Agenda and draft minutes
Venue: Rawcliffe Rec - THe Pavillion
Contact: Helen Jarvis-Ong Community Involvement Officer
Join your elected members at this public ward committee meeting with a lunchtime soup
Rawcliffe and Clifton Without Committee Meeting, Thursday 19th September, 12:30-2:30pm, Rawcliffe Rec – Pavillion
· Apologies from Sam Waudby
· 4 residents total in attendance (presenting their concerns in the Have Your Say, see later)
Police Update from PCSO (Jason Brooks)
· PSCO Jason Brooks update
o Low crime rates
o Mainly: 1 nuisance call, 1 call vehicle entered, 3 calls vehicle theft, 2 cases violence, over 20 calls ASB nuisance – this mainly from Clifton.
o Lots of times ASB is reported but it is potentially just congregations of young people.
o Young people have been identified and parents have been visited/ spoken to.
o Sometimes congregate at park or sports club
o Controls have been put in place
o Advice has been issued to nearby residents where theft has taken place - security and prevention etc.
o Some neighbourhood disputes resulting in ASB cases – such as activities that typically arise in summer– loud music, fires, domestics.
o Some theft at ALDI and TESCO supermarkets
o Clifton Moor has had some shed burglaries and vehicles broken into – tend to be looking for tools to then re-sell
o Some criminal damage to fences and cars
o CCTV near the library – on top of the post
o But no calls from the library in August
o PCSOs receiving photos of youths hanging about
o Looking for alternatives rather than CCTV as a deterrent
o Parish Council offering CCTV as an option, looking at match funding
o Victimising young people – what can be done?
o Potential of a commissioning option – YFCF Foundation
o September – 3 ASB calls in Rawcliffe.
o Vehicle crimes, theft on driveways, high value cars being stolen – keyless card entry.
o Cloned car keys is a popular choice.
o PCSO strongly advises RFID protection pouches for keys with keyless entry. – only £6 from Amazon
o Safer Communities Fund – CCTV? But can we put CCTV in where no criminal offences have taken place/ are taking place?
o Clifton Backies removing the barriers – motorcycles can speed through as shortcut – used for drug running. Prevalent since dropped the barriers and the grid.
o Barriers at Sutton Way – kids at Bootham Primary School
o New technology used by police to catch offenders and theft criminals – DNA spray which shows up under UV lighting and can identify the person who committed the crime.
Update on Clifton Library - CYC
o New contract in place for Explore from 1st April 2019 to run the Council Libraries for the next 15 years. A new vision for libraries was consulted with residents in 2017/18. The vision for Clifton’s Library Learning Centre will include £2m investment to create a new larger library (like Burnholme).
o Clifton’s Library will be a place at the heart of the community with co-located partners, reading café, and community space for community activities and drop-in surgeries from Cllrs as examples.
o We also aim to increase opening hours
o Over the next year the Council will be working with Explore to identify potential co-location partners. For example; the Clifton Sea Scouts are interested in working with us to be a joint use partner of the new library.
o In terms of location, we will be looking across the area for any potential sites and develop a short list of good alternative sites. For example the old Clifton junior school site could be used to create a fantastic Library Learning Centre.
o Explore is looking at setting up a Friends group
§ Link fraud awareness and prevention meeting with Cllrs, a meeting at the library and promotion to set up a Friends of Clifton Library Group.
Ward Budgets 2019/2020 and ward priorities 2019/2020
Have your say!
· Have Your Say
o (Two residents) Tower Court Car Park
§ Parking on Oakdale Road
§ 2hrs within a return period
§ Parking fines being sent to people using a parking space for any use within a period of over 2 hours. (e.g. drop-off and pick-up)
§ This commonly happens because GP, dentist, shop and other facilities located there often warrant people returning and popping in and out of the car park for brief stays/drop-offs.
o (One resident) Green Lane and Beever Dyke cycle paths and Lakeside paths
§ Can we re-instate the signage
§ SUSTRANS have not been helpful
§ Signage the roads as they changed the lamp posts.
§ Resident really enjoys the cycle paths.
o (One resident, on behalf of others as well)
§ Resident posed a question: Is it illegal to let dogs run free on a recreational ground or a sports ground?
§ Issue of dog fouling on the Rec grounds
§ Parish Council working with CYC to resolve – hanging and leaving dog dirt and dog bags
§ Dog dirt deterrent – maximum penalty/fine signs?