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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Alamein Suite - City Hall, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, SP2 7TU. View directions

Contact: Kevin Fielding  Democratic Services Officer

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Anna Richardson.




Minutes and matters arising

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 6 June 2019.

Supporting documents:




·         That the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 6 June 2019 were confirmed as the correct record.




Declarations of interest

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


There were no declarations of interest.




Chairman's Announcements


The Chairman expressed the panel’s frustrations once again that reports which should be included as part of the agenda pack were again late.




Public Participation

The Panel welcomes contributions from members of the public.




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.




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 on Thursday 29 August in order to be guaranteed a written response. 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.



There was no public participation.



Quarterly data (Q1)- Risk / Performance / Finance / Complaints

To receive quarterly performance data from the OPCC

Supporting documents:


The Commissioner presented his report setting out the quarterly performance data – Quarter One 2019-20 (1 April to 30 June 2019) contained in the agenda pack.


Points made included:


·         There were 10,952 crimes recorded during quarter one and 43,523 in the 12 months to June 2019.


·         This represented a reduction of 170 recorded crimes (0.4 per cent) compared to the previous 12 months.


·         The recorded crime rate per 1,000 population for Wiltshire in the year to June 2019 is 60.3 crimes. This was significantly below the most similar group (MSG) average of 71.9 crimes per 1,000 population.


·         Police recorded crime had increased nationally by 8 per cent in the 12 months to March 2019 and 2 per cent regionally.


·         The Crime Survey of England and Wales estimates that actual instances of crime had remained stable compared to the previous year.



Points raised by the PCP included:


·         Recruitment of Special Constables – were they value for money, re the costs of training etc.


·         Hate Crime – a small number of perpetrators carrying out this type of crime.


·         KSI - The correlation between the volume of traffic and road miles.


·         Mental Health – good work being carried out by the Commissioner on this issue.


·         Staff Sickness – that progress was being made on this topic by the panel.



Service Delivery Plan 2019 Quarter One Report – Prevent Crime and keep people safe


The report was noted.


The Chairman advised that he thought that this was a valuable and informative report.



Police and Crime Plan 2017-21 – update 2019


The Police and Crime Plan 2017-21 (P&C plan) was published in February 2017.


As part of the ongoing development, the PCC had wanted to improve the assessment of progress against the plan and proposes an update to the metrics in the current plan.




 That a desktop review had been conducted and concluded that:


·         The plan priorities and objectives reflect the PCC’s strategic direction.


·         Some specific objectives and activities were outdated as performance and policy had developed.


·         The section on community policing does not reflect the extensive development of the model.


·         There were now measures that could be used to replace activity updates.


·         Reviewing the metrics would strengthen delivery in the final phase of the plan.


·         That the Force had delivered significant change that it had incorporated into core delivery. The Commissioner no longer required activity updates to ensure progress where areas form part of business as usual.


The report was noted.


The Chairman requested that any questions from panel members re the score card should be sent to him.



Community Policing Team Resource Measures


Over the last 18 months work had been undertaken to develop a range of information by which to monitor and understand resourcing levels in CPT. This had been an iterative process as the OPCC and PCP work trying to distil a complex resource and staffing mechanism into strategic indicators.


Following the 6 June 2019 PCP meeting, it was agreed to hold a subgroup to work develop the information  ...  view the full minutes text for item 47.


Public Opinion Survey - update

Supporting documents:


The report was noted.


It was agreed that the OPCC would provide an update for the December meeting.




Member questions

Supporting documents:


The report was noted.


Forward Work Plan

To note the forward work plan.

Supporting documents:


The Forward Work Plan was noted.


Future meeting dates

To note the future meeting dates below:


·         Thursday 19 December 2019 - Swindon Borough Council Offices


The next meeting of the Police and Crime Panel will be on Thursday 19 December 2019 at Swindon Borough Council Offices.







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