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Minutes PDF 157 KB
that the minutes of the meeting
of the Panel held on 22nd March, 2018 be received and
approved as a correct record.
Scrutiny Review of CCTV PDF 183 KB
The Chairman gave a brief
overview of the work undertaken to date in relation to the review
of CCTV. The objective for the review
was to gain an understanding of CCTV, how it contributes to the
Council’s Corporate Priorities and consider the impact CCTV
has within the community.
The Chairman explained that to
date the Panel had held two meetings to discuss the topic whereby
Members had sought information to gain an understanding of Ashfield
District Council’s CCTV provision, how the service operates
and whether there were further areas that could be explored and
improved to ensure that the CCTV provision within the District was
effective and fit for purpose.
The Chairman also reported that
a site visited to the CCTV Control Room at Sherwood Lodge was
undertaken on the 21st March to enable Panel Members and
Officers to gain a better understanding of the system, how it
operates, the staffing resources and examine the quality of the
Members were advised that the
site visit was both interesting and beneficial and provided an
insight into how the cameras were used and the quality of imaging
that could be obtained, which included being able to zoom in to
face level whilst retaining exceptional definition.
The Service Manager –
Democratic and Scrutiny Services then proceeded to give a brief
update to bring the new Members on the Panel up to speed with the
review thus far.
He explained that there were a
number of action points that were agreed at the last meeting to
progress the review however, due to the change in the political
administration of the Council, these had not been
undertaken. He assured the Panel that
plans were in place to reschedule this work and a series of
informal meetings would be held with the Community Protection Team,
Commercialism Team and any other relevant Departments to assist the
Panel in their deliberations.
Furthermore, a second visit to
the CCTV Control Room was being organised for any Panel Member
wanting to view the format and ask questions of the operatives
The Service Manager –
Democratic and Scrutiny Services also informed the Panel that he
had recently met with the Portfolio Holder who has the executive
responsibility for Community Safety.
Going forward partnership meetings with stakeholders and the
Portfolio Holder would be scheduled to discuss any concerns and
questions that Members felt were relevant to the
Additional information provided
by the Service Manager – Community Safety was circulated to
Members at the meeting in respect of the CCTV budget for 2017/18
and 2018/19 and data illustrating incident categories and CCTV
statistics for the period April 2017 to April 2018.
The Chairman welcomed to the
meeting Rebecca Whitehead, the Council’s Service Manager
– Community Safety who was in attendance to provide an
overview of the current CCTV provision and assist the Panel with
the review and possible outcomes.
The Service Manager - Community
Safety briefly outlined the current position in respect of the
provision of CCTV. She ...
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