Police, Fire and Rescue Sub Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday 11 October 2016
Time:
10:30am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
John Syme (Chairman)-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Ian Blake-Abbey
Ian Carruthers-Annandale South
Jack Groom-Nith
Graham Nicol-Mid Galloway
Ronnie E Ogilvie-Annandale South
Craig Peacock-Annandale East and Eskdale
Stephen Thompson-Annandale North
Alastair Witts-Nith
Officials:
Derek Crichton - Director Communities
Andrew Reed - Policy and Performance Advisor
Claire Rogerson - Governance Officer
In attendance:
Alan Fairbairn - Local Services Officer, Fire and Rescue Service
Divisional Commander Gary Ritchie - Police Scotland
George Graham - Scottish Police Authority
Apologies:
Grahame Forster - Wigtown West
Richard Brodie - Annandale South
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

9 Members present, 2 apologies

 

PROCEDURE - The Chairman intimated that, with the consent of Members, he intended to take Item 5 - Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Dumfries and Galloway Local Plan 1st Quarter Performance update - 1 April 2016 - 30 June 2016 following item 2. This was agreed. The items in this Minute are recorded in the order in which they appeared on the agenda calling the meeting.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

3 POLICE SCOTLAND CONSULTATION IN DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY - REPORT BY DIRECTOR COMMUNITIES

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING - The meeting adjourned at 11.20am to allow Members to read additional information which had been provided by Police Scotland on the consultation on local estate (Appendix) and reconvened at 11.30am with 9 Members present being:-

John Syme, Ian Blake, Ian Carruthers, Jack Groom, Graham Nicol, Ronnie E Ogilvie, Craig Peacock, Stephen Thompson and Alastair Witts

 

MEMBER - Ian Blake left during consideration of the following item - 8 Members present

 

Decision

 

3.1     NOTED the notification of the current consultation on Police Station closures announced by Police Scotland and included in Appendix 1 to the report, and ACKNOWLEDGED the confirmation from Police Scotland that no Police station closures would take effect without suitable alternative community locations to provide appropriate public access to Police Scotland;

3.2     AGREED to receive an update on the consultation process from the Local Divisional Commander, Police Scotland, at a future Sub Committee meeting early in 2017 and WELCOMED the confirmation from Police Scotland that this would be prior to the findings of the consultation process being considered by the Scottish Police Authority; and

3.3     NOTED the Council’s engagement on this consultation which provided for a representation for Dumfries and Galloway and FURTHER REQUESTED that Police Scotland address the questions listed in paragraph 3.14 of the report.

4 POLICE SCOTLAND DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY LOCAL PLAN 4 - MONTH PERFORMANCE UPDATE - 1 APRIL 2016 - 31 JULY 2016 - REPORT BY DIRECTOR COMMUNITIES

MEMBERS - Jack Groom and Craig Peacock left during consideration of the following item - 6 Members present

 

Decision

 

SCRUTINISED the performance report from Police Scotland, for Dumfries and Galloway, from 1 April 2016 - 31 July 2016, as detailed in the Appendix to the report

5 SCOTTISH FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY LOCAL PLAN 1ST QUARTER PERFORMANCE UPDATE - 1 APRIL 2016 - 30 JUNE 2016 - REPORT BY DIRECTOR COMMUNITIES

Decision

 

5.1     SCRUTINISED the performance report from Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, for Dumfries and Galloway, from 1 April 2016 to 30 June 2016, as detailed in Appendix 1 to the report; 

 

5.2     NOTED the content of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service reports on Fire Fatalities and Casualties Analysis reports for Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway, as detailed in Appendix 2 and 3 to the report; and

 

5.3     The Sub Committee THANKED Alan Fairbairn, Local Services Officer for his support to the Sub Committee and wished him well for the future.

6 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