Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Orbit Business Centre, Rhydycar Business Park, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1DL

Items
No. Item

13.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Timothy Davies, Mr Martyn Jones and Emma Wills (Deputy Commissioner).

 

Councillor Chris Davies’ absence was noted and Simon Jones advised this was due to him no longer representing Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council on the Committee.  He further advised that although Home Office confirmation had not yet been received, Councillor Sherelle Jago had been nominated to replace Councillor Davies.

14.

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Finance Act 1992 relating to Council Tax, the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct

 

Note:

 

(a)  Members are reminded that they must identify the item number and subject matter that their interest relates to and signify the nature of the personal interest and

 

(b)  Where Members withdraw from a Meeting as a consequence of the disclosure of a prejudicial interest they must notify the Chair when they leave

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made.

15.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Minutes:

Page 3 under Outside Bodies should read:

 

Richard Davies (Deputy Chief Constable).

 

Page 6 – Item 8 should read:

 

Alun Michael then stated that he welcomed this support.

 

Panel agreed the changes and accepted the Minutes of the Meeting held on 2nd October 2018 as a correct record.

16.

Police & Crime Panel Home Office Grant (SJ) pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To consider the attached report

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair introduced the report and updated Committee on where we are in relation to the use of the Home Office Grant. 

 

He advised the joint boards of the local authorities in England are asking each local authority to provide extra funding, but this was not permissible in Wales and detailed the Home Office response.

 

Resolved that:

 

The Police and Crime Panel note the content of the response.

17.

Presentation on the Public Service Centre

To receive a presentation

Minutes:

Alun Michael made a presentation to the Committee on the Public Service Centre with additional information provided by Matt Jukes and Tim Morgan.


The following matters were highlighted:-

 

·         History of Public Service Centre

·         Resource and Demand

·         National Change in Demand

·         Local Demand – 999

·         Local Demand – 101

·         Spikes in Demand

·         Continuous Improvement

 

The presentation detailed the next steps:-

 

·         Complete digital shift

·         Officer contact (1 in 5 calls received relate to an update on a crime/incident)

·         Introduction of an Incident Resolution Team

·         Movement to Single Online Home

 

Matt Jukes summarised and closed the presentation.

 

The following questions were raised by Committee:-

 

·         Are call drop off figures recorded.

·         Are the changes in digital expansion under current financial funding.

·         What is the impact on staff moral and sickness levels with the increased demand and what is being done to protect staff.

·         What is the situation with retention of staff.

 

The Committee thanked the officers for the presentation.

 

 

18.

Commissioners Update Report pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To consider the attached report

 

Minutes:

The Chair requested that a précis of this item be presented,  as this will be looked at with the Precept.

 

Alun Michael advised the update report was not a financial one, but about performance.

 

Alun Michael referred the Committee to the Commissioner’s Update Report and gave detail on:-

 

·         Role and responsibilities of the Commissioner

·         Key challenges

·         Inspection

·         Citizens in policing: 2018/19

·         Recorded crime

·         Recorded crime – A local view

·         Taser use: 2017/18

·         Adverse Childhood Experiences

·         Women’s Pathfinder

·         Youth Offending

·         Help Point

·         11 – 25 Early Intervention

·         Dyfodol

·         Mental health

·         Peelian principles

·         A partnership agreement

·         Partnerships and true value

·         Legislative context in Wales

·         Neighbourhood policing

·         The pension gap

 

The following questions/comments were raised by Committee:-

 

·         Whether the figures were local or national.

·         Impact of brought to justice figures.

·         Value for money and the complexities of policing.

·         Support for financial pressures and implications.

·         How much support is provided from the Home Office.

 

The Chair thanked the Commissioner for the Presentation.

19.

Chief Constables Update Report pdf icon PDF 570 KB

To consider the attached report

 

Minutes:

Matt Jukes referred the Committee to the Update Report and gave detail on:-

 

·         The Police and Crime Plan

·         Demand and changes

·         Non-crime demand

·         Hidden harm

·         Quality of service

·         Keeping afloat

 

The following questions/comments were raised by Committee:-

 

·         Whether the figures were local or national.

·         Impact of brought to justice figures.

·         Value for money and the complexities of policing.

·         Support for financial pressures and implications.

·         How much support is provided from the Home Office.

 

The Chair thanked the Chief Constable for the Presentation.

 

20.

Finance paper and presentation pdf icon PDF 484 KB

To consider the attached report

 

Minutes:

Omar Hussain, Chief Finance Officer referred the Committee to the Finance Paper and Presentation and gave detail on:-

 

·         Keeping our promises

·         Efficiency and productivity

·         HMIC data – comparative value for money

·         Social and economic cost of a homicide

·         Social and economic cost of crime

·         Comparative value for money

·         South Wales Police Budget – 2019/20

·         Where we are now – Looking Forward.

 

The following questions/comments were raised by Committee:-

 

·         Whether the figures were local or national.

·         Impact of brought to justice figures.

·         Value for money and the complexities of policing.

·         Support for financial pressures and implications.

·         How much support is provided from the Home Office.

 

The Chair thanked the Chief Finance Officer for the Presentation.

 

21.

Early Action Together Canada Report pdf icon PDF 882 KB

To consider the attached report

 

Minutes:

Alun Michael referred Committee to the ‘Early Action Together Canada Report’.

 

A brief discussion took place and the Chair thanked the Commissioner for the update.

22.

Consultation and engagement strategy pdf icon PDF 43 KB

To consider the attached report

 

Minutes:

Lee Jones, Chief of Staff provided a brief outline of the Engagement Strategy 2018-19 report.

 

The Chair suggested the Committee further read the Report and direct questions to Lee Jones or bring back questions/comments to the next meeting.

 

The Chair thanked Officers for their participation and the Commissioner for his continued support of the Committee and looked forward to further constructive debate in the future.

 

The Commissioner thanked the Panel and extended a further invite for a ‘ride along’ or to spend an evening in the Public Service Centre.  Any Committee member wishing to accept this invite to contact Simon Jones who will liaise with the Commissioner’s office.

 

The Chair wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

23.

Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no other business deemed urgent.

 

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