Agenda and draft minutes

Dales, Mapperley and St Ann's Area Committee
Tuesday, 8th September, 2020 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Kate Morris, Governance Officer  Email: kate.morris2@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

Councillor Sue Johnson  -  Unwell

Councillor Neghat Khan  -  Council Business

 

Lysle-Anne Renwick, Neighbourhood Development Officer

Pete Wright, Community Representative

2.

Declarations of Interests

Minutes:

None

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 586 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 3 March 2020

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 3 March 2020 were confirmed as a true record and were signed by the Chair.

4.

Covid Response Updates

5.

Area Policing Update

Inspector James Walker, Nottinghamshire Police

Minutes:

Inspector James Walker of Nottinghamshire Police gave a verbal update on policing in the area, comparing year to date statistics detailed in the table below. Where a large percentage increase is seen, the actual number of crimes is shown in brackets.

 

 

St Ann’s

Mapperley and Wells

Sneinton and Dales

Force

City

All Crime

- 7%

-1.7%

+ 6.3%

-21.4%

-23.8%

Violence with injury

No change

-15.6%

+20.9% (19)

-22.8%

-23.3%

Robbery

+88.9% (8)

No change

+18.2% (2)

-37.3%

- 33.7%

Burglary

-4.8%

-23.9%

+ 9.5% (4)

-31.1%

- 20.7 %

Theft

- 22.3%

-9.8%

- 33%

-37 %

- 39 %

Vehicle Offences

-34.1%

-36.2%

- 23.6%

-36.1%

- 41.1 %

Drugs

- 9.6%

-41.7%

+ 4.2%

-11%

- 33.3 %

Hate

+21.2 %

+110% (11)

+ 103.3% (39)

+1.8%

+ 3 %

ASB

+ 46.8%

113.5%

+ 31.7%

+56.2%

+42.9%

 

During discussion, the following points were highlighted:

 

(a)  There has been a general decrease in total crime across the city since the introduction of lockdown in March. This is now beginning to increase again as lockdown eases. Sneinton has been the only ward with an increase in crime figures, but this is down to specific spate of hate incidents between two neighbours. All hate incidents are recorded on the system whether a crime has been committed or not;

 

(b)  There has also been a rise in the number of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) reports cross the board as breaches of Covid regulations are recorded as such;

 

(c)  Two people have been arrested and charged with a total of 42 robbery offences, these are from across the city, 18 of which were in the south area. The spike in robbery offences is likely to have been as a result of offending by these two individuals;

 

(d)  An arrest was made and charges brought against an offender accused of burglary, this person has been recalled to prison and Nottinghamshire Police are working with the Probation services to ensure the individual is not released back to the Sneinton area where offending was causing a spike in burglary incidents;

 

(e)  There were a number of incidents that targeted the Sultania Mosque in Sneinton. The first incident was a letter, sent to a number of mosques across the city in May of this year. CID investigated this and a fingerprint was found on one of the letters, an arrest was made and further investigations carried out. The Sultania Mosque was then target by offenders throwing used nappies and other items into the car park, however there have been no further incidents reported since this time.

 

(f)  The spike in overall crime in Sneinton is as a result of a small number of offenders. Arrests made recently will impact this going forward. There has also been a high incident of hate incidents as a result of a particularly acrimonious neighbour dispute ongoing;

 

(g)  Work is still ongoing to enforce police around social distancing. Police and CPO’s are engaging with the public, explaining policy and encouraging people  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Community Representatives

COVID response, Good News Stories and Issues.

Minutes:

There were no community representatives present, so no updates were given.

7.

Nottingham City Homes pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Report of the Chief Executive, Nottingham City Homes

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Luke Walters, Area Housing Manager, Nottingham City Homes introduced the update form Nottingham City Homes detailing the work carried out during the Covid19 pandemic to date. He highlighted the following points:

 

(a)  Some refurbishment work of bin chutes has now been able to take place  during August and September, all gas and electrical works are up to date and risk assessments and social distancing measure in place to allow repairs to start up again;

 

(b)  The Bridge Street entrance door to Victoria Centre flats was subject to vandalism. This has now been replaced with a door offering further security to residents;

 

(c)  Despite not being able to hold the tenant awards in person there was a good outcome for this area with a number of awards being awarded to tenants. Young person of the year went to a Mapperley resident, Community group of the Year went to a St Ann’s group and the Good neighbour award went to a Sneinton resident. Full details of the winners will be passed to Ward Councillors. The awards will also be promoted over social media.

