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									Quarterly report March Performance Audit 2007




Clackmannanshire Community Safety Partnership: Antisocial Behaviour Strategy Progress Report
Area of activity        Description                  Contact              Current status                            Comments/ Issues
Implementation of the ASB Act: measures
Antisocial Behaviour    Preventative orders to       Janice McCrum -      5 interim and 3 full ASBOs currently in
Orders (ASBOs)          protect victims of ASB and Council/ Legal         force
                        the wider community from     Services; Stuart
                        further acts of antisocial   McQueen - Council/
                        behaviour.                   CALM Team
ASBOs on conviction     Establishment of working     Janice McCrum -      None in place locally; joint working on   Feedback from the Scot Exec that
                        practices between Sheriffs/ Council/ Legal        development of local process has          Crown Office and the Court Service
                        PF and Legal Services for    Services; Stuart     begun.                                    are currrently in discussion re.
                        sentencing option of and     McQueen - Council/                                             responsibilities and guidance for
                        ASBO on conviction           CALM Team                                                      criminal ASBOs
ASB Notices (ABNs)      Administering notices        Ian Doctor           None currently in force. See also
(Part 7)                                                                  below.
Registration of Private Part 7 & 8 of ASB Act        Ian Doctor - Council Grant allocation to be directed
Landlords               require registration of all  Environmental Health towards engagement of Officer to deal
(Part 8)                private landlords in the                          with registration and enfocement of
                        Council area                                      Parts 7 & 8. Approvals to be sought
                                                                          for such use of grant.
Acceptable Behaviour    Establishment of procedures Stuart McQueen -      Police and CALM team have agreed a
Contracts (ABCs)        to implement ABCs            Council CALM Team draft process for dealing with Youth
                                                                          ASB which includes utilising ABC's.
                                                                          To be presented to Education, Youth
                                                                          Services and Social Work at the next
                                                                          YJRAG meeting on 20th February
Parenting Orders        Establishment of procedures Council Child Care    Preventative family support in place;     There is no current use of Parenting
                        and provision for Parenting                       framework for potential orders            Orders in Scotland
                        Orders                                            established.
Central Register of     Establishment and            Stuart McQueen -     Register established
ASBOs                   maintenance of a central     Council CALM Team
                        register of all ASBOs issued
                        in the Clacks area




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Clackmannanshire Community Safety Partnership: Antisocial Behaviour Strategy Progress Report
Area of activity         Description                 Contact           Current status                         Comments/ Issues
Graffiti removal notices Establishment of procudures Ewart McAuslane - Trial of graffiti identfication and
                         for enforcement of graffiti Council           removal system linked to the LEAMS
                         removal under Act           Environmental     streetcare outputs underway; will be
                                                     Services          reviewed before a position is taken on
                                                                       graffiti removal enforcement.
Fixed Penalty Notices for Establishment of procedures Ewart McAuslane -            Notices for dog-fouling in place.    Procedures will be modified to allow
Littering, Fly-tipping, Dog- for issuing FPNs by Council litter & fly-tipping; Ian                                      for fly-tipping and littering
fouling                      employees for litter, fly-  Doctor - dog fouling                                           enforcement
                             tipping & dog fouling

Ban on selling spray       Procedures for enforcement Trading Standards           Complete                              Enforcement issue similar to other
paint to U16s                                                                                                           legislative enforcement by Trading
                                                                                                                        Standards (eg. sale of cigarettes to
                                                                                                                        minors).
Restriction of Liberty     Preparation of procedures      Council Criminal        None in place locally                 Only 4 used in period up to
Orders: extension to       and processes for RLOs         Justice & Child Care                                          September 2006: Dundee, Glasgow,
U16s                                                                                                                    Kilmarnock
Supervision                Establishment of Intensive     Council Child Care      None in place locally                 Subject of pilot elsewhere - awaiting
requirements -             Support and Monitoring                                                                       evaluation
conditions restricting     Services to provide this
movements                  provision
Community Reparation       Preparation of procedures      Council Criminal        None in place locally                 Subject of pilot in specific areas:
Orders: new orders for     and processes for CROs         Justice                                                       Dundee, Highland, Inverclyde.
people aged 12 or over
Dispersal of Groups        Establishment of procedures Sgt. Neil Wilson -         Dispersal Order enforced in Sauchie   Report to Community Safety
                           allowing enforcement of     Central Scotland           at end of 2006.                       Partnership in February.
                           legislation complete        Police

