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The Chair referred Members present to agenda Item 1 as shown on the agenda in respect of filming at this meeting, and Members noted the information contained therein.



To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from the following:

·         Joanne McCartney, MPA, London Assembely

·         Gill Gibson, AD for Early Help and Prevention

·         Helen Twigg, Victim Support

·         Margerat Dennison, Director of Children’s Services

·         Simon Stone, Service Manager for Youth Justice.


Urgent Business

The Chair will consider the admission of any items of Urgent Business. (Late items of Urgent Business will be considered where they appear. New items of Urgent Business will be considered under Item 12 below).




Declarations of Interest

Members of the Board must declare any personal and/or prejudicial interests with respect to agenda items and must not take part in any discussion with respect to those items.


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 18th January 2017– as a correct record.




That the minutes of the meeting on 18th January 2017 be approved as a correct record of the meeting.






That the Partnership noted the terms of reference and agreed the membership list for the 2017/18 municipal year, as set out on page 7 of the agenda pack.


Police Estate Strategy Consultation

Report to follow.


The partnership received a presentation setting out the MOPAC Public Access and Engagement Strategy for Haringey from Helen Millichap, Borough Commander and Co-Chair.


Following discussion of the presentation, the following points were noted:

a.    The consultation set out a set of proposals to consolidate the MOPAC estate across the 32 London boroughs with the aim of making efficiency savings and releasing resources tied up in under-utilised buildings. As part of this process, MOPAC were also attempting to standardise the service offer across London and to ensure that the buildings were fit for purpose.

b.    The partnership were encouraged to contribute to the online consultation process on an individual basis.

c.    In response to a question around staffing levels for the non-emergency contact number, the Borough Commander acknowledged that to some extent any attempt at implementing a channel shift was dependent upon improving performance of the non-emergency contact number. The partnership was advised that there was a significant vacancy factor at present but that a staffing plan was in place, along with a programme of training to tackle the under-resourcing. It was anticipated that the development of an online reporting interface would help with the reporting of non-emergency incidents and that overall, it was anticipated that these measures would facilitate more police officers being out on the streets.

d.    Clarification was sought around whether these proposals would lead to no reduction in police numbers, in response the Borough Commander  acknowledged that although the proposals were around building consolidation, it was hoped these proposals could have a positive effect on frontline policing numbers. However, the impact was unknown particularly as there was also a wider reconfiguration of policing going on in the background. The Borough Commander set out that there was a general trend towards a drop in police numbers and that one of the responses to this was a move to joint clusters; for example, Islington and Camden had a shared model with a shared Borough Commander and joint Community Safety Partnership.

e.    In response to a request for the partnership to receive a presentation on the wider reconfiguration of policing and changes to police numbers, the Borough Commander advised that the programme was still being developed and that a presentation would come to the CSP in due course. The Borough Commander reiterated that there was a firm commitment to maintaining two dedicated ward offices per ward in Haringey.

f.     In response to a query around the potential for developing public sector hubs in response to similar estate consolidation potential across a number of public sector organisations, the Borough Commander responded that she would welcome further discussion on developing this.

g.    In response to a request for clarification, the Borough Commander advised that the proposal outlined in the consultation was that a 24/7 base would be maintained in Tottenham as the main police hub in Haringey, however the current building was not suitable and so the preferred option would be to sell off Tottenham police station and commission a new building.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.


Community Rehabilitation Company update


This item was deferred until the next meeting. (Action: Clerk).


Borough Plan Update

Verbal Update


Otis Williams, Principal Policy Officer gave a verbal update to the partnership on the development of the new Borough Plan. The partnership was advised that the current corporate plan was due to expire in 2018 and that it was felt that a broader plan for the borough was needed to replace it. A borough wide plan reflected the need to develop a coordinated business plan for the Council and its partners, particularly in light of ongoing resource pressures across the public sector.


Initial work on the Borough Plan had consolidated existing priorities into 3 emerging themes; people, place and growth. The next steps included the establishment of task and finish groups involving the Council and partners; with the aim of fleshing out the vision, objectives and high level outcomes of each theme. Overall, it was envisaged that the Borough Plan would be implemented by summer 2018.


Community Safety Strategy/Knife crime action plan/MOPAC Co-commissioning update pdf icon PDF 98 KB


Ian Kershaw, Commissioning and Client Manager introduced the report on the Community Safety Strategy, knife crime and MOPAC co-commissioning to the partnership as set out (pages 15-19 of the agenda pack). In response to the discussion of the report the following points were noted:

a.    Assurances were sought that the extensive work done by the partnership around violence, exploitation and vulnerability would be reflected in the Borough Plan. In response, officers reassured the partnership that all of the existing work done with partners on this subject would feed into the borough plan process. The partnership were advised that there would be significant continuity from one Community Safety Strategy to the next, including the work around violence, exploitation and vulnerability. It was suggested that a key forum for engagement with partners was through the task and finish groups and that the development of robust action plans, sitting underneath the Borough Plan, would ensure that key work streams were captured. Officers acknowledged that a  key task going forwards was how best to communicate those messages.

b.    The partnership was advised that the Community Safety Strategy and Borough Plan would be launched around the same time.

c.    The partnership noted concerns from members of the community around knife crime and the availability of knives. In response, the Borough Commander highlighted the fact that behaviour change, education and learning were a key facet of the knife crime strategy. Officers also commented that the Council regularly undertook test purchases on age restricted products and would welcome any intelligence on vendors who were not acting in occurrence with the law.

d.    The Borough Commander advised that the Safer Neighbourhood Board (SNB) had a small pot of money to put on a parental engagement event around knife crime.

e.    The Commissioning and Client manager advised that he would bring back the knife crime action plan to the December meeting of the CSP. (Action: Ian Kershaw/Clerk).

f.     The Co-Chair suggested that that the Commissioning and Client Manager link in with the Bridge Renewal Trust and the SNB around the knife crime action plan. (Action: Ian Kershaw).

g.    The partnership sought assurances around early intervention models and also sought to highlight that an approach around knife crime should not be overly focused on  young people. In response, officers acknowledged that it was a complex issue and that a one-size-fits-all approach was unhelpful. The Partnership were advised that a co-commissioning model would be used for the knife crime action plan and that partners, stakeholders and the wider community would all be involved in its development.

h.    The Cabinet Member for Children and Families suggested that schools should be a key agency in terms of coordinating responses on knife crime and also suggested that school reps should be invited to attend future Community Safety Partnership meetings.

i.     The partnership raised concerns around a rise in acid attacks across London and questioned why the purchase of acid and the constituent chemicals were not subject to stringent restrictions.  The partnership agreed to have  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.


Joint Community safety partnership/Health wellbeing board Update pdf icon PDF 276 KB


The Head of Community Safety & Enforcement gave the partnership a verbal update on the Joint Community Safety Partnership and Health & Wellbeing Board.



The partnership noted the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Health & Wellbeing Board held on Monday 12th June 2017.



New Items of Urgent Business

To consider any new items of Urgent Business admitted under Item 3 above.




Any Other Business

To raise any items of AOB.


·         Forward Plan items





Dates of Future Meetings

To note the dates of future meetings set out below:

·         6th December 2017




Noted that the next meeting of the CSP was scheduled for 6th December.