Minutes Of Grantham & District Assoc. AGM 14th Oct. 201325/10/2013
Grantham & District NHW Association
AGM Minutes of Meeting
Monday 14th October 2013
Helen Bill (Chair), Ruth Freeman (Secretary) & 15 others
Chair Helen Bill welcomed and thanked everyone for attending particularly
Guest speakers PCSO Stuart McBride and Community Safety Officer
County Chair Dennis Browne, Cllr. Bob Adams, CRO Sally Picker, David
Sissons, Mike Cowan, Mike Hines, Arthur Marshall, Karen Salter, Cilla &
● Minutes of last AGM
Mrs Bill advised that the Minutes had been sent out via email but they were
available for anyone to look at and copies could be sent out on request.
Minutes were approved.
● Chairs Report
Good progress is being made with Junior Eyes, a Community project aimed at
7 – 11 year olds. The intention is to produce an information booklet in
conjunction with a website.
There has been positive feedbacks following visits into Primary schools, a
local survey carried out and approaching various agencies. Senior officers,
Lincs Police HQ approve and are keen to use the booklet on Child Safety
Days. Met with Alan Hardwick PCC – project endorsed – have applied for
funding through Community & Volunteering Fund scheme.
Graphic/Design dept. at Kings school keen to assist. Web designer sought on a
Much as the Association would like to do more in the Community overall it's
been a quiet year as we have an extremely small Committee.
Chair Helen Bill thanked everyone for their loyal support.
● Treasurers Report
Ruth Freeman, Secretary read out the Treasurers report as at present there is no
● Election of Officers
POSITION NAME 1st 2nd
Chair Helen Bill Ray Wootton Sandra Watson
Secretary Ruth Freeman Brian Edwards Sandra Watson
Treasurer Sandra Watson Helen Bill Brian Edwards
● Guest Speaker – PCSO Stuart McBride
Stuart addressed the meeting. The Community Justice Panel is a relatively new
initiative which has been very successful in both Somerset & Sheffield. The
Panel is for victims and first time offenders to get together in a safe
environment with a small panel and try to find a resolution to the incident that
has taken place. To date there have been 14 panels sitting with 17 offenders of
which none have re-offended. The Justice metered out is from an apology to
some form of community service. The option is only available to first time
offenders but they can be of any age. Training is given to the panel members.
There have been no negative comments from the Justices or Magistrates.
● Guest Speaker – Sandy Kavanagh Community Safety Officer (SKDC)
Sandy works for SKDC and deals with Anti Social Behaviour, leading a team
of 3 civilian Anti Social Behaviour officers 1 of which is a housing officer.
2 job sharing Police officers give additional support.
The Crime & Disorder Act was passed in 1998 granting local authorities
more responsibilities with regards to strategies for reducing crime and
disorder including Anti Social Behaviour.
How complaints are dealt with has changed certainly over the last few years
and complaints are now victim led. Once an incident has been reported the
victim is risk assessed first to ensure their safety and if they are at high risk an
action plan is immediately implemented. Monthly meetings are held to discuss
any reports and appropriate action taken.
Sandy said it is worthwhile to look at the Anti Social Behaviour section
within the Lincolnshire County Council website. www.southkesteven.gov.uk
especially the 'Interactive Graffiti Wall'
● Any Other Business
Helen Bill advised that there were leaflets at the back of the Hall in relation to
Meeting closed at 8.00 pm
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