Closure of premises        Establishment of procedures Sgt. Neil Wilson -         None in place locally
                           allowing enforcement of     Central Scotland
                           legislation complete        Police




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Clackmannanshire Community Safety Partnership: Antisocial Behaviour Strategy Progress Report
Area of activity    Description                 Contact              Current status                                   Comments/ Issues
Seizure of vehicles Establishment of procedures Sgt. Neil Wilson -   Warnings issued 29
                    allowing enforcement of     Central Scotland     Vehicles seized 1
                    legislation complete        Police               Failed to stop 1

Fixed Penalty Notices for Procedures for enforcement      Sgt. Neil Wilson -   Evaluation of pilot in Tayside to be
minor crime               of FPNs for a number of         Central Scotland     rolled out across Scotland. Central
                          minor crimes                    Police               Scotland procedures in development
Other supporting areas of work
Information sharing       Protocol covering agencies      Sgt. Neil Wilson -   Final approval from main signatories
                          in Forth Valley allowing        Central Scotland     in September 2006; currently being
                          exchange of information in      Police               circulated to Registered Social
                          relation to ASB under                                Landlords for consideration.
                          Section 139 of the Act
Forth Valley GIS          Proposal to develop tri-        Douglas Ralph        Funding for project granted from       Current development on the estate
Information Sharing       council and police electronic                        COSLA Innovation Fund. First           management module will use the
Project                   GIS based information                                meeting of the project board held in   intergrated software application of the
                          system to be applied to ASB                          January 2007.                          GIS project.

Problem Solving           Training in identification and Christine MacLean     40 people now trained in problem       Funding from the Scot Exec will allow
Training                  dealing with the root                                solving techniques; approaches being   a further round of training after April
                          cause(s) of problems                                 implemented via the ASB Operational    2007. Further training options are
                                                                               Group                                  also currently being investigated.
Training to deal with     Procedures and skills for       Douglas Ralph        7 Community & 4 Estate Wardens
ASB complaints            dealing with complaints.                             trained; estate management module
                                                                               training scheduled for March 2007;
                                                                               will include all Housing Officers
Trained mediators         Staff with mediation skills to Karen Hay - Council   14 mediators trained and operational
across the Partnership    address ASB issues.            CALM Team




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Clackmannanshire Community Safety Partnership: Antisocial Behaviour Strategy Progress Report
Area of activity       Description               Contact             Current status                        Comments/ Issues
Noise complaints       Noise complaints referred Karen Hay - Council In year 06-07 (to date) 19 mediation
addressed via the      and dealt with via scheme CALM Team           cases referred. Of these 5 reached
Professional Mediation                                               agreement;12 resulted in one or more
Scheme                                                               parties choosing to withdraw; 1 where
                                                                     the mediator deemed mediation not
                                                                     appropriate; 1 currently ongoing.
Incorporating crime    New developments adhere    PCs John Baxter &      All Ochilview Housing Association
prevention through     to secure by design        Craig Rankine -        properties are compliant. Presentation
environmental design   principles.                Central Scotland       made to Council Planning Department
principles into new                               Police                 in January 2007; relationship to be
private housing                                                          developed further.
developments
Providing support to   Referral systems/          Sgt. Billy Drummond - Police and ASB Team both have
victims of ASB         Reassurance visits         Central Scotland      referral mechanisms to Victim Support
                                                  Police                for victims of ASB.
                                                  Douglas Ralph
Implementation of strategy: key roles
Community Safety        Community Planning Theme Chair: Supt Gavin       Partnership meets quarterly; ASB         Longer term view to combined
Partnership             Team: strategic lead on ASB Buist - Central      reports from Policy Exec &               Community Safety/ ASB strategy: to
                                                    Scotland Police      Operational Groups                       be confirmed
ASB Policy Group        ASB policy & strategy       Chair: Elaine        Has been meeting quarterly following     Agreed 20th Feb that will in future
                        review; monitoring Outcome McPherson - Council   Partnership to progress policy issues.   meet prior to Partnership to better
                        Agreement                   Strategic Policy                                              inform decision making at Theme
                                                                                                                  Team level.




