{meta} Agenda for Central Area JPC on Monday 11th June, 2018, 10.00 am

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2.. View directions

Contact: Sandra Walley 

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Minutes of Central Area Joint Policing Sub-Committee meeting held on 22nd March 2018 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

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Agreed.

2.

Progress on actions agreed at last meeting pdf icon PDF 49 KB

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Noted.

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Presentation by An Garda Síochána

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Presentation noted.

 

Chief Supt. Ward presented the crime statistics for the year to date and compared them to the same period last year.

 

Noted that 10 new Garda members will start in the Division this week.  The Drug Squad is at optimum levels and details of drugs seizures will be forwarded to Councillors.

 

Chief Supt. Ward provided details of the new Community Support Van and also an overview of the floor plan for Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station.

 

Members welcomed these initiatives and commended Chief Supt. Ward on the high level of engagement with the community. 

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Community Policing Plan

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A new Community Policing Plan is being developed for the Division.  Members of the Committee are invited to forward comments to the Divisional Community Policing Office.

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Extension of CCTV in the North East Inner City pdf icon PDF 6 KB

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Approved by members.

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Homeless facilities in the Central Area

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Members expressed concerns in relation to a particular homeless facility that had anti-social behaviour associated with it.  John Durkan from Homeless Services reported that future tenders for facility operators will include a requirement to engage with An Garda Siochana at an early stage.

 

The possibility of a licensing system for people providing services on the street was discussed.  John Durkan to liaise with colleagues in Licensing Section.

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Reports a) Policing Forum Report, b) Drugs Task Force Report, c) Community Report pdf icon PDF 173 KB

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Reports noted.

It was agreed to write to the Drugs Task Force to remind them that quarterly reports are required for this Committee.

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Annual Work Plan updates pdf icon PDF 161 KB

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Noted.

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A.O.B. pdf icon PDF 3 KB

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The issue of social housing in the Spencer Dock area was raised.  The Chairperson informed the Committee that the matter is on the Agenda for the Central Area Committee meeting scheduled for 12th June.

 

Noted that the issue of illegal dumping is on the NEIC Implementation Group Agenda.

 

A meeting with all stakeholders to be arranged regarding anti-social behaviour in Little Britain Street area.

 

Noted that all Councillors wish to be invited to the Garda Youth Awards this year.

 

An open consultation should be held to look at all the options regarding St. Laurence’s Place East.  Agreed that no structure would be erected without the approval of residents.  A public meeting is to be arranged and consideration given to forming a sub-committee regarding the issue of anti-social behaviour at this location.

 

Actions agreed

 

(i)            Details of drugs seizures to be forwarded to Councillors going forward. (Chief Supt. Ward)

(ii)           Members of the Committee to forward comments to the Divisional Community Policing Office regarding the new Community Policing Plan.

(iii)          Future tenders for homeless facility operators to include a requirement to engage with An Garda Siochana at an early stage. (Dublin Region Homeless Executive)

(iv)         Letter to be forwarded to the Drugs Task Force to remind them that quarterly reports are required for this Committee. (Sandra)

(v)          A meeting regarding anti-social behaviour in Little Britain Street area to be arranged with all stakeholders. (Cllr Ray McAdam)

(vi)         All Central Area Councillors to be invited to this year’s Garda Youth Awards. (Chief Supt. Ward)

(vii)        A public meeting is to be arranged and consideration given to forming a sub-committee regarding the issue of anti-social behaviour in St. Laurence’s Place East. (Cllr Ray McAdam)

 

The next meeting of this Committee is scheduled for Monday 17th September 2018 at 10 am.