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					      EQUALITY COMMISSION FOR NORTHERN IRELAND
          Public Authority Progress Report 2005 - 2006
       Template to assist Public Authorities to report on
 implementation of the equality and good relations duties under
                 Section 75 of the NI Act 1998

The information required from public authorities will be based on the
period from 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006. Please ensure that it is
submitted to the Commission by 31 August 2006, electronically (by
completing this template) and in writing, with a signed cover letter
from the Chief Executive or, in his/her absence, the Deputy Chief
Executive.

This year’s progress report template is significantly different from
earlier guidance, reflecting the work that many authorities will be
undertaking on their five year review of equality schemes. It is
important that the authority reports on what it views as being relevant
in terms of progress made on the implementation of the statutory
duties from April 2005 to March 2006.
Please enter information at the end of each Section in the template.
Name of public authority (Enter details below)


                          Derry City Council


Equality Officer name and contact details (Enter details below)

                           Miss Kay McIvor
                          Derry City Council
                           98 Strand Road
                               DERRY
                              BT48 7NN

                         Tel: 028 71 365151
                E-Mail: kay.mcivor@derrycity.gov.uk




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Section 1: Strategic Implementation of the Section 75 Duties
 Outline evidence of progress made in developing equality and good
relations objectives, performance indicators and targets in corporate
and annual operating plans during 2005-06. Your response should
include any targets for 2006-07.
Please provide details of the direct resourcing of Section 75 work
during 2005–06. This should include staff appointed/directed (not
names) and details of any budget allocation, to specifically deliver
equality scheme commitments.
(Enter text below)
Corporate Plan
Work was initiated in 2005/6 to develop the Council‟s Corporate
Plan for 2006-2009. This document had as a clear focus and
underlying theme the need for inclusion, equality and
opportunity. This is evidenced by the identification, from the
outset of the document, of the importance of the section 75
duties in the examination of the strategic context in which the
plan was being developed:
  Strategic Context :
  Promoting Equality of Opportunity and Good Relations

  Under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 Derry City Council must have due
  regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity between persons of different
  religious belief, political opinion, racial group, age, marital status or sexual orientation;
  between men and women generally; between persons with disability and persons
  without; and between persons with dependants and persons without.
  In addition the Council must have regard to the desirability of promoting good relations
  between persons of different religious belief, political opinion and racial group

  These are responsibilities, which the council takes very seriously and are key to
  developing a peaceful, inclusive and fair society. Over the years the council has
  undertaken a number of important initiatives to promote both equality of opportunity
  and good relations but recognises that some sections of our community feel that their
  cultural background is not respected. There have been tensions at „interface‟ areas and
  the council acknowledges that there is still work to be done in fostering relationships
  between and within communities not only in the council area but also the region.
  Building these relationships will be a key element of the council‟s work. There are also
  challenges in ensuring that all sections of the community enjoy equality in terms of
  access to services, information and social and economic opportunities. Again, the
  council is committed to delivering change, which will benefit everyone in the district and
  region.                               2
Additionally, the Vision set out by the Council and its Mission,
Values, and Principles, clearly emphasise the strategic
significance of the equality and good relations duties:

  A Vision for the Region:
   “A vibrant, prosperous region with equality of opportunity for all”
                                   The Council’s Mission:
  “Developing the Region”
  Through:
        Providing civic and accountable regional leadership
        Delivering high quality services
        Providing for the health and well-being of our communities
        Championing coherent regional strategies
        Promoting good relations across the region and between all parties and
         communities
        Listening to, learning from, involving and informing all our key stakeholders in
         terms of what we are doing on their behalf
        Fostering sectoral partnerships


                                 Our Values and Principles
 In pursuing its mission, the Council is wholeheartedly committed to fulfilling its equality
 duties and to targeting social need and in so doing will seek to promote and adhere to
 the following core values and principles:
                                       Valuing People
            Valuing people by: -                Listening
                                                Respecting
                                                Communicating
                                                Promoting equality and
                                                 inclusion
 Raising Standards
            Raising standards by: -               Learning
                                                  Innovating
                                                  Improving
                                   Creating Opportunities
             Creating opportunities by: -          Investing
                                                   Facilitating
                                                   Initiating




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                                   Working Collectively
             Working collectively by: -        Partnering
                                               Being open
                                               Being accessible


                                     Celebrating Diversity
              Celebrating diversity by: -         Accepting Differences
                                                  Valuing Differences
                                                  Celebrating Differences
                                                  Promoting good relations
  These values will underpin all our decision-making and shape the services that we
  provide. Through our civic leadership role, we hope to encourage the wider
  recognition of all these values and principles in our community, and in delivering a
  “vibrant, prosperous region with equality of opportunity for all”.

In specific terms, the corporate plan identified a number of priorities
over the next three years, based on consultation with a wide range of
stakeholders including representatives of the Section 75 categories.
These priority areas included:
    Community, Culture and Healthy Living with a vision /
      strategic aim of achieving of “ A culturally rich region made up
      of confident safe and healthy communities” and
    Service Delivery with a vision / strategic aim of “Quality and
      value for money services, defined by the needs of the region,
      delivered in an efficient and responsive manner”

Specific objectives and measures of success were also identified in
relation to these priority areas, which included:

                                 Strategic Objectives
Strong, confident communities able to participate in the social, cultural, economic and
environmental regeneration of their areas.

Inclusive communities where no one feels alienated or marginalised.

Service provision which reflects local and regional needs, with due regard to statutory
obligations.

Efficient, accessible and responsive services.


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                                    Measures of Success
   Increasing the % of residents who agree with the statement: “Derry City Council treats all
    local people fairly and without discrimination” from 68% to 75% by March 2009
   Increasing the percentage of residents who agree with the statement ”I am confident that
    my own cultural tradition is protected these days”
   Obtaining Child Friendly recognition for the City by 2009

   Being in top 25% of Councils whose residents agree with the statement: „Council
    consults with and listens to the views of local people‟
   Increasing resident satisfaction with the service provided by council from 64% to 70% by
    2008
   Being the top 25% of council‟s whose residents agree with the statement: “the council is
    efficient in the delivery of its services”
   Producing information in a range of formats to suit the needs of the community
   Achieving quality accreditation for at least one of our customer facing services as part of
    our commitment to continuous improvement and service excellence by end 2008.
   Being in the top 25% of council‟s whose residents agree with the statement “ council
    services have improved over the last two years” by 2008.


Work will be conducted in 2006/7 to ensure that these objectives
and measures are further reflected in the council‟s departmental
plans and in the personal development plans of individuals.

Quarterly Reports

The strategic implementation of the Section 75 is also evident in
the council‟s arrangements for quarterly performance reporting
to the council‟s Management Team, Policy and Resources
Committee and Council. This report contains specific Section 75
performance indicators, namely: the number of equality impact
assessments conducted, the number of requests for information
in other formats and the number of equality impact assessments
received and facilitates trend comparison on a quarterly or
annual basis.




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Resourcing the Equality Duties

During the 2005/6 the full-time resources of the Council‟s
Equality Officer, Community Relations Officer and Women‟s
Officer were dedicated to the promotion of equality of
opportunity and good relations in the council area. Managerial
support and strategic focus was provided by the Management
Services Officer, City Secretary and Solicitor and the Director of
Development. Administrative resources were also provided to
facilitate effective delivery of initiatives.

Staffing and programme costs directly related to the promotion
of equality of opportunity and good relations in 2005/6 were
£253,000

Support and other costs are estimated be have been £40, 000




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Section 2: Screening & Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA)

2a) If a Screening Report has not yet been submitted to the
Commission please advise us on the current position with regard to
producing this report and forwarding to the Commission.

(Enter text below)
There were no new policies scheduled for screening during the
2005-06 year


2b) If a Screening Report and EQIA Timetable has previously been
submitted to the Commission please provide an update (using the
matrices in Appendix A) of policies subject to EQIA during 2005-06,
new/proposed/revised policies screened during 2005-06, ongoing
EQIA monitoring activities and 2006-07 EQIA timetable.

An update on the progress of Derry City Council‟s EQIA
timetable is enclosed (See Appendix B)


Section 3: Training
 Outline staff and Management Board/Committee training during
2005-06 associated with the Section 75 duties/Equality Scheme
requirements (Provide details of types of training provision e.g.
general awareness raising, specialist training on EQIA, Screening
and Consultation). Provide a summary of any training evaluations
and comments on the benefits of such training.
(Enter text below)

Derry City Council proactively addressed any training needs
through internal and external training provision. The
programme itself has comprised of various categories of
training, based on need, from awareness raising to specialist
skills in conflict resolution techniques.

The Council has provided both external and internal training
provision for staff / Management Team / Elected Members
associated with the Section 75 duties / Equality Scheme
requirements. The details of the types of training provision, who


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delivered this training and whom the training was provided
below:

                                 2005 – 06
Training Provided          Internal/External Attendees
                           Training
                           Providers
Good Relations Training    Better Connections   All staff and elected members
Induction for Newly        Management           All newly elected members
Elected Members            Services Officer
Disability Awareness       LGT                  Open to all staff
Basic Sign Language        Hands That Talk      Open to all staff
                           (LGT)
Conducting Formal          Harry McConnell      Open to all staff
Investigations             (LGT)
Recruitment & Selection:   Equality             Open to all staff
Equality Considerations    Commission
How to Manage/Deal         Tom Kenny            Open to all staff
with Difficult People
Code of Practice on        Equality Officer     Open to all staff
Producing Information
Community Development      Ulster Peoples       Equality Officer
and Citizenship            College
Good Relations and Civic   TIDES Training       Equality Officer and
Leadership Training                             Community Relations Officer
Mentoring in Local         LGT                  Open to all staff
Government
City and Guilds Adult      Asset Skills         Supervisors/Managers
Learners Support
Training
Child Protection           Coaching N.I.        All staff from Heritage &
Awareness Training                              Museums and Leisure
                                                Services

The Equality Officer also provides one-to-one training and
support to Council officers during the completion and screening
of policies and / or through EQIA processes and questionnaires
as required.

The benefits of the Equality Awareness Training Programme are
illustrated by the comments from staff. The feedback indicated
that staff felt they had a greater awareness after the Disability
Awareness Training and they benefited from hearing from actual


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members from this group. Staff felt the awareness training
challenged their perceptions or preconceptions and gave them
important information on the issues faced by people with a
disability.

One encouraging aspect is that staff are proactively identifying
areas where they would like more training. For example Basic
Sign Language classes are currently being provided in Council
with a view to providing British Sign Language/Irish Sign
Language Stage 1 in the future in response to requests from
staff. This highlights that staff are more aware of the different
needs of the service user and want to be prepared so as to
provide an improved level of service.




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Section 4: Communication
● Provide details of how the authority communicated progress on
delivery of the statutory duties during 2005-06.
● Provide details of any review of communication activities during the
year to ensure effective communication on progressing the statutory
duties.

(Enter text below)

Derry City Council has continued to use the following
communication methods as detailed in the Annual Progress
Report for 2004/05, which included:

Internal Communication Methods

         Staff training
         Council intranet – contains a folder with all relevant
          information in relation to Section 75 duties, for
          example research information, Equality Commission
          Guidelines, EQIA questionnaires, completed EQIAs
          etc.
         The Code of Practice on Producing Information,
          which requires officers to present information in
          accessible formats.
         Information booklets on the S75 group, which are
          available both internally and externally.
         Committee Reports to Policy and Resources
          Committee and Full Council on equality issues
         Quarterly Monitoring Reports which contain
          information on various equality performance
          indicators namely: the number of equality impact
          assessments conducted, the number of requests for
          information in other formats and the number of
          equality impact assessments received and facilitates
          trend comparison on a quarterly or annual basis.
          These are reported to the council‟s Management
          Team, Policy and Resources Committee and Council.
         A Team Brief is issued to all staff on a monthly basis.
          This report contains issues, which arose at Senior
          Management Team in the previous month and actions


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          taken. This report also provides an avenue for staff
          to comment or raise questions on matters arising.


External methods of communication include the following:

    Public Access to Council and Committee Meetings
     Members of the public have full access to attend meeting
     of the full Council and its standing committees. During the
     2005-06 year various reports have been brought forward
     detailing progress on implementing s75/good relations
     initiatives. Additionally the annual overall progress report
     is brought forward to a public meeting each year.

    Letter
     The Council communicates with all equality consultees,
     equality fora groups, stakeholders and other affected
     sections of the community by letter.

     Consultees are advised that all information is available in
     alternative formats, on request, and where relevant
     consultees are provided with a reply slip to identify their
     preferred format for receiving information.

    Equality Newsletter
     This newsletter provides regular briefings on the Council‟s
     progress on promoting equality of opportunity and good
     relations and is used as a mechanism for feedback on
     screening and any equality impact assessments.

     The Newsletter is distributed to approximately 120 local
     groups who are encouraged to comment on its contents
     and request further information on particular policies,
     screening exercises and impact assessments. (See
     Appendix C for Example)

    Equality Consultative Forum
     Forum meetings are also held quarterly and are open to
     any local organisation advocating on behalf of a Section 75
     group. The Council‟s Equality Consultative Forum obtains

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    views / perspectives from local Section 75 groups on
    equality impact assessments and progress on the
    Council‟s equality programme. It also helps the Council to
    get to know Section 75 consultees; and provides an insight
    into policies and services by those Section 75 groups that
    are affected by them. This forum facilitates more direct,
    interactive and participative communication between
    Council Officers (including departmental officers whose
    policies are subject to screening and/or impact
    assessment) and representatives of the Section 75 groups.

