Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Housing & Community Safety Select Committee (ceased to operate 03/06/2015) Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 18th September, 2007
Time:
9.30am
Place:
Lecture Theatre - Stockton Central Library , The Square, Stockton on Tees
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mrs Allison Trainer (Chair); Cllr Maurice Frankland (Vice Councillor Baker) and Cllr Julia Roberts.
Officers:
P K Bell, P J Mennear, J Trainer (LD); M Batty, M McLone (DNS).
In Attendance:
Chief Inspector Gamesby.
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Paul Baker, Cllr Jackie Earl, Cllr Robert Gibson, Cllr Mohammed Javed, Cllr Lee Narroway, Cllr Liz Nesbitt and Cllr Woodhead.
Item Description Decision
Public
HCS
12/07
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There no were interests declared.
HCS
13/07
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 14TH JUNE
The minutes of the meeting held on 14th June 2007 were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
HCS
14/07
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 26TH JUNE 2007
CONCLUDED that the minutes of the meeting held on 26th June 2007 be forwarded to Council for consideration.
HCS
15/07
WORK PROGRAMME
CONCLUDED that the updated Scope and Project Plan for the Review of Neighbourhood Enforcement Service be noted.
HCS
16/07
SCRUTINY REVIEW OF NEIGHBOURHOOD ENFORCEMENT SERVICES
CONCLUDED that:-

1. The evidence received from Gary Gamesby be received.

2. The draft report be circulated to all the stakeholders and considered at the meeting to be held on 27th September 2007.
9.30am - 10.30am

Preamble

ItemPreamble
HCS
14/07
Consideration was given to the content of the draft minutes of the meeting held on 26th June 2007.
HCS
15/07
Members were presented with an updated Scope and Project Plan for the Review of Neighbourhood Enforcement Service.
HCS
16/07
As part of the Review of Neighbourhood Enforcement Service Chief Inspector Gary Gamesby had been invited to the meeting to present evidence to Members on the working arrangements between Cleveland Police and the Neighbourhood Enforcement Service.

Chief Inspector Gary Gamesby outlined the number of tasks Cleveland Police carry out each fortnight. He then stated that Cleveland Police worked closely with Neighbourhood Enforcement Service on a number of those tasks and that the Neighbourhood Enforcement Service was a valuable resource.

Discussions took place on resource issues, particularly on Friday and Saturday night. The flow of information/tasks between Ladgate Lane Headquarters and the Neighbourhood Enforcement Service was also discussed.

At a previous meeting of the Committee, Members had authorised the Head of Community Protection to write to the DVLA with regard the use of devolved powers for untaxed vehicles. A response to that letter had been received and was circulated to Members. Members were happy with the content of the letter and the fact the Head of Enforcement - DVLA had agreed to meet with the Head of Community protection - SBC to discuss the issues raised in the letter further. Members endorsed the idea of the meeting.

The Security Services Manager reported that it would be possible for his Service to produce Ward specific statistics.

Prior to the meeting the Scrutiny Officer had distributed a briefing note and a copy of the evidence that had been gathered during the review of the Neighbourhood Enforcement Service.

Members discussed the evidence that was presented to them. Members then formulated draft recommendations from the evidence.

Members agreed that the Review of Neighbourhood Enforcement Services Draft Report should be circulated to all the stakeholders and then considered by Members at the meeting to be held on 27th September 2007.

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