Just been looking into the Council of Equality and Human Rights Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The blogger Andy at ncclols blog posted in March about the cutting of CEHRNN’s grant. This decision was made by Councillor Ammed and Councillor Chapman.
You can read more about this at http://ncclols.blogspot.com/2010/03/bit-more-on-cehrnn-and-its-funding.html
Councillor Ahmed has been a key figure behind the creation of a new equality body called Equal. And surprise, surprise, it has now been agreed to give them funding from Nottingham City Council. Originally they were due to receive £60,000, but with the recent cuts this looks as if it will be reduced to £20,000 for 2010/11.
This is far less than the £122k pa CEHRNN received, but it obviously means that Councillor Ahmed was not in a neutral position when deciding to withdraw CEHRNN’s grant.
Incidentally, Tyron Brown, who was behind a massive housing scandal is also heavily involved in Equal. Follow the link below to read more about this dubious individual.