Agenda and minutes

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor K Lloyd.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest were made.

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To receive Minutes of the Meeting: 13/12/2016.

Minutes:

Arising on the Minutes the Panel were advised that Councillor G Sullivan had sent his apologies for the Meeting

 

Resolved subject to the foregoing that:

 

The Minutes of the Meeting held 13 December 2016 be accepted as a correct record.

4.

Briefing Session

A briefing session for Panel Members will be held from 9.35am - 10.05am (approximately) prior to the arrival of any invited attendees or witnesses to the meeting.

Minutes:

The Panel considered the items on the agenda prior to the attendance of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

 

Councillor S Rees Owen entered the Meeting at 9.43 am.

 

A Panel Member then referred to the Local Government Election scheduled for May 2017 which could result in new Members on the Panel and suggested that an informal Panel Meeting be convened with new Panel Members after the Election.

 

The Panel were also advised that a report would be prepared for the next Panel Meeting with suggested Meeting dates for 2017/2018.

5.

On Line Crime

A briefing will be provided to Members of the Panel at the Meeting.

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Mr Alun Michael Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter Vaughan Chief Constable, Matt Jukes Deputy Chief Constable, Emma Wools Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Umar Hussain Chief Finance Officer, Geoff Petty Treasurer, Cerith Thomas Chief of Staff and Stephen Trigg Police Federation Representative to the Meeting.

 

Councillor A Moore entered the Meeting at 10.05 am.

 

Mr Michael referred the Committee to the ‘On Line Crime’ update that had been circulated to the Panel.

 

Mr Jukes then gave a detailed update to the Panel in relation to On Line Crime and responded in detail to the questions raised by the Panel.

 

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

6.

Refresh of the Police and Crime Plan

A briefing will be provided to Members of the Panel at the Meeting.

Minutes:

The Panel were circulated with the following documents that provided information about current aspects of work led by the Police and Crime Commissioner and showed something of the work undertaken by members of the Commissioner’s Team in partnership with the Chief Constable’s Operational Team:

 

Crime and Disorder Reduction Plan – Executive Summary

Infographic showing aspects of current work in visual terms

Fact Sheet 1 – Help Point in Swansea

Fact Sheet 2 – Offender Interventions

Fact Sheet 3 – Tackling the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)

 

Mr Michael and Mr Vaughan then made a Presentation to the Panel on the following and gave detailed responses to the questions raised by the Panel:

 

·         South Wales Police in context

·         Duties of the Commissioner’s Office

·         Plan

·         Current Projects

·         What are we working towards

·         How does this all fit

·         Adverse Childhood Experiences

·         Early Intervention

·         Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences

·         Help Point

·         Know the score

·         Dyfodol

·         No uninvited traders

·         Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

·         18-25 Triage

·         South Wales Victim Focus

·         Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS)

·         DRIVE

·         Pathfinder

·         Recent Performance

·         Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

 

A Panel Member then requested a further Presentation on the working of Hub’s in South Wales.

 

Mr Vaughan then extended an invitation to the Panel to hold a Panel Meeting and undertake a visit at the Police Station at Pontypridd to view the MASH together with an invitation to view the Police in the night time economy.

 

The Chair then thanked Mr Michael and Mr Vaughan for the Presentation to the Panel and for the invitation that would be considered by the Panel.

 

7.

Medium Term Financial Strategy 2017-2021 (Incorporating Precept Proposals 2017/18) pdf icon PDF 2 MB

See attached report from the Commissioner.

Minutes:

Mr Michael referred the Panel to the ‘Medium Term Financial Strategy 2017 – 2021’ report which incorporated the following:

 

·         Precept Proposal 2017 – 2018

·         Revenue Budget 2017 – 2018

·         Revenue Forecasts 2018 – 2021

·         Capital Strategy 2017 – 2021

·         Value for Money Plan 2017 – 2021

·         Treasury Management Strategy and Prudential Indicators 2017 – 2018

 

Councillor D De’Ath entered the Meeting at 11.27 am.

 

A detailed Presentation was then made to the Panel by Mr Michael, Mr Vaughan, Mr Jukes, Mr Hussain and Mr Petty on the following:

 

·         Our Shared Ambition

·         The Police and Crime Reduction Plan Priorities

·         Comparative Costs

·         Commissioner’s Innovation Bid Funding

·         Recent Crime Statistics

·         It is a fact that Crime is changing

·         Understanding our Demand

·         Domestic Abuse

·         Serious Sexual Offences

·         Child Sexual Exploitation

·         Percentage Change on 2011/12 Base Year

·         Online Child Sexual Exploitation

·         Internet Enabled Crime

·         £7M Vulnerability Gap

·         Some Other Forces May Abandon Neighbourhoods

·         Policing Our Neighbourhoods

·         Protecting Local Services

·         Myth No 1 – The Last Great Unreformed Public Service

·         Our Reforms with £45 million saved

·         Myth No 2 – Police Funding Protected

·         History of Police Funding

·         National Police Settlement Top Slicing

·         Our Funding Reality

·         Police Funding Comparison 2016-17

·         Our Major Funding Disadvantages

·         New Unavoidable Cost Pressures 2017/18

·         2017/18 Revenue Budget

·         2017/18 Financial Projections

·         Police Precept Options -

·         6% = Increase of £1.04p per month

·         5% = Increase of £0.87p per month

·         4% = Increase of £0.69p per month

·         Precept Comparisons

·         Our Precept History to 2016/17

·         Funding Floor Equalisation

·         Public and Partner Consultation Summary

·         Our Proud Performance Record

·         Our Inspection Record

·         Change in Focus

·         Vulnerability is the Priority of Priorities

 

The following questions were then raised by the Panel on the Presentation and were responded to in detail by the Officers:

 

·         Commissioners Office Budget

·         Is the increase enough to achieve what wants to be achieved

·         Budget cap

·         Tri- Service

·         Staffing Reductions

·         Officer morale

 

Stephen Trigg Chair of the Local Police Federation then addressed the Panel.

 

The Chair then thanked the Officers for the Presentation to the Panel.

 

Councillor De’Ath was advised that he would be unable to vote on the recommendation as he had not been present for the whole item.

 

The Chair then referred the Panel to Paragraph 22.0 of the report where it recommended a 5% increase to the Police Precept.

 

The Panel then voted on the recommendation for a 5% increase to the Police Proposal and it was

 

Resolved that:

 

The Precept of £105,382,518 which is £218.24 (for a Band D Property) for 2017/18 and a 5% (£10.39) increase be approved.

8.

Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

 

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