Agenda and draft minutes

Safer Neighbourhood Board
Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Room 2, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XA. View directions

Contact: Tariq Soomauroo 

Items
No. Item

316.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed everyone to the Board.

 

317.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Apologies for lateness were received from Janet Marshall (SNB Vice-Chair) and Pat Jackson

 

Apologies were received from Cllr Nick Dines, Glen Breslin, Sheila Stacey (SNB Treasurer), Susan Doran (MOPAC), Lynne Abrams (MOPAC).

318.

CHAIRS FEEDBACK

Minutes:

There was one Gold Group this period, but unfortunately, I was on the final day of a training course and unable to attend.

I believe the Stop & Search group met and hopefully we will have some feedback today.

The Safer Neighbourhood Panels still have not meet but I believe that they should soon. I seem to remember saying that in January however.

I attended the Crime Scrutiny Panel meeting last week and will attend SSCB next week where I have been asked to give a verbal update on Hate Crime. I also meet with Neil Billany on 19th February regarding the Capes and how to support them better.

This has been a difficult period for me work wise as I am relocating my office and giving up managing The Lancaster Centre after 15 years. This has created a lot of work and challenges; however, I hope the situation will be resolved by end of April and I will be able to dedicate more time to SNB matters. I will also have a new email address and office phone number when the move is complete.

319.

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting on 18 January 2018.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting were AGREED

320.

BREIFING ON VICTIM SUPPORT

To receive a presentation from Kelly Brown (Victim Support)

Minutes:

Presentation was delivered by Kelly Brown (Victim Support Manager)

 

Kelly Brown (Victim Support Manager) invited the Board for any questions and discussion.

 

Q.

A question was asked whether the volunteers are given training

 

A.

Yes, every volunteer is given training, further extensive core training available after gaining more experience in the field.

 

Q.

Are they all DBS checked?

 

A.

Yes, this is a statutory requirement.

 

Q.

How many volunteers in the Borough and how do you support your volunteers?

 

A.

Enfield has very low numbers at present, there is a high turnover of volunteers once experience is gained. At present, 5 volunteers working alongside staff members.

Wellbeing support is every 6 weeks (one to one) also accompanied with an employee assistant programme.

 

Q.

Have you got any specific Enfield statistics?

 

A.

Not at present as the presentation only incorporated London based statistics, but will bring up to date Enfield statistics at the next meeting.

 

Q.

Are the volunteering roles being advertised?

 

A.

Yes we are using indeed, Just Do It and other external advertisements, also being advertised at Enfield volunteering events.

 

Q.

How many hours do the volunteers work?

 

A.

Minimum 2 hours a week.

 

Q.

What is the age requirement to become a volunteer?

 

A.

18 years plus is required to work and 16 years plus to partake in events

 

321.

EXAMINATION OF CRIME STATISTICS pdf icon PDF 691 KB

Examination of crime statistics received including:

a)    Recorded Crime

b)    Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

c)     Public confidence & Victim Satisfaction

d)    Complaints against Borough Officers/Staff

e)    Stop and Search

f)      Taser Deployment

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Received Crime Statistics (attached on agenda)

 

A.

Recorded Crime

 

Neil Billany (Chief Inspector) went through the total crime figures.

Burglary – 12 officers currently in the burglary task force, good statistics this year

 

B.

Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Figures

 

ASB figures from 1st January 2018 – 1st March 2018 showed a decrease from the previous 3 months with a 134 ASB calls less this year, pattern is good.

 

C.

Public Confidence & Victim Satisfaction (January 2018)

 

Overall, satisfaction has now improved to 18th from 29th, burglary crime is now 17th from 18th (worsened), vehicle crime 7th from 21st which is a big improvement and finally hate crime ranked 23rd from 31st which is also an improved level of satisfaction from last month’s data.

 

D.

Stop & Search

 

Section 60 (searching without grounds) is being used in Enfield following the recent murder. Nationally stop and search has fallen, hence the fluctuation in charts.

 

E.

MPS Comparisons

 

Enfield sits on the top half of the chart with a search volume of 355, weapon search rate of 17.5%, ASB search rate of 62%, outcome rate of 32.7% and arrest rate of 20.6%

 

F.

Complaints

 

2018 no complaints

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

322.

TARGET ESTABLISHMENT

To receive an update from Superintendent Jenny Barnett.

Minutes:

Neil Belliny (Chief Inspector) advised that Enfield is 62 officers below where it should be. Detective Constables (DC) a national issue, Detectives also 21% below where it should be.

323.

UPDATE ON CURRENT POLICE OPERATIONS

To receive an update from Superintendent Barnett

Minutes:

Neil Billany (Chief Inspector) advised Ian Raphael (Borough Commander) leaves Enfield. (New Borough Commander) Helen Millichap to take over. Jenny Barnett (Superintendent) also leaves Enfield in May, (New Superintendent) Nigel Brooks to takeover.

 

Enfield will be officially combining with Haringey shortly for completion in September (one leadership team)

 

Wards will have dedicated ward officers, Enfield and Southgate police stations to be sold.

 

Official staff structures will be available in May.

 

Direct entry detectives are now being advertised.

324.

SNB FUNDING 2018/19

To agree the future SNB priorities and processes. The funding for SNB’s 2018/19 is still to be confirmed by MOPAC.

Minutes:

With regard to the MOPAC projects funding for Enfield. The four successful projects have commenced, and the mid grant reports have been submitted. The Chair was informed that all are on target for successful completion by grant end. There is likely to be a small underspend that needs to be addressed.

 

Same level of grant is expected with priorities being focussed on Serious Youth Violence & Domestic Violence

325.

ELECTION OF CHAIR AND ONE VICE CHAIR

To receive nominations and appoint to the roles of Chair and one Vice Chair for 2018/19.

Minutes:

Tim Fellows (Chair) was re-elected following his nomination

 

The Board also voted to re-elect Harry Landsman as Vice-Chair

326.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

327.

DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS

Dates of future Safer Neighbourhood Board meetings will be confirmed after

full Council in May 2018.