Name of group
Nechells Neighbourhood Tasking Group
Date and start time
19 March 2013 at 1400 hours
Location of meeting
The Pod, Nechells
In AttendanceWest Midlands Police Birmingham City CouncilSgt Dave Bates
in the Chair (DB) Alex Warsama
(AW) ASgt Kirsty Pattinson
Digbeth (KP) Russell Davey Env Health (RD)West Midlands Fire ServicePaul Johnson (PJ) AstonMark Clifton (MC) HighgateMark Crooke (MC)
Friends of Sara ParkJohn Gordon (JG)
Digbeth Residents AssocNoran Flynn (NF)
The Pod Mr Hassan (MH)
Somali Community Representative Apologies Kalsoom Zubedah Khan, Pam Pinski, John Street, Ayesha Choudhury, GailChamberlain, Val Woodward, Margaret Morcom, Eddie Howard, Inspector Dutton,Emma Gardner (EG)
St Basils, Sgt Amanda Thompson
Agenda Item Action
1. WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
Introductions were made and the Chair welcomed all to the meeting.
2. NOTES OF LAST MEETING
The notes of the previous meeting were agreed.MC said that he had requested an update from the public meeting held inDecember. He also added that he had questioned the effectiveness of thetiered system. Any issues arising from the notes would be picked up during the meeting.
3. PARTNER UPDATES/ PERFORMANCEWest Midlands Fire Service
PJ reported stats were very good as they were last month. Accidental fires - leaflet drops to raise awareness. The following weresome of the areas that are reported to be reduced from year to date stats Accidental non dwelling, Arson vehicle fires, Arson rubbish fires, Falsealarms.There was a concern last month in relation to Arson in dwellings. Arson indwellings are averaging 16 per year of which 83% involve small fires (<1metre squared) in bin rooms and communal blocks. Fire officers from Aston do inspections regularly in areas like this to put in place preventativemeasures and the fire service ask if partners can refer any sightings of thisnature.