   Website
    The equality link within Derry City Council‟s website
    provides up to date information to Section 75 consultees
    and the general public on the Council‟s equality impact
    assessments, current consultations and results from
    previous consultations. Draft and completed policy
    documents that have undergone equality impact
    assessment can be downloaded, as well as the Council‟s
    Equality Scheme in either full report, summary document
    or leaflet format. The website also gives dates of current
    consultations and allows users to download the policy and
    equality impact assessment questionnaire.


   E-mail
    The Council has an e-mail address for equality information
    – equality@derrycity.go.uk and encourages consultees to
    respond to consultations through e-mail. Many
    organisations are also requesting information on policies
    undergoing equality impact assessment through e-mail.

   Other Information
    The Council has used the communication channels of
    umbrella groups and representative groups at its Equality
    Forum Meetings. The Council finds that it is useful
    particularly when the representative brings the information
    back to other members of the group. As a result there is a
    cascading of information to a wider network of individuals
    within the local Section 75 groups. The Council also has

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     contacts with both local and regional umbrella groups in
     its mailing list of equality consultees. This has also proved
     useful, however, it is difficult to measure how many other
     groups or individuals have been consulted with when
     responses have been drafted.

    Media
     Where appropriate, the Council promotes its commitment
     to promoting equality of opportunity, good relations and
     issues relevant to the S75 groups in media interviews and
     public events. Examples of press releases, which help
     promote the aims of the statutory equality duties, are given
     in Appendix D. These include:


         “Picture This: A Youthful Vision of Life At The
          Interface”
         “Mayor helps next generation challenge prejudice
          and stereotypes in Derry”
         “Traditions meet at Guildhall”
         “Sharing Good Practice – Race, Equality and
          Diversity Conference”
         “The Mayor‟s „Good Relations‟ Initiative 2005-06”
         “Policy and Resources Committee to discuss Better
          Relations and Council performance”

New Communication Methods

In carrying out the 5-Year Review one of the areas Derry City
Council examined was the level of participation over the 5-year
period and noted that it had decreased significantly from 7% to
1%.

Council sent out a questionnaire to local consultees to gauge
how they felt Derry City Council were performing in carrying out
their equality duties and enquired about barriers to participation.
Some questionnaires were completed and duly returned.
However in order to get a response from groups representing all
nine s75 categories the Equality Officer carried out some face-
to-face meetings.


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This direct communication with the groups proved very
informative and groups indicated that a more targeted approach
to consultation would prove more beneficial as groups tend to
respond when they believe a policy would have a direct
relevance to them. Derry City Council will increase level of
targeted engagement accordingly to improve levels of
participation.

As a result of the Disability Audit, which Derry City Council
carried out on all its facilities, the following actions have been
taken:

   Automated push pads have been fitted to doorways to
    facilitate ease of access for people who have a disability
   A loop system has been installed in the reception area and
    committee room of the main Council building, the Guildhall
    and also at Templemore Leisure Centre.
    (A line has also been prepared for the installation of a text
    phone).

In relation to the information available on the website Derry City
Council are currently researching the use of the „Browse aloud‟
facility as this would benefit people with a visual impairment.

In order to ensure effective communication with members of the
Derry City Council community who do not have English as their
first language, Council are researching the benefits of using a
“Language Line” service whereby staff can gain immediate
access to an interpreter by telephone when required.

Derry City Council continue to develop Codes of Practice to
ensure more effective participation of the various s75 categories
in decision making – The Code of Practice for Consulting with
Children and Young People will be complete in Spring 2006 and
work has begun on the Code of Practice for Involving with
People with a Disability. These Codes of Practice will act as a
reference point for all staff embarking on a consultation
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Section 5: Data Collection & Analysis
 Describe any systems that were established during 2005-06 to
supplement available statistical and qualitative research, including
consideration given to using internal organisational data and external
networks.
 Describe any systems established during the year to monitor the
future adverse impact of policies that were subject to EQIA.
 Detail any research undertaken/commissioned during 2005-06 to
obtain data/information relating to the nine equality categories.
(Enter text below)

Statistical Data:

Derry City Council have continued to use and develop the data
collection and analysis systems previously detailed in the
Annual Progress Report for 2004-05, namely:

         The Council has created an Equality Database of
          information, which is regularly updated and includes
          statistics and secondary research evidence on the
          Section 75 groups.
         The Council has also produced an Equality Fact
          sheet. This fact sheet is a two-page document of
          statistics on the local and regional Section 75 groups
          using information gathered from the recent 2001
          census and other sources. The database and
          summary statistics are accessible to employees
          through the Equality Folder on the Council‟s intranet.
         The Equality Officer, Women‟s Officer and
          Community Relations Officer also regularly sources
          external research information through contact with
          Section 75 groups, the Internet and by attending
          relevant seminars and conferences.
         In addition, the Council produced information
          booklets. The booklets have been developed as an
          easy reference guide for staff and are available
          publicly as a source of information to increase
          awareness levels (www.derrycity.gov.uk/publications)


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Monitoring:

           The Council currently monitors all requests for
            information in different formats.
           Systems are currently in place to monitor Council job
            applicants on seven of the nine S75 categories
            (excludes sexual orientation and political opinion).
           A monitoring system for grant aid is in place so as to
            evaluate the equality impact of this process and the
            Grant Aid policy.

In 2005-06 new databases were developed and implemented in
the Human Resource section to detail requests for reasonable
adjustments in terms of testing and interviewing applicants and
also the applications for flexible working under Derry City
Council‟s family friendly policies.

In terms of monitoring services Derry City Council are currently
investigating the use of a „Smart Card‟ for service users which
would allow personal details to be encrypted onto the card thus
allowing the user to avail of relevant concessions, (e.g.:
unemployed person, person with a disability, older person etc.).
This personal information can then be used to monitor service
usage and thus identify gaps.

Research:

External Community Relations Audit
The CRO worked with a consultant carry out an audit of
Community Relation/Good Relations issues in the Derry City
Council area. A questionnaire was circulated to 300 community
groups and fifteen interviews with key groups related to this
process took place in March/April/May 2005. The final report
was completed in September 2005, and is included in the
Community Relations Strategy.

Good Relations Audit
Derry City Council has recently completed an internal audit on
the state of Good Relations within the organisation. The
underlying purpose of the audit was to establish the Council‟s

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„readiness for change‟. It also established an „as is‟ position, the
possible future, the scope for change and an action plan to get
there. The completed report is now available and is
incorporated in the Community Relations Strategy.

Population Change and Social Inclusion Study:
Derry/Londonderry

Elected members of Derry City Council worked with
representatives from St. Columb‟s Park House, University of
Ulster and community sectors in a research project –
“Population Change and Social Inclusion Study:
Derry/Londonderry”. The objectives of this study were:

 To determine the quantitative extent of separation/sharing
  between Protestants and the ‟other‟ community.
 To examine the meaning of this separation/sharing for
  Protestants
 To establish if claims of Protestant alienation reflect the views
  of the community.
 To assess the impact of population decline and out-migration
  upon the Protestant population.
 To produce and envisioning document that seeks to establish
  the structures and policies needed to encourage new forms of
  co-operation and sharing in Derry/Londonderry.

Corporate Plan 2006-2009

Another major research exercise has taken place during 2005-06
to inform the new Corporate Plan for 2006-09. The following
methodology was used:

- The purpose of the research was to explore satisfaction with
  Council‟s achievement of aims and objectives from the
  previous Corporate Plan, identify important services, and to
  identify priorities for the future Corporate Plan

- The first stage of the process involved a household survey of
  a statistically significant (400) sample. The questionnaire was
  designed to explore the issues listed above


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- The second stage of the process involved a series of focus
  groups with stakeholders. Stakeholders were invited to take
  part in a facilitated discussions on Economic, Environment,
  Culture, Social and Community, Staff and Elected Members
  issues

- A report of both stages was created and these were used to
  inform the development of the Corporate Plan

- In terms of the analysis of the survey, equality monitoring
  details were used to cross-tabulate the results to ensure that
  there were no variances of opinion/issues which could be
  attributed to different Section 75 groups.

- Additionally in terms of the make-up of the focus groups, care
  was taken to ensure that the make-up of representatives was
  as diverse as possible from a sectoral and Section 75
  perspective. This was achieved by, as necessary, inviting
  representative groups such as Derry Travellers‟ Group, Sai
  Pak, and Polish Community etc.




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Section 6: Information Provision, Access to Information and
Services
 Outline what action has been taken during 2005-06 to develop
arrangements for the provision of information in accessible formats.
 Detail any initiatives/steps taken to improve access to services.

Information
The process for producing information, which was reported on
in the Progress Report for 2004/5, remains in place – the key
elements of which are:
    Derry City Council is committed to providing information in
      accessible formats and includes a statement on all its
      publications that they are available in alternative formats,
      upon request.
    In addition, the Council has provided mandatory training to
      relevant staff during 2005/06 year in the Code of Practice
      for Providing Information to ensure compliance.
    Derry City Council also operates a select list for all its
      translation and interpretation requirements, which was
      updated in October 2005. The Council is confident that it
      can satisfy requests for information in a wide range of
      languages and formats.

The Council monitors requests for information to be provided in
alternative formats. The monitoring information includes: name
of organisation / individual requesting alternative format; type of
alternative format requested. This information is one of the
equality indicators, which is reported on a quarterly basis. In
the year 2005-06 there were 71 requests for information in
alternative formats. The breakdown of these requests is
included in Appendix E.

Services

In May 2005 Derry City Council took part in a family fun day for
the Polish Community – As part of this event statutory agencies
put up stands detailing the services they provide, interpreters
were on hand to provide assistance with translation. For this
event Derry City Council developed a small handbook listing its


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services and a telephone contact list to access more information
on each service – this handbook was translated into Polish. (See
Appendix F)

The City Engineer‟s Department in Derry City Council operate an
Assisted Bin Collection Scheme – there are currently 996
residents who are benefiting from this scheme. This Scheme is
aimed at people who are either over retirement age or who have
difficulty, due to infirmity or a disability, in moving their bin to
the front of their property or relevant area for collection by our
refuse crews.

Derry City Council has introduced a loop system into the
reception area and committee room in the Council building and
Guildhall and a portable loop system has been placed in
Templemore Leisure Centre to facilitate people with a hearing
impairment. A line has also been secured for the installation of
a text phone, which is due to be installed in the Spring.

In relation to the information available on the website Derry City
Council are currently researching the use of the „Browse aloud‟
facility as this would benefit people with a visual impairment

Research is also underway to assess the feasibility of employing
the use of a direct interpreter, which can be accessed by
telephone (e.g. Language Line) to help members of the public
from an ethnic minority background.

Work with Ethnic Minority Groups

In the last financial year the Environmental Health Department
has undertaken a number of initiatives to support ethnic
minority communities.

Chinese Business Support:
Small businesses in general experience difficulties in
understanding the requirements imposed by health and safety
legislation. For members of the Chinese community these
difficulties can be compounded due to language barriers. In an
effort to address this situation Derry City Council, in partnership


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with the Sai Pak Chinese Community Project has undertaken a
number of initiatives.

Health and Safety Seminars:
In October 2005, to launch European Week for Health and Safety
at Work, a health and safety seminar was held in the City Hotel
for employers from the Chinese community. The seminar, which
focused on health and safety in the catering industry, was
supported by presentations interpreted into Cantonese together
with guidance written in the Chinese language. This guidance
included a laminated, gas safety notice, specially produced by
Derry City Council for display within the Kitchens of Chinese
catering premises.

Feedback from the seminar was very positive and the seminar
received excellent media coverage. The seminar has since been
replicated in three of the other district councils within the
Western Group, with assistance from Derry City Council and Sai
Pak.

Research Project:
A member of the Sai Pak Community Project commenced three
months‟ work placement with the Department in February 2006.
During her placement, she undertook research into the
information needs of the Chinese business community. A
questionnaire was developed and two information mornings
arranged to obtain the views of Chinese employers. The
information collected has been collated and is being used to
identify training and other information needs so that these can
be addressed and the service improved.

Home Safety:
In addition to the primary objective of identifying health and
safety information needs, the placement provided Karen with an
opportunity to gain an insight into the variety of activities
undertaken by the environmental health department and the
ways in which we may be of assistance to the wider Chinese
community.




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One issue, which is currently being addressed, relates to home
safety. A presentation for the Chinese community on home
safety will take place in June and a home safety visit will be
carried out in June for an elderly person from that community.
Sai Pak will assist both of these activities.


Polish Community

Home Safety:
A referral for a home safety check for a Polish family has been
received. The Home Safety Officer will carry out that visit and
has identified some advisory materials written in Polish that will
be provided.

Planned initiatives:
A seminar on implementing the food hygiene management
system, HACCP, which is a legal requirement, will take place
during this financial year.



Section 7: Complaints
 Identify, during 2005-06, the number of Section 75 complaints:
      Received by the authority;
      Resolved by the authority;
      Which were not resolved to the satisfaction of the complainant;
       and
      Which were referred to the Equality Commission.
(Enter text below)
Derry City Council has received no complaints in the 2005-06
year in relation to the discharge of its duties under Section 75.




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Section 8: Scheme Timetable
 Provide an update of your equality scheme implementation
timetable (covering all the scheme commitments), identifying any
changes since your previous report. Please detail any planned
actions outstanding.

 (Enter text below)
Derry City Council‟s progress on the initial EQIA timetable is
detailed in Appendices A and B. Whilst it would appear that
there are still many policies still outstanding, most of these are
part of bigger strategies, which are currently under
development. It is hoped that these will be progressed
significantly in order to commence the EQIA process in the
2006-07 year.




