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Any announcements or special business (including the submission of any urgent business) introduced by the Chair. pdf icon PDF 12 KB

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Apologies for absence

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Declaration of Interests

(Members must indicate which specific agenda item any declaration relates to.)


Disclosure by Members of “Disclosable Pecuniary Interests” (as defined by The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012), and Members’ “Personal Interests” in accordance with paragraph 12.1 of Salford City Council’s Code of Conduct for Members.  


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Minutes of meeting held on 19 October 2022 pdf icon PDF 280 KB

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9.40 am

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Receipt of Petitions/Communications

When submitting petitions, elected members are requested to provide contact details (preferably including an email address) for the lead petitioner to which correspondence can be sent.


Petitions should also clearly state what issues they concern and any potential outcomes and actions which are sought.


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9.45 am

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Presentation to former Chief Superintendent Shaun Donnellan

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9.55 am

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Youth Justice Plan 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 197 KB

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10.05 am

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Treasury Management Strategy 2022/23 Mid Year Review pdf icon PDF 495 KB

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10.15 am

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Notice of Motion

Late Night Trams and a Better Service

(as deferred from meeting on 19 October 2022)


To be moved by Councillor Alex Warren and seconded by Councillor Chris Twells


This Council notes that:


·         Since Covid shuttered the world, our city has bounced back in a big way.  Gigs, restaurants, clubbing, and festivals have blossomed in the wake of the pandemic with millions flocking to Salford and Greater Manchester to pursue this entertainment.

·         If you are out working, or enjoying yourself late at night, residents face a curfew for the tram, expensive taxis, or a risky walk home in the dark.

·         Ella Watson, a local resident in London, successfully campaigned to get the night tube reinstated to increase women’s safety in the city.

·         The Night Tube is currently running on Friday and Saturday nights on the Central, Jubilee, Northern and Victoria lines.  When it's fully operational, the Night Tube runs on Fridays and Saturdays on the Victoria, Jubilee, and most of the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines.

·         Since November 2021 the Night tube continues to be successful and has surpassed fears that it would have limited customers.  The service runs at an off peak cost.

·         Concerns that there won’t be enough passengers can be compared to the later running airport line which is much used as the “last tram” home for many. An expansion to service does not mean less use and many users use a day ticket which runs for the whole service.

·         A late-night level of access to Greater Manchester’s Tram services is the best transport option to ensure thousands of women across the region can get home safely in the evenings and at night.

·         Metrolink has seen a growth and return to pre-covid levels of service users on the tram network.

·         Millions enjoy and work as part of the City’s famous and vibrant night-time economy. Let’s provide a commuter service that extends beyond the 9 – 5 for our hospitality workers.

·         The population of Greater Manchester is projected to rapidly increase in the coming years as more and more people move to our city.  We must have the responsibility and foresight to put into practice safe and accessible public transport.


This Council resolves to:


·         Congratulate Ella Watson on her work to restore the Night tube and help pursue safe late-night travel for people in Greater London.

·         Ask Transport for Greater Manchester to run a 3 month trial of the night tram on the Eccles via Media City to Ashton-under-Lyne service, and to monitor it’s success.

·         Ask the Salford City Mayor to write to the Mayor of Greater Manchester for their support.                                             


Notes on other cities with night trams running until 2am or later:










Amendment to be proposed by Councillor Alex Warren:


Late Night Trams, a Better Service and Safer Public Transport


This Council notes that:


·         Since Covid shuttered the world, our city has bounced back in a big way.  Gigs, restaurants, clubbing, and festivals have blossomed  ...  view the full agenda text for item 9.

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Notice of Motion

Motion: Slavery Memorial Day


To be moved by Councillor Jim King and seconded by Councillor Wilson Nkurunziza.


Slavery was practiced by a number of nations, including the United Kingdom, for decades. In the process fortunes were made and those forced or sold into slavery suffered many indignities including beatings, shackling and appalling living conditions. Many died, some were tortured and likely all were traumatised.

We already have a Holocaust Memorial Day and the Srebrenica massacre is also marked annually.

It would help to better understand the impact of slavery if an annual Slavery Memorial Day, or similar event, was established in Salford and ideally nationwide, so that current and future generations are made more aware of the appalling suffering and the destruction of well-developed cultures because of the horrors of the slave trade. 

We believe that slavery should be more publicly acknowledged and studied, taught in all of our schools and given the same local and national level of importance as the Holocaust. 

Although the transatlantic slave trade is covered in the national education curriculum in the UK however it is not compulsory for primary and secondary schools therefore, it would be great to request that the slave trade should become a compulsory subject/topic for our primary and secondary schools.

A Slavery Memorial Day would also help to further raise the profile of modern day slavery which this Council has already debated.  Modern slavery was recently highlighted by the revelation by the Olympian, Mo Farah, who tells us he was trafficked. 

This Council request that:

·         This motion be sent to Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the LGA and His Majesty’s Government, seeking their support.

·         The Council call on the government to declare a national slavery memorial day.

·         The City Mayor consider declaring a local memorial day, and call on H.M. Government to consider making slavery a compulsory national curriculum schools’ subject.


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11.00 am

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Statement of the Elected City Mayor

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Please note in relation to items 12, 13, 14 and 15 below, it is requested that, wherever possible, any questions are submitted in writing and e-mailed to the Democratic Services Section at

by no later than 48 hours before the meeting (i.e. by 9.30 am on Monday, 14 November 2022).


11.15 am

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General Questions or Comments to the Elected City Mayor

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11.40 am

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General Questions or Comments to Cabinet Members on the discharge of responsibilities within their portfolios

·         Cllr Tracy Kelly - Statutory Deputy City Mayor and Lead Member for Housing, Property and Regeneration 

·         Cllr John Merry - Deputy City Mayor, Lead Member for

Adult Social care

·         Cllr Sharmina August - Inclusive Economy, Anti-Poverty, and Equalities

·         Cllr Jim Cammell - Lead Member for Children’s and Young Peoples Services

·         Cllr Barbara Bentham - Lead Member for Environment, 

Neighbourhoods and Community Safety

·         Cllr Bill Hinds - Lead Member for Finance and Support Services

·         Cllr Mike McCusker - Lead Member for Planning

and Sustainable Development


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12.05 pm

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General Questions or Comments to Chairs of Scrutiny Panels

·         Cllr John Mullen - Overview and Scrutiny Board

·         Cllr Adrian Brocklehurst - Children’s Scrutiny Panel

·         Cllr Stuart Dickman - Community and Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Panel

·         Cllr Margaret Morris - Health and Social Care Scrutiny Panel

·         Cllr Robert Sharpe - Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel


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12.15 pm

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General Questions or Comments on the discharge of functions of Joint Authorities and Outside Bodies

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Scheduled Reports from Board Members pdf icon PDF 252 KB

The following reports are submitted for information with the intention they be noted. Members who have any questions, or require further information on the contents of these reports, are in the first instance advised to contact the representatives respectively indicated:


·         Centre for Local Economic Strategies (City Mayor and Cllr Kelly)

·         General Assembly of the University of Manchester (Cllr Merry)

·         Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre (Cllrs Hinds, Kelly and Youd)



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