|(a) Members noted the response.|
|The Western Area Partnership Board requested an update on any security issues with the Stockton Town Centre Redevelopment.|
It was noted that this would be addressed in the later item on Stockton Town Centre.
|Members were provided with the YOS Management Board minutes of 18th October 2011. Members were informed that there had been a full indepth analysis carried out on re-offending. A copy of the report would be circulated to those who would like a copy.|
|Members were provided with the Action Notes from the Scanning and Challenge Group 3rd October 2011. There would be a report presented at the next meeting on the legislation regarding Police Commissioners and Panels.|
|Members were provided with a copy of the Interim Report on the Effectiveness and outcomes of the ATR/ASAR Pilot.|
A verbal summary of the report was provided. There had been a positive reduction in the number of arrests. It was highlighted that this was only a pilot scheme and that further funding would need to be secured to enable it to continue beyond March 2013.
Members thanked Officers for a good piece of work.
|Members were provided with the Alcohol Action Plan 11/12 Quarter 2. The figures were positive and it was felt that there were a number of projects contributing towards this such as Harbour, Stockton Town Pastors Scheme, Operation Tranquility etc.|
|Members were provided with the recorded crime figures for April - September 2011/12 compared to the same period in 2010/11.|
Discussion was held on the IQuanta position and also on 'Wilful Neglect' which had been introduced as part of the Disability Act.
|Members were provided with Quarter 2 of the Community Safety Plan.|
|Members were provided with the Youth Offending Service Quarter 2 performance report.|
|Over the last two months the Partnership's register of interests had undergone its annual update. Responses had now been received from all active members of the Partnership, and all but two have declared nil returns'.|
|Under the new arrangements DHRs should be carried out to ensure that lessons were learned when a person had been killed as a result of domestic violence.|
There would be an Event on DHRs to be held by the Home Office, which Steven Hume would attend.
Cllr Jim Beall requested that he be added to the list of potential Members alongside Cllr Steve Nelson and Bert Smailes.
Members stated that there would be a large secretariat role required for the DHR and requested that further thought be given to this matter.
|The Home Office indicated that its funding for Stockton for 2012/13 would be £102,669 (a reduction of 59.6% on the 2010/11 equivalent figure of £254,405). After allowing for 17.9% of the funding to be devoted to tackling Substance Misuse by Young People, as in previous years, that leaves the Partnership with available funds for next year of £84,291, compared to £166,615 in the current year.|
Members were provided with detail on how £84,291 would be allocated. It was felt by Members that we should be ensuring that we were getting the maximum outcome out of the Harbour Service and whether the Counselling service should be commissioned by the Primary Care Trust.
Allison Agius commented that it was pleasing that the partnership continued to support the voluntary sector with funding.
|At the meeting of the Scanning & Challenge Group on 3 October the impact of continuing public service cuts was discussed, and it was agreed to propose to the Partnership a simple mechanism for monitoring their cumulative impact on the work of the Partnership, on a year by year basis, taking 2010/11 as the baseline year, since it may turn out to be the best year ever' in terms of reducing crime and ASB.|
A proposed draft format was provided. It was suggested that we need to be looking forward and prioritising services that were due to come to an end as many valuable services could be lost.
|Members were presented with a document by the Home Office that sought input on suggested changes to the Public Order Act 1986 and the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.|
The consultation was seeking views on three areas of police powers which the Government was committed to reviewing:
a) the use of the word insulting' in section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986
b) new powers to request the removal of face coverings which would be an extension of 60AA of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
c) new and wider powers to impose curfews
Any comments to be forwarded to Steven Hume.
|Members were provided with a Briefing Paper - Hidden in Plain Sight - What the Commission's Inquiry into Disability Related Harassment means for Safeguarding.|
The Adult Safeguarding Board had been looking at what had been done since the production of the report. Many Hate Crimes had not been prosecuted through the criminal justice system in the right way as many weren't reported as Hate Crimes. It was felt that Officers needed to be able to identify 'Hate Crime' by asking appropriate questions. An 'At Risk' register was being produced as part of a pilot scheme that was currently running.
|The 101 number had been rolled out across England and Wales from July 2011, the Cleveland force area combined with Durham and Northumbria were in the final phase of the roll out. The launch will be 7th December 2011. It was noted that this number was not to replace 999.|
|Stockton Town Pastors (STP) had recently commissioned an evaluation report to assess the effectiveness of their aims as stated in their business plan 2011-13. A copy of the full report was available on www.stocktontownpastors.co.uk.|
It was noted that STP had recently been awarded Charitable Status which would enable more funding streams to be accessed.
Further statistics were requested from the evaluation which Marilyn Davies agreed to circulate to Members.
Darren Best praised the work of the Stockton Town Pastors.
|Members were provided with an updated presentation by Nigel Laws on the Stockton Town Centre Prospectus.|
Extensive consultation was being undertaken on the document. The following points were highlighted:
- Short Stay Car Parking on High Street
- Demolition of Lindsay House
- Focal Point in central High Street
- Redevelopment of Globe Theatre
- Redevelopment of Stockton Library
- Refurbishment scheme to Castlegate Centre and Spencer Hall
- New Loan Scheme for businesses
Members requested an update on the Swallow Hotel. It was reported that Whitbread were currently considering options, the authority was trying to put as much pressure on as possible to enable a solution to be reached.
It was thought useful that a list of 'who owns what' in the High Street to be produced.
|The IMD was the Government's way of measuring variations in deprivation levels across the country. The IMD data for 2010 was published in March 2011 down to Lower Super Output Area level, and Stockton's position in the overall ranking (compared to other local authority areas) had improved from 75 to 95 in the period since 2004.|
|It was noted that the DVD would be launched at the ARC on 21st November 2011 at 7pm.|
|Members were provided with a presentation on the 'Hub' at Stockton Fire Station. It was noted that the Fire Officer was to be replaced and that the Fire Officer had previously worked alongside the Council's Anti Social Behaviour Team. It was requested that this matter be taken up in order to continue good working practice.|
|Members were provided with the list of press releases from SSP for the period of 14/9/11 - 27/10/11. Copies of the full articles were available from the Community Safety Team.|