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Section 9: Consultation, Participation and Engagement
 Provide details of the processes adopted to engage with
representative groups during 2005-06.
 Outline measures taken to enhance the level of engagement that
were successful and unsuccessful.
(Enter text below)

Planning and managing Section 75 consultation

When a Council policy is screened for an equality impact
assessment, the Department considers if consultations have
taken place with relevant groups, organisations or individuals
(or related policies) that indicate that the particular policy
creates problems, which are specific to them. When the policy
is undergoing Stage 1 – 4 of the equality impact assessment
process, the Council considers individuals, groups and
organisations (in addition to the Council‟s list of consultees and
consultative fora), which may be required to facilitate the impact
assessment process. This may include stakeholders and other
sections of the community who will be affected by the policy
proposal.

The Department then sends a letter to all equality consultees,
equality fora groups, stakeholders and other affected sections
of the community giving details of the policy that is undergoing
equality impact assessment together with a reply slip for the
groups to request the initial equality impact assessment report
together with the full draft policy and the Council‟s equality
impact assessment questionnaire. This reply slip also gives
groups the opportunity to request the information in alternative
formats.

If the policy is a corporate policy, the Council sends out the full
policy with the equality impact assessment questionnaire to all
its equality consultees and any identified stakeholders or other
affected groups.




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Derry City Council carried out consultation with directly affected
individuals as well as with representative groups as a matter of
course as part of the EQIA process.

Council found that consulting with directly affected individuals
and groups as part of the policy development stage allowed for
many areas of concern to be highlighted and amended where
relevant prior to the final document being screened.

Derry City Council has consulted with all stakeholders including
children and young people on several projects during 2005-06 in
relation to the refurbishment of parks and open spaces. Staff
consulted in two ways. Firstly the adults in the park catchment
area were surveyed using a “Drop and Collect Survey”
approach. This allowed information to be collated in a
standardized format whilst also providing the respondent with a
point of contact with Derry City Council and facilitating face to
face meetings where the stakeholders could get clarification on
any issues arising from the questionnaire. This method also
resulted in a higher response rate to other consultation
methods.

From this consultation a “Friends” group was formed from the
stakeholders and local community groups to work with Derry
City Council both during the refurbishment project and
afterwards as a means of monitoring the success of changes
made. An independent review is to take place after a specified
period of time to assess what worked and what could be
improved.

Secondly schools within the catchment area had been
approached the children were asked to voice and illustrate what
they would like to see in the newly refurbished park. The ideas
put forward were taken into consideration and adapted for the
new plans for the area.




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Staff went to schools, which were local to the specific park area,
and asked the children to illustrate what they would like to see in
the newly refurbished park. The ideas put forward were taken
into consideration and adapted for the new plans for the area.

Derry City Council has also carried out consultations with
regard to service delivery using focus groups of both parents
and children.

    – The purpose of these focus groups was to explore the
      attitudes of children and parents to a number of areas of
      council service provision, namely museums, parks/open
      spaces & festivals and events
    – Existing community groups in the city were contacted and
      permission was received by 2 children‟s groups and 2
      parents‟ groups
    – The facilitated meetings explored leisure preferences,
      awareness of service provision, likes and dislikes of the
      services, barriers to attendance and factors that would
      encourage attendance
    – The discussions were recorded and notes taken during and
      two reports were created

Another major consultation exercise, which has taken place
during 2005-06, was to inform the new Corporate Plan for 2006-
09. The following methodology was used:

-     The purpose of the consultation was to explore satisfaction
      with Council‟s achievement of aims and objectives from the
      previous Corporate Plan, identify important services, and to
      identify priorities for the future Corporate Plan
-     The first stage of the process involved a household survey of
      a statistically significant (400) sample. The questionnaire
      was designed to explore the issues listed above
-     The second stage of the process involved a series of focus
      groups with stakeholders. Stakeholders were invited to take
      part in a facilitated discussions on Economic, Environment,
      Culture, Social and Community, Staff and Elected Members
      issues



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-   A report of both stages was created and these were used to
    inform the development of the Corporate Plan
-   In terms of the analysis of the survey, equality monitoring
    details were used to cross-tabulate the results to ensure that
    there were no variances of opinion/issues which could be
    attributed to different Section 75 groups.
-   Additionally in terms of the make-up of the focus groups,
    care was taken to ensure that the make-up of representatives
    was as diverse as possible from a sectoral and Section 75
    perspective. This was achieved by, as necessary, inviting
    representative groups such as Derry Travellers‟ Group, Sai
    Pak, and Polish Community etc.

Youth Participation

Derry City Council, together with Save the Children, fund and
support the Shadow Youth Council – this is an initiative to give a
diverse range of young people across the Council area to
represent their areas and the young people living there.

Derry City Shadow Council elections were timed to run
alongside the Westminster and local council elections in May
2005. This provided a completely new group of Shadow
Councillors for the 2005-06 financial year. The timing of the
Shadow Council elections helped young people have a voice in
the political issues, which were raised in the wider elections.
Hard work was undertaken in March/April 2005 to ensure the
incoming group of Shadow Councillors represent a wide range
of youth voices and backgrounds from across the city council
area, including Waterside and Cityside, interface areas and
groups represented through „Section 75‟ categories and
equality.

This process was widely publicised through events in local
schools, youth clubs and community organisations. Other
publicity was carried out through local newspapers and radio
stations.




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The geographical elections from Monday 25th April 05 to
Wednesday 4th May 05 and were successful in electing a
representative from each of the areas identified in the proposal.
79 young people participated in the geographical elections,
which were public meetings.

Throughout the year the Shadow Council attended a number of
training days facilitated by various organisations. Derry City
Council played a key role in the initial training regarding media
and Council protocol.

Training regarding prejudice awareness and citizenship was
also carried out throughout the summer.

Induction training began at the beginning of July and included:

     Listening/Communication/Perceptions
     Roles and Responsibilities of the Office Bearers and Group
      Members
     Decision Making
     Conflict
     Budget Management
     Evaluation

Each Shadow Councillor has undertaken a youth achievement
award that they complete throughout their term. The award is
accredited through ASDAN.

The Shadow Council has worked with a large number of
organisations throughout the year both locally and
internationally, having hosted groups from the British Isles, the
Republic of Ireland, America and Israel.

The Shadow Council held citizen‟s forums throughout the year
on issues they felt were important to young people. The events
were very successful and provoked discussion about issues
such as sectarianism and ASBO‟s. As well as hosting events the
Shadow Council has been represented at a large number of
events held by community organisations. These include DPP



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meetings, residents group meetings and various conferences
held throughout Northern Ireland.

In September elections took place for the Junior and Deputy
Junior Mayor. The Junior Mayor and Deputy Junior Mayor have
worked closely with Mayor Lyn Fleming attending engagements
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Section 10: The Good Relations Duty
Provide details of steps taken to implement or progress the good
relations duty during the year. Please indicate any findings or
expected outcomes from this work.
(Enter text below)
Grant Aid Support 2005-06

Projects in receipt of funding covered a range of types and
levels of Community Relations work. Predominantly projects
were cross-community initiatives with a key focus on a
community relations theme such as identity, cultural diversity,
citizenship in Northern Ireland, historical perspectives or
facilitation of workshops on themes of sectarianism and
reconciliation. Most applications were for work with adults
through the community sector though a number of projects had
a youth focus. The overwhelming numbers of projects were
based in areas of high social deprivation, including a number
directly in interface areas (predominantly summer diversionary
schemes).

Listed below is an outline of some of the grant-aided projects to
give an idea of the good relations benefits and benefactors.

 Reference                       Group & Project title.
M5/942098    Lincoln Courts Women Together:
             www.facetoface (Waterside Women Working. Face to face)
M5/553484    Cumann Gaelach Chnoc na ros:
             A Cultural Experience
M5/820260    Fountain Dance Association:
             Dance Culture and Fitness
M5/786147    Youth Action NI: Working against prejudice.
M5/368378    Women into Irish History:
             Pathway of Life
M5/788592    Cathedral Youth Club:
             The Siege Unfolded
M5/611533    Context Galleries:
             Damaged Collateral
M5/303257    Hillcrest House Family Centre:
             Growing old together.
M5/131033    Children in Crossfire: Shared City Dialogue through use of
             media.



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S5A/100614   Pennyburn Youth Club:
             Youth against Racism
S5A/859728   Towards Understanding and Healing:
             Dialogue Resource
S5A/973615   Caw 2000 Community House:
             Harmony Singers Choir
S5A/310165   NI Deaf Youth Association:
             Deaf Communication Awareness
S5A/500805   Inner City Women‟s Activity Group:
             Refurbishment of House
S5A/308778   St.Columb‟s Park House:
             Population Inclusion
S5A/158334   Holywell Trust:
             Conflict Resolution Workshop.
S5A/688328   Club United:
             Summer Scheme.
S5A/111079   Cross Community Schools Project:
             Schools Work.
S5A/978092   Community Relations and Christians:
             Churches Building the Peace

S5A/192130   Peace and Reconciliation Group:
             Community Training Initiative
S5A/757418   Lettershandoney and District Women‟s Group:
             Presidential Visit
S5A/183534   All set:
             All Set Cross Cultural
S5A/616148   Handful Productions:
             Family Business March 2006
S5A/712814   NI Malayali Association:
             Onam Celebration
S5A/145878   Heritage Tower Association:
             Admin Costs & VE/VJ Celebrations
S5A/449664   Newbuildings Archaeological and Historical Society:
             Kittybane Souterrain
S5A/795486   Top of the Hill Youth and Community Football Club: Soccer
             Intervention
S5A/101850   Two Bridges Theatre Group:
             „The Island: a play‟
S5A/991633   The Rainbow Project:
             „North West Operations‟
S5A/635305   Riverview Residents Assoc:
             Summer Inclusion Project
S5A/550257   Glen Community Devpt Group:
             Summer Scheme



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S5A/342272   Glen Community Assoc:
             Summer Scheme
S5A/803698   Naiscoil Cholmcille:
             Shantallow Parent Support Prog.
S5A/88917    Bytes Project
S5A/88918    Ulster Project
S5A/88716    Strathfoyle Women‟s Group
S5A/88721    Foyle Women
S5A/88722    Aelagh Women

Cross-Community – Shared City Project

Shared City Project in partnership with the North West Institute
offer a wide range of educational and recreational courses at a
wide variety of venues so that members from the Waterside,
City-side, the Fountain and indeed the rural community have
access to education and the opportunity to obtain qualifications
and knowledge in a wide variety of subjects i.e., ICT all level,
text/word processing all stages, ECDL, community development
training programme, welfare rights, oil painting, creative writing,
conversational French, cross community training, i.e., good
relations and diversity, recreational photography, floral art, arts
& crafts, patchwork, introduction to beauty therapy, cookery for
entertaining and basic English and maths etc. All courses are
available on a cross community basis with many participants
taking part from interface areas in the city. These courses
actively encourage cross community interchange and build
participant‟s confidence and skills; courses are ongoing and run
throughout the year from September – June.

„Cross Community And Cross Cultural Trip to Dublin‟, Shared
City Project in partnership with Sai Pak Chinese Community set
up a project focusing on improving cultural differences in our
city. Participants from the Protestant and Catholic community
along with members of the Chinese community completed a
series of workshops on issues around cultural diversity etc. The
group also visited Dublin where they were received by President
McAleese and Dr Martin McAleese at Aras An Uachtarain. (Total
participants = 14, catholic 3: protestant 4: other 7)




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The Shared City Project has recently completed an innovative
project called „Pathway of Life‟, which involved bringing women
from Derry/Londonderry and Co Leitrim together to explore
forgotten crafts and skills north and south of the border. They
have completed a series of workshops on craft business
development and exploring craft making as a potential income
source, and also designed and created a quilt made up of
squares, which depict an aspect of each woman‟s life and the
bonds each one has made. The quilt was displayed in the
Millennium Forum as part of the events for Community
Relation‟s Week.

„We Too Have Suffered‟, this project involves a group of
Protestant and Catholic women who have suffered loss directly
through the troubles i.e., the death of a relative, intimidation,
destruction of property etc. Through many months of intensive
group work the women have come together to share there
stories and acknowledge the shared hurt and suffering of the
two communities over the past thirty years of the troubles. On
the 14 December the group officially launched their DVD and
Calendar at the Tower Hotel. The DVD has been a great success
and has been well received by both communities. The PSNI
Equality Division is currently using the DVD as a training
development tool for their officers.

The group is currently looking at sharing their experiences by
becoming involved with other groups addressing conflict
issues. They are themselves ambassadors for a multi-faceted
Ireland facilitating the transfer of personal reconciliation
experiences in the wider community.
(Total participants = 12, catholic 6: protestant 6: other 0)


„Women Into the Network‟, Shared City Project has formed a
partnership with WIN Ireland (Women Into the Network) who are
a cross border project funded under Peace II, in order to
encourage and support women in self employment. The
partnership actively encourages women who are unsure of the
next step or considering their career options and also bring
women together from diverse backgrounds to share experiences


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and support each other. Recently the group held a cross border
cross community craft showcase and conference in Cavan. This
was attended by 392 women from across the North and South.
(Total participants = 392, catholic 165: protestant 186: other 41)


‘Cross Community Health and Well-being Event‟ in Fountain
Primary School, in order to support the parents of the young
people who attend the school and encourage cross community
interchange between the residents of the Fountain and Bishop
Street areas, the above event was organised to continue to build
and develop friendships between the two communities in a non
threatening and non confrontational event.
(Total participants = 189, catholic 38: protestant 151: other 0)



Remembering Diversity

This project was co-worked with St. Columb‟s Park House. The
project aimed to tackle the perceptions of the City Cemetery as
Republican/Nationalist territory and hard issues around this
concept. The exhibition highlighted about 20 individuals buried
in the graveyard and their stories. This included people with
Protestant/Unionist historical contributions to this council area
and significant Catholic/Nationalist people who have contributed
to this city and district.

