Children and Education Scrutiny Panel – 22 December 2020
Chairman: Cllr T Foster
Venue: Virtual meeting Microsoft Teams
Time: 2.00 p.m.
E-mail Address: email@example.com
2. Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and personal or personal and prejudicial interests and declarations of whipping arrangements (if any).
3. Public speaking request (if any).
4. Added item (if any)
5. Any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances which must be specified.
The public are likely to be excluded from the meeting for consideration of the following item on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 and/or 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.
6. West Street Children’s Centre – discussion with senior representatives from North Lincolnshire Council and Humberside Police.
PRESENT:- Councillor T Foster in the Chair.
Councillors Yeadon (Vice-Chair), Armiger, Clark, Evison and Wells.
Statutory Co-opted Member: P Whittaker (Parent Governor Representative)
The panel met via MS Teams.
41 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – Mrs Whittaker declared a personal interest as a North Lincolnshire foster carer.
No whip was declared.
42 PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK – There were no requests received.
43 EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC – Resolved – That the public be excluded from the meeting for consideration of the following item (Minute 44 refers) on the grounds that it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).
44 WEST STREET CHILDREN’S CENTRE. The Chairman welcomed Stuart Minto, Principal Officer – Safer Neighbourhoods, Tom Hewis, Head of Early Help and Protection, North Lincolnshire Council, and Chief Superintendent Wildbore and Inspector Mirfin, Humberside Police, to the meeting.
The Chairman explained that the representatives from the council and police had been invited to discuss instances of alleged anti-social behaviour in the vicinity of the West Street Children’s Centre.
A detailed discussion took place which involved mitigation measures, the number of alleged instances, safeguarding and crime reduction, and enforcement action.
Resolved – (a) That Stuart Minto, Tom Hewis, Chief Superintendent Wildbore, and Inspector Mirfin be thanked for their attendance and for answering members’ questions, and (b) that the situation be noted.
45 ADDED ITEM – There was no added item for consideration at the meeting.