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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Swindon Borough Council Offices, Euclid St, Swindon SN1 2J

Contact: Emily Higson  Corporate Support Manager

Items
No. Item

77.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Cllr Peter Hutton.

78.

Minutes and matters arising

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 27 September 2018

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

·         The minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 27 September 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

79.

Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable interests or dispensations granted by the Standards Committee.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

80.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

That as part of their communications strategy the OPCC would be circulating to panel members an email re Equality & Diversity and any groups that fall into these categories in due course.

 

81.

Public Participation

The Panel welcomes contributions from members of the public.

 

Statements

 

If you wish to make a statement at this meeting on any item on this agenda, please register to do so at least 10 minutes prior to the meeting. Speakers are permitted to speak for up to 3 minutes on any agenda item. Please contact the officer named on the first page of the agenda for any further clarification.

 

Questions

 

Members of the public are able to ask questions in relation to the responsibilities and functions of the Panel at each meeting. Those wishing to ask questions are required to give notice of any such questions in writing to the Head of Democratic Services at Wiltshire Council no later than 5.00 pm 3 December. Please contact the officer named on the first page of the agenda for further advice. Questions may be asked without notice if the Chairman decides that the matter is urgent.

 

Minutes:

There was none.

82.

Report from the Commissioner regarding police funding following his meeting with the Home Office

Minutes:

The Commissioner gave a brief verbal report regarding police funding following his meeting with the Home Office.

 

Points made included:

 

·         That the Commissioner continued to press the case in Whitehall for fairer funding for Wiltshire police

 

·         That the Commissioner was disappointed that Nick Hurd MP – minister for policing has yet to meet him to discuss Wiltshire policing.

 

·         That Local MPs had not been supportive of the Commissioner, not wanting to lobby the house due to their junior minister roles within the current government.

 

The Chairman thanked the Commissioner for his update.

 

It was agreed that the Chairman would draft a letter to local MPs urging them to back fairer funding for Wiltshire Police.

83.

Quarterly data (Q2)- Risk / Performance

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Commissioner outlined a report setting out his quarterly performance data – Quarter Two 2018-19 (1 July to 30 September 2018) contained in the agenda pack.

 

Points made included:

 

·         There were 11,123 crimes recorded during quarter two and 43,070 in the 12 months to September 2018.

 

·         This represented a reduction of 536 recorded crimes (1.2 per cent) compared to the previous 12 months.

 

·         The recorded crime rate per 1,000 population for Wiltshire in the year to September 2018 is 60.1 crimes. This is below the most similar group (MSG) average of 70.1 crimes per 1,000 population and is statistically lower than peers.

 

·         Police recorded crime had increased nationally by 10.3 per cent in the 12 months to June 2018 and 5.4 per cent regionally.

 

·         That Wiltshire had the third lowest rate of serious violence in the country.

 

It was agreed that more information would be included in future reports re Killed and seriously injured (KSI) collisions which occurred on Wiltshire’s A roads.

 

 

Deep dive into Priority 2

 

Priority 2 – Protect the most vulnerable in society

 

The Commissioner outlined the report, which was contained in the agenda pack.

 

The panel were encouraged by the changes Wiltshire Police had made to its mental health provision.

 

The Chairman thanked the Commissioner for the report.

 

 

PCC Risk Register

 

·         After discussion the report was noted.

 

The Chairman thanked the OPPC for the report.

 

84.

Community Policing Team Resource Framework

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Chris McMullen outlined the report.

 

The report provided an overview of the current resource framework for monitoring Community Policing Teams (CPTs) deployability, and also how resources were managed to ensure an effective deployment across the County.

 

Points made included:

 

·         The CPT model was rolled-out across Wiltshire Police in 2016. The new model brought neighbourhood policing, response teams and local crime investigators into a single team for a more effective approach to community policing. It meant that there was a wider pool of officers and police staff available to attend incidents and improve communication between teams and departments.

 

·         That recruitment within Wiltshire Police and the OPCC was planned to minimise disruption and allow for the flexibility to best meet the budget. Due to the unpredictability of leavers, and the volumes of intakes, as much flexibility was needed to bring in additional intakes, or reduce intakes where required.

 

·         The Force managed resources through the Resource Management Panel (RMP) which had the purpose to oversee and agree both the business principles and the posting decisions for Police Officers at the ranks of Constable, Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspector.

 

·         That Wiltshire Police had a Strategic Workforce Planning Board which met every other month, and managed the alignment of skills against demand.

 

The Chairman thanked Chris McMullen for the report, which he felt was a very useful document.

 

 

 

85.

Exiting Tri-Force: An update from the Chief Executive

Minutes:

Kieran Kilgallen– Chief Executive, OPCC gave a brief verbal update on the Wiltshire police force plans in response to the exit by Avon & Somerset from the Tri-Force arrangement.

 

  Points made included:

 

·         That the first Board meeting would take place on the 6 December, and would look at transitional arrangements.

 

·         That Wiltshire would continue to utilise the Black Rock training centre.

 

·         That the major crime investigations team would continue.

 

The Chairman thanked Kieran Kilgallen for his update.

 

86.

Member questions

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The report was noted.

 

87.

Forward Work Plan

To note the forward work plan.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Forward Work Plan was noted.

88.

Future meeting dates

To note the future meeting dates below:

 

·         Thursday 17 January 2019 – City Hall, Salisbury

·         Thursday 7 February 2019 – Monkton Park, Chippenham

·         Thursday 28 March 2019 – Corn Exchange, Devizes

·         Thursday 6 June 2019 – County Hall, Trowbridge

·         Thursday 5 September 2019 – City Hall, Salisbury

·         Thursday 19 December 2019 - Swindon Borough Council Offices

Minutes:

 

Future meeting dates were:

 

·         Thursday 17 January 2019 – City Hall, Salisbury

·         Thursday 7 February 2019 – Monkton Park, Chippenham

·         Thursday 28 March 2019 – Corn Exchange, Devizes

·         Thursday 6 June 2019 – County Hall, Trowbridge

·         Thursday 5 September 2019 – City Hall, Salisbury

·         Thursday 19 December 2019 - Swindon Borough Council Offices

 

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