Agenda and minutes

Venue: Stanycliffe Social Centre, Stanycliffe Lane, Middleton M24 2PB

Contact: Lauren Mason - Tel: 01706 923124 

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Minutes of the last meeting and matters arising


    Previous minutes were discussed and the minutes agreed as a true and accurate record.  The following updates were provided;


    Item 4A - The area around the shops on Stanyclffe Lane is looking much cleaner following the concerns being raised with Hopwood Hall College.  This will continue to be monitored going forward. 


    Item 4B – A meeting was held with Youth Services and better marketing of the services/ sessions available for young people agreed.  There is also a Youth Services session held at this centre on a Monday evening from 6pm – 9pm and this is an open session for any young person between the ages of 11-19 to attend. 



Crime statistics and updates


    Andy Gray advised that the figures provided relate to June to September 2016. 

    ·         Burglary Dwelling – 18 reported crimes.  Various means of entry were used including insecurities and forced entry. 

    ·         Theft from Motor Vehicle & Theft of Motor Vehicles – 18 reported crimes. 


    A discussion took place about ‘Home Watch’ Schemes, and the important role these can play in deterring crime, due to offenders knowing that residents keep ‘an eye’ on the area.  Cllr Rowbotham advised that it is hoped to arrange a scheme in the Morton Street and New Lane area.  It was agreed that leaflets will be distributed to encourage residents to start ‘Home Watch’ schemes. 


    A discussion took place about ASB in a specific area, and the lack of police presence as residents feel that the only time they see Police Officers is when they’re walking back to Middleton.  Andy Gray advised that since May there has been a new way of working, within GMP, which put more neighbourhood officers back in the community, and advised that tomorrow he will be out with a teacher from Middleton Technology School to hopefully identify perpetrators, but any issues must still be reported to GMP, as this allows a ‘portfolio’ to be built up of hotspot areas and issues. 



Residents issues


PACT Priorities


Any other business


    The current consultation on Public Enquiry Counters for GMP was raised and residents agreed to comment via the online consultation. 


    Dates of Meetings in 2016/17


    All meetings to take place at Stanycliffe Community Centre, Stanycliffe Lane, M24 2PB? starting at 6:30pm

    ·         Thursday 15th December 2016

    ·         Thursday 16th February 2017