To obtain the best results from ward panel meetings we recommend that each panel has an agenda that as closely as possible resembles the recommended agenda, as stated in the Ward Panel Handbook on page 15.
- Apologies and Introductions
- Minutes and actions from the last meeting
- Police actions on the previous priorities
- Police report on crime, ASB, ward panel survey results and activity
- Community concerns
- Agreeing priorities and actions on them
- evaluating and suggesting community contact sessions
- any other business
- date of the next meeting
It proves very beneficial if point 4 gets processed in each meeting because the majority of ward residents use the survey rather than attend in person. If all those in attendance get to know that certain points are already known through the survey, then that frees up time for other issues and those in attendance do not have to highlight this again.
Ward Priorities cannot be set by the panel if survey results are not being disclosed to the panel.
The Ward Panel Handbook states throughout the composition of membership should be wide-reaching and include local partners as well as representatives of community groups.
- page 10 the ward panel structure
- page 11 – 12 recommends community representation
- page 17 – 21 crime comparisons are very important to highlight types of crime and how they varied over time
Point 5 Community concerns can be wide-reaching and include anything from ASB to Hate etc.
Community Contact sessions, in point 7, can be addressed with Councillors attending and together with point 6, each SNT Team can actually request Assurance Patrols in conjunction with registered Police volunteers.
We ask all of you to actively communicate with your Ward Panel chair or SNT officer in charge to request an effective ward panel procedure.