Agenda and draft minutes

Basford, Berridge and Sherwood Area Committee
Wednesday, 30th September, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Remote - To be held remotely via Zoom - https://www.youtube.com/user/NottCityCouncil. View directions

Contact: Mark Leavesley  0115 876 4302

Items
No. Item

36.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Councillor Neal – annual leave

Councillor Quddoos – unwell

 

Inspector Fenwick, Nottinghamshire Police

Carol Mee, Carrington Resident’s Association

37.

Declarations of Interests

Minutes:

None.

38.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 249 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 18 December 2019, for confirmation

Minutes:

The Committee agreed that the minutes of the last meeting held on 18 December 2019 were a correct record and the Chair signed them.

39.

Items from Community Representatives

Minutes:

Maxi Leigh, Support for Survivors, updated the Committee on work undertaken by the group during the Covid pandemic, including:

 

-  door-step deliveries of items such as medication to those unable to go out;

-  helping where possible those suffering any mental health issues;

-  explaining the current covid regulations to those that were finding them difficult to understand;

-  holding 1:1 sessions, funded by a ‘Big Lottery’ grant, for people struggling with technology, such as Zoom.

 

Resolved that the thanks of the Committee to Maxi and her group for the work they were doing in the area be recorded.

40.

Police and Community Protection Update

Minutes:

(a)  Police updates

 

Inspectors Fenwick (via email as he was unable to attend), English and Busuttil gave the following ward statistics / information for April to September 2020 in comparison to the same period last year:

 

Basford (Insp Fenwick - via Leigh Plant, NDO)

 

-  All crime down by 10%, 98 less (866 - 964);

-  Victim based crime down 9%, 74 less (709 - 783);

-  Violence with injury down 21%, 29 less (107 - 136);

-  Rape up 55%, 5 more (14 – 9).

Note: above includes no repeat victims or locations and a couple are historic reports.

 

-  ‘All burglary’ reports down by 24%, 7 less (35 - 42);

-  ‘All theft’ offences down by 26%, 48 less (131 - 179);

-  Vehicle offences down by 43%, 27 less (35 - 62);

-  ‘All domestic incidents/crimes’ down by 1%, 3 less (205 - 208);

-  ‘Hate crime’ incidents up by 15%, 5 more (38 - 33);

-  ASB up by 53%, 193 more (552 - 359)c.

 

Police are currently focussing on the following areas in relation to drug use/supply:

 

-  Selwyn Close;

-  Rosegarth;

-  Wilton Street / Terrace;

-  Vernon Park area.

 

In respect of any crime / ASB in the area, the Police would ask that local residents use 101 to report and assist them with their investigations / intelligence gathering:

 

Warrants have been served at the following locations:

 

-  Pennant Rd;

-  Gabriel Close;

-  Newlyn Drive.

 

Future operations include:

 

-  ‘Reacher’ commencing in the local area;

-  a ‘metal theft’ week of action;

-  ‘Sceptre’ – a knife amnesty / education etc.

 

Berridge (Insp English)

 

2020

2019

Change

All crime

877

1,051

down 174

16.6%

Victim-based crime

724

883

down 159

18.0%

Violence against the person

339

340

down 1

0.3%

Violence with injury

97

112

down 15

13.4%

Violence without injury

137

134

up 3

2.2%

Stalking / harassment

105

93

up 12

12.9%

Sexual offences

21

30

down 9

30.0%

Robbery

7

10

down 3

30.0%

Burglary

52

78

down 26

33.3%

Theft

151

209

down 58

27.8%

Bicycle theft

26

24

up 2

8.3%

Shoplifting

41

32

up 9

28.1%

Other theft

76

143

down 67

46.9%

Vehicle offences

53

103

down 50

48.5%

Arson / criminal damage

101

113

down 12

10.6%

Other crimes

153

168

down 15

8.9%

Drug offences

24

48

down 24

50.0%

Possession of weapons

9

13

down 4

30.8%

Public order offences

78

74

up 4

5.4%

Domestic occurrences

232

204

up 28

13.7%

Hate crime

38

38

no change

ASB incidents

713

449

up 264

58.8%

 

(b)  Community Protection update

 

Senior Community Protection Officer Rupinder Kooner updated the Committee on action within the wards as follows:

 

Basford

 

Fixed Penalty Notices

5

Fly-tipping Fixed Penalty Notices

0

Fly-tipping investigations

77

Section 215 notices (land clearance / building repair)

29

Alcohol confiscations

2

Community Protection Notice warnings

11

Community Protection Notices

3

Bins on streets

10

Noise

122

 

Berridge

 

Fixed Penalty Notices

23

Fly-tipping Fixed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 40.

41.

Nottingham City Homes Update

Minutes:

Wade Adams introduced Nicky Brake, both Area Housing Managers, and informed the Committee that Nicky will be taking over responsibility for this Area Committee due to a reorganisation at Nottingham City Homes (NCH).