 

(d)  During lockdown Nottingham City Homes called over 5,000 vulnerable residents, 650 if those were within the Dales, Mapperley and St Ann’s wards and work took place to signpost residents to services offering help and support. All residents identified as being at risk of domestic violence have been contacted and a project has been initiated to ensure this continues.

 

(e)  Following easing of restrictions Nottingham City homes have reintroduced inspections and are working to identify priority issues.

 

Following questions and comments the following further information was highlighted:

 

(f)  There have been a number of excellent examples of partnership working to ensure the best outcome for residents;

 

(g)  Risk assessments are now in place and Patch Managers will be back out and about making personal contact with those residents at risk of domestic violence, antisocial behaviour and other property inspections. Going forward the Patch Managers will once again be more visible to residents;

 

Councillor Mohammed indicated that communication from a resident had been received regarding an ongoing issue with Nottingham City Homes. He informed the committee that communications had been forwarded directly to Nottingham City Homes, the Ward Councillors and the relevant Portfolio Holder as the matter was already subject to an internal Nottingham City Homes process.

 

The Committee noted the information within the update, congratulations were passed to the winners for the awards detailed above, and Luke Walters was thanked for his attendance.

7a

Ward Report - COVID 19 Response pdf icon PDF 549 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

Minutes:

Greg Foister, Operations Manager, presented the report updating the Committee on the work done within the Wards in response to the Covid 19 pandemic. During discussion the following points were highlighted:

 

(a)  The Mobilising Civil Society workstream was established to offer a city focused citizen response to the pandemic. There have been many examples of excellent partnership working;

 

(b)  The Committee agreed that the sense of neighbourliness in the city had been tremendous during a difficult time.

 

(c)  Community Groups put their usual work to one side and focused on responding to the communities needs, including shopping, prescription collection and dog walking for those more vulnerable residents;

 

The Committee recorded their formal thanks to all of the volunteers, and community groups who went the extra mile to help during the City’s time of need.

8.

Area Based Grant

Presentation by Chief Executive, Renewal Trust

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Nic Williams and Emma Feely, Renewal Trust gave a presentation to the Committee (appended to these minutes) on the work that has taken place both before and during the Covid 19 pandemic. During discussion the following points were made:

 

(a)  In January 2020 the contract with City College was terminated resulting in a reduced job support service. The process to recruit a link worker was ongoing when the pandemic struck. Recruitment of a link worker in this environment has ben challenging;

 

(b)  Across the city Area Based grant leads have been liaising with each other during the pandemic to try and ensure that signposting to help and support is clear and accessible to all;

 

(c)  If Councillors know of any young women who will benefit from the This Girl Can feel good packs please pass along the details. There are still packs available to be distributed;

 

(d)  It has been a challenge to run the usual programme of holiday activities during the summer holidays this year due to the pandemic. However activities with partners have been run across the city, mainly in parks and at a reduced rate to normal. These activities did have good attendance.

 

(e)  6 schools have taken up the offer of Breakfast Bags – this has ensured that 60 families have received breakfast, as well as signposting these families to further support available;

 

(f)  The committee raised concerns about employment support in the Dales ward, highlighting that it had been 9 months since there was a consistent services available and a high unemployment rate. Concerns were raised that when the furlough scheme ends unemployment will surge compounding this issue. The committee accepted that it was due to a failure of an operator and not the fault of the Renewal Trust as Area Based Grant lead organisation;

 

(g)  Offering support around employment is still very challenging. Job fairs and Job clubs have usually been held in libraries, which have been closed due to the pandemic. There has been support available over the phone and via Zoom calls, but referrals through the Department of Work and Pensions has been low. Options for alternative venues to hold Job clubs are being considered. There are two members of Futures staff available for remote help and recruitment for the link work will be picked up again;

 

The Chair highlighted that he had received communications from residents that he had forwarded directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the Renewal Trust as well as to Ward Councillors.

 

The Committee asked that their thanks be formally noted all staff and partners, residents and organisations for their outstanding contributions, pulling together to support one another in very challenging times.   

 

Resolved to require the Renewal Trust as Area Based Grant Lead to develop an Action Delivery Plan to reinstate all services and circulate to committee members to help address issues.

 

9.