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Clackmannanshire Community Safety Partnership: Antisocial Behaviour Strategy Progress Report
Area of activity      Description                Contact                Current status                           Comments/ Issues
ASB Operational Group Coordinating implemetation Chair: Douglas Ralph - Monthly meetings now established         Membership of the Operational
                      of ASB strategy; lead on   ASB Co-ordinator       following Central Scotland Police        Group will be kept under review with
                      multi-agency problem                              Tactical Tasking and Co-ordinating       additional membership sought from
                      solving                                           Group; information sharing and           eg. Housing Management & Social
                                                                        problem solving approaches are           Services. The core membership will
                                                                        bedding in.                              be supplemented where this is
                                                                        Recent joint working through the         necessary according to the issues in
                                                                        Operational Group has resulted in the    hand.
                                                                        granting of one full and one interim
                                                                        ASBO relating to individuals in
                                                                        dwelling houses which have been
                                                                        acting as magnets for ASB.
ASB Outcome           Links outcomes in strategy Christine MacLean - Revised OA accepted by Scot Exec in         Annual report for 2006 - 2007 due
Agreement (OA)        to Scot Exec funding for   Council Strategic      late 2006. Now more focused on           April 30th.
                      ASB                        Policy                 dedicated funding stream. Funding for
                                                                        2007 - 08 confirmed.
Noise Investigation   Establishment of Joint     Ian Doctor - Council Staff recruited and joint team              Two main challenges face the team:
Team                  Clacks & Stirling Noise    Environmental Health established. Protocols established          1) Raising the public awareness of
                      Investigation Team through                        between Stirling Council Call Centre &    the service they provide and 2) to be
                      Scot Exec Part 5 funding                          Central Scotland Police Control           satisfied that the resolution adopting
                                                                        Centre                                    the Part 5 powers covers the periods
                                                                                                                  when most noise problems are
                                                                                                                  occuring
Joint ASB Team:         Community Wardens           Douglas Ralph         1 Supervisor; 6 Community Wardens; 1 Warden post presently vacant;
Community Wardens &     working alongside dedicated                       1 Environmental Link Warden posts. resource based on short-term funding
Police Officers         Community Police Officers                         Patrols cover all areas in Clacks. Main to end in March 2008. Work ongoing
                                                                          focus is community safety/ wellbeing; to look at sustainability.
                                                                          youth issues; noise; dog fouling & fly-
                                                                          tipping




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Clackmannanshire Community Safety Partnership: Antisocial Behaviour Strategy Progress Report
Area of activity    Description                Contact               Current status                           Comments/ Issues
ASB Analyst         Appointment of Analyst to  Sgt. Billy Drummond - Analyst took up post in July 2006.       Current intelligence based on Police
                    support Community Safety Central Scotland        Problem profiles for Sauchie &           Systems. Need to facilitate access to
                    Partnership                Police                Tillicoultry completed; intelligence     Council held information - this is
                                                                     gathered prior to and during Dispersal   being progressed under supervision
                                                                     Order in Sauchie. Providing ongoing      of the ASB Policy Group. Some
                                                                     support to Operational Group in          progress has been made.
                                                                     identifying emerging problems: a         Tasking process for the Analyst will
                                                                     monthy priority report is circualted     be agreed this month.
                                                                     prior to meetings of the group.
                                                                     Specialist profiles also being made
                                                                     available such as one on vandalism in
                                                                     Alva.
CALM Team           Deals with most complex    Douglas Ralph         Ongoing key role in strategy             Two posts currently vacant; steps to
                    cases of ASB                                     implementation and membership of         fill are in process; see below for
                                                                     Operational Group.                       figures on cases addressed via
                                                                                                              Professional Mediation Scheme




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