Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Stockton Home Safety Association Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 5th January, 2010
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(Chairman), Ms L. Provett, Ms L. Wilford(Trading Standards), Mr I. McHugh(Fire Authority)
Officers:
K. Wannop(LD)
In Attendance:
None
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Julia Cherrett, Cllr Miss Tina Large, Mr T Redfern(RSVP)
Item Description Decision
Public
SHS
69/09
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
SHS
70/09
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 17TH NOVEMBER 2009
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 17th November 2009 be forwarded to Council for consideration.
SHS
71/09
DOORSTOPPERS
RESOLVED that the information be noted.
SHS
72/09
NO COLD CALLING ZONES
RESOLVED that information be noted.
SHS
73/09
FINANCIAL UPDATE
 
SHS
74/09
REPORT OF SECRETARY
 
SHS
75/09
REPORT OF CHILDREN'S CENTRE OFFICER
RESOLVED that the information be noted.
SHS
76/09
REPORT OF POLICE OFFICER
 
SHS
77/09
REPORT OF FIRE OFFICER
RESOLVED that the information noted.
SHS
78/09
REPORT OF TRADING STANDARDS OFFICER
RESOLVED that the information be noted.
SHS
79/09
ROSPA MEMBERSHIP
RESOLVED that the information be noted.
SHS
80/09
CHINESE SKY LANTERNS
RESOLVED that the information be noted.
1.30pm/2.20pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
SHS
69/09
There were no declarations of interest.
SHS
70/09
Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting held on 17th November 2009.
SHS
71/09
Mr Redfern was not present but provided the Association with an update stating that there had been an upsurge in doorstep crime.
SHS
72/09
Lorraine Wilford informed Members that there had been 25 applications since January 2009, 17 No Cold Calling Zones and 1 Doorstep Crime Watch Zone had been identified.
SHS
73/09
This was deferred to the next meeting.
SHS
74/09
The secretary had nothing to report.
SHS
75/09
L Provett informed Members that the Safe at Home campaign had not been taken up as quickly as they thought it would, it was noted that referrals would now come from Health Visitors as well as Social Workers. Members thought it would be useful if they could be sent information about events and activities that were being held in the local Children's Centre's. It was agreed that L. Provett would arrange for packs to be sent to all Council Members.
SHS
76/09
There was no Police Officer present.
SHS
77/09
The Fire Officer informed the Association that his team had put together an initiative to give a 100 hampers to the most vulnerable elderly people in the borough over the festive period. In the last month they had carried out 240 Home Fire Visits, fitted 161 smoke alarms, gave 20 deep fat fryers and provided 9 extension leads. Members were informed that there had been an incident in Kensington Road and the gentleman was pronounced dead at the scene. The Children's Centre officer informed the Association that she had received conflicting information regarding the correct ideal temperature of a room for babies or the elderly. The Fire Officer said he would get someone to contact her from the Fire Authority regarding this matter.
SHS
78/09
The Trading Standards Officer informed the Association that Maclaren had now issued hinge covers for the buggies which were available by going to the customer services on the Maclaren website. Members were also informed that a Cooker Lighter had flared up and after the item was tested it was recalled. Problems with Koosh Balls/Googly Balls which contained flammable substances inside could not be tracked down from where they were purchased.
SHS
79/09
The Chairman informed the Association that that the Council was a member of RoSPA and it was possible for the Association to order items from the catalogue for the Falls Day Event.
SHS
80/09
Members were informed that the Chairman had received a letter from the minister Kevin Brennan in response to the one in which she sent on behalf of the Association. It stated that the issue of Sky Lanterns had been discussed and the Health and Safety Executive test laboratory had concluded that they were generally safe. It was agreed that there was nothing more which they could pursue on the matter.

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