Report of the Community Safety & Youth Coordinator
The Committee received the report as set out on pages 55-80 of the agenda, which asked it to adopt the proposed Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Policy contained at Appendix 1, and in accordance with the Policy, approve the Council becoming a signatory to the ‘Respect: ASB Charter for Housing’ as set out at Appendix 2.
The Community Safety & Youth Coordinator provided the Committee with a brief summary of the proposed Policy, which had been commissioned following the Council’s recruitment of a new Anti-Social Behaviour Officer and subsequent review of the Council’s existing ASB policies. Members welcomed the appointment of a specialist Officer to deal with ASB issues in the Borough, but enquired how long the post-holder was expected to remain in position and what contingency arrangements would be in place to cover the service in the event that the Officer ended their employment with the Council. The Chief Executive confirmed that the post was fully-funded and it was hoped that the newly appointed Officer would remain in post for the long-term, however in the event of the position becoming vacant, a recruitment process would immediately be carried out.
It was requested by the Committee that following adoption of the Policy, the new arrangements should be kept under review and a report be brought back to the Committee in six months’ time to update Members on the outcomes achieved and any issues identified.
It was moved by the Chair, seconded by the Vice-Chair and
UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:
(i) The proposed Anti-Social Behaviour Policy be adopted; and
(ii) Under the proposed Policy, and as a Social Landlord, the Council become a signatory to the ‘Respect: ASB Charter for Housing’ as developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing.