Agenda and minutes

Venue: The Gateway Centre, Front Street, YO243 3BZ

Contact: Michal Czekajlo  Community Involvement Officer

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6:30pm, drop-i surgery with Councillors, Police and partners

·        Find out about community groups active in your area

·        School parking issues

·        Give us your views on what is important to you in your community

·        Update on the Front Street regeneration


7:00pm main meeting pdf icon PDF 3 MB

·        Centre of Excellence for Disabled Children on the Windsor House site – an update from the Project Manager

·         Update from a representative of TalkTalk on the roll out Ultra Fibre Optic in the area

·         Ward budget – an update on recently funded projects, plus plans for the year ahead

·         Have your say

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 Cllr Waller welcomed everyone to the Ward Committee Meeting. 






Inspector Lee Pointon, introduced Superintendent Robson and Sergeant Danny Leach who was the newly appointed Sergeant for York South.  Following restructure, the team comprised Sergeant Leach, 3 PC’s (one still to be appointed) and 16 PCSOs for this area. 


With regard to crime in the ward, there had been a problem with anti-social behaviour (ASB) prevalent in certain areas with youths riding round on mopeds and causing problems.  As PCSO’s could not deal with the moped problems by bike, specialist resources had had to be deployed.   He asked that if residents heard or saw any mopeds causing problems to contact the team. 


Burglaries were down by 50% over last 2-4 months.  They had been particularly active with property marking and the team had changed how they carried out house to house enquiries and provided crime prevention advice which had produced benefits.


With regard to vehicle crime, there had been a ‘blip’ last month, largely down to one individual who had been released from prison for three weeks, after which he returned to prison. 


This year the team was looking to re-engage with the community.  Sergeant Leech said that he was local to this area as he had been born and bred in Acomb and he was genuinely pleased to be working here in the south of York.  He took a pride in his work and wanted to make a difference to the community he was serving.   He said he was happy to provide advice and attend events.




A resident asked whether the youths on mopeds were usually insured.




Inspector Pointon said we check that they are MOT’d, taxed and insured.  Recently 4/5 mopeds had been taken off the streets in one night.   If they have been modified, i.e. the exhaust we check with DVLA and if they had not been notified then their insurance would be null and void.




Cllr Waller reported that there had been an issue with off-road bikes, they had been causing a nuisance at the end of Foxwood Lane on Sunday riding round and round.




The issues around off-road bikes were about where and how they are ridden. If they are on private land it is ok.  The mopeds will have registration plates or distinguishing marks.  If a vehicle is seen not displaying a registration plate they are automatically spoken to.   There was a question about how  the off-road bikes got to the fields and whether they were driven on roads.   The team was soon to get ownership of their own off-road facility.  Incidents should be reported via 101.




Cllr Waller asked when information would be available on the team restructure.




The restructure should be completed by 1st April and on 2nd April Sergeant Leach would be in a position to supply a copy.  The team should be contacted by email on this is preferable to contacting PCSO’s but ringing 101  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.


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