Agenda and draft minutes

South Cambs Community Safety Partnership - Tuesday, 1 October 2019 10.00 a.m.

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

Contact: Patrick Adams  03450 450 500 Email:

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Introduction and Apologies


Gemma Barron welcomed everyone and invited a round of introductions. 


Election of Chair and Vice Chair


Ryan Stacey, CFRS, was elected as the new Chairman.  Chris Parker would chair today’s meeting and this would be his last.  Thanks were given to Chris for his contribution to the CDRP over the last 2.5 years.

All agreed

Vice Chair – remains Cllr Lina Nieto (County) and will be reviewed/confirmed at the next meeting.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 276 KB


The previous meeting minutes were agreed.


Action Plan & Transformation Topic Overview pdf icon PDF 290 KB


GB gave a summary of the Action Plan being devised and introduced the Transformation Topic, for which the CDRP is bidding for funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC).  Each CSP/CDRP selects a topic which will result in a force-wide contribution to benefit the other five districts. The South Cambs topic is Community Resilience with a focus on rural vulnerability.  Any outputs will be shared with the other districts.

The aim is to encourage communities to develop strategies of their own to create resilience and the onus is on converting the local desire for change into action.

The SCDC plan follows the double diamond model as used by the police - Discover, Define, Develop, Deliver, as follows:

·         Discover - what type of vulnerabilities we have and where we currently make investments (draw more detail from the data sets).

·         Define - what the problems are and where.

·         Develop - ideas for moving forward, ideas for toolkits and other models that work.

·         Deliver - produce toolkits. Some models may not go forward.


PR explained more detail and reiterated that a leap of faith is required to allow us to use the data differently and then re-define the issues for South Cambs.  We do not want to set delivery outcomes without detailed knowledge of what the problems are.  While we have a broad understanding of what the local vulnerabilities are we need to rediscover & ‘re-plumb’ our issues and the way in which we respond to them.


Action: GB to create a public, plain English version of the document for publication.


Budget Review pdf icon PDF 19 KB


GB took us through the budget for 2018-19 and 2019-20 (at this point in the year).


Pooled fund: We started 2019-19 with c. £33k in this fund.  We have started 2 x Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHR) and this is where the funding has come from.  We have committed to £19,350 for these.  Any remainder in this fund would ideally be kept for more DHRs (subject to future plans for a centralised county arrangement).


OPCC funding: Rollover £6000 from previous year (£1000 for hoarding and £5000 for Tough Love).

We used £5000 for County Lines and £5000 for Tough Love plays, but had an underspend following reclaiming VAT.

Community Safety Event - no cost to the partnership because partners shared the cost.


DHR funding - Rob Hill

It has been established that we need to find a countywide solution to the funding issues for DHRs. A proposal is being presented at tomorrow’s community safety officers’ meeting which will include requiring financial input from the statutory partners.  Each CSP will retain responsibility for their respective DHRs as per the Home Office guidance.  The cost will include commissioning of independent chairs and 15 or so partners will contribute. This final decision will come back to individual organisations to decide.


Future Working Arrangements


·           It was agreed that the membership of the CDRP Board would be reviewed outside the meeting as some partners were not present and there were some gaps in representation.

·           There was a discussion about the name of the partnership.  All countywide equivalents have moved to ‘Community Safety Partnership’.  It was agreed that the South Cambs CDRP would do the same and would henceforth be known as the South Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership (CSP).

·           It was agreed that the South Cambs CSP would no longer align with the City CSP and that there would be two CSP meetings per year, one of which could incorporate a development session.

·           Action LG: Future meetings to be arranged and dates circulated.