 2024/25.

 

14.  That 20 members and 20 substitute members be appointed to the GMCA Overview & Scrutiny Committee for 2024/25 as follows:

 

District

Member

Substitute

Bolton

Nadim Muslim (Con)

Mohammed Iqbal (Lab)

 

Peter Wright (Independent)

Robert Morrisey (Lab)

Bury

Russell Bernstein (Con)

Gavin McGill  (Lab)

 

Imran Rizvi (Lab)

To be confirmed (Lab)

Manchester

John Leech (Lib Dem)

 

 

Basil Curley (Lab)

John Hughes (Lab)

 

Mandie Shilton Godwin (Lab)

Anthony McCaul (Lab)

Oldham

Colin McLaren (Lab)

Louie Hamblett (Lib Dem)

 

 

Junaid Hussain (Lab)

Rochdale

Dylan Williams (Lab)

Ashley Dearnley (Con)

 

Terry Smith (Lab)

Sameena Zaheer (Lab)

Salford

Lewis Nelson (Lab)

Neil Reynolds (Lab)

 

Joshua Brooks (Lab)

Maria Brabiner (Lab)

Stockport

Rachel Wise (Lab)

Steve Gribbon (Lib Dem)

 

 

Helen Hibbert (Lab)

Tameside

Nalia Sharif (Lab)

Liam Billington (Con)

 

Claire Reid (Lab)

Theresa Smith (Lab)

Trafford

Sean Ennis (Lib Dem)

George Delvin (Lab)

 

Ged Carter (Lab)

Keleigh Glenton (Lab)

 

Jill Axford (Lab)

 

Wigan

Joanne Marshall (Lab)

Mary Callahan (Lab)

 

Fred Walker (Lab)

Debra Wailes (Lab)

 

15.  That the appointments made by the GM Local Authorities to the GM Culture & Social Impact Fund Committee for 2024/25 be approved as follows:

 

District

Member

Substitute Member

GMCA Portfolio Lead

Neil Emmott

 

Bolton

Nadeem Ayub (Lab)

Karen Hon (Lab)

Bury

Charlotte Morris (Lab)

To be confirmed

Manchester

Tim Whiston (Lab)

Leslie Bell (Lab)

Oldham

Peter Dean (Lab)

Aftab Hussain (Lab)

Rochdale

Janet Emsley (Lab)

Kathryn Bromfield (Lab)

Salford

Hannah Robinson-Smith (Lab)

Jack Youd (Lab)

Stockport

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Tameside

Vimal Choksi (Lab)

Sangita Patel (Lab)

Trafford

Catherine Hynes (Lab)

Rose Thompson (Lab)

Wigan

 Chris Ready (Lab)

Keith Cunliffe (Lab)

 

 

16.  That the appointments to the Green City Region Board as nominated by the 10 GM Local Authorities for 2024/25 be approved as follows:

 

District

Member

GMCA Portfolio Lead

Tom Ross (Lab)

Bolton

Richard Silvester (Lab)

Bury

Gareth Staple-Jones (Lab)

Manchester

Tracey Rawlins (Lab)

Oldham

Abdul Jabbar (Lab)

Rochdale

Tricia Ayrton (Lab)

Salford

Mike McCusker (Lab)

Stockport

To be confirmed

Tameside

Jack Naylor (Lab)

Trafford

Aidan Williams (Lab)

Wigan

Paul Prescott (Lab)

 

 

17.  That the GMCA Green-City Region Portfolio Leader be appointed to the Greater Manchester Green City Region Partnership Board for 2024/25.

 

18.  That the appointments to the Greater Manchester Homelessness Programme Board as nominated by the 10 GM Local Authorities for 2024/25 be approved as follows:

 

 

 

District

Member

Substitute

GMCA Portfolio Lead

Paul Dennett (Lab)

 

Bolton

Hamid Khurram (Lab)

To be confirmed

Bury

Clare Cummins (Lab)

Elizabeth Fitzgerald (Lab)

Manchester

Joanna Midgely (Lab)

To be confirmed

Oldham

Elaine Taylor (Lab)

Chris Goodwin (Lab)

Rochdale

Daniel Meredith (Lab)

To be confirmed

Salford

Tracy Kelly (Lab)

Wilson Nkurunziza (Lab)

Stockport

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Tameside

Andrew McLaren (Lab)

To be confirmed

Trafford

James Wright (Lab)

To be confirmed

Wigan

Susan Gambles (Lab)

Paula Wakefield (Lab)

 

 

