Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Stockton Home Safety Association Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 19th October, 2010
Time:
1.30pm
Place:
First 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), Laura Provett(Vice-Chair), Cllr Dick Cains, Cllr Julia Cherrett, Cllr Aidan Cockerill, Lorraine Wilford(Trading Standards), Trevor Redfern(RSVP), Matt Reeves(Cleveland Police), and Mrs Moriarty(DAG)
Officers:
Kirsty Wannop(LDS)
In Attendance:
None
Apologies for absence:
Mrs Weatherall(DAG), Mr K Jarvis(Member of the Public), Mr I McHugh(Fire Authority)
Item Description Decision
Public
SHS
43/10
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
SHS
44/10
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 7TH SEPTEMBER 2010.
CONCLUDED that the minutes of the meeting held on 7th September 2010 be agreed and forwarded to Council for consideration.
SHS
45/10
DOORSTOPPERS
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
SHS
46/10
NO COLD CALLING ZONES
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
SHS
47/10
ARE YOU BEING SERVED EVENT
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
SHS
48/10
REPORT OF CHILDREN'S CENTRE OFFICER
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
SHS
49/10
REPORT OF POLICE OFFICER
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
SHS
50/10
REPORT OF FIRE OFFICER
 
SHS
51/10
REPORT OF TRADING STANDARDS OFFICER
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
SHS
52/10
FINANCIAL UPDATE
CONCLUDED that the information be noted.
1.30pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
SHS
43/10
There were no interests declared.
SHS
44/10
Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting held on 7th September 2010.
SHS
45/10
Mr Redfern informed the Association that he had talked to 2315 residents since the start of Doorstoppers. Mr Redfern queried with the Police Officer whether they were still fitting hardware from the referrals made from RSVP and if so could they keep in contact with Mr Redfern on the timescale before this could be completed. The Police Officer was going to enquire as he was unsure.
SHS
46/10
The Trading Standards Officer informed the Association that there was to date 38 No Cold Calling Zones, 7 Doorstep Crime Zones and 20 new applications. Since April 2010 they had sent out 885 information packs.
SHS
47/10
Members were reminded that the Are You Being Served Event was taking place on 26th October 2010. The Home Safety stall would be shared with Trading Standards and they had sufficient items to give away which included home safety related coasters, pens, pencils and leaflets. The Secretary informed the Chair that the '10 facts you might not know about Home Safety Association' leaflet was currently going through the printing process.
SHS
48/10
The Children's Centre Officer informed Members that she was unsure on the outcome of the award they had been nominated for which she reported at the last meeting as the awards celebration had been cancelled. The Home Safety Scheme through RoSPA was due to run out at the end on March and looked unlikely to continue.
SHS
49/10
The Police Officer reported that metal thefts were still a problem and work had been and would continue to be undertaken to identify hotspots and try and catch targets. Crime figures were 255 crimes down year on year. A new scheme called lights against crime was being launched which educated residents on lighting their homes to prevent burglars. Work was also taking place with retailers and security staff in the lead up to the Christmas period. It was also noted that work had taken place lead marking on buildings so if this was stolen it was easily identified to where it had come from when searching scrap dealers.
SHS
50/10
There was no Fire Officer present.
SHS
51/10
The Trading Standards Officer informed Members that there had been problems with door to door fish sellers who were selling fish in large quantities and then the customer realising later that it wasn't the species of fish which they had asked for.
SHS
52/10
Member were provided with a financial update, it was noted that there was 3050.73 currently in the budget. The Association agreed to purchase 1000 purse bell alerts for 350 to give away at future events.

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