Agenda and minutes

Healthy Safe Clean & Green Communities Scrutiny Committee - Friday, 6th March, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, The Arc, Clowne

Contact: Alison Bluff  Governance Officer

No. Item


Apologies For Absence


Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Councillors Janet Tait, Tom Munro and Peter Roberts.


Committee stood for one minute silence in respect of Councillor Pat Cooper who had recently passed away.



Urgent Items of Business

To note any urgent items of business which the Chairman has consented to being considered under the provisions of Section 100(B) 4(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.


There were no urgent items of business to consider.



Declarations of Interest

Members should declare the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and Non Statutory Interest as defined by the Members’ Code of Conduct in respect of:


a)  any business on the agenda

b)  any urgent additional items to be considered

c)  any matters arising out of those items

and if appropriate, withdraw from the meeting at the relevant time.


There were no declarations of interest.



Minutes - 7th February 2020 pdf icon PDF 467 KB

To consider the minutes of the last meeting held on 7th February 2020.


Moved by Councillor Natalie Hoy and seconded by Councillor Anne Clarke


RESOLVED that the Minutes of a Healthy Safe Clean & Green Communities Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 7th February 2020 be approved as a correct record


List of Key Decisions and Items to be Considered in Private Document pdf icon PDF 292 KB


Committee considered the List of Key Decisions and items to be considered in private document.


Moved by Councillor Natalie Hoy and seconded by Councillor Evonne Parkin

RESOLVED that the List of Key Decisions and items to be considered in private document be noted.



Annual Review of the Community Safety Partnership. pdf icon PDF 117 KB

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Committee considered presentations provided by officers from the Bolsover Community Safety Partnership, Derbyshire County Council Community Safety, the Police and the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner (Derbyshire).  The presentations highlighted some of the work carried out in relation to community safety,current service demands and impact on resources. 


Community Safety Partnerships were made up of local representatives from the Police, local authorities, Fire and Rescue Service, Health and Probation Services, and were known as the ‘responsible authorities’.  The responsible authorities worked together to protect their local communities from crime and to help people feel safer.


The Bolsover CSP looked at trends from statistics in relation to recorded crime.  Other factors taken into account were information held on the Derbyshire Observatory and websites.  These provided interactive maps on reported crime and antisocial behaviour in the Derbyshire area which could be broken down further into individual areas such as Bolsover and Clowne.


The Bolsover CSP strategic priorities for 2017-2020 were;


o   Acquisitive Crime

o   Anti-Social Behaviour

o   Child Abuse and Child Sexual Exploitation

o   Cyber Crime

o   Domestic Abuse

o   Domestic Extremism

o   Fraud

o   Modern Slavery and Organised Immigration Crime, Human Trafficking and Exploitation

o   Organised Crime

o   Sexual Violence

o   Substance Misuse


The Community Safety Officer was currently preparing a statement for the Council’s website in relation to modern slavery which would detail the Council’s action in making sure there was no slavery or human trafficking in its business or supply chains.


The Salt Mine Trust had been commissioned to visit schools in the District to teach pupils how to use the internet safely.  The Trust had also visited Shirebrook Academy where they had given a talk to pupils on anti-knife crime.


Domestic abuse in the District was high and an ever increasing work load for the Council’s Independent Domestic Violence Advisor & Outreach Worker.  Two awareness campaigns had been promoted by Peak FM Radio on behalf of the CSP and the Police - one to encourage the reporting of domestic abuse including cohesive and controlling behaviour andthe second regarding taxi and private hire safety.  The campaigns had been targeted at the times when people would be driving to work or school and also because it was usual for a radio to be playing during the day in hairdressing salons.  The CSP was awaiting information from the Safer Derbyshire Research & Information Team (SDRI) regarding how successful the campaigns had been.  The Independent Domestic Violence Advisor & Outreach Worker also worked with the Freedom Project which empowered people to make better decisions for their children.  GP surgeries were also a key partner in relation to domestic violence work and an appointment with a GP was an opportunity for someone to be able to talk about being in this type of situation without their partner being there.


Partnership working was also a big part of how the Anti-Social Behaviour team worked in the District.  The CSP carried out a huge amount of work in relation to anti-social behaviour.  


Under the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 717.


Post Scrutiny Monitoring: Review of the Authority's Perception of Young People - Final Report. pdf icon PDF 396 KB

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Committee considered a report which was the final post scrutiny monitoring report of the Committee’s Review of the Authority’s Perception of Young People.


The Review was part of the Scrutiny Committee’s 2018/19 Work Programme with the aim of establishing the current approach across frontline services when interacting with young people and to ensure the Council portrayed a positive image.


Committee had made 2 recommendations, subsequently agreed by Executive, which aimed to assist the Council in maintaining and further enhancing its positive approach when dealing with young people.  The report acknowledged progress made by officers implementing the recommendations, following a twelve month monitoring period.  Both recommendations had been achieved.


In relation to recommendation HSCGC18/19 1.1, Members were asked to consider if a further recommendation should be made for the Portfolio Holder - Partnerships & Transformation, to consider additional funding to offer incentive/taster sessions for parish councils in order to increase the coverage of community leisure provision.  The approximate costings of such provision would be £75 per incentive/taster session.  This proposal would require a minimum of £600 but could be set higher dependent on the number of sessions Members were willing to fund.  This was not contained within existing budgets and would need to be agreed via submission of a business case to the Transformation Reserve or via a business case as part of the budget setting/review process.


Clowne and Shirebrook parish councils had not engaged with the offer and this was due to the leisure provision already in place at the Arc, Clowne and Kissingate Leisure Centre, Shirebrook.  Currently 10 out of 16 parishes were engaged, with a further 4 where coverage could be extended.  If parish councils took advantage of the offer, grant schemes were available that they could bid for through Derbyshire Voluntary Action on behalf of Derbyshire CC Public Health department.  The Scrutiny & Elections Officer could send the link to Members and the Partnership Team should also inform Members as part of their news circulars on external funding.


Moved by Councillor Natalie Hoy and seconded by Councillor Anne Clarke

RESOLVED that (1) progress against the Review recommendations be noted,


(2)the Portfolio Holder - Partnerships & Transformation be asked to consider additional funding to offer incentive/taster sessions for parish councils in order to increase the coverage of community leisure provision in the District, as outlined at 5.1.1 of the report,


            (3) the findings of the Review be made public in accordance with Part 4.5.17(3) of the Council’s Constitution.

(Scrutiny & Elections Officer)



Scrutiny Committee Work Programme 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 299 KB

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Committee considered their Work Programme for 2019/20.


The Scrutiny & Elections Officer noted that work was being undertaken in relation to Licensing Policies and she would present any necessary information to the Committee.


Members would soon receive the work pack and guidance notes for review selection and work planning and Members were requested to submit new topics for review.


Moved by Councillor Natalie Hoy and seconded by Councillor Anne Clarke

RESOLVED that the Work Programme 2019/20 be noted.