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Management of Kidderminster Town Hall

Last updated 12 February 2019


The assessment


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The assessment


Community, Wellbeing and Environment

New or existing service or policy?


Officer(s) completing the assessment

Kay Higman, Cultural and Leisure Services Manager

What is the purpose and expected outcomes?

The Town Hall management will transfer to Kidderminster Town Council in 1 April 2019. There will be no changes in services for the public.

Will there be any effect on other Council procedures or strategies e.g. Corporate Plan or the council’s workforce?

Kidderminster Town Hall employees will transfer to Kidderminster Town Council.

Are there any statutory requirements or implications?


Are there any other organisations/bodies involved?

Kidderminster Town Council

Who are the main customer groups/stakeholders affected?


What information/statistics/evidence are you using?


What impact does the service/policy/project have on the nine protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Prior to the Equality Act 2010, there were 3 separate public sector equality duties covering race, disability and gender. The Equality Act 2010 replaced these with a new single equality duty covering the protected characteristics listed below.

Characteristic and definition Impact and evidence

Age - where this is referred to, it refers to a person belonging to a particular age (e.g. 32 year olds) or range of ages (e.g. 18 - 30 year olds).


Disability – a person has a disability if s/he has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on that person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.


Gender reassignment – the process of transitioning from one gender to another.


Marriage and civil partnership – marriage is defined as a 'union between a man and a woman'. Same-sex couples can have their relationships legally recognised as 'civil partnerships'. Civil partners must be treated the same as married couples on a wide range of legal matters.


Pregnancy and maternity – pregnancy is the condition of being pregnant or expecting a baby. Maternity refers to the period after the birth, and is linked to maternity leave in the employment context. In the non-work context, protection against maternity discrimination is for 26 weeks after giving birth, and this includes treating a woman unfavourably because she is breastfeeding.


Race – it refers to a group of people defined by their race, colour, and nationality (including citizenship) ethnic or national origins.


Religion and belief – religion has the meaning usually given to it but belief includes religious and philosophical beliefs including lack of belief (e.g. Atheism).


Sex – a man or a woman.


Sexual Orientation – whether a person's sexual attraction is towards their own sex, the opposite sex or to both sexes.



e.g. Deprivation, health inequalities, urban/rural divide, community safety



Is a full assessment required?


Signed: Kay Higman
Dated: 12/02/2019

Agreed by Director of Service: Linda Draycott
Dated: 12/02/2019

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