Meeting Details

Police and Fire and Rescue Services Committee
21 Nov 2019 - 09:30
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  • Visitors
  • Declarations of Interests

Documents

Agenda

Public Items
1 Sederunt
2 Declaration of Group Decisions and Members Interests *
2

In terms of Standing Order 20 and the Councillors' Code of Conduct, there were no declarations from Group Leaders of Spokespersons in regards to any prior decisions taken on how Members will vote on any item on the agenda or any declarations of Member's interests in respect of any item on the agenda.

 

3 Resolution

Consider, and if so decide, adopt the following resolution:

"That under Section 50A (4) and (5) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, as amended, the public and media representatives be excluded from the meeting for Item 10 of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information of the class described in the relevant Paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Act.”

 

3

The meeting resolved that in terms of Section 50A (4) and (5) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, as amended, the public and media representatives be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the items of business appearing at the relevant paragraphs of this minute as specified below, so as to avoid disclosure of exempt information of the class described in the appropriate paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Act.

 

Paragraph No. of Minute         Paragraph No. of Schedule 7A 
     
 5   14 

4 Written Questions **
4

The Committee noted that no written questions had been submitted.

 

5

The Minute of the meeting of the Police and Fire and Rescue Services Committee dated 22 August 2019 was submitted and approved.

 

Report by Local Senior Officer Martin Tait, Aberdeenshire & Moray Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

 

6

Under reference to paragraph 5 of the Minute of the meeting dated 23 November 2017 a report by Local Senior Officer Martin Tait, Aberdeenshire & Moray Scottish Fire and Rescue Service informed the Committee of the performance undertaken by Scottish Fire and Rescue locally and in respect of the Moray Local Fire and Rescue Plan 2017-20.

 

Councillor Divers was of the opinion that figures for unwanted fire alarm signals had plateaued and sought clarification on how numbers compared with 10 to 15 years ago.

 

In response Mr Nicoll advised he didn't have the figures to had but could provide information to the next meeting.

 

Thereafter the Chair requested a thematic report to the next Committee on unwanted fire alarm signals including information on the equipment used and steps being taken to improve numbers.

 

As no one was otherwise minded Mr Nicoll undertook to present a thematic report on unwanted fire alarm signals to the next meeting of the Committee.

 

Thereafter the Committee agreed to:

 

  1. note performance outlined in the report applicable to annual performance for 1 April 2019 to 31 October 2019; and

  2. seek a report on equipment used and steps taken to reduce the number of unwanted fire alarm signals.

Verbal Report by Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson

 

7

A verbal report by Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson provided Committee with an update on Police Performance.

 

Following consideration the Committee agreed to note the informative verbal performance update from Police Scotland.

 

 

 

 

 

Report by Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson

 

8

A report by Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson informed Committee about Rural Crime.

 

Following consideration the Committee agreed to note the information provided in the report in relation to Rural Crime.

 

9 Question Time ***

Consider any oral question on matters delegated to the Committee in terms of the Council's Scheme of Administration. 

 

9

There were no questions raised.

 

Chair of Meeting
1

The meeting was chaired by Councillor Coy.

 

Police Operational Update [Para 4]
10
Following consideration the Committee agreed to note the informative verbal operational update from Police Scotland.
Private Items
Item which the Committee may wish to consider with the Press and Public excluded

 

10 Police Operational Update [Para 14]
  • Information relating to action taken, or to be taken, in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime.
Summary of Police and Fire and Rescue Services Committee functions:

The following functions of the Council shall stand referred or delegated to this Committee:

(1)     To deal with all matters relating to Police and Fire and Rescue Services in Moray.

(2)     To participate in consultations relative to national strategic plans and priorities for the Police and Fire and Rescue Services.

(3)     To work with the Local Police Commander and the Local Senior Officer for the Fire and Rescue Service to set priorities and objectives for Local Police Plans and Local Fire and Rescue Plans for Moray.

(4)     To monitor delivery of the Police and Fire and Rescue Services in Moray, providing feedback and making recommendations for improvements as required.

(5)     To call for reports from the Local Police Commander or the Local Senior Officer for the Fire and Rescue Service on issues relevant to the delivery of the Police or Fire and Rescue Service in Moray as appropriate.

(6)     To facilitate Community Planning relative to the Police and Fire and Rescue Services in accordance with statutory guidance.

 

 

Meeting Documents

There are no separate meeting documents but there may be meeting documents assigned to the Agenda.

Declarations of Interests

Visitors

Mr Grant Nicoll, Group Manager, Moray Area, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service; Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson and Chief Inspector Norman Stevenson, both Police Scotland; Ms Karen Sievewright, Environmental Health and Trading Standards Manager and Mrs Caroline Howie, Committee Services Officer as Clerk to the Meeting.

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