Agenda and minutes

South Cambs Community Safety Partnership - Thursday, 23 February 2017 10.00 a.m.

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Introductions and Apologies


The Chairman welcomed those present to the meeting, and introductions were made.


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 262 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 10 November 2016 were agreed as a correct record.


Minute 5 (Progress report on 2016-17 activity

With reference to the section on ‘Safe and Well’, those present noted that the data resource was continuing to develop.


Update from CDRP T&CG - Mike Hill


Mike Hill gave a verbal update on work undertaken by the CDRP Tasking and Co-ordination Group (T&CG). He said that some positive relationships were being created, and that the T&CG’s progress was being monitored on a monthly basis.


2016-17 Action Plan and Funding Update - Philip Aldis pdf icon PDF 588 KB


Philip Aldis presented an update on progress with the Action Plan and Funding allocation for 2016-17.


He referred to Action 1.7 on page 10 of the agenda. While this Action was shown as Amber, the work was ongoing, and presented no significant issues. Funding remained on target and would be subject to review in March 2017 to make final allocations.


Strategic Assessment - Leigh Roberts

(i)            Presentation and Discussion

(ii)           Agree content and publication of Strategic Assessment


Leigh Roberts presented the South Cambridgeshire Community Safety Strategic Assessment (Version 1.0, January 2017), and highlighted some of the key features by means of a PowerPoint presentation. These included:


·        Existing priorities


o   Priority 1: Protect the vulnerable (including Domestic Abuse, Hoarding, Cyber Crime, Child Sexual Exploitation and Hate Crime)

o   Priority 2: Tackle Dwelling Burglary

o   Priority 3: Improve our understanding of our increasingly diverse communities and build community resilience


·        Emerging issues


o   Hate crime

o   CSE – abuse through sports clubs

o   Technology – cyber crime


·        Review of recommendations

o   Keep same main priorities for a further year

o   Focus specific issues where risk of harm high


§  CSE (cyber crime)     

§  Hoarding

§  DA                              

§  Hate crime


o   Engage with partners to share resource where appropriate

o   Resilience strategy, Cambridgeshire County Council


Prompted by a remark from County Councillor David Jenkins, James Sutherland said that burglars preferred to target property when it was dark and there was nobody at that property. This tended to preclude domestic burglaries overnight, and helped to explain why the peak period for such crimes was October to December, when it got dark before people got home.


Mike Hill said he would be meeting the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner on 1 March 2017 to discuss several issues, including the priorities and funding for South Cambridgeshire.


Maurice Moore thanked Leigh Roberts for her presentation and contribution during his time as Chairman.


Agree CDRP Priorities for April 2017 to March 2018 - All


The CDRP agreed to keep the same priorities for 2017 to 2018.  The TCG will develop the action plan.


Delegate 2017-18 Funding Allocations Decision to T&CG


Delegate County Community Safety Agreement Response to T&CG pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Additional documents:


The Board noted that the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC) would be leading on the re-drafting of the Cambridgeshire Countywide Community Safety Partnership Agreement.


To inform that work, the Community Safety Partnerships in the County, including the CDRP in South Cambridgeshire, had been asked to outline which of the agreement priorities they intended delivering at a District level, and which of those priorities they would like to see coordinated Countywide.


Attached to the agenda report were the following documents


·        a paper, prepared in early 2016 for the Countywide Community Safety Board, giving some further background about the Agreement

·        a copy of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Community Safety Agreement 2014-17




1.     Noted the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Community Safety Agreement 2014-17; and


Gave the CDRP Tasking & Co-Ordination Group delegated powers to discuss in detail the priorities identified in the Agreement and reply to the OPCC.


Any Other Business


This had been Philip Aldis’ last CDRP meeting prior to his leaving SCDC. The Chairman thanked him for the support he had given to the CDRP and those present gave Philip Aldis a round of applause.


To Elect a New Chairman of the Partnership

The Chairman, Maurice Moore, will be standing down from his role at the end of this meeting and so members will be invited to elect his successor. Anyone considering standing for Chairman is invited to contact Maurice Moore before the meeting:


Maurice Moore announced that he would soon be retiring from the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, and therefore tendered his resignation as CDRP Chairman.


He nominated Jon Anderson as Chairman. This was duly seconded and, there being no other nominations


The CDRP resolved that Jon Anderson be elected as its Chairman with effect from the close of the current meeting.


Mike Hill paid tribute to Maurice Moore and, in particular, recognised his leadership style. On behalf of the CDRP, he wished Maurice Moore all the best for the future.


Date of Next Meeting

Members are asked to bring their diaries to agree the date of the next meeting in October/November 2017.


Members noted that the next meeting would be arranged for some time in October or November 2017.