 

Nicky introduced herself and stated the following in regards to the NCH update:

 

·  NCH are slowly returning to ‘normal’ duties as lockdown restrictions are lessened. Specifically the Housing Patch Managers (HPM) have started to return to their patches;

 

·  NCH has been contacting a high number of vulnerable tenants to ensure they are supported and their housing needs are being met, and signposting tenants to outside agencies should they uncover any further needs outside of the NCH remit;

 

·  The COVID work restrictions on HPMs are assessed weekly and their current priorities continue to be contacting and supporting vulnerable tenants.

 

Resolved that the thanks of the Committee to Wade for his work in the area be recorded and the update be noted.

42.

Public Space Protection Order - proposed extension pdf icon PDF 222 KB

Report of Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

David Scothern, Principal Enforcement Officer, introduced the report, detailing a request for the Committee to authorise a 3-year extension to a Public Spaces Protection Order, due to expire on 19 October 2020, prohibiting access to land at Neston Drive, Cinderhill, Nottingham. The restricted area was originally created as a Gating Order made under section 129A of the Highways Act 1980.

 

The Committee stated that it had received no complaints about the restrictions being in place during the last 3 years, therefore were fully supportive of the extension.

 

Resolved that

 

(1)  being satisfied that the test in Section 59 of the 2014 Act has been met, and having regard to the rights of freedom of expression and freedom of assembly, the Committee authorise an extension to the Nottingham City Council (Neston Drive, Cinderhill, Nottingham) Gating Order 2009 (GO 5006) for a further three years from 19 October 2020;

 

(2)  authority be delegated to the Director of Community Protection to carry out the necessary advertisements and arrange for appropriate signage to be erected where necessary in accordance with the legislative requirements.

43.

Area Capital Fund 2019/20 & 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 295 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Leigh Plant, Neighbourhood Development Officer, presented the report and revised appendix 1 (published as a supplement to the agenda), which provided a summary of approved schemes to date during the 2019/20 financial year, and the latest spend proposals for approval in regards to highways, footways and public realm schemes.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  to note the following:

 

(i)  the 2019/20 spend summary, as per the report;

 

(ii)  in light of the approvals in (2) below, the remaining 2020/21 balances of Basford (£63,855 LTP & £33,938 public realm), Berridge (£4,671 LTP & £1,600 public realm) and Sherwood (£9,595 LTP & £3,308 public realm);

 

(2)  to approve the following spend:

 

Location

 

Scheme

Approved by delegated authority

 

Cost

Basford - public realm

 

 

Various locations

Install CCTV

Yes

10,794

Various locations

Install bins

Yes

2,500

Arnold Road / Park Lane

Improvements

 

10,000

Brooklyn Bridge

New fencing

 

18,496

 

 

 

 

Berridge - LTP

 

 

 

Rosetta Road

Footpath resurface

 

15,438

School Streets Project

Road safety

 

40,000

High Church Street

Parking survey

 

2,000

 

 

 

 

Berridge – public realm

 

 

Glamis Road

Yellow line removal

 

6,500

Haydn Road

Install crossing

 

15,000

Various locations

Install CCTV

 

6,500

Hucknall / Herbert Road

Tree stump removal

 

750

Various locations

Tree planting

Yes

7,500

Camelot Avenue

Community garden

Yes

7,500

Chard Street

Park improvement

Yes

4,750

Gawthorne Street

Park improvement

Yes

4,750

Hedley Park

Install sign

Yes

785

 

 

 

 

Sherwood - LTP

 

 

 

Jenner Street

Dropped kerb

 

809

Watcombe Circus

Dropped kerb

 

914

Ribblesdale Road area

Footpath resurface

 

26,882

Various locations

Junction protection

)

20,000

Weaving Gardens

Parking scheme

)

 

 

 

 

 

Sherwood – public realm

 

 

School Streets Project

Road safety

 

40,000

 

44.

Ward Councillor Budget pdf icon PDF 210 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved to note the report and appendices detailing ward Councillor budget spend on local projects, authorised under delegated authority by the Director of Neighbourhood Services.

45.

Ward performance pdf icon PDF 943 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

Minutes:

Leigh Plant, Neighbourhood Development Officer, presented the report, which detailed the work carried out in the wards during the lockdown period of the Coronavirus pandemic, and also provided the latest statistics on crime and other important issues, such as cleansing and unemployment, within the area.

 

RESOLVED

 

(1)  to note the report;

 

(2)  that the Committee recognised the work and effort of volunteers in the area during the pandemic and thanked all those involved in assisting local residents wherever necessary.

 

46.

Meeting dates

To note that meetings will be held at 6.30pm on the following Wednesdays (either at Loxley House or remotely via Zoom video conferencing, dependent upon the pandemic situation at the time):

 

25 November 2020

24 February 2021

Minutes:

The Committee noted the meeting dates for the remainder of the 2020/21 municipal year of Wednesday 25 November 2020 and 24 February 2021, and that they would be held either at Loxley House or remotely via Zoom video conferencing, depending on the pandemic situation at the time.