Agenda and minutes

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

Contact: Lauren Mason - Tel: 01706 923124 

Items
No. Item

1.

Introductions

2.

Minutes of the last meeting and matters arising

3.

Crime statistics and updates

    Minutes:

    PC Andy Gray advised that the figures provided are for the period from October 2016 to date:

    ·           Burglary dwelling – 1 reported incident

    ·           Burglary other – 2 reported incidents

    ·           Theft from motor vehicles – 3 reported incidents

    ·           Theft of motor vehicles – 2 reported incidents

    ·           Criminal damage  - 13 reported incidents

4.

Residents issues

    Minutes:

    PC Andy Gray updated the attendees following on from the issues raised at the previous meeting and advised that there had been a number of arrests for matters which had been going on for some time.  A discussion took place about this situation and PC Gray confirmed that GMP had applied for Criminal Behaviour Orders for some of the offenders.  A resident advised that in some cases the issues are still ongoing.  Police have also increased patrols in the area where there are ongoing issues.

    A discussion took place about the use of Criminal Behaviour Orders and the powers that they give to Police.  Eric Holliday also advised that he was doing some work in the background to assist victims, and will liaise directly where appropriate.

    Residents reported that there are issues on certain streets in the Ward, due to residents cleaning out vehicles, etc on the highway and dumping rubbish rather than bagging it up and putting it in the bin.  It was agreed that the individual streets where this is happening will be reported to Councillors, via email, who will then report this to the Council’s Environmental Management Enforcement Team for action, where appropriate.

    An increase in dog fouling, especially around the Summerfield Road area, was raised and residents were advised that if they are able to provide details of perpetrators or general times this happens then this can again be reported, via the Council website, directly to Councillors or via the Township Office.  There is also concerns that despite there being bins in some areas, such as Hereford Way, people will pick up when their dog has fouled, but will then throw it next to the bin or in trees, etc.  Residents were advised that again this can be reported, and where offenders are known action can be taken to issue fines.

    Concerns were raised about the ongoing anti-social behaviour caused by off-road bikes, especially around the Hereford Way area.  PC Andy Gray advised residents to report issues, but explained that this is an issue throughout Middleton and wider, and GMP Officers, unless part of the specialist off-road team, are not able to chase offenders.

5.

PACT Priorities

    Minutes:

    The following were agreed as PACT Priorities:

    1)     Dog fouling

    2)     ASB caused by youths in particular around the St. Margaret’s area (Councillor Williams advised that she has asked Early Break to come back to Township with an additional application for the scheme they ran earlier this year to target this issue throughout Middleton)

    3)     Trees around Summerfield Road

6.

Any other business

7.

Dates of meetings in 2017/18

    Minutes:

    All meetings to take place at Stanycliffe Community Centre, Stanycliffe Lane, Middleton, Manchester M24 2PB? starting at 6.30pm

    ·           Thursday 20 July 2017

    ·           Thursday 12 October 2017

    ·           Thursday 1 March 2018