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Safer & Stronger Renfrewshire Thematic Board
5 Mar 2015 - 14:30 to 16:30
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Committee Members
Board Membership
Councillors Williams and Perrie (Renfrewshire Council); J Ferrie (Engage Renfrewshire); Stephen Cruikshank (Forum for Empowering Communities); W Kennedy (North Strathclyde Criminal Justice Authority); A Speirs (Police Scotland); K Stewart (Procurator Fiscal’s Office); B Davidson (Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce); D Leese and F Mackay (Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership); S MacDougall, O Reid, S Strachan, Eileen MacLean, D Mair and A Conboy (All Renfrewshire Council); L King (Scottish Children’s Reporters Administration); P Nelis (Scottish Fire and Rescue); C Prentice (Victim Support Renfrewshire); and A Cumberford (West College Scotland).  
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Items Of Business
Apologies received from members of the Board.
S Cruickshank, Renfrewshire Forum for Empowering Communities; C Prentice, Victim Support; W Kennedy, North Strathclyde Criminal Justice Authority; and L King, Scottish Children’s Reporters Administration.
Minute of meeting held on 11th December, 2014.
There was submitted the Minute of A Safer and Stronger Renfrewshire Thematic Board held on 11th December, 2014.

DECIDED: That the Minute be approved.
Report by Clerk.
The Rolling Action Log was submitted for approval.

DECIDED: That the Rolling Action Log be agreed.
Report by Director of Community Resources.
There was submitted a report by the Director of Community Resources relative to a progress report for Outcome 3 “All members of our community, in particular our most vulnerable children, young people and adults, live in a safe, inclusive and nurturing environment where they are respected and free from abuse and neglect”.

The report highlighted some key areas of improvement and the progress against each individual action was detailed within the appendix.


(a) That the key areas of progress highlighted within the report be noted;

(b) That it be noted that there were no areas for improvement; and

(c) That it be agreed that a report would be submitted to the next meeting of the Safer and Stronger Renfrewshire Thematic Board relative to the Public Service Panel perception data.
Report by Interim Head of Public Protection.
There was submitted a report by the Director of Community Resources relative to the Best Bar None local Award ceremony which took place in Renfrew Town Hall in January 2015. The scheme operated in partnership with Police Scotland and rewarded premises that provided a safe and welcoming environment for local residents to enjoy responsible drinking. It was noted that 20 licensed premises throughout Renfrewshire attained Award standard.

The report advised that the six of the venue category winners would proceed to national nomination which would take place at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, on Thursday 26 March 2015.

DECIDED: That the report be noted.
Report by Interim Head of Public Protection.
There was submitted a report by the Director of Community Resources relative to the preparation and training that had taken place relating to a possible Ebola Virus incident at Glasgow Airport. The report indicated that Community Resources along with partner agencies had participated in a number of events in recent months which had resulted in a high degree of awareness and preparedness across all relevant agencies that would need to respond to an incident of this type.

DECIDED: That the report be noted.
Presentation by Scottish Community Safety Network.
A presentation was given by A Price relative to the Scottish Community Safety Network. The presentation highlighted the work of the Forum; their strategic aims and vision; the training and eLearning courses available; and the CSP Self Assessment Toolkit.

DECIDED: That the presentation be noted.
Presentation by C Burt.
A presentation was given by C Burt and E Smith relative to the I Am Me project. The project, which consisted of seven community volunteers, was set up to raise awareness of disability hate crime and to increase confidence in the reporting of such crimes and incidents. The presentation highlighted Renfrewshire statistics in relation to the reporting of crimes of harassment and abuse; looked at the work of the project; their achievements to date which included wining the Scottish Community Safety Network Wider Participation Award; and advised of the planned launch of the I Am Me film premier and training pack which would take place on 26th March, 2015.

DECIDED: That the presentation be noted.
Report by Interim Head of Public Protection.
There was submitted a report by the Director of Community Resources which provided an update on the Community Safety Hub; Street Stuff; and the Building Safer and Greener Communities project.

DECIDED: That the report be noted.
Report by the Director of Finance & Resources.
There was submitted a proposed timetable for meetings of the Safer and Stronger Renfrewshire Thematic Board for the period August 2015 to December 2016.

DECIDED: That the timetable of meetings until December 2016 be approved.
Councillor T Williams; Councillor B Perrie; S MacDougall, Lead Officer and Director of Community Resources; O Reid; E MacLean; D Mair; A Conboy and Y Farquar (all Renfrewshire Council); A Dick, West College Scotland; S Miller, Engage Renfrewshire; K Phillips, CHP; P Nelis, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service; and J Downie, Police Scotland. Councillor Williams presided
In Attendance
A Price, Scottish Community Safety Network; S Nelson, Police Scotland; C Burt and E Smith (both I am me Project); and C Robertson; S Tkacenko; and C MacDonald (all Renfrewshire Council).

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.


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