The cross-community group formed specifically for this work
dealt with difficult issues such as Republican
graves/monuments in the cemetery and Bloody Sunday in the
project. The exhibition also covered the world wars, military
graves, and people who have contributed economically and
politically to this area in their lifetime. Ethnic diversity was
incorporated into the exhibition through showing different
religious and cultural traditions and beliefs around
remembrance.




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Yours, Mine and Others

More than seventy women came together for the “Yours, Mine
and Others” conference in December 2005. It was instigated by
local women who wanted to welcome women from different
backgrounds and involve them in their activities but didn‟t know
how to go about it, as they were wary of causing offence.
The conference involved participants in two workshops, which
examined the traditions of other cultures through dress, songs,
celebrations and greetings.

The aim of the conference was about dispelling myths at grass
roots level. The guest speakers- a Ghanaian refugee who
belongs to the Donegal African Women‟s Group and a woman
from Zimbabwe who lives in the North, spoke from the heart,
about their personal experiences. It was neither academic nor
hypothetical; it was something everyone could relate to.

The Polish, Hindu, Muslim, Chinese, Ulster Scots and Irish
speaking communities were all represented. Plans are now
being made for more women‟s workshops to coincide with
Community Relations week in April 2006.



Day of Reflection

A „Day of Reflection‟ was held in Guildhall Square on Saturday
10th December 2005 at 1pm (International Human Rights Day). It
was a civic event (open public access) jointly organised by the
Day of Reflection Advisory Group consisting of the Office of the
Mayor, Derry City Council, the Junction, Holywell Trust and a
number of individuals. It is an event to remember all of those
who have lost their lives as a result of war and conflict from and
within the city and district.

The Day of Reflection was designed to serve as a means of
reflection and recognition of the suffering of everyone who has
been affected by war and conflict in and from the city. It was an
inclusive, civic event in its form and content, established to


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provide public space for all in the community who lost loved
ones and to remember those who died as a result of war and
conflict.

It aimed to act as a reminder of the pain and suffering
experienced by our citizens, and in remembering tragic events
of the past, hopefully prevent them from recurring in the future.
Through a sensitive process, the event honoured the fact that
people were being asked to come together to freely reflect and
remember what is important to them, both individually and at the
collective level. It was designed to be respectful of people with
different views and perspectives of war and conflict. The Day of
Reflection did not aim to replace other existing commemorative
events.


Work with Ethnic Minority Groups

In the last financial year the Environmental Health Department
has undertaken a number of initiatives to support ethnic
minority communities.

Chinese Business Support

Small businesses in general experience difficulties in
understanding the requirements imposed by health and safety
legislation. For members of the Chinese community these
difficulties can be compounded due to language barriers. In an
effort to address this situation Derry City Council, in partnership
with the Sai Pak Chinese Community Project has undertaken a
number of initiatives.

Health and Safety Seminars

In October 2005, to launch European Week for Health and Safety
at Work, a health and safety seminar was held in the City Hotel
for employers from the Chinese community. The seminar, which
focused on health and safety in the catering industry, was
supported by presentations interpreted into Cantonese together
with guidance written in the Chinese language. This guidance


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included a laminated, gas safety notice, specially produced by
Derry City Council for display within the Kitchens of Chinese
catering premises.

Feedback from the seminar was very positive and the seminar
received excellent media coverage. The seminar has since been
replicated in three of the other district councils within the
Western Group, with assistance from Derry City Council and Sai
Pak.


Research Project

A member of the Sai Pak Community Project commenced three
months‟ work placement with the Department in February 2006.
During her placement, she undertook research into the
information needs of the Chinese business community. A
questionnaire was developed and two information mornings
arranged to obtain the views of Chinese employers. The
information collected has been collated and is being used to
identify training and other information needs so that these can
be addressed and the service improved.


Home Safety

In addition to the primary objective of identifying health and
safety information needs, the placement provided Karen with an
opportunity to gain an insight into the variety of activities
undertaken by the environmental health department and the
ways in which we may be of assistance to the wider Chinese
community.

One issue, which is currently being addressed, relates to home
safety. A presentation for the Chinese community on home
safety will take place in June and a home safety visit will be
carried out in June for an elderly person from that community.
Sai Pak will assist both of these activities.




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Polish Community

Home Safety

A referral for a home safety check for a Polish family has been
received. The Home Safety Officer will carry out that visit and
has identified some advisory materials written in Polish that will
be provided.

Planned initiatives

A seminar on implementing the food hygiene management
system, HACCP, which is a legal requirement, will take place
during this financial year.




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Section 11: Additional Comments on Mainstreaming
The main aim of the statutory duties is to mainstream equality of
opportunity and good relations’ considerations into the functions of
the authority, leading to better policies and service delivery. Please
provide any additional information/comments you think may be
relevant.

(Enter text below)

Derry City Council has continued to mainstream its equality
duties through:

    The provision of awareness and other training in relation to
     equality/S75
    The delegation of responsibility for screening and equality
     impact assessments to relevant functional/operational
     managers and the introduction of a corporate policy on
     producing information in accessible formats.
    The development of questionnaires, which enable
     managers to undertake a standardised and easy to follow
     approach to the EQIA process. Significantly, this
     methodology aims to ensure that all relevant
     managers/policy developers/implementers have
     responsibility and are involved in and own the EQIA
     process.
    The availability of appropriate resources to enable equality
     scheme implementation.
    The appointment of the Town Clerk and Chief Executive as
     „champion‟ for “Women in Local Councils” initiative.
    Equality objectives being built into the relevant job
     descriptions and specific reference is made, where
     appropriate, to post holders being responsible for the
     implementation of the Council‟s policies with regard to
     equal opportunities and training.
    Equality indicators being built into the performance targets
     and are reported on a quarterly basis for the Corporate
     Review Report.
    Referencing Equality extensively within the Corporate Plan
     in its Vision, Mission, Principles and Values and as
     indicators of outcomes.


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   The Officer with responsibility for the implementation of
    Section 75 being on the senior management team and
    highlights relevant issues as required.
   The Council‟s Strategic Review Group, which is made up of
    the senior management team and elected members, using
    an impact assessment template for evaluating strategic
    decisions/proposals/initiatives. The template includes
    specific reference to the equality and community impact of
    decisions etc.
   Derry City Council facilitating work placement provision for
    people with a disability.

In addition the Council has adapted its premises to increase
accessibility for people with a disability.

Derry City Council through the support of its Equality Officer will
continue to develop policies/systems that will facilitate the
mainstreaming of the equality duties.

It is intended to explore more effective consultation processes
such as developing closer working relationships with key
stakeholders and a Code of Practice to improve participation of
the various s75 categories in decision making.

The Council supports the principles of good relations: equity,
respecting diversity and interdependence, and the development
of relationships built on trust and respect. This support and
commitment is documented in Derry City Council‟s Equality
Scheme and has more recently being endorsed in the Council‟s
Charter for Inclusion.




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Section 12: Concluding Questions
12A) Does the authority believe its work on implementing the
statutory duties during 2005-06 produced positive benefits for the
organisation?
                           √
                    YES        if yes please complete the following

                      No

                                                Very         Noticeably   No real
                                                noticeably                change
i) Increased awareness of equality issues in        □                       □
  policy making                                                  √


ii) Increased ability to ensure policies are        □                       □
   designed and targeted to reflect equal                        √
   opportunities objectives
iii) Increased awareness of good relations          □                       □
   issues in policy making                                       √


iv) Increased ability to ensure policies are        □            √          □
  designed and targeted to reflect good
  relations objectives
v) Increased awareness of equality issues in                     □          □
  service delivery                                  √


vi) Increased ability to ensure services are        √            □          □
  designed and targeted to reflect Section 75
  requirements




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12B ) Does the authority believe its work on implementing the
statutory duties during 2005-06 produced positive benefits for groups
within the Section 75 categories?
              YES        if yes please complete the following
              No
                                            Very         Noticeably   No real
                                            noticeably                change
Persons of different religious belief           □            √          □
Persons of different political opinion          □            √          □
Persons of different racial groups              □            √          □
Persons of different age                        □            √          □
Persons with different marital status           □            √          □
Persons of different sexual orientation         □            √          □
Men and women generally                         □            √          □
Persons with and without a disability           √            □          □
Persons with and without dependents             √            □          □
Please go to Question C over




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QUESTION 12C
If you answered yes to QUESTION 12 B, for each of the categories
where a noticeable or very noticeable change has occurred, please
give examples of those changes to policies or practices which have
resulted in positive change. If the change was a result of an EQIA
please tick the appropriate box in column 3:

                              Policy or Practice                 Tick if
                                                                 result of
                                                                 EQIA
Persons of different           Greater participation in
religious belief                Community Relations projects
Persons of different           Greater participation in
political opinion               Community Relations projects
Persons of different racial    Greater participation in
groups                          Community Relations projects
Persons of different age       Shadow Youth Council

Persons with different   Family Friendly Policies
marital status
Persons of different     Maternity/Paternity/Adoption
sexual orientation        Policies more inclusive
Men and women generally  Family Friendly Policies

Persons with and without       Improvements to buildings and
a disability                    greater access to services and
                                information.
Persons with and without       Increase in requests for
dependents                      personalized working hours




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Please enter details relating to the authority’s progress using the following matrices.
i) EQIA Timetable – 2005-06
  Title of policy     Stage (as per     If joint-EQIA   Outline any adjustments     Were adjustments           If EQIA
 EQIA underway         Steps 1-7 of     please state     to policy intended to     to policy a result of      decision
during April 2005-    EQIA Process)         partner     benefit individuals from     Assessment of          making stage
   March 2006        As at end March     authorities        the nine equality        adverse impact/        completed, is
                           2006                                categories             feedback from           amended
                                                        and outline the relevant     Consultation, or        policy being
                                                          categories affected.             Both            implemented?
                                                                                   Please enter A, C or        Yes/No
                                                                                           Both
1.Assessment         Stage 5 complete
Arrangements         – under review
                     with ECNI
2.Assisted Bin       Stage 5 complete
Scheme               –
3.Charter for        Stage 6 complete                                                       C                    Y
Inclusion
4.Post Entry         Stage 5 complete
Training Scheme      – under review
                     with ECNI



5.Procurement        Stage 5 complete
                     –

6. Time In Lieu      Stage 5 complete
                     – under review
                     with ECNI




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ii) Ongoing Screening Activities 2005-06
   Title of policy subject to screening        If joint policy   Was initial screening           If Screening            If EQIA
      during April 2005- March 2006             please state       decision changed           completed is policy       planned
                                                   partner             following               being subject to      indicate year
                                                 authorities     consultation? Yes/No           EQIA?Yes/No         for assessment
1. None
2.
3.
4.
5.

iii) Ongoing EQIA Monitoring Activities 2005-06
     Title of EQIA subject to Stage 7          If joint policy     Indicate if differential      Indicate if adverse impacts
             monitoring during                  please state        impacts previously            previously identified have
          April 2005- March 2006                   partner            identified have               reduced or increased
                                                 authorities       reduced or increased
1. Disability Policy                                                                            Improved access to services
                                                                                                and reasonable adjustments
                                                                                                made in recruitment process
                                                                                                has ensured that adverse
                                                                                                impacts have been reduced
2. Child Protection Policy                                       No complaints                  No complaints
3. Flying of Flags                                               No complaints                  No complaints
4. Addressing of Correspondence                                                                 Adverse impact on people
                                                                                                who previously did not feel
                                                                                                their culture was being
                                                                                                recognized is reduced
5. Job Share                                                                                    Adverse impact on women in
                                                                                                management grades reduced




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v) 2006-07 EQIA Time-table

         Title of EQIAs              Existing or New      If joint-EQIA please   Please indicate expected date
 due to be commenced during        policy? Please enter        state partner     of completion of EQIA Stage 6
   April 2006 – March 2007             E or N below.            authorities        i.e. Decision making stage

1. Corporate Pricing Policy                 N                                    Spring 2007
2. Marketing and                            N                                    Spring 2007
   Communications Strategy

3. Customer Care and Access                 N                                    Spring 2007
   Strategy
4. Festivals and Events Strategy            N                                    Spring 2007
5. Integrated Development                   N                                    Spring 2007
   Strategy
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.




