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MINUTES OF MEETINGS

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Rec'd 8.4.14

THE AFAN TAWE NEDD NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

ASSOCIATION.

 

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held at

Neath Civic Centre on Thursday 25th April 2013

 

1. Chairman Alun Thomas welcomed Assistant Crime Commissioner Mr David Francis and outlined a slight change in respect of the Agenda.

2. Members present

 

Tim Ambler                        Godrergraig                        Victoria Arnold                        Godgrergraig

Angela Thomas                        GCG                                    Brian John                        Cwmavon

Eddie Mason                        Sandfields West                        Jean Mason                        Sandfields West

John Francis                        Margam Village                                                Godrergraig

SGT Tony Powe            S W Police                        Mary P Williams            S W Police

Mike Oliver                        Delffordd Rhos                        Gwenda Smart                        Polenna

Cled Griffin                        Rhiwlas                        Alun Thomas                        G.C.G.           

M A Shorney                         Aberavon                        Michelle Shorney            Aberavon

Pat Rundle                        Aberavon                        CA Briggs                        Taibach

David Scourfield            Safer NPT

 

3. Apologies

 

Liz Keenan                        Velindre                        Alan Keenan                        Velindre

Hadrian Gower                        Baglan

 

4. Minutes of last AGM 12.01.2012 accepted.

 

Item 6 should read £2001.62 not £200.62.

 

5. Chairperson’s Report

 

Chair Alun Thomas reported on the recent GCG project and interagency working with the Fire Service promoting Fire Safety – the Fire Service had a total of 200 referrals as a result of the project. £900 sponsorship was raised for the project which also allowed for NHS signs to be erected in the area and the purchase of security pens and window stickers.

Communication developments have involved the launch of the internet website as well as the Chair’s newsletter which involves 78 emails to schemes and hard copies to a further 12 members. The working relationship with Community Safety department is excellent, sponsoring the Schools Road Safety Quiz over the last two years. We are now identifying funding opportunities to fulfil future projects.

 

Finally, the Chair thanked the Police for the office at the Police Station and reminded members they are welcome to attend.

 

6.Community Safety Report

 

Sergeant Tony Powe reported current trends in local crime issues, a drop in reported ASB incidents but increase in theft from motor vehicles. Several projects have been carried out involving licensing, metal theft, Trading Standards, speaking to hard to reach groups. Community Safety partnership is working very well with NHW, sharing info etc.

 

Mary Williams outlined a number of joint projects with Community Safety Partnership and NHW including theft from motor vehicles, Cold Callers, Rogue Trader work, ongoing project with NPT Libraries giving out important messages, cold caller info and promoting NHW to vulnerable and housebound residents.

 

A number of talks have been given to organisations and groups in the community, messages given out via local radio stations. The group was advised of forthcoming dates and venues of South Wales Police mobile police station.

 

Action:                        Mary to email information out regarding Mobile Police Station

 

The Chair handed over to Life President Mr Brian John who welcomed Mr David Francis, Assistant to the Police and Crime Commissioner.

 

Mr David Francis thanked Brian John and the Chair for the invitation to the meeting. He stated that whist serving in the Police Service he actively supported Crime Prevention and NHW groups. He outlined the role of the senior team within the PCC. It involves a new role from the old Police Authority in that the PCC is elected and has responsibility to appoint the Chief Constable and work together to produce a Crime and Police Reduction Plan. Other partners to play their part - to meet with the public, maintain good links with local authorities and demonstrate that the crime reduction plan is working. This should see a change in communities, making sure police and PCSOs are more effective and increase numbers. He outlined the tax precept was 7% in local council taxes which resulted in an additional 48 PCSOs being employed.

 

Mr Francis engaged in a Question and Answer session with members and several questions were asked regarding PCSO powers, charge to the public for use of 101 system, linking NHW website to PCC website, reduction of police staff as a result of recently announced crime figures. Mr Francis was unable to give a definitive answer to the 101 query but stated he would send a written reply to the Chair.

