Agenda and draft minutes

South Cambs Community Safety Partnership - Wednesday, 17 October 2018 1.15 p.m.

Venue: Swansley Room A and B - Ground Floor. View directions

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No. Item


Welcome, Housekeeping, Introductions & Lunch


Members of the two CDRP Boards introduced themselves and networking took place over lunch.


Presentations from partners: strategic priorities across Cambridge City and South Cambs - opportunities for closer working (Chair)

·      Ray Bisby - Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner, Cambridgeshire

·      Sarah Ferguson - Assistant Director Housing, Communities and Youth, Cambridgeshire County Council

·      DCI Neil Sloan – Child Criminal Exploitation Strategy and toolkit

·      Steve Kerridge - Chief Inspector, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Communities Manager


Ray Bisby – Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner

Ray Bisby gave a presentation which highlighted the importance of Partners working together to prevent crime and share good practice, as public sector budgets decreased.


Sarah Ferguson – Assistant Director, Cambridgeshire County Council

Sarah Ferguson gave a presentation on “Think Communities”, which was designed to provide a framework to achieve coordination between Partners.


Neil Sloan – DCI

Neil Sloan gave a presentation on preventing child exploitation.


Steve Kerridge – Cambridge Constabulary

Steve Kerridge gave a report on the Strategic and Operational priorities of Cambridge Constabulary.


Welcome, Introductions and Apologies (Chair)


The members of South Cambs CDRP Board introduced themselves.


Election of Chair and Vice-Chair (Chair)


Chris Parker was elected unopposed as Chairman. Cllr Anna Bradnam was elected as Vice-Chairman for the meeting.


Declarations of Interest (Chair)


There were no Declarations of Interest.


Terms of Reference (Chair) pdf icon PDF 259 KB

To adopt.


It was noted that organisations could only have one voting member on the Board.


The Board AGREED the terms of reference.


Minutes of Previous Meeting (Chair) pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To sign off the minutes of the meeting held on 23 February 2018.


The minutes of the meeting held 23 February 2018, were agreed as a correct record.


Information Sharing Agreement (Chair)

For information.


This was noted.


Domestic Homicide Review (Chair)

For information.


The Chair explained that following advice from the Home Office, an independent panel needed to be set up to investigate a recent domestic homicide. The cost of the review would be met by the pooled fund. It was noted that this was a rare event.


Looking Back (For Information) pdf icon PDF 512 KB

·         District Crime Update (Jack Ossel)

·         Update from CDRP Tasking and Co-ordination Group (Mike Hill)


Hate crime

It was noted that hate crime had increased and although the EU referendum had been a trigger point, the increase had not been a temporary one-off spike. Focus groups had been organised with representatives of affected groups.


Misting system

It was noted that a misting system for putting out fires had been installed in a number of homes in the District, which had been assessed as being at risk.


Anti-Social Behaviour

This summer had seen a reduction in Anti-Social Behaviour compared to the summer of 2017. There had been an increase in Anti-Social Behaviour and arson in Cambourne. An officer was due to visit Cambourne Village College on 29 October to speak of the consequences of committing arson. There was no evidence that the recent fire at Milton landfill site had been started deliberately.


Hare coursing

An injunction had been served on four people in July following illegal hare coursing.


Rural crime

In response to questioning, Paul Rogerson explained that the Police wanted to work with local representatives to nurture community resilience, which would lead to more crimes being reported and an increase in convictions. He agreed to speak to local councillors on any specific issues, outside the meeting.


County lines

It was noted that plays had been performed in Village Colleges, warning school children of the dangers of criminal gangs exploiting children.


Modern slavery

CR agreed to circulate a link that could assist Board members in recognising evidence of modern slavery in a car wash.


Looking Ahead: Next 12 Months (for decision)

·         Overview of the next Strategic Assessment & discussion of emerging issues/developing priorities (Leigh Roberts & Insp Paul Rogerson)

·         Serious Violence Strategy (Gemma Barron)


It was noted that not all crime was reported and it could prove challenging to differentiate between symptoms and actual problems. It agreed that it was vital to have a link between the Police Support Group and the Board.


Universal Credit

It was noted that the Police were aware of the introduction of Universal Credit and its possible links to domestic violence, but were not expecting to see a dramatic impact.


Serious Violence Strategy

Gemma Barron explained that this Strategy focused on tackling domestic violence and all violent crime. More work needed to be done on the existing data, before preventative initiatives could be carried out.


AOB notified to SCDC Democratic Services 48hrs in Advance (Chair)




Date of Next Meeting

Next meeting, 12 February 2019: CDRP 11:15-13:15; Joint Briefing 13:15-14:15

Venue: Rm 2, Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, North West Cambridge, CB3 1AA

Madingley Road Park and Ride is the nearest free parking:


12 February 2019, with the CDRP meeting from 11:15am to 1:15pm and the Joint Briefing from 1:15pm to 2:15pm.