Contact: Susie Blood
Declarations of Interest
any declarations of interest.
no Declarations of Interest received at this point in the meeting.
The minutes of the Culture and Communities Scrutiny Panel held on 16 December 2021 were submitted and approved as a correct record.
following officers/ representatives will be in attendance to provide the Panel
with an overview of locality working and the impact this has had in the
community towards crime and anti-social behavior.
Parkinson- Senior Neighbourhood Development Manager
Melanie Boyce Neighbourhood Safety Officer.
Kim May Streets Ahead
Councillor Chris Cooke – Ward Councillor for Newport Ward
Sgt Steve Pattison- Cleveland Police
The Chair welcome Adam
Parkinson, Senior Neighbourhood Development Manager to the meeting along with fellow colleagues from the
Council, Streets Ahead and Cleveland Police to provide an overview of locality
working and its impact on local communities.
The Panel members were
advised of the purpose of locality working:
involves a system change to the current operational delivery model across
Council services. It seeks to achieve joined-up systems and reconfigure
relationships between statutory organisations, partners and the community. It
will involve developing collaborative approaches to address the underlying
causes of community problems and build capacity within the community in order
for residents to take charge of their own future, to have a strong voice and to
build social capital and connections within the community. It was agreed that
Locality Working would commence with two pilots in North Ormesby and Newport
The Manager outlined that one of the main
aspects of locality working was to provide communities with a strong voice and
to allow joint working with a specific area to tackle issues.
The two pilot schemes commenced in April
2020 and would run for 2 years.
A business case was drawn up at the
beginning of the pilot for each area and the Manager provided information
The Newport Ward is the 5th most deprived ward in Middlesbrough moving
from the 123rd most deprived ward nationally in 2007 to the 38th most deprived
ward in 2015.
The North Ormesby Ward is the most deprived ward in Middlesbrough and the 2nd most deprived ward in England. Newport had the 3rd highest number of recorded Racially Motivated crimes with only Central and North Ormesby having more. With all three wards having more than double the Middlesbrough average per 1,000 population.
In addition, these wards had the highest level of antisocial
behaviour per 1,000 population in 2018/19. Newport Ward had the 2nd highest
rate of female victims of violent crime per 1,000 population in 2018/19 with
only North Ormesby having more. When looking at alcohol related hospital
admissions to James Cook University Hospital, Newport Ward had the 3rd highest
number of admissions in 2018/19 and in the previous year it was 2nd highest.
When looking at alcohol and substance related ambulance pick-up data, Newport
Ward had the 3rd highest level of recorded pick-ups with only North Ormesby and
Central having higherlevels. When looking at incidents reported to
Middlesbrough Council in 2019, Newport Ward had the highest number of low level
antisocial behaviour and environmental crimes and 2nd highest level of
From consultation, and data, a number of
high level objectives were put in place for each area:
satisfaction in environmental standards
perception of community cohesion
physical appearance of neighbourhood
customer experience (Council and partners)
outcomes for children
The Panel were made aware that each objective was tracked through 7 overarching action plans in each locality and has an assigned officer. ... view the full minutes text for item 21/20
Chair's OSB Update
will provide a verbal update from the meeting held on 18 January 2022.
provided a verbal update from the Overview and Scrutiny Board meeting held on
18 January 2022.
That the update be noted.
Any other urgent items which in the opinion of the Chair, may be considered.
meeting of the scrutiny panel would be held on 10 March 2022.