Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Stockton Home Safety Association Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 17th November, 2009
Time:
1.30pm
Place:
Ground Floor Conference Room, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton, TS18 1LD
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mrs Ann Cains(Chairman), Mrs Laura Provett Cllr Julia Cherrett, Cllr Aidan Cockerill, Mrs Moriarty, Mrs Weatherall, Lorraine Wilford (Trading Standards), Ian McHugh (Cleveland Fire Brigade), Trevor Redfern (RSVP), Mr Jarvis (Member of the Public)
Officers:
Miss Kirsty Wannop(LD)
In Attendance:
None
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Miss Tina Large
Item Description Decision
Public
SHS
59/09
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
SHS
60/09
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 6TH OCTOBER 2009
CONCLUDED that the minutes of the meeting be agreed and forwarded to Council for consideration.
SHS
61/09
MATTERS ARISING
 
SHS
62/09
DOORSTOPPERS
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
SHS
63/09
NO COLD CALLING ZONES
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
SHS
64/09
REPORT OF SECRETARY
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
SHS
65/09
REPORT OF CHILDREN'S CENTRE OFFICER
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
SHS
66/09
REPORT OF POLICE OFFICER
 
SHS
67/09
REPORT OF FIRE OFFICER
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
SHS
68/09
REPORT OF TRADING STANDARDS OFFICER
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
1.30pm/3.00pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
SHS
59/09
Cllr Ann Cains declared a personal non-prejudicial interest in the item entitled No Cold Calling Zones as the area where she lived had become one.

Mrs Weatherall declared a personal non-prejudicial interest in the item entitled No Cold Calling Zones as the area where she lived had become one.

Cllr Julia Cherrett declared a personal non-prejudicial interest in the item entitled Report of Fire Officer as she was a Member of the Fire Authority.
SHS
60/09
Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting held on 6th October 2009.
SHS
61/09
Doorstoppers - Mrs Weatherall had tested the CD and stated that it was not very beneficial and it needed to highlight the most important points rather than just duplicate everything which was on the leaflet.

Financial Update - The Chair suggested that it could be beneficial to joining the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), the Association agreed that the Chair would contact the Health and Safety Manager and discuss whether the Council as a whole is a Member of RoSPA.
SHS
62/09
Mr Redfern informed the Association that there had undertaken 1557 residents had been to talks. He had attended the Are You Being Served Event which was very successful. It was also mentioned that the Home Office were preparing for a big push on preventing doorstep crime which would hopefully encourage more talks.
SHS
63/09
Lorraine Wilford informed the Association that an electric company had been knocking on doors in areas which were no cold calling zones, this was reported to the head quarters of that company who stated that this should not be happening. Had few more applications in which they were working through.
SHS
64/09
The Secretary reported that the letter regarding sky lanterns had been sent to the relevant minister with her address, telephone and e-mail information.
SHS
65/09
The Children's Centre Officer had recently attended a RoSPA conference in Stratford. The conference was for the whole of Europe. Members were informed that she had a DVD which she would like to show at the next meeting.
SHS
66/09
The Police Officer was not present.
SHS
67/09
The Fire Officer informed the Association that the Christmas campaign was under development and hopefully ready to launch shortly. The Winter Warmth campaign was helping a lot of families and elderly keep warm in their home during the winter months by providing electrical radiators and blankets for periods of up to 3-4 months.
SHS
68/09
The Trading Standards Officer informed the Association that currently Gas Cooker Lighter were being tested. It was reminded that as it was coming up to the Christmas period counterfeit GHD hair straighteners were being sold, if in doubt contact GHD and they would be able to tell people if they were the real thing. There had also been counterfeit Koosh balls being sold which had a flammable substance inside of them which were being tested. The Maclaren pushchairs which was being looked into because of the folding mechanism being dangerous was on the USA model which was available in the UK to.

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