 

Mr Francis was thanked by the Chair for his attendance and participation within the meeting. Mr Francis responded by saying he would be pleased to attend again in the future.

 

The Chair returned to the Business meeting.

 

  1. Auditor’s Report

Report was presented by Eddie Mason. Cled Griffin pointed out that the monies accredited to him are for IT services. Alun Thomas stated that monies accredited to him are for transport costs. Mr John Francis informed the meeting that the Margam Village CHCA would be making a donation to the Afan Tawe Nedd NHW Association. The Chair thanked Eddie and Jean Mason for conducting the audit.

 

8.Election of Officers

 

Brian John took over the chair and asked for nominations, the serving officers having stood down.

Alun Thomas was re elected as chair. .

            Tony Briggs was elected as Vice Chair

            Gwenda Smart was re elected as Treasurer

            Michelle Shorney was elected as Secretary

             Alan Keenan was re elected as Police Liaison Officer

             Cled Griffin was re elected as Communications Officer

6+  

Alun Thomas resumed the chair

 

9.Any other business

 

Mike Oliver highlighted the problem of speeding on the A474 Neath to Pontardawe  and through Rhos, he pointed out several new areas in which to locate speed cameras.

 

Action:             SGT Tony Powe to follow up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M  r David Cheeseborough (Godrergraig) highlighted continued problems with speeding at the traffic light leading into the estate

 

Action:             PCSO Dominic Edgell to get stats for the area and make contact with Cllr Rosalyn Davies

                        SGT Tony Powe to chase up and speak to Road Safety Team

 

The next AGM was arranged for 24th April 2014, date to be confirmed closer to the date

 

Quarterly Meeting for the next year are as follows:  25th July 2013

                                                                                   24th October 2013

                                                                                   23rd January 2014

 

Brian John thanked the group for his invite to the meeting.

 

Alun Thomas thanked everyone for their attendance and c

 

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held at

Neath Civic Centre on Thursday 25th April 2013

(copied and pasted from a Microsoft Word document)

 

1. Chairman Alun Thomas welcomed Assistant Crime Commissioner Mr David Francis and outlined a slight change in respect of the Agenda.

 

2. Members present

 

Tim Ambler                 Godrergraig                 Victoria Arnold                        Godgrergraig

Angela Thomas                        GCG                            Brian John                   Cwmavon

Eddie Mason                Sandfields West                        Jean Mason                  Sandfields West

John Francis                 Margam Village                                               Godrergraig

SGT Tony Powe          S W Police                   Mary P Williams          S W Police

Mike Oliver                 Delffordd Rhos                        Gwenda Smart             Polenna

Cled Griffin                 Rhiwlas                        Alun Thomas               G.C.G.

M A Shorney               Aberavon                     Michelle Shorney         Aberavon

Pat Rundle                   Aberavon                     CA Briggs                    Taibach

David Scourfield          Safer NPT

 

3. Apologies

 

Liz Keenan                  Velindre                       Alan Keenan                Velindre

Hadrian Gower                        Baglan

 

4. Minutes of last AGM 12.01.2012 accepted.

 

Item 6 should read £2001.62 not £200.62.

 

5. Chairperson’s Report

 

Chair Alun Thomas reported on the recent GCG project and interagency working with the Fire Service promoting Fire Safety – the Fire Service had a total of 200 referrals as a result of the project. £900 sponsorship was raised for the project which also allowed for NHS signs to be erected in the area and the purchase of security pens and window stickers.

Communication developments have involved the launch of the internet website as well as the Chair’s newsletter which involves 78 emails to schemes and hard copies to a further 12 members. The working relationship with Community Safety department is excellent, sponsoring the Schools Road Safety Quiz over the last two years. We are now identifying funding opportunities to fulfil future projects.

