Police, Fire and Rescue Sub Committee Minutes

Date:
Thursday 6 June 2013
Time:
2.00pm
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Stephen Thompson (Chairman)-Annandale North
Ian Blake-Abbey
Rob Davidson-Abbey
Grahame Forster-Wigtown West
Jack Groom-Nith
Graham Nicol-Mid Galloway
Ronnie E Ogilvie-Annandale South
Craig Peacock-Annandale East and Eskdale
John Syme-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Officials:
Derek Crichton - Head of Corporate Support
Claire Caution - Committee Clerk
Kate Thomson - Local Police Commander, Police Scotland
Neville Wright - Local Senior Officer, Fire and Rescue Scotland
In attendance:
Laura Paton - Lead Inspector, HMICS
Apologies:
Yen Hongmei Jin - Lochar
Marion McCutcheon - Stranraer and North Rhins
Item Number Item/Description Action
PUBLIC
1 APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN

Decision

 

AGREED that Stephen Thomson be appointed Chairman.

 

PROCEDURE - Stephen Thomson assumed the Chair.

 

WELCOME - The Chairman welcomed Kate Thomson, Local Area Commander Police Scotland and Neville Wright, Local Senior Officer Fire and Rescue Scotland respectively and Laura Paton, Lead Inspector HMICS to the meeting.

 
2 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

9 Members present, 2 apologies

 
3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared.

 
4 DELEGATIONS TO POLICE, FIRE AND RESCUE SUB COMMITTEE - REPORT BY DIRECTOR CHIEF EXECUTIVE SERVICE

Decision

 

NOTED

 

4.1      that the remit of the Police, Fire and Rescue Sub Committee was initially to be focused on Police and Fire and Rescue matters, APPRECIATING that the Council's ad hoc Sub Committee would give consideration to Police, Fire and Rescue matters being part of a wider public protection/community safety remit, which, in turn, would inform its review of the Scheme of Administration and Delegation to Committees reporting to the Full Council;

 

4.2      that Area Committees would continue to be the focus for local reporting on Police and Fire and Rescue matters;

 

4.3      that it was envisaged that this Sub-Committee would receive regular monitoring reports, consider strategic issues relating to the Police and Fire and Rescue Local Plans and would consolidate partnership working, relationships and communications with appropriate input from partners, noting that there would be a continuation of the existing partnership/group arrangements involving Police and Fire and Rescue personnel for 2013/14; and

 

4.4      that the Improvement Service's National Adviser for Police and Fire Reform had been unable to attend today's meeting and would be invited to attend a future meeting.

 

MEMBERS - Jack Groom and Rob Davidson left the meeting during consideration of the following item - 7 Members present

 
5 POLICE AND FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE REFORM DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY PATHFINDER - REPORT BY DIRECTOR CHIEF EXECUTIVE SERVICE

Decision

 

NOTED

 

5.1      the conclusion of the Project Dumfries and Galloway Police, Fire and Rescue Reform Winding Down of Police and Fire and Rescue Authority and the seven high-level workstreams, APPRECIATING that the Rights, Liabilities and Obligations workstream was scheduled for completion end September 2013 to tie in with the closure of the 2012/13 Council Annual Report and Accounts and that a final report would be submitted to a future meeting on completion of all winding up arrangements for the Project;

 

5.2      that the Pathfinder Group had fulfilled its remit;

 

5.3      progress made on the Partnership, Performance and Governance workstream and the updates provided by the Local Police Commander and the Local Senior Officer and AGREED to receive a report at a future meeting on future arrangements for enhanced partnership working; and

 

5.4      AGREED to receive a report to a future meeting on Member representation on the Community Safety Partnership.

 

MEMBERS - Graham Nicol and Grahame Forster left the meeting - 5 Members present

(5.1)Senior Manager Planning and Performance
(5.3)Senior Manager Planning and Performance
(5.4)Head of Resource Planning and Community Services

6 SCOTTISH FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE QUARTERLY PERFORMANCE REPORT JANUARY - MARCH 2013 - REPORT BY LOCAL SENIOR OFFICER

Decision

 

NOTED

 

6.1      the performance of the Fire and Rescue Service over the period January to March 2013 as detailed in the "Fireworks" document, and the intention that performance information from a local, as well as a national perspective, would continue to be presented in this format; and

 

6.2      that the policing performance information would also reflect statistics both from a local and national context in a standardised format.

 

 
7 PRESENTATION BY NATIONAL ADVISER FOR POLICE AND FIRE REFORM, IMPROVEMENT SERVICE

Decision

 

DEFERRED a presentation from the National Advisor in relation to the new National arrangements for Police and Fire to a future meeting.

 
8 ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

Decision

 

NOTED that there was no business deemed urgent by the Chairman due to the need for a decision.

 

Action Details

ItemDetail
5 Action by Senior Manager Planning and Performance - The report on the Project submitted to the Police and Fire and Rescue Sub Committee by the Director Chief Executive Service on 6 June 2013 indicated that the Pathfinder Group had fulfilled its remit. The only issues outstanding are operational matters regarding the former organisations.

The project is part of the Chief Executive Service Business Plan for 2012-15 and progress is therefore also reported to the Policy and Resources Committee.

A report on the arrangements for partnership engagement will be submitted to the Sub Committee in autumn 2013.

The project is part of the Chief Executive Service Business Plan for 2012-15 and progress is therefore also reported to the Policy and Resources Committee.

A report on the arrangements for partnership engagement will be submitted to the Sub Committee in autumn 2013.

The project is part of the Chief Executive Service Business Plan for 2012-15 and progress is therefore also reported to the Policy and Resources Committee.

A report on the arrangements for partnership engagement will be submitted to the Sub Committee in autumn 2013.

The project is part of the Chief Executive Service Business Plan for 2012-15 and progress is therefore also reported to the Policy and Resources Committee.

Action by Head of Resource Planning and Community Services - Completed - the report is on the agenda for the January 2014 Policy and Resources Committee.