Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Stockton Home Safety Association Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 14th July, 2009
Time:
1.30pm
Place:
Ground Floor Committee Room, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1AU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mrs Ann Cains(Chair), Mrs Laura Provett(Vice-Chair) Cllr Julia Cherrett, Cllr Aidan Cockerill,Mr D. Atkinson(Cleveland Fire Authority), Mr D. Sanders(Cleveland Police), Mr Frankie Russell(Trading Standards), Mrs Moriarty(SDAG)
Officers:
Mr D. Kitching(Trading Standards), Miss K. Wannop(LD)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Miss Tina Large, Mr T. Redfern(RSVP), Mrs Weatherall(SDAG)
Item Description Decision
Public
SHS
25/09
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
SHS
26/09
MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS HELD ON 10TH MARCH 2009 AND 28TH APRIL 2009
 
SHS
27/09
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 2ND JUNE 2009
CONCLUDED that the minutes of the meeting held on 2nd June 2009 be approved and forwarded to Council for consideration.

SHS
28/09
DOORSTOPPERS
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
SHS
29/09
NO COLD CALLING
CONCLUDED that
1. the information be noted.

2. it be agreed that Stockton Home Safety Association donate 1945 to fund the creation of additional No Cold Calling Zones.
Zones at a total of 1945.
SHS
30/09
REPORT OF SECRETARY
 
SHS
31/09
REPORT OF CHILDREN'S CENTRE OFFICER
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
SHS
32/09
REPORT OF POLICE OFFICER
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
SHS
33/09
REPORT OF FIRE OFFICER
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
SHS
34/09
REPORT OF TRADING STANDARDS OFFICER
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
SHS
35/09
FINANCIAL UPDATE
CONCLUDED that the information on the current balance of 3966 is now reduced by 1945 as already agreed at item 5.
SHS
36/09
FALLS DAY
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
1.30pm/2.50pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
SHS
25/09
Cllr Ann Cains declared a personal non-prejudicial interest in the item entitled No Cold Calling Zones as the area where she lives had just become one.
SHS
26/09
Minutes of the meetings held on 10th March 2009 and 28th April 2009 were signed by the Chair as a correct record.
SHS
27/09
Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting held on 2nd June 2009.
SHS
28/09
The Committee was informed that 1014 residents had received talks and the scheme was on the way to meet second year outcomes already. At the Falls Day event 72 people had shown an interest and a number of contacts for future talks had been made.
SHS
29/09
Members were informed that there had been 571 resident talks and 273 agency talk. Members were informed that there was enough door stickers, street signs and information packs for 2 more no cold calling zones. Members considered granting monies for 2000 stickers, 100 street signs and 2000 information packs which would total to 1945. This is to allow the creation of several new zones across the borough in response to requests.
SHS
30/09
The Secretary had nothing to report.
SHS
31/09
Members were informed by the Children's Centre Officer that they had just had Child Safety week, the company WHOOPS (Child Safety Project) provided goody bags for the event. The Association were also informed that the Children's Centre Officer would be meeting with the Health Referral Unit to discuss ways of helping families whose children had accidents at home i.e. if a child had an accident at home and went into A+E, then someone would visit them at home to provide helpful advice and information.
SHS
32/09
D. Sanders informed the Association that burglary numbers were down but shed break ins were still a problem. Members were also informed that there had been an increase in damage to and from vehicles across the district.
SHS
33/09
D. Atkinson informed Members that in June they had done the following Fire Safety Checks:-
- 204 in Stockton
- 126 in Thornaby
- 75 in Billingham

The Association were also informed that the Fire Authority had also supported Men's Health Week, Refugee Week, Child Safety Week and Falls Day events. It was reported that the number of fires caused by cigarettes had dropped by a 1/3.
SHS
34/09
F. Russell informed the association that he had recently been to two schools and done the pills and sweets competition which involved people looking at a board with various pills and sweets under glass and they had to guess whether they were pills or sweets.

Members were also informed that a children's squeaky duck toy from a supermarket was found to be dangerous as the squeaker easily came out and a child could choke on it, supermarket was asked to recall the product and take it off the shelf. It was also noted that a test purchase exercise had taken place with a 14 year old boy trying to purchase cigarettes, 3 places failed the test.
SHS
35/09
D. Kitching updated the Association on the budget position which showed a current balance of 3966. It was also noted that 80 remained from the Falls Day budget which was to be spent on relevant items for Falls Day next year.
SHS
36/09
Members were informed that the Falls Day event which had been a co-operation between PCT and Home Safety Association was successful and ran smoothly.

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