19.  That the appointments to the Greater Manchester Children’s Board as nominated by the 10 GM Local Authorities for 2024/25 be approved as follows:

 

District

Member

GMCA Portfolio Lead

Mark Hunter (Lib Dem)

Bolton

Martin Donaghy (Lab)

Bury

Tamoor Tariq (Lab)

Manchester

To be confirmed

Oldham

Shaid Mushtaq (Lab)

Rochdale

Rachel Massey (Lab)

Salford

Jim Cammell (Lab)

Stockport

To be confirmed

Tameside

Bill Fairfoull (Lab)

Trafford

Karina Cater (Lab)

Wigan

Jenny Bullen (Lab)

 

 

20.  That the appointments from the GM Local Authorities to the Clean Air Charging Authorities Committee for 2024/25 be noted as follows:

 

District

Member

Substitute

Bolton

Richard Silvester (Lab)

Hamid Khurram (Lab)

Bury

Alan Quinn (Lab)

Gary Staples-Jones (Lab)

Manchester

Tracey Rawlins (Lab)

Linda Foley (Lab)

Oldham

Abdul Jabbar (Lab)

Joshua Charters (Lab)

Rochdale

Trisha Ayrton (Lab)

To be confirmed

Salford

Mike McCusker (Lab)

Jane Hamilton (Lab)

Stockport

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Tameside

Denise Ward (Lab)

Gerald Cooney (Lab)

Trafford

Aidan Williams (Lab)

Stephen Adshead (Lab)

Wigan

Paul Prescott (Lab)

Joanne Marshall (Lab)

 

 

21.  That the appointments from the GM Local Authorities to the Air Quality Administration Committee for 2024/25 be noted as follows:

 

District

Member

Substitute

GMCA

Eamonn O’Brien

 

Bolton

Richard Silvester (Lab)

Hamid Khurram (Lab)

Bury

Alan Quinn (Lab)

Gary Staples-Jones (Lab)

Manchester

Tracey Rawlins (Lab)

Linda Foley (Lab)

Oldham

Abdul Jabbar (Lab)

Joshua Charters (Lab)

Rochdale

Tricia Ayrton (Lab)

To be confirmed

Salford

Mike McCusker (Lab)

Jane Hamilton (Lab)

Stockport

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Tameside

Jacqueline North (Lab)

Andrew McLaren (Lab)

Trafford

Aidan Williams (Lab)

Stephen Adshead (Lab)

Wigan

Paul Prescott (Lab)

Joanne Marshall (Lab)

 

 

22.  That the Portfolio Leader for Clean Air be appointed to the Air Quality Administration Committee.

 

23.  That the appointments from the GM Local Authorities to the GM Clean Air Scrutiny Committee for 2024/25 be noted as follows:

 

District

Member

Substitute

 

 

 

Bolton

Martin Donaghy (Lab)

Shafaqat Shaikh (Lab)

Bury

Elliot Moss (Lab)

To be confirmed

Manchester

Mandie Shilton Godwin (Lab)

To be confirmed

Oldham

Graham Shuttleworth (Lab)

Junaid Hussain (Lab)

Rochdale

Tom Besford (Lab)

To be confirmed

Salford

John Mullen (Lab)

Stuart Dickman (Lab)

Stockport

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Tameside

Claire Reid (Lab)

To be confirmed

Trafford

Jill Axford (Lab)

To be confirmed

Wigan

Christine Roberts (Lab)

Samantha Brown (Lab)

 

 

24.  That the appointments from the GM Local Authorities to the Police Fire and Crime Panel for 2024/25 be noted as follows:

 

District

Member

Substitute

Bolton

Rabiya Jiva (Lab)

David Chadwick (Lab)

Bury

Sandra Walmsley (Lab)

Richard Gold (Lab)

Manchester

Garry Bridges (Lab)

To be confirmed

Oldham

Peter Dean (Lab)

To be confirmed

Rochdale

Janet Emsley (Lab)

To be confirmed

Salford

David Lancaster (Lab)

Barbara Bentham (Lab)

Stockport

Councillor Tom Morrison (Lib Dem)

Steve Gribbon (Lib Dem)

Tameside

Vimal Choksi (Lab)

Barrie Holland (Lab)

Trafford

Rose Thompson (Lab)

Simon Thomas (Lab)

Wigan

Dane Anderton (Lab)

Paula Wakefield (Lab)

 

 

25.  That the appointments from the GM Local Authorities to the Police Fire and Crime Steering Group for 2024/25 as follows:

 

District

Member

Substitute

Bolton

Rabiya Jiva (Lab)

