Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Stockton Home Safety Association Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 23rd September, 2014
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 Julia Cherrett, Cllr Carol Clark, Cllr Evaline Cunningham
Officers:
Andrea Gledhill(Trading Standards), Allison Lilliendahl(Children's Centre Officer), Yvonne Cheung(Falls Coordinator), Jenna McDonald(DSU)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Bill Woodhead, Paul Beattie(Cleveland Fire Brigade
Item Description Decision
Public
SHS
17/14
EVACUATION PROCEDURE
 
SHS
18/14
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
SHS
19/14
DRAFT MINUTES - 29TH JULY 2014
AGREED that the minutes be approved.
SHS
20/14
REPORT FROM COMMUNITY SAFETY OFFICER
 
SHS
21/14
REPORT FROM TRADING STANDARDS OFFICER
 
SHS
22/14
REPORT FROM CHILDREN'S CENTRE OFFICER
 
SHS
23/14
REPORT FROM FIRE OFFICER
 
SHS
24/14
FALLS AWARENESS DAY
 

Preamble

ItemPreamble
SHS
17/14
The evacuation procedure was noted.
SHS
18/14
There were no declarations of interest.
SHS
19/14
Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meeting held on 29th July 2014.
SHS
20/14
There was no Community Safety Officer in attendance.
SHS
21/14
An Enforcement Officer from Trading Standards attended the meeting to provide Members with an update.

Key points and issues were highlighted together as follows:

- Issues had arisen with a Teeth Whitening Product which had been found and removed from a local fitness centre in Teesside. It was highlighted that any dental product which contained more than 1% Hydrogen Peroxide should only be provided and applied by dentists. Members heard that the product if applied could have caused serious dental health issues due to containing over the legal amount of hydrogen peroxide.

- The company that provided the Sharp Cactus ornament which Trading Standards had received complaints about in July 2014 had introduced new risk assessments to products with sharp edges

- The Doorstep Crime Investigation resulted in jail sentences and Community Service for those found guilty in court. It was highlighted that some of the victims of the doorstep crime across 10 areas were due to receive a small amount of their money back. Trading Standards were considering making the affected areas into no code calling zones. Members heard that many of the victims were elderly vulnerable people and those with health issues. Thorough investigations had been carried out by the police to track money for the proceeds of crime; however the money could not be tracked.
SHS
22/14
A Children's Centre Officer attended the meeting to provide Members with an update.

The following points were highlighted:

- Summer Events in Children's Centres across the Borough focusing on accident prevention were attended by the Children's Centre Officer as well as the Port Clarence Community Event

- Public Health issued a new report on Accident Prevention which focussed a lot on accident reporting

- Safety Sessions were booked up until December 2014 across the borough

- Home safety visits were being carried out in addition to the delivery of sessions in Children's Centres

- The Chair of the Association highlighted that another Pets at Home Event was due to take place in 2014 which was successful in 2013

Members heard that the Children's Centre Officer was to take part in the Falls Awareness event and bring along items such as bath matts and blind cord cleats to give to the public.
SHS
23/14
There was no Fire Officer in attendance.
SHS
24/14
Members were provided with an update on the Falls Awareness Event plans from the Chair of the Association.

Key points were highlighted as follows:

- Confirmation had been received for the Falls Awareness Event from 12 organisations to date of the meeting

- Organisations were to be contacted to find out preferred location of their stall on the day

- Posters for the event were to be circulated to Members for any suggested comments/amendments in preparation for printing on or before 3rd October 2014

- When the posters were finalised they would be displayed with leaflets in GP Surgeries, Children's Centres, Libraries, Council Buildings and more

- Members suggested sending out an email to each organisation attending the event to ask them to come up with a question relating to their service to include in the event quiz

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