 

Finally, the Chair thanked the Police for the office at the Police Station and reminded members they are welcome to attend.

 

6.Community Safety Report

 

Sergeant Tony Powe reported current trends in local crime issues, a drop in reported ASB incidents but increase in theft from motor vehicles. Several projects have been carried out involving licensing, metal theft, Trading Standards, speaking to hard to reach groups. Community Safety partnership is working very well with NHW, sharing info etc.

 

Mary Williams outlined a number of joint projects with Community Safety Partnership and NHW including theft from motor vehicles, Cold Callers, Rogue Trader work, ongoing project with NPT Libraries giving out important messages, cold caller info and promoting NHW to vulnerable and housebound residents.

 

A number of talks have been given to organisations and groups in the community, messages given out via local radio stations. The group was advised of forthcoming dates and venues of South Wales Police mobile police station.

 

Action:                        Mary to email information out regarding Mobile Police Station

 

The Chair handed over to Life President Mr Brian John who welcomed Mr David Francis, Assistant to the Police and Crime Commissioner.

 

Mr David Francis thanked Brian John and the Chair for the invitation to the meeting. He stated that whist serving in the Police Service he actively supported Crime Prevention and NHW groups. He outlined the role of the senior team within the PCC. It involves a new role from the old Police Authority in that the PCC is elected and has responsibility to appoint the Chief Constable and work together to produce a Crime and Police Reduction Plan. Other partners to play their part - to meet with the public, maintain good links with local authorities and demonstrate that the crime reduction plan is working. This should see a change in communities, making sure police and PCSOs are more effective and increase numbers. He outlined the tax precept was 7% in local council taxes which resulted in an additional 48 PCSOs being employed.

 

Mr Francis engaged in a Question and Answer session with members and several questions were asked regarding PCSO powers, charge to the public for use of 101 system, linking NHW website to PCC website, reduction of police staff as a result of recently announced crime figures. Mr Francis was unable to give a definitive answer to the 101 query but stated he would send a written reply to the Chair.

 

Mr Francis was thanked by the Chair for his attendance and participation within the meeting. Mr Francis responded by saying he would be pleased to attend again in the future.

 

The Chair returned to the Business meeting.

 

7.     Auditor’s Report

Report was presented by Eddie Mason. Cled Griffin pointed out that the monies accredited to him are for IT services. Alun Thomas stated that monies accredited to him are for transport costs. Mr John Francis informed the meeting that the Margam Village CHCA would be making a donation to the Afan Tawe Nedd NHW Association. The Chair thanked Eddie and Jean Mason for conducting the audit.

 

8.Election of Officers

 

Brian John took over the chair and asked for nominations, the serving officers having stood down.

Alun Thomas was re elected as chair. .

            Tony Briggs was elected as Vice Chair

            Gwenda Smart was re elected as Treasurer

            Michelle Shorney was elected as Secretary

             Alan Keenan was re elected as Police Liaison Officer

             Cled Griffin was re elected as Communications Officer

6+  

Alun Thomas resumed the chair

 

9.              Any other business

 

Mike Oliver highlighted the problem of speeding on the A474 Neath to Pontardawe  and through Rhos, he pointed out several new areas in which to locate speed cameras.

 

Action:            SGT Tony Powe to follow up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M  r David Cheeseborough (Godrergraig) highlighted continued problems with speeding at the traffic light leading into the estate

 

Action:            PCSO Dominic Edgell to get stats for the area and make contact with Cllr Rosalyn Davies

                        SGT Tony Powe to chase up and speak to Road Safety Team

 

The next AGM was arranged for 24th April 2014, date to be confirmed closer to the date

 

Quarterly Meeting for the next year are as follows:  25th July 2013

                                                                                   24th October 2013

                                                                                   23rd January 2014

 

Brian John thanked the group for his invite to the meeting.

 

Alun Thomas thanked everyone for their attendance and closed 




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