West-Central Area Committee Thursday 24 Feb

The next meeting of the West-Central Area Committee is taking place on Thursday 24th February at 7.30pm at Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces.

Among the items of interest to Market Ward this time are:

  • Discussion on the problem of anti-social behaviour associated with the night-time economy. Arising from a series of reports of this from residents last time, it was agreed that an inter-agency report should be brought to the next meeting to identify trends and data, the measures that are already in place, and the existence of additional options. This report has been prepared and is on the agenda. The chair will be enabling residents as well as councillors to contribute to the discussion. There is, in our opinion, a particularly positive response from the Police.
  • The launch of a consultation period on Council licensing policy on Sex Establishments. This arises out of new powers for licensing authorities to license lap dancing clubs and similar venues in the same way as they already do for sex shops.
  • A presentation on the Census
  • Planning applications, including one in the City Centre: to change the use of 60 King Street from retail to a restaurant/pub. A number of representations have been received against this. Officers are recommending approval with certain conditions.
  • The normal Open Forum for questions to Councillors and Officers.

The full Area Committee agenda, including all the reports, can be found using this link:

At the last Area Committee meeting views were gathered on the proposed 3-year priorities to be adopted by the city-wide Community Safety Partnership. These are important because they become the focus for projects supported by the Police together with other agencies within the partnership. Having taken account of this and other input, the Partnership has now adopted the following 3 priorities:

  • Alcohol-related Violent Crime in the City Centre
  • Repeat Incidents of Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Repeat Incidents of Domestic Violence

For the first year it will also treat the Reduction of Re-Offending as a priority, until it is addressed by the new Integrated Offender Management scheme. A plan to support each of these is under preparation, which you can read using this link: