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The Chairman drew attention to the list of notices published on the back of the agenda.
Apologies for Absence
An apology for absence was received from Councillor M S Heard.
To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 29 November 2018 (copy enclosed).
RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 29 November 2018 be approved and confirmed.
Disclosure of Interest
To disclose the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, other Pecuniary Interests or Non-Pecuniary Interests relating to items of business on the agenda having regard to paragraphs 6-8 inclusive of the Code of Conduct for Members.
(Members are reminded that they are also required to disclose any such interests as soon as they become aware should the need arise throughout the meeting).
There were none.
To receive the views of members of the public on items of business to be considered by the Committee (please see below)
1. A period of ten minutes will be set aside.
2. An individual may speak for no more than two minutes on a specific agenda item, the time slots to be allocated on a “first come first served” basis.
3. Participation may take the form of a statement, or alternatively a question to be addressed to the Chairman. There will be no discussion on questions put unless it is formally moved. In line with the current scheme applied to other Committees, the questions must:
· Not be defamatory, frivolous, vexatious or offensive;
· Not be the same or substantially the same as another question to the same meeting or anything so put in the last six months;
· Not involve the disclosure of confidential or exempt information.
4. Anyone wishing to speak must notify the Committee Clerk between 7.00pm and 7:20 prior to the start of the meeting.
There was none.
Presentation from Essex Fire and Rescue Service
To receive a presentation from the Essex Fire and Rescue Service.
The Committee received a presentation from Station Manager (SM) James Taylor, Operational and Community Risk Manager for Essex County Fire and Rescue.
SM Taylor provided an outline of the work of the Fire and Rescue Service which included the following. He clarified that any reference to risk referred to all incidents that the fire service attended:
Fire and Rescue Plan – This was a key document, the first of
its kind produced by a Police, Fire and
Crime Commissioner (PFCC) and set out the PFCC’s vision and
priorities for the delivery of fire and rescue services in
Essex. A consultation with partners,
Local Authorities had taken place to develop themes and identify
priorities along with a public survey.
· The Priorities – Eight priorities had been identified and SM Taylor took the Committee through these, providing additional information and outlining where further developments were ongoing.
Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) – This was a statutory
document which all Fire and Rescue Services had to produce to
demonstrate how risk within the community was responded
to. It also set out the management
strategy for the Fire Service and its response to legislative
responsibilities. Members noted that
the Fire and Rescue Plan was used as the framework for the
Statistical information – The presentation highlighted how
the Fire Service had responded to incidents during 2017 / 18 and
how these figures had changed when compared with 2009 / 10.
Safe, Well and Secure – This was an inclusive and holistic
approach to community safety and engagement where a number of different organisations would come
together to deliver a range of local community and business
engagement opportunities. The concept
was by working together specific areas could be targeted jointly in
a collaborative approach. SM Taylor
explained how the model could be adapted to where it was being
delivered which had several benefits including being an efficient
and effective way of working and was working to make communities
stronger and safer.
To consider the report of the Director of Service Delivery (copy enclosed).
The Chairman introduced Mr Spencer Clarke, Community Safety Partnership Manager and Inspector Steve Scott-Haynes of Essex Police. It was noted that Inspector Scott-Haynes was in charge of the Community Policing Team.
The Committee received the report of the Director of Service Delivery detailing progress of activities undertaken by the Maldon Community Safety Partnership (CSP) since the last meeting held on 29 November 2018. The report also highlighted the strategic priorities which were being proposed by the partnership for 2019 / 20.
Mr Clarke reported that the Essex Community Rehabilitation Company would be attending the October meeting of this Committee.
The report provided a detailed update on the following matters:
Statutory Duties – New strategic priorities were detailed
following completion of the strategic assessment along with how the
strategies had been determined. The
priorities would be confirmed to Essex Police and the office of the
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) and reflected priorities
already identified in the current Police and Crime Plan and Essex
Police Crime Prevention strategy. It
was noted that reducing reoffending remained a statutory function
for all community safety partnerships and was embedded in the
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Update – The report set
out the core funding for 2108 / 19 which had been confirmed by the
Officer of the PFCC. It was noted that
the policing precept for Council Tax had been increased for 2019 /
20 and this would see a further increase in key policing staff
across several areas. A copy of a
recent presentation by the PFCC was attached at Appendix 3 to the
report and highlighted where these additional staff would be
Community Safety Partnership Hub – The report provided
background information regarding the Hub, its meetings and the
Council’s representatives. It was
noted that the Community Policing Team were moving to offices at
Chelmsford City Council in March 2019.
Within the Hub there would be hot desking opportunities and
partners such as the Fire Service, Probation and Youth Service were
signing up to this, which would ensue better partnership working
and improved performance with Maldon officers ‘hot
desking’ within the new hub, when appropriate.
· Progress on Action Plans – The report set out the education and interventions delivered by the Partnership for the current year, including Crucial Crew, Get Ready for Summer and the Gangs and ... view the full minutes text for item 964.