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Apologies and Changes in Panel Membership (If Any)
To note any changes in membership of the Panel made in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.3.
The Committee noted the apologies of Appointed Members Nicola Brown, Catherine Hobbs and Claire Rogers.
Report of the Chair of the Safe City
Partnership detailing the Partnership's annual review for
The Committee considered the report of the Chair of the Safe City Partnership detailing the Partnership’s annual review.
Mick Thompson, the Chair of the Safe City Partnership, Southampton Group Commander Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, Superintendent Kelly Whiting, Southampton Commander, Hampshire Constabulary, Chief Inspector Philip Lamb, Hampshire Constabulary and Councillor Shields, Cabinet Member for Healthier and Safer City were in attendance and with the consent of the Chair addressed the meeting.
(i) That the Council’s Executive considers how the Housing Revenue Account and staff working across Housing Services would be utilised more effectively to help support community safety outcomes in the city.
(ii) That, to raise awareness of the Partnership, the Partnership reflects on how it promotes itself and how residents and community groups could engage with it.
(iii) When developing priorities for the next iteration of the Southampton Safe City Strategy consideration be given to opportunities to improve upon existing mechanisms by which residents can communicate with the police and community safety partners.
(iv) That, whilst recognising the difficulty in condensing a significant amount of complex data into a succinct summary report for the Committee, the next Safe City Partnership Annual Review to the Committee includes reference to emerging trends impacting on community safety in Southampton.
(v) That the Committee were provided with a breakdown of hate crime statistics in Southampton and how this compares to the national position.
Report of the Director, Legal and Governance
enabling the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee to monitor
and track progress on recommendations made to the Executive at
The Committee received and noted the report of the Director of Legal and Governance detailing the actions of the Executive and monitoring progress of the recommendations of the Committee.