Agenda and draft minutes

Communities and Economic Development Cabinet Advisory Board - Wednesday, 30th March, 2022 6.30 pm

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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1RS. View directions

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COM63/21

Apologies for Absence pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To receive any apologies for absence.

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Apologies were received from Councillors Ellis, Hill, Patterson, Pope, Rands and Rutland.

COM64/21

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To receive any declarations of interest by members of the Council in items on the agenda. For any advice on declarations of interest, please contact the Monitoring Officer before the meeting.

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There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary or other significant interest made at the meeting.

COM65/21

Notification of Persons Wishing to Speak pdf icon PDF 31 KB

To note any Visiting Members or members of the public wishing to speak, of which due notice has been given in accordance with Council Meeting Procedure Rule 18 and 19, and which items they wish to speak on.

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There were no members of the public of visiting Members registered to speak.

 

COM66/21

Minutes of the meeting dated 17 November 2021 pdf icon PDF 191 KB

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RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting dated 17 November 2021 be approved as a correct record.

 

COM67/21

Minutes of the meeting dated 2 March 2022 pdf icon PDF 159 KB

To approve the minutes of a previous meeting as a correct record. The only issue relating to the minutes that can be discussed is their accuracy.

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RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting dated 2 March 2022 be approved as a correct record

COM68/21

Forward Plan as at 8 March 2022 pdf icon PDF 283 KB

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The Forward Plan was taken as read.

 

RESOLVED – that the Forward Plan as at 8 March 2022 be approved as a correct record. 

 

COM69/21

PSPO 2022 - Introduction of measures to address anti-social behaviour pdf icon PDF 243 KB

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Minutes:

Terry Hughes, Community Safety Officer presented his report as per the agenda.

 

Discussion and questions from Members included the following:

              i.        It was advised that a question would be put to the parking manager about whether a licence could be obtained to allow for various activities in the car park during quiet periods such as skateboarding, and what was Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (TWBC) liability, given that they had taken on some risk.

             ii.        It was advised that the order would be written to allow non risk activities such as band practice or farmers market to go ahead without falling foul of the PSPO.

            iii.        The CSU along with Highweald Partnership ensured that the signage used in specific areas such as Sherwood Lakes was conducive to the area, not off putting and very clear.

           iv.        Plans to have direct discussions with the local fishermen in those areas were in place to ensure they knew where not to fish, with other options highlighted.

             v.        It was mentioned that the co-operation between the CSU and the Police was good and had improved.

           vi.        It was advised that a plan was needed to determine how to evidence any discretion and some of the various options available were highlighted.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That in addition to the request for an order would be written to allow non risk activities such as band practice or farmers market to go ahead without falling foul of the PSPO, the recommendations to Cabinet as set out in the report be supported.

COM70/21

*Community Safety Partnership Plan 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 184 KB

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Terry Hughes, Community Safety Officer presented his report as per the agenda.

 

Discussion and questions from Members included the following:

              i.        It was advised that the CSU would endeavour to bring the figures to cabinet by means of a briefing if not available in time for the next meeting of the Committee.

             ii.        It was advised that Tunbridge Wells was still a very safe place to live and although there had been an increase in crime they were generally of a low level and showed an increase in confidence in reporting crimes and the support available to offer the community.

            iii.        Thanks was given to the Police, CSU and voluntary groups that helped make Tunbridge Wells a safe place to live.

           iv.        On request Hate Crime was discussed and Inspector James outlined the measures that dealt with those offences.

             v.        Details of the plan that dealt with violence toward women and girls taken out in November 2021 were highlighted which included safer streets funding and public engagement.

           vi.        It was confirmed that plans were in place to have CCTV cameras introduced to Crescent Road, Torrington and Great Hall car parks to make Tunbridge Wells safer.

          vii.        The quality of information received through the local reporting tool was considered to give a good indication about safe and unsafe areas in the borough.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the recommendations to Cabinet as set out in the report be supported.

COM71/21

Urgent Business pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To consider any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent, for the reasons to be stated, in accordance with Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

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There was no urgent business for consideration.

COM72/21

Date of the Next Meeting Wednesday 8 June 2022 pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To note that the date of the next scheduled meeting is Wednesday 8 June 2022.

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The date of the next meeting was scheduled for Wednesday 8 June 2022.