Agenda and minutes

Corporate Services, Commerce and Communities Policy Overview Committee
Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room 4 - Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge UB8 1UW. View directions

Contact: Luke Taylor  01895 250693

Items
No. Item

63.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Vanessa Hurhangee and Councillor Alan Deville, with Councillor Edward Lavery substituting.

64.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

65.

Minutes of the meeting held on 5 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 5 February 2019 be agreed as a correct record.

66.

Exclusion of Press and Public

Minutes:

It was confirmed that all items were Part I and would be considered in public.

67.

Review A: Policing & Community Safety in Hillingdon pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Minutes:

The Committee considered ten draft recommendations that were suggested to be included within the report on Community Safety and the Policing Structures in Hillingdon.

 

The Committee noted minor changing in the wording of Recommendation 5, to ensure that officers were congratulated on their work, and commented that Recommendation 3 should be altered to ensure that it related to the properties, and not the tenants or residents.

 

With regards to Recommendation 7, Members agreed that it was preferable to ensure that the Out-of-Hours Team was located within the CCTV Room if possible.

 

Councillors agreed the recommendations with the relevant changes and agreed that delegated authority be given to the Chairman and Labour Lead Member to agree the final wording of the recommendations, once the changes had been made, and the review be progressed to the final report stage.

 

RESOLVED: That the recommendationsbe agreed and delegated authority be given to the Chairman and Labour Lead Member to agree the final wording of the recommendations, subject to the following amendments:

 

1.    That Recommendation 3 be changed to read: “That regular and improved communication takes place between the Anti-Social Behaviour Team and the Community Safety Team with Housing Associations, in order to pro-actively share video evidence of anti-social or criminal behaviour that may be carried out at housing estates.

 

2.    That Recommendation 5 be altered to read: “That Council Officers are congratulated on their impressive upgrade of the CCTV Control Room, and that the Council continues to work in partnership with the Police, and allows access to Members of the Police Force who may not be able to operate in active duty”; and,

 

3.      That Recommendation 7 be changed to read: “That the Out-of-Hours Team, rather than being based at a desk during night shifts, are located in the CCTV Control Room to alert operators to any issues that are being reported”.

68.

Review B: Broadcasting of Policy Overview, Scrutiny & Select Committees on YouTube pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Minutes:

A draft copy of the review into Digital Broadcasting of Policy Overview, Scrutiny and Select Committees was tabled to the Committee for consideration.

 

Members commented that the report was a fair reflection of the debate at the previous meeting, and that the content of the report was good. The Committee confirmed they were happy with the report to be progressed as it is, and agreed to delegate authority to the Senior Democratic Services Manager, in consultation with the Chairman and Labour Lead Member, to make any further amendments and agree the final report.

 

RESOLVED: That the Committee agreed to delegate authority to the Senior Democratic Services Manager, in consultation with the Chairman, to agree the final copy of the report, prior to scheduling the report to Cabinet.

69.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the Forward Plan be noted.

70.

Work Programme 2018/2020 pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the Work Programme be noted.