Proposed extension to the Public Spaces Protection Order - Beverley Square, St Ann’s pdf icon PDF 275 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

David Scothern, Principal Enforcement Officer, introduced the report proposing an extension to the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in place at Beverley Square, St Ann’s. He highlighted the following information:

 

(a)  The order was originally granted in September  2017 following public consultation. This current order is due to expire in November 2020 and if allowed to do so would require the removal of gates erected to deter the antisocial behaviour;

 

(b)  Anti social behaviour has reduced as unrestricted access to the covered area is no longer possible;

 

(c)  All properties abutting the restricted area were consulted and no responses were received, however a report in a local paper suggested that residents were in favour of the order being extended;

 

(d)  The proposal does not alter the existing order in any way, other than to extend its duration for a further 3 years;

 

During questions and comments the following was highlighted:

 

(e)  Residents have queried whether they can have access to the area, it is currently being used as an ad hoc storage area. A visit will be made to look into this;

 

Resolved to:

(1)  Authorise an extension to the Nottingham City Restriction of Public Rights of Way (Beverley Square, St Ann’s) Public Spaces Protection Order 2017 for a further three years from 5 November 2020 being satisfied that the test in Section 59 of the 2014 Act is met and having regard to the rights of freedom of expression and freedom of assembly; and

 

(2)  Authorise 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.

10.

Proposed extensions to Public Spaces Protection Orders, Botony Avenue, Candle Meadow and Kilnwood Close pdf icon PDF 336 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

David Scothern, Principal Enforcement Officer, introduced the report to the Committee seeking extensions to Public Spaces Protection Orders in place at Candle Meadow, Colwick Park; Kilnwood Close, Carlton; and Botany Avenue to Ransom Road, Mapperley. These orders were originally granted as Gating Orders but due to a change in legislation became PSPO’s in October 2017. These orders are due to expire in October 2020. The following information was highlighted during discussion:

 

(a)  Consultation with all properties abutting each of the restricted areas has taken place, responses came back mainly positive with one objection due to limited access for property maintenance. This issue was resolved and the objection withdrawn.

 

(b)  Ward Councillors supported the extension of the PSPO’s within their wards as they had worked to reduce crime and improve the quality of the area.

 

Resolved to:

 

(1)   Authorise extension to the Nottingham City Council (Candle Meadow, Colwick Park) Gating Order 2008 for a further three years from 19 October 2020 being satisfied that the test in section 59 of the 2014 Act is met and having regard to the rights of freedom of expression and freedom of assembly;

 

(2)  Authorise extension to the Nottingham City Council (Kilnwood Close, Carlton) Gating Order 2009 for a further three years from 19 October 2020 being satisfied that the test in section 59 of the 2014 Act is met and having regard to the rights of freedom of expression and freedom of assembly;

 

(3)  Authorise extension to the Nottingham City Council (Botany Avenue to Ransom Road, Mapperley Gating Order 2012 for a further three years from 19 October 2020 being satisfied that the test in section 59 of the 2014 Act is met and having regard to the rights of freedom of expression and freedom of assembly; and

 

(4)  Authorise the Director of Community Protection to carry out the necessary advertisements and arrange for the appropriate signage to be erected where necessary in accordance with the legislative requirements for all three extended orders. 

 

11.

Area Capital Fund – 2020 - 21 Programme pdf icon PDF 299 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Greg Foister, Operations Manager, presented the report updating the Committee on latest spend proposals under the Area Capital Fund including highways and footways. A late supplement agenda was published detailing the only proposed scheme for approval.

 

Resolved to:

 

(1)  Approve the new schemes prioritised by Ward Councillors since the last Area Committee as detailed below:  

 

Location

Type

Estimate

Details

Dales Improvement

area improvement

£4,500

contribution to programme of lock replacement to shared gates across Dales ward - lead service: Neighbourhood Management

 

(2)  Note the monies available to Dales, Mapperley and St Ann’s wards for 2020/21 as outlined below:

 

Dales:

2020 - 2021 LTP allocation

£66,000

LTP carried forward from 2019 - 2020

£0

2020 - 2021 Public Realm allocation

£31,700

Public Realm carried forward from 2019 - 2020

£18,876

 

Total Available 2020 - 2021 ACF

£116,576

*Less LTP schemes

-

£0

**Less Public Realm schemes

-

£4,500

***Decommitted funds

+

£0

Remaining available balance

£112,076

LTP element remaining

£66,000

Public Realm element remaining

£46,076

 

