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APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR
To appoint a Chair of the Crime and Disorder Joint Scrutiny Committee for the 2020/21 Municipal year.
Councillor Miller was elected as Chair for the 2020/21 municipal year.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS
Apologies were received from:
Councillor A Crawford (Rushmoor).
James Duggin – Head of Operational Services, Rushmoor BC
Kirsty Jenkins – Head of Community Services, Hart DC
Ryan Thurman – Group Commander for North Hampshire, Hampshire Fire and Rescue
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
To consider any items of business, other than those shown on this agenda and which, by reason of special circumstances to be stated at the meeting, in the opinion of the Chair, should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.
There were no urgent matters.
The Chair will move that the minutes of the meeting be taken as a correct record. Minutes can only be discussed in terms of accuracy.
The minutes of the meeting held on 16 December 2019 were confirmed as a correct record.
This report presents an overview of the performance of the Strategic Safer North Hampshire Community Safety Partnership. It is presented for consideration by the Crime and Disorder Joint Scrutiny Committee, comprising Members from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Hart District Council and Rushmoor Borough Council, which was set up in accordance with Section 19 of the Police and Justice Act 2006.
The committee considered the report which provided an overview of the performance of the Safer North Hampshire Strategic Community Safety Partnership.
The Chair of the CSP introduced the report and highlighted the timeframe and priorities of the review. He stated that priorities for 2019/20 had been informed by issues identified in the Strategic Assessment 2018/19 and were:
- Anti-social behaviour with a focus on youth related nuisance;
- Domestic Abuse;
- Robbery; and
- Children at risk with a focus on knife/blade related incidents.
It was confirmed that those priorities linked with those contained in the Police and Crime Plan 2016-21 and that this had encouraged partnership working. The system of partner priority feedback proformas had been used for a second year and these had provided good information with which would assist the committee to scrutinise the partnership.
It was confirmed that no proforma had been received from Hampshire Council Council but that, since that time, contact had been established with an appropriate officer.
The Chair clarified that he intended to focus on the appendices to the report and would invite partner agencies to present the details of their own proformas.
The committee discussed the proformas submitted by partner agencies.
Shared Community Safety Team
The Community Team Leader explained that, having operated a shared service for many years, the community safety teams would revert to being accountable at a local level from October 2020. The Community Safety Partnership would continue, however, to operate across the three component authorities, meaning that the Joint Scrutiny Committee would continue to have a role in scrutinising the activities of the Partnership.
It was reported that town centres had been a particular issue in the past year. Injunctions had been used in relation to individuals in Basingstoke and Deane and Rushmoor.
Team members had continued to go into local schools, mainly through the Education Officer. It was noted that the Education Officer role had been jointly funded across the three authorities and that, as things stood, this would end as the teams returned to local control.
Concern was expressed around the currency of the data used in the report, especially with regards to the use of the Strategic Assessment 2018-19. It was explained that, whilst the Strategic Assessment had been used to develop the Partnership’s broad priorities for 2019-20, day-to-day work was driven by the most up to date data.
Hampshire Constabulary – Hart and Rushmoor District
The District Commander provided an overview of the partnership working over 2019/20 to tackle key priorities.
In response to a question, the District Commander confirmed that data was looked at daily or weekly. The Chair of the CSP explained that the data analyst monitored data and would raise awareness in relation to identified spikes or trends. Whilst a monthly update was produced, it was clarified that the data was collected in real time and could, therefore, be broken down as required, including to individual days.
The District Commander acknowledged that there had been problems with the Police’s ... view the full minutes text for item 6.