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									                  CAMDEN COMMUNITY &
               POLICE CONSULTATIVE GROUP
Tel: 020 7278 5459                                                             Group Administrator: Peter Ward
Fax: 020 7278 9027



MINUTES OF CCPCG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 20 JULY
2010, 7.00 PM, IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, CAMDEN TOWN HALL, JUDD STREET.


PRESENT

     Janine Griffis          Chair, CCPCG                  Lou Hart                     Camden LGBT Forum
     Yasmin Allen            Girls Boxing Skills Project   Eileen Hawkins               Resident
     Sheroo Amrolia          CFPT                          Brad Hepburn                 Anti-Harassment Grp
     Josephine Bacon         Pholiota Ltd                  Graham Holland               Bexley PCEG
     Karuna Basnayaka        Health & Welfare Trust        Simon Horvat-Marcovic        Vice Chair, CCPCG
     Mark Benbow             Camden Council                Barbara Hughes               Camden Age Concern
     Ramen Bhattacharyya     BME Elders                    Cllr Claire-Louise Leyland   Camden Council
     Manisha Bhikha          Senior Policy Officer         Nik Masters                  Resident
     Del Brenner             Regents Network               Tom McGarry                  Hampstead DMC
     Cllr Jonny Bucknell     Camden Council                Ben McPartland               Ham and High
     Insp Andrew Burton      Camden Police                 Jean Morgan                  Resident
     Charlotte Chambers      Camden New Journal            Christine Newall             RSVP
     Stefania Cisco          Church of Scientology         John Oke                     BME Alliance
     Ch Supt Dominic Clout   Borough Commander             Jackki Rolfe                 Regent's Park SNP
     Brian Coleman           Greater London Authority      Peter Rutherford             IFGR
     Tracey Coleman          Church of Scientology         Cllr Jonathon Simpson        Mayor of Camden
     Helen Cordell           Belsize RA                    Supt Roger Smalley           Camden Police
     Julie Costley           KCBNA                         Ch Insp Louis Smith          Camden Police
     Angela Davies           Camden Society                Joseph Spalter               Holborn SNP
     Willibald Davis         Camden BMEA                   June Swan                    Camden Square NA
     Lola de Costa           CASP                          Carol Thomas                 Kilburn SNP
     Edward Dennison         CHA Housing                   Anthony Tyrell               Bloomsbury SNP
     John Edwards            NW Hampstead                  Roy Walker                   Camden Town SNP
     Leon Ellenport          Treasurer, CCPCG              Frank Waters                 GOSNP
     Alice Etherington       Camden People First           Adrian Williams              Observer
     Helia Evans             Ossulston TRA                 Dominic Wilson               Camden Council
     Sam Evans               MPA                           Michael Wylde                Holborn DMC
     Chris Fagg              Gospel Oak SNP                Peter Ward                   Group Administrator
     PC Kevin Gardiner       British Transport Police
     David Genower           Camden People First           Plus the people who did not sign the attendance
     Cllr Abdul Hai          Camden Council                sheet.




1.       MAYOR’S WELCOME

1.1      The Mayor of Camden, Cllr Jonathon Simpson (JS), welcomed everyone to the
         CCPCG AGM. JS informed the meeting that in the past he had been Vice Chair of
         the CCPCG. He said the introduction of Safer Neighbourhoods had encouraged
         greater engagement between the police and local residents. JS thanked the panels
         for all the voluntary time they give to Safer Neighbourhoods.

1.2      JS said he was sad to learn that Janine Griffis (JG) would be stepping down as
         Chair of the CCPCG and thanked her for the invaluable contribution she had made
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      in making Camden safer through her leadership of the CCPCG over the past seven
      years. JS also congratulated Chief Superintendent Dominic Clout, the Borough
      Commander, who would be retiring in the autumn and this was his last public
      meeting.


2.    APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.1   Apologies for absence had been received from Jean Austin, Anju Bhatt, Peter
      Burian, Shireen Bilimoria, Susan Gorrie, Kirsten Hearn, Andrew Hill, Pauline
      Johnson, Maggie Mendy, Cllr Michael Nicolaides, Jackki Rolfe and Cllr Tom Simon.


3.    MINUTES OF THE LAST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

3.1   Helia Evans asked for her name to be added to the list of those present. Subject to
      this inclusion, the minutes were agreed as a true record. Proposed by Simon
      Horvat-Marcovic and seconded by Barbara Hughes. AGREED.


4.    PRESENTATION OF THE INCOME AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT AND
      BALANCE SHEET

4.1   JG Thanked the CCPCG Treasurer, Leon Ellenport LE, for his commitment and
      diligence carrying out his role of overseeing the CCPCG finances.

4.2   LE presented his report on the CCPCG income and expenditure. He highlighted
      that due to the MPA cutting the CCPCG’s grant to £50,000 four years ago and
      capping it at that level ever since, the MPA has effectively cut their support to the
      CCPCG by 34.5%. LE explained that because of the tight financial environment the
      Board decided not to replace Fayth Rowe, the CCPCG Outreach Officer, when she
      left in February.

