Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Crime and Disorder Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Thursday, 23rd February, 2017
Time:
3.00pm
Place:
Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton Central library, Church Road, Stockton, TS18 1TU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr David Wilburn(Chair), Cllr Paul Rowling(Vice-Chair), Cllr Allan Mitchell, Cllr Carol Clark (Sub Cllr Stephen Parry), Cllr Lynn Hall (Sub Cllr Stephen Richardson), Cllr Julia Whitehill, Cllr Barry Woodhouse
Officers:
Joanne Roberts (EGDS), Judith Trainer, Jenna McDonald (DCE)
In Attendance:
Cllr Carol Clark
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Ken Dixon, Cllr Stephen Parry, Cllr Mrs Sylvia Walmsley
Item Description Decision
Public
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56/16
EVACUATION PROCEDURE
The evacuation procedure was noted.
CD
57/16
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
CD
58/16
DRAFT MINUTES - 22ND DECEMBER 2016
AGREED that the minutes be approved.
CD
59/16
DRAFT MINUTES - 26TH JANUARY 2017
AGREED that the minutes be approved.
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60/16
SCRUTINY REVIEW OF SAFETY AT RAILWAY CROSSING POINTS
AGREED that the final report be prepared for consideration at the next meeting of the Committee.
CD
61/16
WORK PROGRAMME
AGREED that the work programme be noted.
CD
62/16
CHAIRS UPDATE
The Chair provided no update.

Preamble

ItemPreamble
CD
58/16
Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meeting held on 22nd December 2016.
CD
59/16
Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meeting held on 26th January 2017.
CD
60/16
Members were provided with a presentation which included images of the railway crossing points in the area.

The Committee raised the following points/questions:

- It was suggested that Secondary Schools in addition to Primary Schools received advice around safety at railway crossing points.

- It was asked whether SBC could assist Network Rail in national campaigns by distributing campaign materials.

- Members expressed the importance of warning children of the consequences of playing on or crossing railway crossing points.

- It was highlighted that it would be particularly beneficial to educate schools children around the dangers of railway crossing points approaching school holidays.

- The Committee noted that Officers were hoping to deliver a ‘Wise Drive' event to secondary schools which included providing information to year 11 pupils about the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs. If the event was established, it was suggested that it could also include issues around rail safety.

The Committee agreed areas for draft recommendations for inclusion in the final report.
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61/16
Consideration was given to the committee work programme 2016/17.

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