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                                                                                                 Appendix B
                                        Progress Report on EQIA Timetable
                Year One
Corporate Strategy and Policy Making
Committee Meetings                     Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Pilot scheme in operation to help
                                                                                    determine new policy in this area
Council Meetings                       Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Pilot scheme in operation to help
                                                                                    determine new policy in this area
Equality Scheme                        Corporate Review - All Council Departments   5-Year Review
Partnerships                           Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Not appropriate for EQIA
Best Value Review                      Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Not appropriate for EQIA
Five Year Capital Plan                 Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Corporate Plan 2006-09
Rates Estimates                        Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Legislative - Local Gov. Act 1972
Net Expenditure                        Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Not appropriate for EQIA
Disability Discrimination              Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Complete - Disability Policy

Community Relations
Community Relations Report             R & L (Community Services)                   Complete – Community Relations
                                                                                    Strategy
Community Relations Strategy           R & L (Community Services)                   Complete – Community Relations
                                                                                    Strategy

Funding/Grant Aid Provision
Access Funding                         R & L (Community Services)                   Complete – Grant Aid
Application for Grant Aid              R & L (Community Services)                   Complete – Grant Aid




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Funding/Grant Aid Provision (contd)
Community Arts Support                R & L (Performing Arts)                Complete – Grant Aid
Funding - Community Relations         R & L (Community Services)             Complete – Grant Aid Policy
Approval of CS Grants                 R & L (Community Services Admin.)      Complete – Grant Aid Policy
Community Services Grant Aid          R & L (Community Services Admin.)      Complete – Grant Aid Policy
Funding – Festivals                   R & L (Community Services)             Complete – Grant Aid Policy
Grant Aid Review                      R & L (Community Services)             Complete – Grant Aid Policy
Monitor and Evaluation                R & L (Community Services)             Complete – Grant Aid Policy
Funding - Community Services          R & L (Community Services)             Complete – Grant Aid Policy
Grant and AGR                         R & L (Community Services)             Complete – Grant Aid Policy
Funding Partnerships                  City Marketing                         Complete – Grant Aid Policy
Grants                                City Marketing                         Complete – Grant Aid Policy
Grants Procedures                     City Marketing                         Complete – Grant Aid Policy
Bidding for Financial Assistance      City Marketing                         Complete – Grant Aid Policy

Educational Linkages
Education Programme                   R & L (Visual Arts Department)         Council no longer provide function
Education/Community programmes        R & L (Visual Arts Department)         Council no longer provide function

Arts and Cultural Development
Public Art                            R & L (Visual Arts Department)         Council no longer provide function
Visual Art Programme                  R & L (Visual Arts Department)         Council no longer provide function
Arts Education                        R & L (Performing Arts)                Council no longer provide function
Arts Strategy                         R & L (Performing Arts)                Council no longer provide function
Community Festivals                   R & L (Community Services/Festivals)   Cultural Strategy - Consultation
                                                                             complete - under review




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Social Development
Sports Development CS Programme,   R & L (Community Services Admin.)            Complete – Community Support
Community Relations, etc.                                                       Plan
Support Groups                     R & L (Community Services)                   Complete – Community Support
                                                                                Plan
Promoting Good Practice            R & L (Community Services)                   Complete – Community Support
                                                                                Plan

Composition of Council
Councillor analysis                Town Clerk and Chief Executive               Not appropriate for EQIA

Staff Development and Training
Staff Development Plans            Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Development and Training Policy
                                                                                EQIA‟d in March 2005 – under
                                                                                review with ECNI
Staff Training Plans               Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Development and Training Policy
                                                                                EQIA‟d in March 2005 – under
                                                                                review with ECNI
Post Entry Training Scheme         Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Complete - EQIA under review
                                                                                with ECNI
Development and Training Policy    Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Policy EQIA‟d in March 2005 –
                                                                                under review with ECNI




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              Year Two

General Personnel Policies, Processes
and Procedures
Subsistence                           Corporate Review - All Council Departments      DOE Local Government Division
                                                                                      Guidelines
Repayment                                Corporate Review - All Council Departments   DOE Local Government Division
                                                                                      Guidelines
Equal Opportunities Policy Statement     Town Clerk and Chief Executive (Personnel)   New Policy put forward and EQIA
                                                                                      by LGSC

Family Friendly and Support Services

Flexi-time Scheme                        TC&CE (Personnel Section)                    Complete - Policy on Attendance
Career Break                             TC&CE (Personnel Section)                    Complete - Policy on Attendance
Counselling and other welfare services   TC&CE (Personnel Section)                    Complete - Policy on Attendance
Procedure for Job Sharing                TC&CE (Personnel Section)                    Complete – EQIA under review
                                                                                      with ECNI

Staff Development Opportunities
Promotion                                Corporate Review - All Council Departments   As per Recruitment procedures set
                                                                                      out by LGSC
Recruitment & Selection
Testing of applicants                    TC&CE (Personnel Section)                    Complete - EQIA under review with
                                                                                      ECNI
Circulation arrangements – Trawls        TC&CE (Personnel Section)                    LGSC Guidelines




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Staff Development & Training
Location of Training                     TC&CE (Personnel Section)                    Development & Training policy -
                                                                                      EQIA under review with ECNI
Investors in People                      R & L (Leisure Centres)                      Development & Training Policy -
                                                                                      EQIA under review with ECNI
New Employee Induction Programmes        Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Development & Training Policy -
                                                                                      EQIA under review with ECNI

Composition of Workforce
Staff                                    Town Clerk and Chief Executive               Not appropriate for EQIA
Management Team                          Town Clerk and Chief Executive               Not appropriate for EQIA
Number of people employed                TC&CE (Personnel Section)                    Report to ECNI

Public Information Services
Access to information                    TC&CE (Personnel Section)                    Freedom of Information Act
Access to information on Council/posts   TC&CE (Personnel Section)                    LGSC Guidelines
Advertisement of posts                   TC&CE (Personnel Section)                    LGSC Guidelines
Information Awareness General            City Engineer’s                              Marketing & Communications
                                                                                      Strategy being developed
Marketing & Promotion                    R & L (Heritage and Museums)                 Marketing & Communications
                                                                                      Strategy being developed
Exhibitions & Publications Policy        R & L (Heritage and Museums)                 Marketing & Communications
                                                                                      Strategy being developed
Exhibition contract                      R & L (Visual Arts Departments)              Marketing & Communications
                                                                                      Strategy being developed
Mailing List                             Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Marketing & Communications
                                                                                      Strategy being developed




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Public Information Services (contd)
National & International advertisements     Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Marketing & Communications
                                                                                         Strategy being developed
Local newspaper advertisements              Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Marketing & Communications
                                                                                         Strategy being developed
Press coverage                              Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Marketing & Communications
                                                                                         Strategy being developed

Positive Action Measures
Affirmative Action Programme                TC&CE (Personnel Section)                    Subject to scrutiny by ECNI

Social Development
Community Centres                           R & L (Community Services)                   Complete - Community Support
                                                                                         Plan
Community Services Report                   R & L (Community Services)                   Complete - Community Support
                                                                                         Plan
Community Services Strategy                 R & L (Community Services)                   Complete - Community Support
                                                                                         Plan
Organisation of meetings                    R & L (Community Services)                   Complete - Community Support
                                                                                         Plan

Cross Departmental Issues
Appointment and Use of                      Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Complete – Procurement Strategy
Consultancy/Advice/Sub-
Contractor/Specialist (eg legal) Services




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Arts and Cultural Development
Culture                                    R & L (Community Services Admin.)   EQIA complete for Cultural
                                                                               Strategy – policy to be reviewed.
Culture (culture sub-committee)            R & L (Community Services)          EQIA complete for Cultural
                                                                               Strategy – policy to be reviewed.
Empowerment                                R & L (Performing Arts)             EQIA complete for Cultural
                                                                               Strategy – policy to be reviewed.
Empowerment                                R & L (Visual Arts Department)      EQIA complete for Cultural
                                                                               Strategy – policy to be reviewed.
Public Art Commission                      R & L (Visual Arts Department)      EQIA complete for Cultural
                                                                               Strategy – policy to be reviewed.
Exhibition programme                       R & L (Visual Arts Department)      EQIA complete for Cultural
                                                                               Strategy – policy to be reviewed.
Reception Services                         R & L (Visual Arts Department)      EQIA complete for Cultural
                                                                               Strategy – policy to be reviewed.


Access to services/facilities
Traveller Policies in Derry City Council   City Engineer’s                     Service is no longer provided by
                                                                               DCC
Public Conveniences                        City Engineer’s                     Service is no longer provided by
                                                                               DCC




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               Year Three
Educational Linkages
Education Policy                   R & L (Heritage and Museums)                 EQIA complete for Cultural
                                                                                Strategy – policy to be reviewed.
Educational Programmes             Building Control                             EQIA complete for Cultural
                                                                                Strategy – policy to be reviewed.

Customer Care
Market Research                    City Marketing                               Marketing and Communications
                                                                                Strategy being developed
Communication                      City Marketing                               Marketing and Communications
                                                                                Strategy being developed
Comment Forms                      Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Customer Care and Access Policy
                                                                                being developed
Complaints - Policy & Procedures   Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Customer Care and Access Policy
                                                                                being developed
Customer Care Policy               Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Customer Care and Access Policy
                                                                                being developed

Conference/Event Support
Crowd Control                      R & L (Community Services/Festivals)         Guidelines as Local Gov. Misc
                                                                                Provisions 1985 Art 3 Sch1 with
                                                                                input from Building Control and
                                                                                Fire Service
External Conference Support        R & L (Community Services Admin.)            Festivals and Events Strategy
                                                                                being developed
Conferences                        R & L (Community Services)                   Festivals and Events Strategy
                                                                                being developed




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Conference/Event Support (contd)
Conferences (People Management)              R & L (Community Services)             Festivals and Events Strategy
                                                                                    being developed
Conferences/Seminars                         R & L (Community Services)             Festivals and Events Strategy
                                                                                    being developed
Monitoring & Evaluation                      R & L (Community Services/Festivals)   Festivals and Events Strategy
                                                                                    being developed
Site Management                              R & L (Community Services/Festivals)   Festivals and Events Strategy
                                                                                    being developed
Traffic Management                           R & L (Community Services/Festivals)   Festivals and Events Strategy
                                                                                    being developed

Access to Services/Facilities
Economic Development                         City Marketing                         New Integrated Development
                                                                                    Strategy being developed
Selection Policy for participation in E.D.   City Marketing                         New Integrated Development
programmes                                                                          Strategy being developed
Provision of safe/energy                     Building Control                       New Integrated Development
efficient/accessible bldgs.                                                         Strategy being developed
Entertainment Licences                       Building Control                       Guidelines as Local Gov. Misc
                                                                                    Provisions 1985 Art 3 Sch1 with
                                                                                    input from Building Control and
                                                                                    Fire Service
Interview Venues                             TC&CE (Personnel Section)              LGSC Guidelines

Arrangement at interviews                    TC&CE (Personnel Section)              LGSC Guidelines
Emergency Action Plan                        R & L (Leisure Centres)                Policy being reviewed




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Sports and Leisure Development
Health and Fitness of Community   R & L (Leisure Centres)             Corporate Plan 2006-09
Marketing Plan                    R & L (Leisure Centres)             Marketing and Communications
                                                                      Strategy being developed
Business Plan                     R & L (Leisure Centres)             Marketing and Communications
                                                                      Strategy being developed
Pricing Policy                    R & L (Leisure Centres)             Corporate Pricing Policy being
                                                                      developed
Sports Development                R & L (Community Services Admin.)   Existing policy defunct - Sports
                                                                      Development Strategy being
                                                                      developed
Approval of Sports Grants         R & L (Community Services Admin.)   Complete – Grant Aid Policy
Sports Activity Programme         R & L (Leisure Centres)             Existing policy defunct - Sports
                                                                      Development Strategy being
                                                                      developed
Sports Development Plan           R & L (Leisure Centres)             Existing policy defunct - Sports
                                                                      Development Strategy being
                                                                      developed
Bookings Procedure                R & L (Leisure Centres)             Existing policy defunct - Sports
                                                                      Development Strategy being
                                                                      developed
Quest                             R & L (Leisure Centres)             Quality Assurance System – not
                                                                      appropriate for EQIA
Income                            R & L (Leisure Centres)             Corporate Pricing Policy being
                                                                      developed
Public Attendance                 R & L (Leisure Centres)             Corporate Pricing Policy being
                                                                      developed




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Democratic Process
Councillor Feedback                    Town Clerk and Chief Executive              Not appropriate for EQIA
Timing of Council Meetings             Town Clerk and Chief Executive              Pilot scheme in operation to help
                                                                                   determine new policy in this area

Arts and Cultural Development
Box Office                             R & L (Performing Arts)                     Service no longer provided
Cultural & Heritage                    R & L (Heritage and Museums)                Cultural Strategy - Consultation
                                                                                   complete - under review

Cross Departmental Issues
Disabled Access to buildings           City Engineer’s                             Council complies with DDA


General Personnel Policies, Processes
and Procedures
General Policy Statement - Health &   Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Existing policy replaced – Draft
Safety Policy                                                                      Safety, Health and Environment
                                                                                   Policy Screened Out
Appeals                                TC&CE (Personnel Section)                   Policy Under review

NJC Pay Scales                         TC&CE (Personnel Section)                   NJC Guidelines
Policy statement on Sickness Absence   TC&CE (Personnel Section)                   Complete - Policy on Attendance
Sickness/Absenteeism Levels            TC&CE (Personnel Section)                   Complete - Policy on Attendance
Back to work interviews                TC&CE (Personnel Section)                   Complete - Policy on Attendance




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Recruitment and Selection
Procedure for Recruitment and Selection TC&CE (Personnel Section                       Using LGSC Guidelines
Arrangement for completion and return of TC&CE (Personnel Section                      Using LGSC Guidelines
Application Forms/Acceptance of faxed
applications


Positive Action Measures
Procedure for dealing with requests for   TC&CE (Personnel Section)
work experience
Gender Equality                           Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Gender Equality Employment Plan
                                                                                       to be developed.
Code of Conduct for Officers in the       Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Using LGSC Guidelines
workplace




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               Year Four

Cross Departmental Issues
Tendering                                 Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Complete - Procurement Policy


Public Information Services
After Hours Emergency Telephone           Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Customer Care and Access Policy
                                                                                       being developed
Media Information                         Environmental Health                         Marketing & Communications
                                                                                       Strategy being developed
Corporate Communication                   City Marketing                               Marketing & Communications
                                                                                       Strategy being developed
Promotion (radio, advert, mail, etc.)**   R & L (Performing Arts)                      Marketing & Communications
                                                                                       Strategy being developed
** may not be responsible

Customer Care
Special Needs Provision                   Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Customer Care and Access Policy
                                                                                       being developed
Liaison with specialist groups            Building Control                             Customer Care and Access Policy
                                                                                       being developed

Access to Services/Facilities




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Building Regulations                       Building Control               Council comply with DDA
Building Regulations applications          Building Control               Council comply with DDA
Building Regulations Inspections           Building Control               Council comply with DDA
Access to Services/Facilities (contd)
Dog Fouling                                City Engineer’s                No progress
Dog Straying                               Environmental Health           No progress
Free Pest Control Service                  Environmental Health           Service Discontinued
Entertainment                              R & L (Heritage and Museums)   Festival and Events Strategy being
                                                                          developed
General Personnel Policies, Processes
and Procedures
Exit Interviews                            TC&CE (Personnel Section)      Policy to be reviewed
Leave                                      TC&CE (Personnel Section)      NJC Guidelines
Long Service Leave                         TC&CE (Personnel Section)      NJC Guidelines
Carry Over of Leave                        TC&CE (Personnel Section)      NJC Guidelines

Positive Action Measures
Policy Statement on Harassment             TC&CE (Personnel Section)      Policy to be reviewed
Procedure for dealing with complaints of   TC&CE (Personnel Section)      Policy to be reviewed
harassment

Recruitment & Selection
Employment of temporary/casual staff       TC&CE (Personnel Section)      LGSC Guidelines
Selection Criteria                         TC&CE (Personnel Section)      LGSC Guidelines
Guidelines for Educational & experience    TC&CE (Personnel Section)      LGSC Guidelines
criteria for promotion

Internal Communications




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Staff meetings procedure             Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Marketing & Communications
                                                                                  Strategy being developed
Telephone                            Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Marketing & Communications
                                                                                  Strategy being developed
                 Year Five

Customer Care
Enquiries Handling Procedures        Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Customer Care and Access Policy
                                                                                  being developed
Local Residents Consultation         Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Marketing and Communications
                                                                                  Strategy being developed
Tour Operators                       R & L (Heritage and Museums)                 Corporate Pricing Policy being
                                                                                  developed

Corporate Initiatives
Best Value Process                   Town Clerk and Chief Executive               Corporate Plan 2006 - 09
Best Value Surveys                   Town Clerk and Chief Executive               Not appropriate for EQIA
Complaints Analysis                  Town Clerk and Chief Executive               Customer Care and Access Policy
                                                                                  being developed
Officer/Staff feedback               Town Clerk and Chief Executive               Marketing and Communications
                                                                                  Strategy being developed
Performance Indicators               Town Clerk and Chief Executive               Corporate Plan 2006 – 09
Building Control Central Committee   Building Control                             Not appropriate for EQIA



Cross Departmental Issues
Procurement - (Office Stat/Order &                                                Procurement Policy completed on
Receipt Book)                                                                     14th June 2005




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Provision and access to financial                                            Freedom of Information Act
information
Payment of Invoices                                                          Complete – Procurement Strategy

Access to Services/Facilities
Security (Guildhall)                          City Secretary & Solicitor’s   Not appropriate for EQIA
Design & Project Mgt/Building                 City Engineer’s                Not appropriate for EQIA
Maintenance
Accommodation for District Registry,          City Secretary & Solicitor’s   Not appropriate for EQIA
B/D/M
Hire of space for outside functions           City Secretary & Solicitor’s   Corporate Pricing Policy being
                                                                             developed
Use of Council Chamber (Guildhall)            City Secretary & Solicitor’s   Corporate Pricing Policy being
                                                                             developed
Provision of bins to families on travellers   City Engineer’s                Service no longer provided
sites
Assisted Bin Collection                       City Engineer’s                EQIA complete

Provision and Maintenance of Street           City Engineer’s                No progress
Furniture
Provision and Maintenance of Bus              City Engineer’s                No progress
Shelters
Information                                   Building Control               Marketing and Communications
                                                                             Strategy being developed


Conference/Event Support
Conference Policy                             City Marketing                 Festivals and Events Strategy
                                                                             being developed




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General Personnel Policies, Processes
and Procedures
Spinal Column Point - new recruits      TC&CE (Personnel Section)                    NJC Guidelines
Medical Form                            TC&CE (Personnel Section)                    Complete – Policy on Attendance
Mileage Approval/Access to mileage      TC&CE (Personnel Section)                    NJC Guidelines
allow/car loans
Allocation of working time/overtime     Corporate Review - All Council Departments   Policy being developed
Assessment of overtime levels           R & L (Performing Arts)                      Service no longer provided
Policy statement on Time in Lieu        TC&CE (Personnel Section)                    Complete - EQIA under review
                                                                                     with ECNI

Recruitment and Selection
Selection of Panel Members              TC&CE (Personnel Section)                    LGSC Guidelines

Positive Action Measures
Policy on attending career convention   TC&CE (Personnel Section)                    Subject to scrutiny by ECNI
Attendance at Mock Interviews           TC&CE (Personnel Section)                    Subject to scrutiny by ECNI




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Sample of Equality Newsletter




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Press Releases




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                                      Press Release
In this section:       High Standards Certified For                    Local      Chinese
News                   Restaurants
Recruitment            May 5, 2005
Staff Info                  Eighteen members of the Chinese catering industry have
What's On              been awarded the Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene from
Press Releases         the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. The course
Special Events         was run exclusively for Chinese restauranteurs and workers and
                       delivered in Cantonese. Certificates were presented by the
                       Mayor in a ceremony yesterday at the Guildhall. (Wednesday
                       4th May).
                            Explaining the background to the course, Paul Rafferty,
                       Environmental Health Officer from Derry City Council said:
                            “Food safety legislation requires commercial food handlers
                       to receive adequate instruction and training in food hygiene.
                            “However, there are more and more people working within
                       the catering industry who are more confident learning in their
                       own language so when Derry City Council was approached by
                       the local Chinese speaking community with a request for
                       training for Chinese caterers in Cantonese we were delighted to
                       be able to help.
                            “The request was made by Sai Pak (The Chinese Welfare
                       Association), who also provided an interpreter. We made sure
                       all documentation and written correspondence was translated
                       into Cantonese.”
                            The food hygiene course ran for four weeks and candidates
                       completed a written examination with 30 multiple-choice
                       questions.
                            The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health's
                       Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene is available in a wide
                       range of languages, including Cantonese
                            Congratulating the workers who received their certificate
                       today, Mayor Councillor Gearoid O hEara said:
                            “Chinese food is one of the most popular choices of cuisine
                       in Derry and it‟s important that all workers within the industry get
                       the training and qualifications they need.
                            “I am delighted that members of the Chinese community
                       and other communities within the city have access to the
                       training and literature they need in their native language.
                            “This initiative will help break down the barriers which exist

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                   between different groups in our city.”
                       Derry City Council hopes this will be the beginning of a
                   partnership with the Sai Pak community and allow them to work
                   on a variety of initiatives in future.
                       ***Ends***
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                   Press Office
                   Tel: 028 71 376504
                   Fax: 028 71 264858
                   Julie Flanagan
                   Email: Julie.Flanagan@derrycity.gov.uk
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                                          Press Release
In this              Mayor helps next generation challenge prejudice and
section:             stereotypes in Derry
News                 28th April 2005
Recruitment               Pupils from the Derry City Council area have received an
Staff Info           „Equality and Good Relations‟ Charter today after taking part in a
What's On            series of workshops.
Press Releases            Themes like prejudice, sectarianism, racism, equality,
Special Events       stereotypes and cultural diversity have been explored by groups as
                     part of the Mayors Initiative, which is now in its second year.
                          Congratulating the young people who took part, Mayor
                     Councillor Gearoid O hEara said:
                          “This initiative is about helping the next generation of young
                     people move away from a culture of violence and hostility.
                          “Derry has always celebrated its cultural diversity and that‟s
                     clear through events like the Foyle Days Maritime Festival and the
                     Mayors receptions for minority communities in the city.
                          “Derry is made up of people from different ethnic, racial and
                     sexual orientations and I hope initiatives like this can reduce hate
                     crimes, racist and homophobic attacks.
                          “By removing the sense of suspicion and the „them and us‟
                     culture which exists, we can make Derry a safer and more
                     harmonious place for everyone.”
                          Funded by Derry City Council through the district council
                     community relations programme and co-coordinated by The Junction
                     with help from Children in Crossfire, the Mayor‟s Initiative aims to
                     give young people a different perspective on issues and problems
                     which affect society.
                          A pupil representative from each school who took part has been
                     given a framed copy of their charter for their school.
                          It‟s clear the young people who took part found the workshops
                     useful.
                          One said:
                          "I now know that things you think are funny to say to someone
                     for a laugh could actually upset them. I realise how bad sectarianism
                     could get if we don't change. I will try to discriminate less."
                          Another student agreed:
                          "(This programme) taught me more about sectarianism, racism,
                     and equality. It has made me think about how I respond to
                     situations."

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                    Sue Gallagher, Community Relations Officer at Derry City
                Council said the workshops have encouraged schoolchildren to
                examine issues which affect their lives…
                    “This initiative has engaged about 200 young people in actively
                considering and debating hard and sometimes controversial issues
                about sectarianism, racism and prejudice.
                    “Their responses show a high level of maturity and their charters
                make a lot of valid challenging statements about our modern
                society.”
                    The presentation at the City Hotel has been the last event in the
                Mayors Initiative this year.
                    ***Ends***
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                Press Office
                Tel: 028 71 376504
                Fax: 028 71 264858
                Julie Flanagan
                Email: julie.flanagan@derrycity.gov.uk
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                                       Press Release
In this             North West Women Lead the Way in Welcoming
section:            Cultural Diversity
News                Wednesday , December 07
Recruitment              Derry City Council‟s Women‟s Officer, Joanna Boyd, has
Staff Info          praised Women‟s Groups from across the North West for
What's On           leading the way, in helping to understand and communicate
Press Releases      with the diversity of ethnic groups and different cultures who
Special Events      now share our city and district.
                         More than seventy women came together for the “Yours,
                    Mine and Others” conference, earlier this week. It was
                    instigated by local women who told the Council officer they
                    wanted to welcome women from different backgrounds and
                    involve them in their activities - but didn‟t know how to go about
                    it and were wary of causing offence.
                         The conference involved participants in two workshops,
                    which examined the traditions of other cultures through dress,
                    songs, celebrations and greetings.
                         “This was about dispelling myths at grass roots level,” says
                    Joanna Boyd. “The guest speakers- a Ghanaian refugee who
                    belongs to the Donegal African Women‟s Group and a woman
                    from Zimbabwe who lives in the North- spoke, from the heart,
                    about their personal experiences. It was neither academic nor
                    hypothetical; it was something we could all relate to.
                         “The Polish, Hindu, Muslim, Chinese, Ulster Scots and Irish
                    speaking communities were all represented”, she adds. “It‟s
                    clear that women are leading the way in embracing cultural
                    diversity.”
                         Welcoming the delegates, the Deputy Mayor, Cllr. Mary
                    Hamilton, told them “We at Derry City Council support diversity
                    in our community, both for established ethnic minority
                    communities and the most recent growing Eastern European
                    migrant workers. “
                         Plans are now being made for more women‟s workshops to
                    coincide with Community Relations week in April 2006.
                         This event was funded through the District Councils
                    Community Relations Programme.
                         ENDS
                         For more information contact Marketing and
                    Communications on (028) 7137 6504

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                  Press Office
                  Tel: 028 71 376504
                  Fax: 028 71 264858
                  Adele McCourt
                  Email: Adele.McCourt@derrycity.gov.uk
                  Claire Lundy
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                                     Press Release
In this             Picture This: A Youthful Vision Of Life At The
section:            Interface
News                27th April 2005
Recruitment              A group of twelve young people from the Fountain and
Staff Info          Riverview areas have decided to show life through a lens in an
What's On           exhibition of „Interface Images‟ launched at the Verbal Arts
Press Releases      Centre today (Wednesday 27th April).
Special Events           The exhibition will include ten large photos showing the
                    positive points of living in an interface area. Another ten black
                    and white shots show the negative impact that derelict
                    buildings, rubbish and lack of play facilities has on lives.
                         Mayor, Councillor Gearoid O hEara has given his backing
                    to the project:
                         “ This is a fantastic way of allowing our young people to
                    understand their environment as an interface area and to
                    explore the relationship they have with young people from a
                    different tradition.
                         “They say a picture paints a thousand words and by using
                    the medium of photography, we‟ve given a new generation an
                    opportunity to analyse issues which they may not have felt
                    comfortable discussing by any other means.”
                         The community relations project, funded through Derry City
                    Council Community Relations Programme, is in response to
                    issues raised in a council/community survey about the use of
                    Riverview Park. Young people from the Cathedral Youth Club
                    and Riverview Residents Association took part in a series of
                    photographic workshops with local photographer Julie
                    McPherson.
                         For many of the young people who took part, it was the first
                    time they‟d had a chance to work with photography and
                    express themselves in pictures.
                         Describing the sectarian graffiti, one young contributor
                    said:
                         "I think they send out the wrong message to other people
                    that come to this area. There should be more historic murals."
                         Another suggested:
                         "There is a better way to deal with graffiti and paramilitary
                    murals. There are projects we can do together as a community
                    and replace murals with our own murals like the peace mural."

