Decision details

Community Safety Partnership

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Allweddol decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decisions:

The Chief Officer Finance, Performance and Change presented a report which updated Cabinet on the findings of the review of Community Safety Partnership arrangements in the Cwm Taf Morgannwg region (Appendix A) and their implications for Bridgend County Borough Council as we seek to become one Cwm Taf Morgannwg Community Safety Partnership and to approve in principle the merger of the Cwm Taf Community Safety Partnership Board and the Bridgend Community Safety Partnership Board.

The Chief Officer Finance, Performance and Change provided background to the report as set out in section 3. She added that within the review, 9 specific recommendations were identified and these were set out in 4.1 of the report.

 

The Cabinet Member Regeneration welcomed the report but had concerns that we were branching out too wide. The current arrangements focus on just Bridgend and work well and worried that we may lose the personal/local touch with the residents. She also stated that we were awarded a £750,000 grant to be used towards CCTV cameras and help for training for women. Are we going to dilute that as well by branching out to the wider region.

 

The Chief Officer Finance, Performance and Change reassured Cabinet that we had a number of other regional partnership arrangements like the PSB and Regional Safeguarding Board and these have common strategies that focus on local issues and needs and this would continue with this CSP arrangements too. Following further discussions, Cabinet Members asked that a further report be presented to Cabinet in due course, which would include scrutiny arrangements and plans of dealing with extremism and counter terrorism

 

 

RESOLVED: That Cabinet:

 

  1. noted the review into Community Safety Partnership arrangements and approved in principle the merger of the Cwm Taf Community Safety Partnership Board and the Bridgend Community Safety Partnership Board;

 

  1. noted that a further report will be presented to Cabinet to consider support and structure arrangements.

 

  1. Agreed to receive an update report looking at scrutiny arrangements as well as localised arrangements and plans of dealing with extremism and counter terrorism.

 

Publication date: 16/05/2023

Date of decision: 09/05/2023

Decided at meeting: 09/05/2023 - Cabinet

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