Police, Fire and Rescue Sub Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday 7 February 2017
Time:
10.30am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

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

8 Members present and 3 apologies.

 

PROCEDURE - The Chairman intimated to Members that he intended to discuss the update on the rationalisation of the police estate in Dumfries and Galloway (Appendix) prior to consideration of the performance update.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared.

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 11 OCTOBER 2016

Decision

 

NOTED

4 POLICE SCOTLAND DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY LOCAL PLAN 8 MONTH PERFORMANCE UPDATE - 1 APRIL 2016 - 30 NOVEMBER 2016 - REPORT BY DIRECTOR COMMUNITIES

Decision

 

NOTED

 

4.1     that the Local Divisional Commander would take cognisance of all comments by the Sub-Committee prior to submission of his recommendations to the Scottish Police Authority, in particular Members’ preferred option for Kirkcudbright being the former Johnston Primary School;

 

4.2     that the Scottish Police Authority will require to give consideration to the recommendations prior to any discussions on contractual arrangements with partners on alternative premises;

 

4.3     that no police stations would be closed until such time that the alternative arrangements are in place;

 

4.4     that the Local Divisional Commander would circulate to Members a summary of the consultation responses to his recommendations;

 

4.5     that the Local Divisional Commander would provide the Council with timelines in taking forward his recommendations; and

4.6     SCRUTINISED the performance report for Dumfries and Galloway from Police Scotland for the period 1 April 2016 to 30 November 2016, as detailed in the Appendix to the report.
 



 

5 SCOTTISH FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY LOCAL PLAN REVIEW AND DEVELOPMENT - REPORT BY DIRECTOR COMMUNITIES

Decision

 

PROCEDURE - the Local Senior Officer, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service advised Members that there was a typographical error at  2.1 and that the review of the Fire and Rescue Service Local Plan should read 2014-2017.

 

NOTED


5.1     the approach and timelines in relation to the review of the Fire and Rescue Service Local Plan 2014 - 2017 as detailed in Appendix 1 to the report;

5.2     the development timescales for the new Fire and Rescue Service Local Plan for Dumfries and Galloway and the proposed consultation period;

5.3     CONSIDERED the Council’s engagement within the review and development processes given that it previously submitted views during the consultation and engagement process on the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Strategic Plan; and

5.4     AGREED to receive a review of the existing Local Plan and a draft of the revised new Local Plan at the next Sub Committee meeting.
 

MEMBERS - Alastair Witts, Graham Nicol, Richard Brodie and Jack Groom left the meeting - 4 Members present

6 SCOTTISH FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY LOCAL PLAN 6 MONTH PERFORMANCE UPDATE - 1 APRIL 2016 - 30 SEPTEMBER 2016 - REPORT BY DIRECTOR COMMUNITIES

Decision

 

NOTED


6.1     the performance report for Dumfries and Galloway from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service for the period 1 April 2016 to 30 September 2016, as detailed in Appendix 1 to the report: and

6.2     the report on Dumfries and Galloway Schools Education Programme - Operation Safety detailed in Appendix 2 to the report.

6.3     AGREED to fully support schools’ future involvement in the Operation Safety Programme and remitted to Officers to explore possible funding to allow maximum pupil participation.
 

MEMBERS - Graham Nicol and Alastair Witts entered the meeting - 6 Members present


 

7 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.