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                       Describing life at the interface, one young person from the
                  Fountain said:
                       " I think it is like a jail. It has a lot of impact on my life. I feel
                  caged in."
                       Voices from Riverview agreed saying:
                       " The interface wall has an impact in our lives. It makes
                  communication difficult with people on the other side of the
                  wall. It makes it difficult to interact more commonly with each
                  other as we should."
                       Community Relations Officer, Sue Gallagher said the
                  project had helped forge links within a divided community:
                       "The interface images project has been a great success.
                  The young people from both communities have worked very
                  well together and the exhibition is powerful. I hope that this
                  project will help further projects to happen between the
                  Fountain and Riverview areas in the future."
                       The exhibition will run in the Verbal Arts Centre until the
                  weekend.
                       ***Ends***
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                  Press Office
                  Tel: 028 71 376504
                  Fax: 028 71 264858
                  Julie Flanagan
                  Email: julie.flanagan@derrycity.gov.uk
                  Claire Lundy
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                                      Press Release
In this             Sharing Good Practice - Race, Equality and
section:            Diversity Conference
News                8th November 2005
Recruitment              „Race, Equality and Diversity‟ are to be the focus of a North
Staff Info          West regional conference in January, which is being co-
What's On           organised by Derry City Council and five other local district
Press Releases      Councils.
Special Events           The conference, organised by the Northern Forum of
                    Community Relations Officers, is entitled „Sharing Good
                    Practice - Race, Equality and Diversity‟ and will be held at the
                    Royal Court Hotel in Portrush on Tuesday 10th and
                    Wednesday 11th January 2006.
                         Each day of the conference has a distinct theme and target
                    audience. The first day will focus on developing the capacity of
                    the business and statutory sectors to work within a diverse
                    society; whilst the second day will have the theme of
                    developing the capacity of the community, voluntary and
                    education sectors to engage with a diverse society.
                         Sue Divin, Community Relations Officer with Derry City
                    Council explained that the conference will feature a number of
                    workshops on each day together with a range of speakers
                    commenting,
                         “This free conference is set to address such topics as the
                    Business case for diversity, Education for Diversity, Service
                    Provision Challenges, Diversity in our local community, Civic
                    leadership, Migrant workers and Community safety over the
                    two day programme.”
                         “It will also feature representatives from Bradford
                    Metropolitan Council alongside local ethnic minority groups who
                    will be exploring models of Good Practice and outlining the
                    current needs and concerns of ethnic minority groups.
                         “The conference is open to the statutory, business,
                    education, community and voluntary sectors. Derry City Council
                    has allocated 30 places, which can be availed of on each day
                    of the conference. We are expecting demand to be high so
                    anybody interested in attending should reserve their space as
                    soon as possible.”
                         Advance booking is essential and the places will be
                    allocated on a first come first served basis. For information and
                    to receive a registration form contact Sue Divin, Community
                    Relations Officer on (028) 71345160 or
                    sue.divin@derrycity.gov.uk before Wednesday 30th November.
                    Residents living in the Ballymoney, Coleraine, Limavady,


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                   Magherafelt and Moyle Council areas are advised that they
                   should contact their individual Council Community Relation
                   Officers for more information.
                        The conference is funded through the District Council‟s
                   Community Relations Programme, and also has the support of
                   NICEM (Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities), CRU
                   (Community Relations Unit) and CRC (Community Relations
                   Council).
                        ENDS
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                   Press Office
                   Tel: 028 71 376504
                   Fax: 028 71 264858
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                                  Press Release
In this          The Mayor‟s „Good Relations‟ Initiative 2005-06.
section:         Monday, 21 November 2005
News                  The response from local secondary schools to the Mayor‟s
Recruitment      Good Relations Initiative has been extremely positive. The
Staff Info       theme for this year‟s event is “Prejudice – Face On” and is an
What's On        annual Community Relations Initiative run by Derry City Council,
Press Releases
                 funded through the District Council‟s Community Relations
                 Programme (Community Relations Unit OFMDFM). It is run in
Special Events
                 conjunction with The Junction (Community Relations Resource
                 Centre) and Children in Crossfire.
                      The Mayor, Councillor Lynn Fleming said she was delighted
                 to be associated with the project. “The promotion of Good
                 Relations is of critical importance to the Council and we feel it is
                 vitally important to engage with local schools on the key issues
                 involved to challenge prejudice and to get their views on these
                 important themes.”
                      Sue Divin, Community Relations Officer with Derry City
                 Council explained that the two previous initiatives, with themes
                 of „Give sectarianism the red card‟ and „Equality and Good
                 Relations‟, had a very positive uptake from over 10 local post-
                 primary schools and she is confident this year‟s event will be an
                 even greater success.
                      ”Principals and teachers have been enthusiastic in their
                 support for the programme which is designed to fit in with Local
                 and Global Citizenship and EMU within the curriculum. There is
                 a long history of Community Relations work in the local council
                 area and a general recognition that there is a moral imperative
                 behind the work to move our society out of conflict and towards
                 peace and reconciliation,” she said.
                      The annual Mayor‟s Good Relations Initiative brings different
                 sectors and people together to work towards a positive Shared
                 Future. The initiative brings together Community Relations
                 facilitators from a wide range of Community Relations
                 organisations to deliver a series of six free workshops in
                 participating local schools. The workshops, delivered from
                 December to March, cover themes such as „What is Good
                 Relations?‟, „Prejudices – Racism, Sectarianism, Homophobia‟,
                 „Dealing with Difference‟ and „Working towards an inclusive
                 society.‟
                      The year 10 pupils participating will also have a „Face on
                 Encounter‟ which them to spend time interacting with a person
                 representing a community whose ideas, beliefs, or background
                 differ from that of the school‟s typical student body. Groups will
                 be asked to reflect personally and engage in critical thinking
                 about what their previous perceptions were, what happened
                 during the „Face on‟ encounters and what they have learnt from


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                   their workshops.
                        Feedback from all schools will be collated into a booklet for
                   distribution to all participating schools as an educational
                   resource for citizenship.
                        Photo Opportunity:
                        The Mayor, Councillor Lynn Fleming will officially launch the
                   programme on November 21st at 12.30 at the Junction, Bishop
                   Street.
                        Ends
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                   Press Office
                   Tel: 028 71 376504
                   Fax: 028 71 264858
                   Claire Lundy
                   Email: Claire.Lundy@derrycity.gov.uk

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                                      Press Release
In this            Traditions Meet at the Guildhall


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section:            18th July 2005
News                     The Walled City Cultural Trail, in association with the
Recruitment
                    McKinney Academy of Irish Dance and the Sollus Highland
Staff Info
                    Lassies, present Traditions Meet at the Guildhall every Thursday
                    at 3.00pm throughout the months of July and August.
What's On
                         This unique performance celebrates the coming together of
Press Releases
                    both Irish and Ulster Scots traditions through music and dance,
Special Events
                    and has, over the past two years become one of the Walled City
                    Cultural Trail‟s most popular attractions.
                         Please note that this performance will take place in Guildhall
                    Square, weather permitting, in which instance the performance
                    will be moved inside the Guildhall.
                         Walled City Cultural Trail brochures are available from the
                    Tourist Information Centre, Derry City Council Offices and
                    Cultural and Heritage facilities around the City. For further
                    information telephone (028) 7126 3511 or view
                    www.derrycity.gov.uk/culturaltrail.
                         ENDS
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                    Tel: 028 71 376504
                    Fax: 028 71 264858
                    Julie Flanagan
                    Email: Julie.Flanagan@derrycity.gov.uk
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                                       Press Release
In this              Policy and Resources Committee to discuss
section:             Better Relations and Council performance
News                 Friday 10th February 2006

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Recruitment           Members of Derry City Council‟s Policy and Resources
Staff Info       Committee will discuss a number of key initiatives aimed at
What's On        promoting inclusion and community relations in the district. The
Press Releases   draft strategic plan for Good Relations and the Charter for
Special Events   Inclusion are among a series of items up for discussion by
                 members at the Committee Meeting on Thursday 16th
                 February, 4:00pm.
                      The draft Good Relations strategy has been prepared
                 following a series of public meetings, questionnaires, and
                 interviews and outlines the Council‟s commitment to fostering
                 better relations among its staff and citizens and is a key
                 element of the Council's work in relation to meeting its statutory
                 equality duties under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act
                 1998 and in taking forward the principles set out in the "A
                 Shared Future" document issued by the Office of First Minister
                 Deputy First Minister. Rubicon Consulting will present the draft
                 strategy for member‟s comments and, subject to agreement in
                 principle, the strategy will be subject to consultation as part of
                 the Council's equality impact assessment process.
                      The Charter for Inclusion will also be discussed at
                 Committee. It provides businesses, community groups,
                 individuals and schools with a means to sign up publicly to the
                 principles of equality diversity, interdependence, responsibility
                 and non-violence as a means of promoting a more inclusive
                 society. If approved , the Charter will be launched in March and
                 will be available, together with an information pack and advice
                 on how to implement the principles.
                      Members will also be informed through the Quarterly
                 Report of positive improvement on Council performance. The
                 Quarterly Report is a unique way of providing information to
                 members and the public on a series of financial and other
                 measures on how Council performs. Expenditure comments
                 indicate that Council expenditure is largely in line with budget
                 showing a positive variance with savings in overtime and
                 mileage costs of £51,119 and £2,886 respectively, over the
                 same period last year.
                      The report also highlights while there was a 6% decrease
                 in sickness payments for the same period, the cumulative
                 figures for the number of days lost due to absenteeism, from
                 April to December 2005, reflect an 11% reduction with the
                 same period last year. This is a positive decreasing trend for
                 the organization.
                      Town Clerk and Chief Executive, Tony McGurk said the
                 introduction of new measures would provide accurate and
                 timely absence information to managers and assist with a more
                 focused and effective absence management programme.
                      “These proposed new measures, coupled with the
                 introduction of a holistic Occupational Health Pilot Project, are
                 expected to produce a positive reduction in absence and an


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                   improvement in employee well being for the new financial year.
                   This is a postive trend that we will aim to develop further”. he
                   commented.
                         Cllr Conway, Chairman of the Policy and Resources
                   Committee added that the positive figures outlined in the
                   Council‟s Service Level Indicators for the past quarter were
                   “extremely encouraging”.
                         According to the report, the Council‟s website continues to
                   attract a large number of hits due to the number of high profile
                   events at Halloween and Christmas, while figures for recycling
                   are continuing to increase on the previous quarter thanks to the
                   full implementation of the Civic Amenity Site recovery scheme.
                   One of the impacts of the Responsible Dog Ownership
                   campaign is reflected in the increase in the number of stray
                   dogs being reclaimed by the public.
                         Passenger numbers at the City of Derry Airport have
                   increased by more than 3,500 on the same period last year
                   following the reintroduction of the London Stansted twice daily
                   return service from the end of September.
                         The reduction in admissions to the Council‟s Leisure
                   Centres is attributed to competition from private gyms and a
                   seasonal and traditional decline in the run up to the Christmas
                   holiday period.
                         Among the wide range of items being discussed at the
                   Meeting, include the Common Purpose Foyle 2006
                   Programme, while members will be given a progress report on
                   the cuts in general grants and waste management grants,
                   information items from other organisations and Councils
                   relating to a number of items and including underage drinking
                   and plastic bag tax.
                         Details on all the items to be discussed at the Policy and
                   Resources Committee Meeting on Thursday 16 February at
                   4.00 pm can be found by logging onto the Council website:
                   www.derrycity.gov.uk/thisweek
                         Ends

                   For additional information contact:
                   Press Office
                   Tel: 028 71 376504
                   Fax: 028 71 264858
                   Adele McCourt
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                                                                            Appendix E

  Request for Information in alternative formats (April 2005 - March
                                2006)

              Organisation                         Document               Format
PRAXIS                                    Assessment Arrangements      Disc
PRAXIS                                    Time In Lieu                 Disc
PRAXIS                                    Charter For Inclusion        Disc
Shantallow Residents Association          Assessment Arrangements      Disc
Shantallow Residents Association          Development & Training       Disc
Shantallow Residents Association          Post Entry Training Scheme   Disc
Shantallow Residents Association          Time In Lieu                 Disc
Shantallow Residents Association          Assisted Bin Collection      Disc
Shantallow Residents Association          Charter For Inclusion        Disc


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Shantallow Residents Association       Procurement Strategy         Disc
Old Library Trust                      Development & Training       Large Print
Old Library Trust                      Time In Lieu                 Large Print
Old Library Trust                      Charter For Inclusion        Large Print
Old Library Trust                      Procurement Strategy         Large Print
Derry Travellers' Support Group        Charter For Inclusion        Disc
NW Centre For Training & Development   Assessment Arrangements      Disc
NW Centre For Training & Development   Development & Training       Disc
NW Centre For Training & Development   Post Entry Training Scheme   Disc
NW Centre For Training & Development   Assisted Bin Collection      Disc
NW Centre For Training & Development   Charter For Inclusion        Disc
NIPSA                                  Assessment Arrangements      E-mail & Disc
NIPSA                                  Development & Training       E-mail & Disc
NIPSA                                  Post Entry Training Scheme   E-mail & Disc
NIPSA                                  Time In Lieu                 E-mail & Disc
NIPSA                                  Charter For Inclusion        E-mail & Disc
NIPSA                                  Procurement Strategy         E-mail & Disc
Galliagh Women's Group                 Assessment Arrangements      Disc & Large
                                                                    Print
Galliagh Women's Group                 Development & Training       Disc & Large
                                                                    Print
Galliagh Women's Group                 Post Entry Training Scheme   Disc & Large
                                                                    Print
Galliagh Women's Group                 Time In Lieu                 Disc & Large
                                                                    Print
Galliagh Women's Group                 Assisted Bin Collection      Disc & Large
                                                                    Print
Galliagh Women's Group                 Charter For Inclusion        Disc & Large
                                                                    Print
Galliagh Women's Group                 Procurement Strategy         Disc & Large
                                                                    Print
Galliagh Women's Group                 Assessment Arrangements      Irish
Galliagh Women's Group                 Development & Training       Irish
Galliagh Women's Group                 Post Entry Training Scheme   Irish
Galliagh Women's Group                 Time In Lieu                 Irish
Galliagh Women's Group                 Assisted Bin Collection      Irish
Galliagh Women's Group                 Charter For Inclusion        Irish
Galliagh Women's Group                 Procurement Strategy         Irish
Foyle Cruse Bereavement Care           Charter For Inclusion        Disc
Disability Action                      Assessment Arrangements      Large Print
Disability Action                      Development & Training       Large Print
Disability Action                      Post Entry Training Scheme   Large Print
Disability Action                      Time In Lieu                 Large Print
Disability Action                      Assisted Bin Collection      Large Print
Disability Action                      Charter For Inclusion        Large Print
Disability Action                      Procurement Strategy         Large Print


