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Agenda item

Partner and Community Updates

To receive updates from any of the following partners:


·       Wiltshire Police

·       Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

·       BSW Together (Integrated Care System)

·       Healthwatch Wiltshire

·       Community First

·       Age UK Wiltshire

·       Child Friendly Trowbridge

·       Trowbridge Future

·       Town and Parish Councils Nominated Representatives


Updates from partners were received as follows:


      i.         Wiltshire Police

The written update was noted. Inspector Andy Lemon was in attendance and provided further details on local policing, road safety and priorities of the Chief Constable. He stated he would see if the Chief Constable could attend the next meeting on 5 October 2023.


The Board discussed the update. The Chairman thanked local officers for swift action with recent Traveller siting on Elizabeth Fields, and there were other comments supportive of the local PCSO team, reporting speeding, and that PCSOs were not currently contracted for night shift work.


There was discussion of response to anti-social behaviour in the town centre, with it being stated the team at Headquarters would be responsible for assessing whether an officer needed to attend without consultation with the community policing teams, and the lack of satisfaction from the Chamber of Commerce would be passed on to them.


    ii.         Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

The written update was noted. Station Manager Robbie MacPherson was in attendance and provided details of recent incidents, concerns over e-scooter battery issues, ongoing safe and well visits, and that recruitment to the local team had been good. There was an open day being held on Saturday 5 August 2023.


   iii.         BSW Together (Integrated Care System)

The Area Board noted a written update attached to the agenda.


   iv.         Community First

The Area Board noted a written update attached to the agenda.


    v.         Healthwatch Wiltshire

The Area Board noted a written update attached to the agenda.


   vi.         AgeUK Wiltshire

The Area Board noted a written update attached to the agenda.


 vii.         Child Friendly Trowbridge

Councillor Trigg provided an update on behalf of Child Friendly Trowbridge, providing details of the most recent meeting.


viii.         Trowbridge Future

Meg Aubrey provided an update from Trowbridge Future, stating there would be an annual report at the next meeting. It was stated that high numbers were interacting through the community hub in the Shires, that a Kindness Café would be opened soon in Longfield following ones in Seymour and Studley Green, and they continued to work in partnership with the council and local groups on several projects, such as community fridges, with a increase in concerns relating to mental health.


   ix.         Town and Parish Council Updates

No updates had been received. The Board discussed further attempts to encourage engagement from the parish councils, with the Chair to write to the councils involved.

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