Agenda and draft minutes
Warfield Neighbourhood Action Group
Thursday, 14 October 2010 6.00 pm
Venue: Warfield Parish Council
Contact: Amanda Roden 01344 352253
To approve as a correct record the notes of the meeting on 8 July 2010.
The notes of the meeting held on 8 July 2010 were agreed as a correct record.
Neighbourhood Priority Action Updates
1) Speeding, specifically:
- Harvest Ride
- Warfield Street
- Forest Road
3) Maintenance of hedges, trees and bushes.
The unsolicited vendors from the Young Offending Rehab Team had not been seen again.
Annual maintenance of the trees in the area had been undertaken.
There were many shared driveways in Warfield. Shared driveways were not a planning issue.
There was a new matrix for dealing with anti-social behaviour from 1 October 2010. The police were now asking numbered questions when anti-social behaviour was reported, the total of which would create a score.
Litter at Westmorland Park was being collected by the Rangers at the Borough Council. Warfield Environment Group had undertaken a litter pick in the Tesco area on a Sunday recently.
The Scouts had been approached regarding help with a litter pick. A safe area would be identified for the children to undertake a litter pick.
Litter and dog fouling were main concerns as dog fouling on footpaths had increased generally around the borough since the dog warden was no longer employed by the Borough Council.
The Parish and Town Councils in Bracknell Forest were discussing the possibility of employing the services of an environmental officer for the borough. The officer would be employed by Bracknell Town Council. It was suggested that ‘No Dogs Allowed’ signs should be erected at the new football ground on Priory Fields.
Speed Watch, the Warfield Neighbourhood Forum and litter picks had been advertised in ‘The Wren’ Warfield Parish Council leaflet. Volunteers were needed for Speed Watch. NSO Robert Crawford had undertaken a Speed Watch exercise recently on Harvest Ride and Warfield Street. Two women had been caught during the exercise.
The Safer Roads Partnership may be cut from the Thames Valley Police as part of government cuts. The outcome of government cuts for the Borough Council were awaited.
Speed Watch data with the number of times the speed enforcement van had been out was awaited from Inspector Carter and this would be followed up for Councillor Mrs Colleen Healy.
(Action: Sgt Lorna Rivett)
Accelerated Neighbourhood Fund
The £500 Accelerated Neighbourhood Fund for Warfield needed to be committed by the end of December 2010, otherwise the funding would be clawed back by the police. A CCTV camera had been erected in the Sandhurst or Crowthorne areas and at Quelm Park parking bay. It was suggested that a CCTV camera would be useful in Warfield, perhaps near to the schools.
Ian Boswell, Community Safety Manager, would be contacted to find out whether one of the CCTV cameras had been sourced from the Community Safety Team and was available for use in other areas of the borough.
(Action: Colleen Healy)
The £500 neighbourhood funding would possibly be used for a litter pick. The Scouts would be approached regarding this.
(Action: Colleen Healy)
It was suggested that the £500 neighbourhood funding for Warfield could be transferred to Warfield Parish Council. Fiona Heston or Wendy French in the Community Engagement Team at the Borough Council could be contacted regarding the transfer over of funds.
Neighbourhood Police Team Update
Operation Lion Cub and Operation Ladybird were being undertaken in conjunction with substance misuse workers. There had been a positive impact on serious crime in the area as a result of these operations.
Posters were being designed by PSCO Wendy Wiley for Halloween. Local shops would be requested not to sell flour and eggs to young people, for example, aged 13 – 14 years. Wendy would ask Tesco if they would also help by not selling eggs and flour to young people around the time of Halloween.
(Action: PCSO Wendy Wiley)
Levels of crime during the last six months included:
There had been an increase in domestic violence and alcohol related incidents in Bracknell Forest as a whole.
PC Kevin Denman would be the successor to NSO Robert Crawford. Kevin would officially begin in the role in January 2011. Inspector Carter would be retiring in January 2011.
Councillor Mrs Colleen Healy and PCSO Gary Clarke had observed the parking outside the school one afternoon. Parents were generally not happy with being asked to move their cars. On another occasion a person had parking on the zig zag lines outside the school whilst PSCO Wendy Wiley was there and they were given a ticket.
Councillor Mrs Colleen Healy hoped to meet with the new headteacher at the school to discuss possible joint working. If a meeting with the school governors could be arranged, the police would attend also. The police were thanked for their help.
Neighbourhood Forum - December 2010
The Warfield Neighbourhood Forum would be held on Wednesday 1 December 2010 at 7.30pm at Whitegrove Youth and Community Centre.
Thames Valley Police would attend the Forum. Community Engagement circulated around 30 letters for the 2009 Forum and 3 people who had received the letters attended the Forum. A letter drop to relevant groups in the Warfield area would be undertaken for the 2010 Forum.
There would be no questionnaire to residents in 2010. Neighbourhood Action Group priorities for Warfield would be decided using feedback from the Forum. Warfield was felt to be a relatively quiet area generally with not too many issues. Thames Valley Police ‘Have Your Say’ meeting would also feed into the priorities for 2011.
Feedback from Neighbourhood Action Group Chairs' Meeting on 23 September 2010
Dates of Future Meetings
The next meeting of the Warfield Neighbourhood Action Group will be held on 10 February 2011 at 6pm at Warfield Parish Council Offices.
The next meeting of the Warfield Neighbourhood Action Group would be held on 10 February 2011 at 6pm at Warfield Parish Council Offices.