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Ballymagroarty Hazelbank Comm. P'Ship    Assessment Arrangements      Large Print
Ballymagroarty Hazelbank Comm. P'Ship    Assisted Bin Collection      Large Print
WEA                                      Assisted Bin Collection      Large Print
WEA                                      Charter For Inclusion        Large Print
Carnhill Comm. Association               Assisted Bin Collection      Printed
Irish Street Comm. Association           Assessment Arrangements      Disc
Irish Street Comm. Association           Development & Training       Disc
Irish Street Comm. Association           Post Entry Training Scheme   Disc
Irish Street Comm. Association           Time In Lieu                 Disc
Irish Street Comm. Association           Assisted Bin Collection      Disc
Irish Street Comm. Association           Charter For Inclusion        Disc
Irish Street Comm. Association           Procurement Strategy         Disc
RNIB                                     Annual Progress Report       Braille
RNIB                                     Annual Progress Report       Audio Tape
NW Centre for Learning & Development     Managed Market               Disc
Lettershandoney & District Dev. Group    Managed Market               Disc
Irish Street Comm. & Youth Assoc.        Managed Market               Disc
N. I. Newpin                             Managed Market               Disc
Inner City Trust                         Managed Market               Large Print
Council For The Homeless                 Managed Market               Large Print
Mencap                                   Managed Market               Audio Tape
AnGealaras                               Managed Market               Irish
Foyle Search & Rescue                    Managed Market               Braille




                                        Appendix F


                       Summary Document in Polish




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                    Rada Miasta Derry

                         Streszczenie Dokumentu




W dokumencie tym użyta jest 14-punktowa czcionka sans serif w celu
ułatwienia jego czytania, lecz na życzenie
dostępny on jest również w innych formatach. W tym celu prosimy o
kontakt z:

Equality Officer
Council Offices
98 Strand Road
Derry
BT48 7NN
Tel: 028 7136 5151 Ext: 6706
Faks: 028 7126 5448
Email: kay.mcivor@derrycity.gov.uk




                                  Rada Miasta
     Historia
     Rada Miasta Derry została założona w ramach Ustawy o Rządzie Lokalnym w
     Irlandii Północnej, the Local Government Act (NI), z 1972 roku. Stanowi ona
     organizację prawną złożoną z 30 Radnych (Councillors). Dyrektor Naczelny (The
     Chief Executive) kieruje personelem Rady, liczącym około 550 pracowników,
     zapewniając sprawnie zarządzanie oraz wykonywanie funkcji Rady.

     Role
     Rada Miejska spełnia cztery główne role:


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         Dostarczanie usług
          - Wykonywanie przez Radę określonych funkcji oraz usług

         Rozwój
          - Działanie jako organ początkujący/umożliwiający/rozwijający inicjatywy
          społeczne, gospodarcze oraz środowiskowe

         Reprezentacja
          - Wybrani członkowie reprezentują Radę w różnych komisjach i innych
          organach.

         Doradztwo
          - Rada reprezentuje wyborców w zakresie spraw Rządu Centralnego, takich jak
          planowanie, woda, drogi i budownictwo mieszkaniowe.

     Skład Polityczny Członków Rady Miasta Derry
     Rada Miasta Derry składa się z 30 członków (Radnych) wybieranych co cztery lata,
     którzy pełnią swój urząd w obszarach zgrupowanych w pięć Okręgów Wyborczych:
         Cityside;
         Northland;
         Rural;
         Shantallow; oraz
         Waterside.




     Skład Polityczny Członków Rady Miasta Derry po wyborach w maju 2005 roku
     wygląda następująco:

     Socjaldemokratyczna Partia Pracy - Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) 14
     Sinn Fein (SF)                                                               10
     Demokratyczna Partia Unionistów - Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)             5
     Ulsterska Partia Unionistów - Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)                     1

     OGÓŁEM                                                                          30
                             Lista Wybranych Członków

         Imię i nazwisko                                         Partia



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     Członek Rady    Peter      Anderson       SF
     Członek Rady    Liam       Boyle          SDLP
     Członek Rady    Mary       Bradley        SDLP
     Radny Miejski   Gregory    Campbell       DUP
     Członek Rady    Kevin      Campbell       SF
     Członek Rady    Sean       Carr           SDLP
     Członek Rady    Jim        Clifford       SDLP
     Członek Rady    Thomas     Conway         SDLP
     Radny Miejski   Maurice    Devenney       DUP
     Członek Rady    Gerard     Diver          SDLP
     Członek Rady    Mark       Durkan         SDLP
     Członek Rady    Colum      Eastwood       SDLP
     Członek Rady    Lynn       Fleming        SF
     Członek Rady    Paul       Fleming        SF
     Członek Rady    Shaun      Gallagher      SDLP
     Radny Miejski   Mary       Hamilton       UUP
     Członek Rady    Tony       Hasson         SF
     Radny Miejski   William    Hay            DUP
     Członek Rady    Seana      Hume           SDLP
     Członek Rady    Patricia   Logue          SF
     Członek Rady    Gerry      MacLochlainn   SF
     Członek Rady    Jim        McKeever       SDLP
     Członek Rady    Elisha     McLaughlin     SF
     Członek Rady    Maeve      McLaughlin     SF
     Członek Rady    Joe        Miller         DUP
     Członek Rady    William    Page           SF
     Członek Rady    Helen      Quigley        SDLP
     Członek Rady    Pat        Ramsey         SDLP
     Członek Rady    Martin     Reilly         SDLP
     Radny Miejski   Drew       Thompson       DUP




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            Struktura Komisji w Radzie Miasta Derry


            W Radzie Miasta Derry znajduje się siedem Komisji Stałych, wokół których zgrupowane są wszelkie przedsięwzięcia Rady.
            Strukturę Komisji ilustruje poniższy wykres.


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                                                                  Wybranych
                                                                   Członków
                                                                     Rady
                                                                     Miasta
                                                        Burmistrz Miasta i Dyrektor Naczelny



Komisja           Komisja ds. Rozwoju        Komisja ds.         Komisja ds.         Komisja ds.         Komisja ds.        Komisja ds.
                                                                                                                            Lotniska
ds. Personelu                                 Polityki i         Planowania             Usług              Usług
                                              Zasobów                               Środowiskowy        Regionalnych
                                                                                         ch


     Rysynek 1: Wykres Struktury Komisji
              (Struktura z czerwca 2005)




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Główne Usługi
Lotnisko (Miasta Derry)
Przepisy Budowlane (Informacja i Doradztwo)
Cmentarze
Rozwój Społeczny
Partnerstwo ds. Bezpiecznego Społeczeństwa
Zarządzanie Korporacyjne
Ścieżki Rowerowe/Ścieżki dla Pieszych
Partnerstwo ds. Straży Okręgowej
Okręgowa Rejestracja Urodzeń, Zgonów i Małżeństw
Rozwój Gospodarczy
Wybory
Programy Oszczędzania Energii
Porządek Publiczny
Koncesje na Organizowanie Wydarzeń Rozrywkowych
Kampanie Środowiskowe
Festiwale i Wydarzenia Rozrywkowe
Usługi Finansowe
Zespół ds. Kontroli Żywności i Chorób Zakaźnych
Utrzymanie Gruntów
Zespół ds. BHP i Bezpieczeństwa Konsumenta
Usługi Muzealne i na rzecz Dziedzictwa Narodowego
Kontrola Prac Budowlanych
Ubezpieczenie i Zarządzanie Ryzykiem
Usługi Prawne
Centra Rekreacji
Funkcje Kontrolne i Licencyjne
Rynek Zwierząt Hodowlanych Lisahally
Marketing i Media
Przygraniczna Grupa Obszaru Północno-Zachodniego
Parki i Tereny Otwarte
Sztuki Sceniczne
Usługi Kadrowe
Zespół ds. Kontroli Zanieczyszczenia
Dokumentacja Nieruchomości
Zespół ds. Ochrony Zdrowia Publicznego
Zbiórka Odpadków
Świadectwa Normalizacji
Sprzątanie Ulic
Sprzęt Uliczny
Nazywanie Ulic i Numerowanie Posiadłości
Tereny Przeznaczone dla Ludów Wędrownych
Zarzadzanie Skarbem Państwa
Sztuki Wizualne
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RADA MIASTA DERRY                                                                                                           Telefon : (028) 7136 5151
                                                                                                                            Email: Info@derrycity.gov.uk
                                                                                                                            Strona internetowa:
Council Offices, 98 Strand Road,                                                                                            www.derrycity.gov.uk

Derry BT48 7NN

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                                                            Kontrola Budynków..........028- 7137 6521                       Rejestracja Loterii .......... ...028- 71376516
                                                            Ko-ordynacja w razie Nagłych Wypadków                           Rejestracja Narodzin, Zgonów i
                           B                                ......................................….028-71376507            Małżeństw ......................... 028- 71268439
 Baseny Miejskie ……....…028- 71264459                                                                                       Rozwój Gospodarczy ..….028- 71376532
 Biura Rady Miasta ............ 028- 71365151                                                                               Rozwój Sportowy .............. 028- 71365151
 Biuro Burmistrza…....................................                                   L
 ............................………...028- 71376507            Lista Płac .......................... 028- 71365151
 Biuro Informacji Turystycznej...................           Lotnisko (Miasto Derry) ... 028- 7181 0784                                                S
 ..........................................028- 71267284                                                                    Sala Zebrań Cechu ........... 028- 71377335
 Burmistrz Miasta i Dyrektor Naczelny.......                                                                                Schronisko dla Zwierząt.. .028- 7126 1414
                                                                                        M                                   Sprzątanie Ulic ................. 028- 71376535
  ......................................... 028- 71376507   Marketing / media / PR ........ 028- 71376504                   Sprzedaż Kubłów/Kontenerów na
                                                            Muzeum Domu dla Robotników                                      Śmieci...............................028- 71376627
                           C                                (Workhouse Museum)......028- 71318328
 Centrum Rekreacji Brooke Park ..............               Muzeum Kolejowe Doliny Foyle (Foyle
 ........................................ 028- 7126 2637    Valley Railway Museum) ..... 028- 71265234                                                T
 Centrum Rekreacji Lisnagelvin................              Muzeum Portowe (Harbour Museum)/
 … ...................................... 028- 71347695     Sekcja Usług Muzealnych.028- 71377331                                                     U
 Centrum Rekreacji St Columb’s Park.......                  Muzeum Wieży (Tower Museum).............                        Usługi Finansowe ............. 028- 71376526
 ......................................... 028- 71343941    ..........................................028- 71372411         Usługi Kadrowe ................ 028- 71365151
 Centrum Sportu Brandywel 028-71263902                                                                                      Usługi Prawne .................. 028- 71376514
 Cmentarze ....................... .028- 71362615                                       N                                   Usługi Społeczne/Związki
                                                            Nielegalny Wywóz Śmieci 028- 71365151                           Społeczne................... ...... 028- 71376530
                           D                                Numerowanie Pocztowe ... 028- 71376537                          Usuwanie Graffiti ............ .028- 71376535
 Dom Amelii Earhart .......... 028- 71354040
 Dom Kultury Shantallow... 028- 71351726                                                O                                                             V
                                                            Obiekty kulturalne / wypoczynkowe /
                           E                                rozrywkowe ( Glendermott, Brandywell,                                                     W
                                                            Pennyburn).......................028- 71374107                  Wysypiska Śmieci ............. 028- 71365151
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 Forum Milenijne ................ 028- 71264426                                         P                                                             X
                                                            Parki i Tereny Otwarte ...... 028- 71365151
                           G                                Partnerstwo ds. Bezpiecznego                                                              Y
 Gospodarka Odpadkami... 028- 71374107                      Społeczeństwa……..........028- 71376576                          Gospodarka Odpadkami ... 028- 71374107
                                                            Partnerstwoi ds. Strategii Lokalnych ........
                           H                                ...................................…....028-71365151
                                                            Płatności Rachunkowe ..... 028- 71376525                                                  Z
                            I                               Pozwolenia na Wysypiska Śmieci.............                     Zajezdnia Pennyburn ........ 028- 71261112
 Inicjatywa Rejs ...……...…028- 71376554                      ......................................... 028- 71376627        Zaopatrzenie..................... 028- 71376623
                                                            Przygraniczna Grupa Obszaru Północno-                           Zarządzanie Budynkami Użyteczności
                                                                                                                            Publicznej .............................. 028- 71376514
                           J                                Zachodniego.....................028- 71365151
                                                                                                                            Zbiórka Odpadków ........... 028- 71374107
                                                            Pytania do Prasy i Mediów .028-71376504
                           K                                                                                                Zbiórka Większych Śmieci Gospodarstwa
 Komisja ds. Dzieci.............028- 71366339                                                                               Domowego/ Zbiórki Specjalne ..................
 Kompleks Sportowy Templemore ............                                              Q                                   .........................................028- 7137 4107
 ..........................................028- 71289200                                                                    Zanieczyszczenie Środowiska..................
 Koncesje na Handel Uliczny .....................                                       R                                    ......................................... 028- 71365151
 ..........................................028- 71376516    Radni ................................ 028- 71376527            Zdrowe Miasta (Healthy Cities).................
 Koncesje na Organizacje Wydarzeń                           Recycling – powtórne wykorzystanie                               ......................................... 028- 71611384
 Rozrywkoych .................. ..028- 71376516             odpadków ......................... 028- 71374107                Zebrania Rady/ Komisji.....028- 71376517
 Koncesje na Ropę Naftową ......................            Regionalny Oddział Energetyczny Foyle....                       Zezwolenia na Rozrywkę/Gry...................
  .......................................... 028-71376518   .............. ................................ 028- 71373430   ............................…………028- 71376516
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 Kontrola Budynków Northern Group ........
 ..........................................028- 71376521

				
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