Agenda and draft minutes

Work Planning, Crime Scrutiny Panel
Thursday, 13th June, 2019 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Stacey Gilmour - email:  stacey.gilmour@enfield.gov.uk 

Note: Work Planning 

Items
No. Item

18.

WELCOME AND APOLOGIES

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs Dey and Eren and Askin Erozkal. Cllr Laban was substituting for Cllr Dey.

 

The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.

 

The Chair declared a non-pecuniary interest in that he is the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Greater London Authority Conservative candidate.

 

 

19.

PURPOSE OF THE EVENING

Cllr Lee David-Sanders, Chair, Crime Scrutiny Panel will introduce the purpose of the evening.

 

The election of the Vice Chair will also take place.

Minutes:

The Chair explained that the purpose of this informal meeting was to receive details of priorities for the coming Municipal Year including key issues and then for the members to discuss the work programme for the crime scrutiny panel.

 

Cllr Anderson was elected as Vice Chair for the Crime Scrutiny Panel for the municipal year.

 

20.

NATIONAL CONTEXT/ LOCAL PRIORITIES

The scrutiny panel will hear from the following outlining priorities and key issues for 2019/20:

 

·         Cllr Nneka Keazor, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Cohesion

·         Andrea Clemons, Head of the Community Safety Team

·         Superintendent Farooq Sheikh, Metropolitan Police

 

The Cabinet Member and officers will be asked to leave the meeting at this point.

Minutes:

Councillor Keazor provided a Cabinet Member’s perspective. She highlighted key areas of focus as:

·         Burglary

·         Tackling Youth Crime. There will be public events in Edmonton two weeks before the school holidays, the young mayor and deputy mayor will attend. This will include showcasing available summer activities

·         Working with faith and hard to reach communities. There will be events with the Somali community, faith groups and the parent engagement panel. There is also work being undertaken with the Pupil Referral Unit supporting both the young people and their parents.

 

Andrea Clemons, Head of Community Safety Team introduced herself and advised that at the start of the financial year the Safer & Stronger Communities Board (Enfield’s Crime Reduction Partnership) agreed to retain the priorities with a refreshed action plan. The priorities are:

·         Reducing burglary and keeping people safe at home;

·         Tackling violent crime – in all its forms

·         Keeping young people safe and reducing their risks from crime;

·         Promoting cohesion and tackling hate crime;

·         Dealing with anti-social behaviour

 

As part of the process of setting priorities MOPAC (Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime) suggested that vehicle crime was included. However, the priorities did not change as the board felt that they wish to focus on the high harm offences.

 

Andrea highlighted the following:

·         Looking at holding a community MARAC (Multi Agency Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference) to look at ASB.

·         Total Notifiable Offences are up around 10% in the last 12 rolling month. This is twice the average increase across London

 

Andrea suggested that when the Panel set their priorities for their work programme these were areas that they may want to include:

·         Invite other partnership groups on the SSCB to hear about their work such as the Fire Brigade

·         Burglary has seen increases

·         Serious Youth Violence whilst there has been a 5 % reduction over the last 12 rolling months. Enfield is still the 3rd highest in London. The panel may also wish to explore robbery and or knife crime within this.

 

Superintendent Farooq Sheikh then introduced himself and his background. The priorities for the BCU (Basic Command Unit) are to reduce crime and disorder, increase trust and confidence in the police and ensure that justice prevails.

 

He endorsed everything Andrea had said. He has been in post one month and is looking how the figure for total notifiable offences can be bought down and what resilience the police have. Members were advised that Enfield now has 2 marked police vehicles. He wants to ensure that there are police officers where the demand is and at the right time, creating a more visible police presence to prevent crime in the first place. He is looking at using Pulse patrols, where an increased number of officers are in an area for a period to patrol the area, actively engage with the public to gather any intelligence on issues and deter criminals from operating in the areas. This proactive style of policing which will involve looking at officer shift patterns

 

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21.

PLANNING THE PANEL WORK PROGRAMME 2019/20

3.1       To note the standard items:

 

·         Safer & Stronger Communities Board (SSCB) Partnership Plan

·         SSCB Performance Management

 

3.2       To agree and prioritise items for the new work programme.

Minutes:

NOTED the standard items as follows:

 

·         SSCB Partnership Plan

·         SSCB Performance Management

 

 

3.2       Various discussions took place and the following suggestions were put forward to look at as part of the Work Programme:

·         Prostitution

·         Update from the Fire Brigade (on the work they are doing to reduce crime)

·         Burglary

·         Cuckooing

·         Parks (issues of safety and vandalism)

 

The Chair and Vice Chair will meet to agree one further item.

22.

DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS

To note the meeting dates as follows:

 

·         12th September 2019

·         28th January 2020

·         17th March 2020

 

These meetings will start at 7:30pm.

 

 

Minutes:

The dates were noted as follows:

·         12th September 2019

·         28th January 2020

·         17th March 2020