Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Stockton Home Safety Association Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 16th February, 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), L. Provett(Vice-Chair) Cllr Julia Cherrett, Cllr Aidan Cockerill, T. Redfern(RSVP), I. McHugh(Cleveland Fire Authority), F. Russell(Trading Standards) A. Moriarty, M. Weatherall
Officers:
K. Wannop(LD)
Apologies for absence:
Mr D. Sanders(Cleveland Police)
Item Description Decision
Public
SHS
81/09
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
SHS
82/09
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 5TH JANUARY 2010
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 5th January 2010 be agreed and forwarded to Council for consideration.
SHS
83/09
CHILDREN'S SAFETY-DVD PRESENTATION
CONCLUDED that the information be noted
SHS
84/09
DOORSTOPPERS
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
SHS
85/09
NO COLD CALLING ZONES
CONCLUDED that
1. the information be noted

2. that 1000 be donated from the Home Safety budget to Trading Standards for No Cold Calling Zones expenses.
SHS
86/09
FINANCIAL UPDATE
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
SHS
87/09
REPORT OF SECRETARY
 
SHS
88/09
REPORT OF CHIDREN'S CENTRE OFFICER
 
SHS
89/09
FALLS DAY
CONCLUDED that the information be noted
SHS
90/09
REPORT OF POLICE OFFICER
 
SHS
91/09
REPORT OF FIRE OFFICER
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
SHS
92/09
REPORT OF TRADING STANDARDS OFFICER
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
1.30pm/2.45pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
SHS
81/09
There were no declarations.
SHS
82/09
Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting held on 5th January 2010.
SHS
83/09
Members watched a short DVD which told a story through the eyes of a child of dangerous situations which a young child could get themselves into around the house when safety measures were not in place or being used correctly. The Children's Centre Officer informed the Association that Health Visitors were using the DVD to help parents realise the dangers which children could get themselves into. Since showing the DVD there had been a rise in requests for the fitting of safety equipment.
SHS
84/09
Mr Redfern informed the Association that he had completed talks to 1769 residents to date. He also informed Members that since November the talk he had been giving was more about awareness than prevention.
SHS
85/09
F. Russell informed the Association that there was 19 No Cold Calling Zones and more applications that were to be determined. Members were made aware of the need for more leaflets and street signs, it was agreed that the Association would donate 1000 to cover the cost of printing the necessary leaflets.
SHS
86/09
Members were made aware of the budget that was left for this financial year, it was agreed that the Association would spend some money on items for the Falls Day event and Are you being Served event.
SHS
87/09
The Secretary had nothing to report.
SHS
88/09
The Children's Centre Officer had nothing to report.
SHS
89/09
Members were informed that a meeting was to be arranged with Yvonne Cheung(Falls Co-ordinator), the Chair, Vice-chair and Secretary to discuss plans for this year's Falls Day event.
SHS
90/09
The Police Officer was not present.
SHS
91/09
The Fire Officer informed the Association that in the last month there had been 431 Fire Home Safety Checks and 314 smoke alarms were fitted. It was also reported that there had been 2 major fires in the Borough, 1 in Billingham and 1 on Wembley Way. The Fire officer also answered the question from the last meeting regarding where Fire Authority had got their information from on the ideal room temperature. He stated that they received this advice from the PCT (now NHS Tees)
SHS
92/09
The Trading Standards Officer informed the Association that the gas lighters which were mentioned at the last meeting were currently being tested. They had done one underage sales test and got one sale, they were currently setting up to have deliveries to a house e.g counterfeit goods from internet sites and also online grocery shopping to see if they would deliver alcohol that had been ordered to underage people who answered the door. It was also reported that Trading Standards were trying to get the company of an unsafe toy to come in for interviewing but they have refused so this is ongoing.

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