Agenda item

PACT - Greater Manchester Police

Minutes:

The Future of Policing Presentation
Sergeant Mark Hebron gave a presentation on the Greater Manchester Police Citizen’s Contract and explained that the public are being consulted on the future of policing.  He highlighted how crime is changing, funding is stretched, resources are reduced, the need for making best use of resources, five areas of priority and how neighbourhood policing will be central.  A scenario based on problems caused by inconsiderate, bad neighbours was presented and discussed as to what Police involvement, if any, there should be which concluded that various Council Officers should deal with the matters.  The questionnaire can be found using the following link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/citizenscontractsurvey

A discussion took place about the lack of local police resources, and residents were advised on the importance of reporting crime.  Without the statistics it is unlikely that additional resources will be made available.  A resident expressed her concern at the cost of the phone calls to 101, although residents are encouraged to report crimes.  The resident was charged £4 to report a crime she had witnessed, which seems excessive.
Action 1: Concerns about the cost of 101 phone calls will be passed to GMP (Councillor Butterworth)

A resident raised the issue of HGVs parking on Station Road.  It was explained that Parking Enforcement Officers can only take action where contravention of a parking restriction or condition enforced by a valid Traffic Regulation Order and indicated by the road markings or signage is observed.  Whilst the use of an authorised parking area may not be convenient to other motorists, this does not constitute a contravention.
Action 2: Advise the HGV driver of the residents views regarding parking (PCSOs)

The following updates were provided:

Crime Figures:

 

 

Dec 2016

Jan 2017

Feb 2017

Vehicle crime

3

6

1

Domestic burglary

12

6

1

Burglary other

2

3

1

Theft from person

0

0

0

Theft from dwelling

0

0

0

Theft cycles

0

2

2

Theft from vehicle

6

2

6

Shoplifting

3

6

4

Arson

1

0

0

Criminal damage

9

9

5

ASB

16

20

16

 

Kiln Lane Burglary
The offender who burgled the property, which has raised at the last meeting, has now been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for this and six other offences.

Dale Mill
The mill has now been made secure and ASB issues have decreased.  It is believed the property has been sold.

Traffic Operation on Huddersfield Road
Residents thanked GMP for carrying out the operation; the Police advised that 33mph was the highest speed recorded.  It was acknowledged that the high visibility of Officers resulted in cars reducing their speed.

Kiln LaneExcessive speeding was raised again as was the need for improved anti-skid road surface in certain areas of the lane.  Residents also requested school warning lights to advise motorists and to encourage them to take extra care.
Action 3: Pursue anti-skid surfacing and school warning lights (Councillor Butterworth)

Huddersfield Road Parking
It was reported that cars are parking on Huddersfield Road and causing an obstruction.
Action 4: Pass issue on to the Traffic Police (PCSOs)

Ice Cream Van in Milnrow Memorial Park
Concerns were raised regarding suspected drug dealings in the park.
Action 5: Pass on the information to Sgt Martin (PCSOs)