Mapperley

2020 - 2021 LTP allocation

£61,000

LTP carried forward from 2019 - 2020

£0

2020 - 2021 Public Realm allocation

£29,300

Public Realm carried forward from 2019 - 2020

£0

Total Available 2020 - 2021 ACF

£90,300

*Less LTP schemes

-

£0

**Less Public Realm schemes

-

£0

***Decommitted funds

+

£0

Remaining available balance

£90,300

LTP element remaining

£61,000

Public Realm element remaining

£29,300

 

St Ann’s

2020 - 2021 LTP allocation

£76,200

LTP carried forward from 2019 - 2020

£12,264

2020 - 2021 Public Realm allocation

£36,600

Public Realm carried forward from 2019 - 2020

£6,546

Total Available 2020 - 2021 ACF

£131,610

*Less LTP schemes

-

£0

**Less Public Realm schemes

-

£0

***Decommitted funds

+

£0

Remaining available balance

£131,610

LTP element remaining

£88,464

Public Realm element remaining

£43,146


 

 

12.

Ward Budget Report pdf icon PDF 257 KB

Report of the Director of Community Protection

Minutes:

Greg Foister, Neighbourhood Management Operations Manager presented he report advising Area Committee of the use of delegated authority by the Director of Community Protection for projects funded by Ward Councillor Budgets.

 

Resolved to note the actions agreed by the Director of Community Protection in respect of projects and schemes within the Dales, Mapperley and St Ann’s wards detailed below:

 

Dales Ward Allocation

2020/21

 

Total

 

Uncommitted Balance b/f 2019/20

 

3,000

Allocation 20/21

 

10,000

Total Allocation 20/21

 

13,000

 

Project No

 

De-committed Schemes

 

 

Committed Schemes

 

 

 

Total Uncommitted Funds

 

13,000

 

Analysis

£'s

Unspent Balances b/fwd 19/20

13,999

Uncommitted Balances B/fwd 19/20

3,000

Balance as at 31/03/2020

16,999

Budget Allocated 20/21

10,000

Balance Available to Spend

26,999

Allocated Funds

13,999

Uncommitted Balance

13,000

Uncommitted from front page

13,000

Check

0

 

Mapperley Ward Allocation

2020/21

 

Cllr Ayoola

Cllr Healy

Cllr Mohammed

Total

 

Uncommitted Balance b/f 2019/20

 

1,267

1,267

1,267

3,800

Allocation 20/21

 

3,333

3,333

3,333

10,000

Total Allocation 20/21

 

4,600

4,600

4,600

13,800

 

Project No

 

 

De-committed Schemes

 

 

 

 

0

Committed Schemes

 

 

 

YCANN Food Project

26851

(400)

(400)

(800)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Uncommitted Funds

 

4,200

4,600

4,200

13,000

 

Analysis

£'s

Unspent Balances b/fwd 19/20

6,345

Uncommitted Balances B/fwd 19/20

3,800

Balance as at 31/03/2020

10,145

Budget Allocated 20/21

10,000

Balance Available to Spend

20,145

Allocated Funds

7,145

Uncommitted Balance

13,000

Uncommitted from front page

13,000

Check

0

 

St Ann’s Ward Allocation

2020/21

 

Cllr Lee

Cllr Johnson

Cllr Liversidge

Total

 

Uncommitted Balance b/f 2019/20

 

1,000

1,000

1,000

3,000

Allocation 20/21

 

3,333

3,333

3,333

10,000

Total Allocation 20/21

 

4,333

4,333

4,333

13,000

 

Project No

 

De-committed Schemes

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

Committed Schemes

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

 

Total Uncommitted Funds

 

4,333

4,333

4,333

13,000

 

Analysis

£'s

Unspent Balances b/fwd 19/20

13,025

Uncommitted Balances B/fwd 19/20

3,000

Balance as at 31/03/2020

16,025

Budget Allocated 20/21

10,000

Balance Available to Spend

26,025

Allocated Funds

13,025

Uncommitted Balance

13,000

Uncommitted from front page

13,000

Check

0

 

 

13.

Future Meeting Dates

To consider meeting on the following Tuesdays:

 

8 December 2020

3 March 2021

Minutes:

Meeting venues will very much depend on the Covid situation at the time the meeting is scheduled to take place. Meetings will either take place remotely, via Zoom with public viewing via YouTube or at a venue where social distancing measures are practical, and only if safe to do so.  

 

Resolved to meet on the following Tuesdays at 6pm:

8 December 2020

3 March 2021