Agenda and minutes

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest were made.

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Meeting held 13 March 2014 be accepted as a correct record.

Appointment of Chair

Councillor E C Galsworthy vacated the Chair for Item Four – Election of Chair

4.

Appointment of Chair pdf icon PDF 112 KB

See attached report

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

Councillor E C Galsworthy be appointed as the Panel Chair.

5.

Appointment of Vice Chair pdf icon PDF 112 KB

See attached report

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

Councillor R Smith be appointed as the Vice chair of the Panel.

6.

Briefing Session

A briefing session for Panel members will be held from 11.30am to 12.00pm (approximately) prior to the arrival of any invited attendees or witnesses to the meeting.

 

Minutes:

The Committee discussed in detail the items on the agenda prior to the attendance of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable.

 

Councillor M Jones entered the Meeting at 11.40 am.

 

A Member referred to the newly formed Equality Group and stated that he would like to see some input from the Panel on this Group.

 

A Member then referred to agenda items and suggested that for future Committees a request be made to the Commissioner to discuss issues that had been raised by the Panel.

 

The Panel then agreed that if a Committee Member wanted a matter put onto a future agenda then a request with details of the matter be forwarded to Simon Jones for his attention.

7.

Performance Monitoring

To receive a presentation from the Police and Crime Commissioner on this matter.

 

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Mr Alun Michael Police and Crime Commissioner, Mr Peter Vaughan Chief Constable, Mr Matt Jukes Deputy Chief Constable and Mr Cerith Thomas to the Meeting.

 

Mr Michael referred the Committee to a Presentation on Action and Performance and gave detail in relation to:

 

·         Role of the Panel

·         Duties of the Commissioner

·         Oath of Office

·         Strategic Pledges on Election

·         Backing for South Wales approach

·         South Wales

·         Previous Police Authority had no equivalent accountability

·         Crime and Disorder Reduction Plan a Justice Reinvestment Approach

·         Police: Action and Performance

·         Four parts to our Priorities

 

Mr Vaughan then referred the Committee to information that had been circulated in relation to GOLD Dashboard for April 2013 to January 2014 and gave details of Police and Crime Priorities, Outcomes, Measures, 2013/14 Outturn, 2013/14 Target, 2012/13 Outturn, Most Similar Forces Ranking and England and Wales Ranking in relation to:

 

·         Crime Reduction and Prevention

·         Strong, swift responses to anti-social behaviour

·         A further reduction in crime committed by young people

·         Improving the prospects for the 18 – 25 age group

·         Putting the victims at the heart of our work

·         Tackling violence against women and girls

·         Understanding and addressing the needs of older people

·         Working with partners

·         Making it easier for the public to communicate with the police

·         Make the public feel safer

·         Fairness, Equality, Diversity and Poverty

·         Force Measures

 

Mr Jukes then outlined in detail to the Committee the outcome in relation to:

 

·         Regular and effective communication between the public and their local Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers.

 

A Member referred to the Variation of the Police and Crime (Reduction) Plan 2014-17 and asked for an update on the consultation that had taken place.

 

Mr Michael advised that it was not a complete list in the appendix and that the consultation had gone beyond this list.

 

A Member stated that he would be happy to assist with this consultation for next year.

 

Mr Michael responded that a draft list would be circulated to give an opportunity for input.

 

A Member then requested if a copy of the PCN Plan for North Wales could be supplied.

 

Mr Vaughan stated that he would supply a copy of the Plan to the Member.

 

Mr Michael also outlined in detail the procedure in relation to complaints and advised that he would write to each Member setting out this process.

 

Further questions were raised by the Members on the Presentations and detailed responses were given by Mr Michael, Mr Vaughan and Mr Jukes.

 

The Chair then thanked Mr Michael, Mr Vaughan and Mr Jukes for the Presentation and update to the Panel.

 

 

8.

The Force Delivery Plan

To receive a presentation from the Police and Crime Commissioner on this matter.

Minutes:

Mr Jukes referred the Panel to the Force Delivery Plan 2014 -15 a copy of which had been circulated to the Members.

 

He referred to the themes of:

 

·         Protecting Vulnerable People

·         Technology

·         Neighbourhood Policing – Feeling Safe and Secure in Communities

 

He also referred the Committee to the Specialist Crime Delivery Plan 2014 -15 a copy of which had also been circulated.

 

Mr Jukes then referred to a Draft Scorecard dated March 2014 that had been circulated that gave details of:

 

·         Our Communities Perspective

·         Our People

·         Innovation and Change

·         Our Finances

 

Questions were raised by the Panel on the Plans and were answered in detail by Mr Michael, Mr Vaughan and Mr Jukes.

 

The Chair then thanked Mr Michael, Mr Vaughan and Mr Jukes for the update to the Panel.

 

 

 

9.

Police Innovation Fund Update pdf icon PDF 51 KB

See attached report

Minutes:

Mr Michael referred to the report and gave details to the Panel on:

 

·         Project Fusion

·         Reducing Re-offending in the 18-25 age group

·         Violent Crime

·         Violence against women and girls

 

Mr Michael then responded in detail to questions raised by the Members.

 

Resolved that:

 

The report be received.

 

Councillor G Sullivan left the Meeting at 2.12 pm.

10.

Request for member of the Panel to join the Swansea LSB Scrutiny Panel pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

Mr Michael referred the Panel to the report and advised that he had nominated a member of his team to sit on the Swansea Local Service Board Scrutiny Panel.

 

Resolved that:

 

No nomination be made from the Panel to sit on the Swansea Local Service Board Scrutiny Panel.

11.

Correspondence from the SWPCP to the Minister for Policing and the Secretary of State for Wales pdf icon PDF 86 KB

See attached report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Mr Michael referred the Committee to the report and advised that he intended to make an application in relation to Capital City Funding.

 

A Member then recommended that this issue be raised with Welsh Government.

 

Resolved that:

 

The Panel support the application for Capital City Funding and that correspondence in relation to this application be received at the next Panel Meeting.

12.

General Allowance Payment and Expenses pdf icon PDF 82 KB

See attached report

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

This item be deferred.

13.

WLGA Evidence: UK Parliament Home Affairs Committee Inquiry into Police and Crime Commissioners pdf icon PDF 90 KB

See attached report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Mr Michael referred the Panel to the report and stated that there was a level of generalisation and he felt that if there was criticism then it should be more specific as where there were failings was not identified.

 

Councillor K Lloyd left the Meeting at 2.25 pm.

 

A Member then suggested that the report be noted but that in future reports could be more specific so that if there were concerns they could be picked up.

 

It was agreed that a letter be sent to the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) in this regard.

 

Resolved that:

 

The report be noted. 

14.

Date and time of next meeting

Tuesday 22nd July 2014, at 11.30am. Orbit Business Centre, Merthyr Tydfil

 

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The next Panel Meeting be held on Tuesday 22 July 2014 commencing at 11.30 am to be held at the Orbit Business Centre, Merthyr Tydfil.

15.

Any Other Business

Minutes:

Threats / Integrity / Ethics

 

Mr Vaughan referred to the Police Anti-Corruption Unit and extended an invitation to the Panel to attend a Presentation from the Professional Standards Department or undertake a visit to Police Head Quarters at Bridgend.

 

Resolved that:

 

The invitation be accepted.

 

Equality and Diversity

 

A Member referred to the new Strategic Equality Group and suggested that a Panel Member form part of this Group.

 

Mr Michael advised that he would give consideration on this matter.

 

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