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Overview & Scrutiny Committee (Communities and Services) Minutes    

Date: Tuesday 28 June 2022       Time: 06:00 PM       Location: Council Chamber       Contact: gwright@Mansfield.gov.uk

Attendance Details

PresentNames
Present:Councillor Barry Answer, Councillor Bill Drewett, Councillor Ann Norman, Councillor Sidney Walker, Councillor Stuart Wallace, Councillor Andy Wetton
In AttendanceAttendees
In Attendance:David Evans, Gabriella Wright
ItemDescriptionBackground InformationDecision
 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCEAPOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Barlow and Councillor Smart.
 
22/17DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTDECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no Declarations of Interest.
 
22/18APOINTMENT OF VICE CHAIRAPOINTMENT OF VICE CHAIR

Councillor Sidney Walker proposed Councillor Bill Drewett to be nominated as Vice Chair. Councillor Ann Norman seconded the motion.

The motion was accepted by the Committee.
RESOLVED:
That Councillor Bill Drewett be appointed as Vice Chair to the Overview & Scrutiny Committee (Communities and Services).
22/19ADVANCE QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLICADVANCE QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

There were no advance questions from members of the public.
 
22/20MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETINGMINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING

The Minutes of the meeting held on 26 April 2022 were Proposed as a true record of the meeting by Councillor Norman and seconded by Councillor Bill Drewett.

The motion was confirmed by the Committee.

Minutes of the meeting held on 26 April 2022
RESOLVED:
That the Minutes of the meeting held on 26 April 2022 were a true record of the meeting.
22/21APPROVAL OF DRAFT WORK PROGRAMME 2022-2023APPROVAL OF DRAFT WORK PROGRAMME 2022-2023

The Committee was advised that the Draft Work Programme as at Appendix 1 was before the Committee for approval and or further comment.

The Members felt that the inclusion of a further ASB Recommendations Update should be added to the Draft Work Programme.

Councillor Ann Norman proposed the approval of the Draft Work Programme 2022-2023 with the addition of a further ASB Recommendations update.

Councillor Bill Drewett seconded the motion.

The motion was confirmed by the Committee.

Report of the Chair of Overview & Scrutiny Communities & Services

Appendix 1
RESOLVED:
That the Draft Work Programme 2022-2023 be approved with the addition of a further ASB Recommendation Update to be added to the Work Programme 2022-2023.
22/22ASB WORK GROUP RECOMMENDATIONS UPDATEASB WORK GROUP RECOMMENDATIONS UPDATE

The Members were advised that as indicated within the report some of the recommendations had been completed, and some remained outstanding or were ongoing.
The Head of Health and Communities highlighted the ongoing and incomplete recommendations to the Committee.
The recommendation for a better understanding and awareness of the community trigger process which was to be raised amongst Members was in complete and ongoing as this was to be included in the Member Development Programme 2022-2023. Members were also advised the information relating to the Community Trigger process was now available on the Council’s website.
The development of a network between the Council and the Police for communicating with the community to reassure and pass on relevant information was ongoing. Inspector Khylie Davies would be presenting KIN to the CVS. If Members required any more information on KIN they were asked to contact the Head of Health and Communities.
The evaluation of the private sector model in supporting Community Safety was incomplete. This would be re-evaluated after more time had elapsed with the models that had already been evaluated at Ashfield District Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council. Evaluations would also be completed of the model in place at Newark and Sherwood Council.
Councillor Drewett queried why the model in other Councils were being looked at when the Neighbourhood Wardens Service provided at Mansfield was an excellent service that had been cut back. The Member queried where the cost for the private sector model would be funded from.
The Head of Health and Communities advised that the private sector model would not be funded by the Council. Payment for the service would be generated by the issue of Fixed Penalty Notices. The evaluation of the private model was to evaluate the model to see if this model would be the right or wrong model for Mansfield District Council.
The Head of Health and Communities advised that the work to develop strategies for engaging residents to increase reporting of ASB was ongoing. Since the recommendation had been made greater focus had been on identifying opportunities to publicise the positive outcomes of enforcement through social media and press releases. The aim was to encourage residents that the reporting of ASB had positive outcomes.
The recommendation for the promotion of preventative work and projects remain ongoing, since the recommendation was made by the ASB Working Group much more proactive work had been undertaken to publicise the preventative work. Including frequent releases in partnership with the Police.
The Head of Health and Communities informed the Committee that the recommendation to identify opportunities to engage the NCC Youth Service and deliver targeted preventative works across the district was ongoing. The Members were advised that there had been an extension of the One Youth Project. That working in partnership with NCC engagement with young people aged 8-16 in the Forest Town area to participate in a range of outdoor activities through visits to Pleasley Vale Outdoor Activity Centre had been very successful, and that there had been two months of dedicated youth provision from NCC to help encourage them away from the town centre. Funding remains in place to continue this dedicated youth provision.
The recommendation to plan activity with partners to align with national campaigns remains ongoing as events like ASB Awareness week will be held 18-24 July 2022 and plans were in process to work with partners to develop a range of promotional activity to support this event.
The report was accepted for noting by the Committee.




Briefing Paper
RESOLVED:
That the report be accepted for noting.
22/23SNAPSHOT OF KEY DECISIONSSNAPSHOT OF KEY DECISIONS

The Chair advised that Members that the Snapshot of Key Decisions included the list of Key Decisions as of 20 June 2022.

There were no questions regarding the report.

The Committee accepted the report for noting.

Snapshot of Key Decisions 20 June 2022
RESOLVED:
That the report be accepted for noting.
Published 01/07/2022 15:35:59