4.3   Jamie Taylor proposed and seconded by Ramen Bhattacharyya that the CCPCG
      adopts the accounts and balance sheet covering the period 1 April 2009 to 31
      March 2010. AGREED.


5.    THE REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS

5.6   JG presented on behalf of the Board the CCPCG’s Annual Report 2009 -2010. JG
      said the document outlined the work of the CCPCG over the previous twelve
      months. The overriding focus for the year was ‘Partnership’, both the council and
      police invested a great deal of time and resources not just working together, but
      also including communities and other agencies. One area that particularly benefited
      was the ways in which the Partnership communicated with residents. A copy of the
      Annual Report would be placed on the CCPCG website.

5.7   JG thanked her fellow Board members for their support over the year, particularly
      Leon Ellenport, Vice Chair, Simon Horvat-Marcovic and Miles Seaman for
      producing the Police Performance Reports at all CCPCG public meetings. Finally,
      JG thanked PW for his work over the year.

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6.    APPOINTMENTS TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

6.1   PW informed the meeting that he had received ten valid nominations for the nine
      Community Representative positions available on the Board of Directors. They
      were: Leon Ellenport, Chris Fagg, Janine Griffis, Simon Horvat-Marcovic, Pamela
      Mansi, Md Abdul Salique, Miles Seaman, Joseph Spalter, Jamie Taylor and Roy
      Walker. It was proposed by JG and seconded by Simon Horvat-Marcovic that all
      ten people should be appointed Directors of the CCPCG until the next AGM.
      AGREED.


7.    APPOINTMENT OF AUDITORS FOR 2010/11

7.1   It was proposed by Roy Walker and seconded by Chris Fagg that Susan Field, be
      appointed as the Group’s accountant for 2010/11 and that the accountant’s fee
      would be delegated to the Board of Directors. AGREED.


                            END OF FORMAL BUSINESS


8.    PRESENTATION ON ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES IN CAMDEN TO HELP
      PREVENT VIOLENT EXTREMISM

8.1   Manisha Bhikha, from Camden Council and Chief Inspector Louis Smith, from
      Camden Police gave a joint presentation (attached) on their work towards
      preventing violent extremism. They explained that there were four strands to the
      preventing extremism policy; Pursue, Prepare, Protect and the area they worked
      on, Prevent. The purpose of prevent was to stop people supporting extremists or
      becoming terrorist, which was achieved by engaging communities.

8.2   Although the national focus has been on Muslim communities, Camden had
      included far-right nationalists and animal rights extremism. Their aim had been to
      challenge violent extremist ideology through talking to communities. They were
      also looking at how they could safeguard individual who were at risk of being drawn
      into violent ideology.

8.3   The police and council worked in partnership with a whole host of local
      organisations such as youth groups, community groups, faith organisations,
      schools, universities and many more to prevent people getting involved in
      extremism.

8.4   A number of concerns were raised from specific issues around; the diamond
      businesses in Hatton Garden, British foreign policy, work with young people and
      young Muslim women in particular and the over stigmatisation of Muslim
      communities. Manisha said the police and council wound be undertaking more
      engagement with young people and Muslim women. They would talk openly about
      Prevent with communities and listen to concerns whilst building relationships.

8.5   There was some discussion about the Channel Project. Mark Benbow (MB),
      Assistant Director for Community Safety, said it would follow the Safeguarding

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       model where different voluntary and statutory agencies would provide support to
       people at risk of being radicalised.


9.     CAMDEN POLICE AND PARTNERSHIP REPORT

9.1    Partnership Report: Dominic Wilson (DW) announced that the Information
       Exchange System, that brings together crime and antisocial behaviour data from
       agencies across the Partnership will soon be available to the public. DW asked for
       volunteers to trial the website before it went live.

9.2    MB provided a brief overview of the work of the Partnership which included the
       Junior Citizens event for older primary school children which had been designed to
       help them understand the consequences of getting involved in antisocial behaviour.
       MB also emphasized the importance of the CCTV operators, he gave an example
       of when they had spotted two separate individuals with potential weapons who
       were quickly apprehended by the police.

10.1   MB updated the meeting on the Kilburn Week of Action, over 100 residents were
       provided with crime prevention advice, 38 people had there bikes serviced and
       security marked, over 100 people were provided with employment and training
       advice and 55 residents were referred for home fire safety advice after a door-to-
       door visit from the Camden Fire Brigade.

10.2   Police Report: The Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent Dominic Clout
       (DC), informed the meeting that this would be his last Police Report before he
       retired in the autumn after almost three years on the borough. DC said it was right
       that he was held to account at public CCPCG meetings. DC added that very early
       on in his tenure he learnt quickly that Camden residents wanted to be consulted.
       Crime in Camden had dropped every year over the past three years thanks to the
       voluntary work of the community. DC said he would be replaced by John
       Sutherland, who was second in command in Islington.

10.3   DC informed members that a joint team of Camden and Brent officers had been
       established to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour along the Kilburn High Road.

10.4   DC was pleased that Camden had decided to continue to fund the 16 PCSO posts
       in Camden Town. DC went on on to provide crime updates.


11.    DATE OF NEXT MEETING

11.1   The next Camden CPCG AGM would take place in July 2011.




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