Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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

Date:
Thursday, 7th April, 2011
Time:
2.30pm
Place:
Lecture Theatre, Stockton Central Library, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1AU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Julia Cherrett(Chair), Cllr Mohammed Javed, Cllr Bill Noble
Officers:
Mike Batty, Julie Higgins(DNS), Graham Birtle, Anthony Duffy, Sarah Whaley(L&D)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Bill Woodhead
Item Description Decision
Public
HCS
50/10
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
HCS
51/10
MINUTES OF THE MEETING WHICH WAS HELD ON 18TH NOVEMBER 2010.
CONCLUDED that the minutes be signed.
HCS
52/10
DRAFT MINUTES FROM THE MEETING WHICH WAS HELD ON THE 24TH FEBRUARY 2011
CONCLUDED that the minutes be approved.
HCS
53/10
REGISTERED SOCIAL LANDLORDS / WARD COUNCILLORS - COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL - SURVEY RESULTS
CONCLUDED that:

1) a document be provided for Members listing all Registered Providers in each ward with contact details. To be updated on an annual basis, listing all properties and liaison officers for each ward.

2) the changes contained within the attached Communication Protocol be accepted.
HCS
54/10
EIT REVIEW OF COMMUNITY SAFETY AND SECURITY SERVICES
CONCLUDED that:

The report be noted and brought back to the next meeting which is scheduled for 23rd June 2011.
2.30pm-3.00pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
HCS
51/10
Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting which was held on the 18th November 2010 for signature.
HCS
52/10
Consideration was given to the draft minues of the meeting which was held on the 24th February 2011 for approval.
HCS
53/10
Members were asked to note the results of a recent survey which was sent to all Stockton Borough Councils Councillors asking a series of questions in relation to Registered Social Landlords (RSL's) / Ward Councillors Communication Protocol.

The Committee was asked to use the results as a basis for discussion on the review of the RSL's and to consider and accept the suggested changes to the Communication Protocol which had been arrived at as a result of the survey.

The Housing Strategy Team Leader informed the Committee that RSL's were now referred to as Registered Providers and then drew Members attention to the following survey results which had had an impact and instigated the recommended changes:

1) of the members who had responded the results showed that there was a good awareness of the major RSL's however some of the smaller providers weren't as well known. This was highlighted as an area for improvement.

2) only 67% of members who had responded to the survey had received contact details from Registered Providers for patch/area managers in their ward.

3) responses surrounding complaints received from residents about Registered Providers were varied, but no Registered Provider stood out as having problems across the whole of the Borough.

The Housing Strategy Team Leader then highlighted the revised Communication Protocol drawing Members attention to the changes contained within the attached report.
HCS
54/10
Members were provided with a report which outlined the Services covered by the Year 3 EIT Review of Community Safety and Security Services, with a particular emphasis on their net costs.

The Head of Community Protection gave the Committee a brief overview of what the up and coming EIT review would focus on. However it was proposed to bring the report back to the first Housing and Community Safety Select Committee meeting in the new Municipal Year as there would be changes to the membership of the Committee following the local election which is to be held in May.

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