Agenda and minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Items
No. Item

204.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor J Amos, Councillor L Davies, H Hopkins and H Jackson Co-opted Members.

205.

Declarations of Interest (including whipping declarations)

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:

No Declarations of Interest were made.

206.

CCTV - Future Provision pdf icon PDF 284 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Community Regeneration

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Councillor G Thomas, Paul Lewis and Sergeant Andy Jones South Wales Police to the Meeting.

 

Paul Lewis then led the Committee through the ‘CCTV – Future Provision’ report and together with Councillor Thomas and Sergeant Jones responded in detail to the following questions raised by the Committee:

 

·         Paragraph 5.1 – Shift Rotas – What are the timescales and an explanation requested in relation to the times proposed

·         Location of CCTV Cameras – Areas where there is no coverage and anti-social behaviour is known in this area

·         Location of the camera in Trelewis

·         How long is camera footage retained – How is the footage used in Court Cases

·         Explanation requested in relation to the analogue technology

·         What are the costs to upgrade equipment and are the costs budgeted for

·         Paragraph 5.2 - What are the implications of this

·         Communications between the control centre and the Police – How can an out of hours service be improved

·         Can old equipment be recycled

·         Proposals in relation to the issue of fly-tipping

·         Will cameras be replaced on a ‘like for like’ basis or will this be part of the review

·         The number of cameras in use at any one time and the operatives viewing footage – What are the links to the Police and how long do the Police take to respond

·         Cameras in the lower part of the valley

·         Request for the Scrutiny Committee be kept up to date on the locations of cameras

 

Paul Lewis advised that the future provision of CCTV would be brought back to the Committee

 

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The report be received

(b)   The Committee offer it’s full support to the plans to upgrade the CCTV provision

207.

Anti-Social Behaviour pdf icon PDF 524 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Community Regeneration

Minutes:

Paul Lewis led the Members in detail through the ‘Anti-Social Behaviour’ report and together with Councillor Thomas and Sergeant Jones responded in detail to the following questions raised:

 

·         Paragraph 5.9 – More information requested on hot spots and youth related figures

·         The 101 service and the time taken to respond

·         The non-reporting of crime and what are the Police doing to address this concern

·         (Sergeant Jones then referred to the ways of reporting incidents including the use of e-mail)

·         Explanation requested for the increase in figures in Paragraph 5.9 – What is the information behind these figures

·         Update requested on the Bus Station

·         How effective is the four stage approach to anti-social behaviour

·         Has the Registered Landlords scheme helped in relation to neighbour disputes

·         What is the time frame from Stage one to Stage four in relation to Anti-social behaviour

·         How can people be encouraged to call the Police

·         Explanation requested how reporting via e-mail can be undertaken

·         A live chat option would also be useful

 

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The report be received

(b)  The work being undertaken be fully supported by the Committee

 

Councillor G Lewis left the Meeting at 3.20 pm and returned at 3.23 pm.

208.

Work Programme 2019-2020 pdf icon PDF 385 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair referred the Committee to the ‘Work Programme 2019/20’ report and after consideration by the Committee the Work Programme was agreed.

209.

Scrutiny Referrals, Feedback and Follow Up Actions

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no update on this item.

210.

Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

To receive an update from the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair and the Committee reflected in detail on the issues that had been discussed at the Meeting.

211.

Any Other Business deemed urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

 

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