Agenda and draft minutes
Venue: St Edward the Confessor Church, Tadcasetr Road, YO24 1QG
Contact: Michal Czekajlo Community Officer
18:30 informal drop-in
Talk to your local councillors, groups and organisations.
Give us your views on what is important to you in your community.
19:00 Main meeting
Update from the local Police Team
Round table discussions to refresh and consult on ward priorities
Current priorities are:
· improving the local environment
· increasing community involvement
· improving access to services and support
· promoting community safety
Have your say
Update from PCSOs
One of the major issues in the ward and across the city is cycle theft. One of the ways to tackle the issue successfully is involvement of the community by reporting theft and sighting of stolen bicycles. This approach is bringing results, with the recent example of a tricycle that was recovered recently. Residents were encouraged to ‘dotpeen’ their bicycles and to make sure their bikes/mopeds are secured with two locks.
Please report things if you see them. Phone 999 if you are seeing a crime in action. Domestic burglary is also an issue they are focusing on tackling via Operation Cordial. Lock your doors etc. Many burglaries are not pre-planned but people taking advantage of an open door, don’t leave stuff outside etc.
Community messaging service: please sign up to it and take advantage of it. We are trying to utilise it to get messages out to the community as quickly as possible.
Questions were invited from the audience.
Q - A question was asked if the Police still do bike coding?
A - Property marking service is provided and residents were invited to attend a property marking event on the 13th of July at the Acomb Police Station. The Owner address can be engraved on the bicycle frame, which enables quick return to the owner once the stolen bike is found.
Q - Moor Lane: the traffic is getting super-fast. Can the police camera van be dispatched to monitor the location?
A – A speed concern form can be filled out which will trigger the process. The form can be found on the North Yorkshire Police website.
A resident suggested installation of traffic calming measures as a potential solution.
There is also a potential for the traffic team to come out with speed guns.
Q – Will there be proactive Police action during summer school holidays?
A – Yes, Operation Liberate will target certain areas during that time.
Q - An issue with cyclists on the footpaths was raised by a resident who experienced a number of near misses. A request was made for the Police Area Commander to provide a response on actions that are being taken to tackle the issue.
A – We will take it back. The Police approach with young people is to engage, encourage and educate. A person over 18 years of age found cycling on the pavement can be issued with a traffic offence report.
Q – Can messages about major traffic incidents be incorporated on the Police messaging service?
A – This is already taking place, but the message has to be issued by the Police Communications Department.
Round Table discussions to refresh and consult on ward priorities
At Hannah’s table there was a lot of chat about how general and broad ... view the full minutes text for item 2.