Meeting documents

Places Scrutiny Panel 2019/20
Tuesday 17th December 2019

Chairman: Councillor Mitchell
Venue: Room FO4e, Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe
Time: 11 a.m.


1. Substitutions.

2. Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and personal or personal and prejudicial interests and declarations of whipping arrangements (if any).

3. To take the minutes of the meeting of the panel held on 18 October 2019 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign.

4. Public speaking requests, if any.

5. Crime and Disorder Resilience in North Lincolnshire following Scunthorpe Custody Suite relocation

5.1 Discussion and questions with the Principal Officer - Safer Neighbourhoods on the impact on crime and disorder in North Lincolnshire following Scunthorpe Custody Suite relocation.
5.2 Arrangements for a Panel site visit to the new South Bank Custody Suite.
5.3 Consideration of letter for circulation to all Neighbourhood Action Teams

6. Added Item (if any).

7. Any other items that the Chairman decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances that must be specified.


PRESENT: – Councillor Mitchell in the chair.

Councillors Armiger and A Davison.

The panel met at the Church Square House, Scunthorpe.

22 MINUTES SILENCE - As a mark of respect, the committee observed a minutes silence following the sad and untimely passing of the scrutiny panels vice-chair Councillor John Collinson.

23 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) - There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests, or personal or personal and prejudicial interests.

No whip was declared.

24 MINUTES - Resolved - That the minutes of the proceedings of this panel held on 24 October 2019, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and signed by the chairman.

25 PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK - There were no requests received.

CRIME RESILIENCE IN NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE FOLLOWING THE CLOSURE OF SCUNTHORPE CUSTODY SUITE - The Chairman welcomed Stuart Minto to the meeting, the council's Principal Officer - Safer Neighbourhoods. Mr Minto had been invited to discuss the impact on crime and disorder in North Lincolnshire following the closure of Scunthorpe Custody Suite.

Following the Principal Officer's verbal presentation, the Chairman facilitated a discussion between the Scrutiny Panel and Mr Minto.

26 Resolved - (a) That Mr Minto be thanked for his attendance, verbal presentation and for answering members questions, and (b) that the information presented be noted.

The Scrutiny Panel then proceeded to discuss the arrangements for a Panel site visit to the new South Bank Custody Suite.

27 Resolved - That the Scrutiny Panel site visit to the new South Bank Custody Suite be held on Wednesday 22 January 2020, commencing at 10:30 am.

The Scrutiny Panel then discussed the content of a letter they wished to circulate to all Neighbourhood Action Teams.

28 Resolved - That the Director: Governance and Partnerships write to all Neighbourhood Action Teams, inviting them to contribute to the review.

29 ADDED ITEM – There was no added item for consideration at the meeting.