To be confirmed

Bury

Sandra Walmsley (Lab)

To be confirmed

Manchester

Garry Bridges (Lab)

To be confirmed

Oldham

Peter Dean (Lab)

Aftab Hussain (Lab)

Rochdale

Janet Emsley (Lab)

To be confirmed

Salford

David Lancaster (Lab)

Barbara Bentham (Lab)

Stockport

Councillor Tom Morrison (Lib Dem)

To be confirmed

Tameside

Vimal Choksi (Lab)

To be confirmed

Trafford

Rose Thompson (Lab)

Simon Thomas (Lab)

Wigan

Dane Anderton (Lab)

Paula Wakefield (Lab)

 

 

26.  That the appointments from GM Local Authorities to the GM Integrated Care Partnership Board be noted as follows:

 

District

Member

Substitute

Bolton

Sean Fielding (Lab)

Jackie Schofield (Lab)

Bury

Tamoor Tariq (Lab)

Eamonn O’Brien (Lab)

Manchester

Bev Craig (Lab)

Thomas Robinson (Lab)

Oldham

Barbara Brownridge (Lab)

 

Marie Bashforth (Lab)

Rochdale

Daalat Ali (Lab)

Faisal Rana (Lab)

Salford

John Merry (Lab)

Mishal Saeed (Lab)

Stockport

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Tameside

Gerald Cooney (Lab)

Eleanor Wills (Lab)

Trafford

Jane Slater (Lab)

Tom Ross (Lab)

Wigan

Keith Cunliffe (Lab)

David Molyneux (Lab)

 

 

27.  That the Mayor of Greater Manchester be appointed to the GM Integrated Care Partnership Board.

 

28.  That Andy Burnham (Lab), Arooj Shah (Lab) (Oldham), Bev Craig (Lab) (Manchester) and Eamonn O’Brien (Lab) (Bury) be appointed to the Greater Manchester Business Board (formerly Local Enterprise Partnership) for 2024/25.

 

29.  That the Mayor of Greater Manchester be appointed to the Transport for the North Board and Rail North Committee.

 

30.  That Eamonn O’Brien  (Lab) (Bury) be appointed as the substitute member to the Transport for the North Board and as the substitute member to the Rail North Committee.

 

31.  That Colin McLaren (Lab) (Oldham) be appointed, and Steve Adshead (Lab) (Trafford) be appointed as the substitute member to act as the GMCA’s appointment to the Transport for the North Audit & Governance Committee.

 

32.  That Mike McCusker (Lab) (Salford) be appointed, and Josh Charters (Lab) (Oldham) be appointed as the substitute member to act as the GMCA’s appointment to the Transport for the North General Purposes Committee.

 

33.  That Paul Prescott (Lab) (Wigan) be appointed, and Bev Place (Lab) (Rochdale) be appointed as the substitute member to act as the GMCA’s appointment to the Transport for the North Scrutiny Committee.

 

34.  That the Portfolio Leaders for Technical Education & Skills, Resource & Investment, Economy, Business & Inclusive Growth, Green City Region and Equalities & Communities be appointed to the UK Shared Prosperity Fund Board for 2024/25.

 

35.  That Gerald Cooney (GMCA), Bev Craig (GMCA), Nazia Rehman (Wigan), Arooj Shah (GMCA) and Liz Patel (Trafford) be appointed to the Growth Company Board for 2024/25.

 

36.  That subject to any further changes the GMCA may wish to make, all appointments are made up to the GMCA Annual Meeting in June 2025.


14/06/2024 - Appointment of Vice Chairs 2024/25 ref: 2681    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 14/06/2024 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024

Decision:

1.  That it be noted that City Mayor, Paul Dennett, Deputy Mayor, is automatically appointed as a Vice Chair of the GMCA, under Part 5A, section 4, of the Constitution.

 

2.  That it be noted that that Councillor Mark Hunter is automatically appointed as a Vice Chair of the GMCA, under Part 5A, section 4, of the Constitution.

 

3.  That the appointment of Councillor Bev Craig as a Vice Chair of the GMCA , under Part 5A, section 4, of the Constitution be approved.


14/06/2024 - Appointment of Chair - 2024/25 ref: 2680    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 14/06/2024 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024

Decision:

That it be noted that Andy Burnham, as the Mayor of Greater Manchester, under Part 5A, section 4 of the Constitution, is the Chair of the GMCA (ex-officio).


14/06/2024 - Apologies ref: 2679    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 14/06/2024 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024

Decision: