Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Stockton Home Safety Association Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 29th July, 2014
Time:
1.30PM
Place:
Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton Central Library, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1TU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Julia Cherrett, Cllr Evaline Cunningham, Cllr Bill Woodhead
Officers:
Andrea Gledhill(Trading Standards), Claire Sills(Community Safety), Jenna McDonald(LDS)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Carol Clark, Ann Cains, Allison Lilliendahl, Paul Beattie, Yvonne Cheung
Item Description Decision
Public
SHS
8/14
EVACUATION PROCEDURE
 
SHS
9/14
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
SHS
10/14
DRAFT MINUTES - 20TH MAY 2014
AGREED that the minutes be approved.
SHS
11/14
GENERAL COMMUNITY SAFETY OVERVIEW
AGREED that the Preventions Manager from Community Safety would attend the next meeting on 23rd September 2014 to provide Members with home related statistics
SHS
12/14
REPORT OF POLICE OFFICER
 
SHS
13/14
REPORT OF TRADING STANDARDS OFFICER
 
SHS
14/14
REPORT OF CHILDREN'S CENTRE OFFICER
 
SHS
15/14
REPORT OF FIRE OFFICER
 
SHS
16/14
FALLS AWARENESS DAY
 

Preamble

ItemPreamble
SHS
8/14
The evacuation procedure was noted.
SHS
9/14
There were no declarations of interest
SHS
10/14
Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meeting held on 20th May 2014.
SHS
11/14
The Preventions Manager from Community Safety attended the meeting to provide Members with a general Community Safety overview. Key points were highlighted as follows:

- Statistics up until the end of June 2014 showed a reduction of 143 public reported crimes, equivalent to -5.6%.

- Officer Patrols had continued to increase in Stockton Town Centre

- River Boat Patrols had been introduced with the Neighbourhood Enforcement Officers

- Proactive work was being carried out with Youth Outreach and promotion of diversionary activities

- The new Anti-Social Behaviour(ASB) Crime and Policing Act 2014 which was given Royal Assent in March 2014 was due to be implemented.

- A Dispersal Order was in place for Trinity Road and Hartington Road in Stockton on Tees due to ASB and alcohol related substance misuse caused by adults. Dispersal Order's in Ingleby Barwick which focussed on Myton Road, Tesco and Lamb lane ended on 27th July 2014

- There had been a 9% reduction in Dispersal Order's (Section 27's) when comparing to 2013

- Across the Borough there were 17 Anti-Social Behaviour Orders in place with 5 pending further evidence

- ASB Officers could identify and refer individuals, families and victims of crime to the Community Safety Counsellors and other support staff such as the Family Support Worker and ASB Victim Witness Support when considered appropriate

- Education Awareness Sessions expanded prior to school holidays to incorporate safety around water and particularly in relation to the dangers of jumping into/swimming in rivers. Officers had spoken directly to children from Tilery Primary School and North Shore Academy. Education Awareness Sessions were being strengthened with input from the Fire Service in order to maintain the provision of the sessions in the future

- Members heard that due to the recent changes in Officers roles, 4 Officers had been trained to maintain the services in the Community Safety Team. Training was due to be complete in October 2014

Members agreed that the report from the Preventions Manager was extremely useful and comprehensive
SHS
12/14
There was no Police Officer in attendance.
SHS
13/14
The Enforcement Officer from Trading Standards attended the meeting to provide Members with an update of Trading Standards. Key points and emerging issues were highlighted together as follows:

- Members heard that the Morphy Richards Kettle that was in for testing due to a complaint received had passed tests in the laboratory.

- Trading Standards had received complaints regarding a cactus ornament bought on the internet from a Stockton supplier which had caused damage to the buyers hand when opening the ornament due to the sharpness of the object

- EWC Extreme Seal BBQ and Oven Cleaner had been recalled due to an incident with the resistant cap involving a small child. It was highlighted that the manufacturer was ordered to destroy the product which had made its way back onto the market. Members were informed that the Stockton based supplier was being cooperative in the recall of the product and helped to identify the buyers.

- The doorstep crime investigation was due to end in July 2014 which focussed on targeting false doorstop advertisement and sales in the Borough which often affected elderly and vulnerable people

- Magic Plugs were available and ready to be circulated

Members were provided with the Home Safety Association Budgeting Position for 2014/15.
SHS
14/14
There was no Children's Centre Officer in attendance.
SHS
15/14
There was no Fire officer in attendance.
SHS
16/14
Members of the Association discussed the plans for Falls Awareness Day 2014. Key points were highlighted as follows:

- Falls Awareness Day was due to take place on 22nd October 2014

- Members were informed of the organisations who had confirmed their attendance for Falls Awareness Day

- The Chairman of the Association had been in contact with a Domestic Violence Organisation in Redcar which provided a scheme aimed at ladies over 45 years old. The Organisation provided SBC with items such as leaflets and pens to hand out at Falls Awareness Day 2014

- Members agreed that it may have been beneficial to invite the Director of Public Health to the Falls Awareness Day Event

Members were presented with leaflets and posters which had been used in the past for Falls Awareness Day.

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