Agenda and minutes

Crime & Disorder Joint Scrutiny Committee, Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 29th June, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Committee Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN

Minutes:

Councillor Miller was elected as Chair for the 2021/22 municipal year.

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive any apologies for absence from Members*.

 

*Note: Members are asked to email Committee Services in advance of the meeting as soon as they become aware they will be absent.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from:

 

Kirsty Jenkins          Head of Community Services (Hart DC)

 

Simon Bryant          Director of Public Health (Hampshire CC)

 

Alice Date               Senior Probation Officer, Aldershot Offender Management Team

 

Joanne Bridgeman  Probation

 

Steve Manley          North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group

 

Jennifer Lovegrove  Hart Inspector

 

Cllr Chris Axam       Hart DC

 

Alexandra Jones     Team Manager N.W. Team, Hampshire Youth Offending Service

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To declare disclosable, pecuniary and any other interests*.

 

*Note: Members are asked to email Committee Services in advance of the meeting as soon as they become aware they may have an interest to declare.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

4.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 127 KB

The minutes of the meeting of 21 September 2020 hosted by Rushmoor Borough Council are attached to be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of 21 September 2020 hosted by Rushmoor Borough Council were confirmed as a correct record.

5.

URGENT MATTERS

Minutes:

There were no urgent matters.

6.

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY OF SAFER NORTH HAMPSHIRE STRATEGIC COMMUNITY SAFETY PARTNERSHIP 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 313 KB

·       Chair’s report

·       Partnership Plan and questions for attendees

Minutes:

The committee considered the report which provided an overview of the performance of the Safer North Hampshire Strategic Community Safety Partnership.

 

The Chairman asked for Community Safety Partners who attended the meeting to introduce themselves to other members present to increase understanding.

 

Members were reminded of the Community Safety Partnership Plan 2020-23 and asked to relate their discussions and comments to the achievement of the aims set out in the plan.

 

The aims of the plan were:

 

Serious Violence (including knife/blade offences and robbery): Work with partners and the Violence Reduction Unit to understand root causes driving knife and blade incidents locally and establish a coordinated response.

 

Youth related antisocial behaviour: Identify opportunities for early intervention with young people committing antisocial behaviour to reduce number going on to commit further high harm offences.

 

Crimes with historically low levels of reporting: Offences with historically low levels of reporting should be looked at as a priority including hate crime, domestic abuse, sexual offences, child abuse and fraud. Consideration should be given to any barriers to reporting, why these exist and how to remove them.

 

Members were asked to discuss work in relation to the plan by area.

 

HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY - BASINGSTOKE AND DEANE

 

The District Commander for Basingstoke discussed the priorities of the Hampshire Constabulary in the Basingstoke and Deane Council area. Constabulary priorities were closely linked to the CSP plan with particular focus on youth violence, domestic abuse and drug misuse/county lines. Other priorities included hate crime, rural crime, a focus on public confidence in policing and knife/blade offences as set out in the 3-year plan.

 

The work of the Constabulary with the CSP on a gang injunction was highlighted as a success of partnership working that had resulted in greater control over the behaviour and activities of those involved. Joint working in this area had also led to wider prevention work with other agencies such as the Willow Team and St. Giles’ Trust.

 

BASINGSTOKE AND DEANE BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

The officer from Basingstoke BC reflected on the learning gained from working with CSP partners, and how the relationships had matured. Changes to the       administration of the CSP in the last year had meant that Community Safety was now managed by individual teams at each Council but continued joint working had worked well. The Covid pandemic had an impact upon processes, but they had been successfully overcome.

 

Basingstoke BC worked with partners on antisocial behaviour with data analysts helping to set priorities with partners, worked on an antisocial behaviour panel and a referral pathway for cases to be reviewed. Local panel improvements had resulted in better interventions such as acceptable behaviour contracts, community protection notices and injunctions in partnership with CSP partners.

 

Domestic abuse partnership work had increased through the reinvigorated local   forum and a domestic homicide review was ongoing.

 

HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY - HART AND RUSHMOOR

 

The District Commander for Hart and Rushmoor discussed the priorities of the Hampshire Constabulary in the Hart District Council and Rushmoor Borough areas, as his command  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE MEETINGS

Minutes:

The Chairman summarised the discussions at the meeting.

 

The statutory requirement for the meeting is that it is held yearly and holding the meeting more regularly than this would be considered. The next meeting would be held at the same time next year unless a need arose for it to be sooner.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the committee is satisfied with the performance of the Strategic CSP in relation to the discharge of its crime and disorder functions for 2019/20.

 

That the comments of the committee be considered by the respective councils.