Committee considered the report of Mr Nicolas Rathbone, Community
Protection Officer which updated the Committee on the work of the
Safer Maidstone Partnership (SMP) in tackling the priorities at the
start of the last financial year.
noted that Officers were finalising the draft Community Safety Plan
(CSP) in order for it to go to Full Council in April.
were informed that based on information in the Strategic
Assessment, the priorities that had been identified for 2018/19
·Organised Crime Groups (including Modern
·Gangs and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
Councillor Mrs Gooch addressed the Committee on this
made the following observations:-
·That the Police did not make any contribution to the
clean up from the night time
·That it was pleasing to note that neighbourhood
policing would still be continued.
·The following amendments should be made to the CSP
1. That the list of priorities as set out in Section 3 should be
just bullet points so there was
no suggestion of these being in priority order.
2. Appendix 4 – last paragraph on Page 23. There appeared to be a
typo in respect of the age range, this should be
response to a question by a Member, Mr Rathbone advised that the
reason Violent Crime had been removed from the list of priorities
was due to the fact that HMIC had changed the way in which these
particular crimes were reported and was in no way meant to be a
sign that these crimes would not be dealt with robustly by the
RESOLVED: That the Committee give delegated authority to the
Chief Executive to finalise the Community Safety Plan and
associated action plans, in consultation with the Chairman and
Vice-Chairman and that the Plan be recommended for adoption and
implementation by Council on 11th April 2018.