Agenda and minutes

from 01.12.2016, Cabinet Member for Policing and Equalities
Thursday, 8th December, 2016 3.00 pm, MOVED

Venue: Diamond Room 1 - Council House. View directions

Contact: Usha Patel  Tel: 024 7683 3198; Email: usha.patel@coventry.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

34.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

35.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 55 KB

(a)  To agree the minutes of the Cabinet Member for Policing and Equalities meeting held on 13 October 2016.

 

(b)  Matters arising

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 13 October 2016 were signed as a true record. There were no matters arising.

36.

Response to a petition regarding the safety and appearance of Craners Road and surrounding streets pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Place

 

Note: Councillor Welsh, a St Michaels Ward Councillor and the petition spokesperson have been invited to the meeting for the consideration of this item.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Policing and Equalities considered a report of the Executive Director of Place which responded to a petition regarding the safety and appearance of Craners Road and surrounding streets.

 

The petition bearing 39 signatures was submitted by Councillor Welsh, a St Michaels Ward Councillor, and expressed residents’ concerns over anti-social behaviour, including persistent fly-tipping, social drinking in the street, poor state of repair of the flower beds in the streets and the run down state of rented properties in the area. The report detailed actions taken by the City Council and West Midlands Police.

 

The petition organiser attended the meeting and spoke in detail about the problems being experienced in the area. A representative from West Midlands Police also attended the meeting and reassured the petition spokesperson that their resources would be focused in the area to address the problems being experienced. In addition, it was hoped that police presence in the area would deter some of the problems from occurring in the first instance.

 

City Council Officers and West Midlands Police undertook to liaise with the petition organiser outside of the meeting to discuss options available to them.

 

 RESOLVED that the Cabinet Member for Policing and Equalities:

 

1.  Requests West Midlands Police to continue their monitoring of the area and respond accordingly to resident request for assistance and encourage residents to set up a Neighbourhood Watch in the area and report incidents of concern to eth Police as soon as they occur. 

 

2.  Requests that the Street Enforcement Team to continue monitoring of this area and work with the lead petitioner concerning fly tipping and run down properties.

 

3.  Requests the Council’s Highways Department to continue their feasibility study into either removing some of the flowerbeds or ensuring that repairs are undertaken to deter fly tipping.

 

 

37.

Outstanding Issues Report

There are no outstanding issues to report

Minutes:

There were no outstanding issues.

38.

Any Other Business

To consider any other items of business which the Cabinet Member decides to take as a matter of urgency because of the special circumstances involved.

Minutes:

There were no other items of business.