A Special Interest Area Portfolio Holder to be heard.
The Special Interest Area Holder (SIAH) for Community Engagement and Anti-Social Behaviour was heard, and the following points were made.
· The SIAH noted that the top three types of anti-social behaviour remained largely unchanged, with begging/vagrancy figures in particular being difficult to unpick. He welcomed the report regarding Operation Luscombe later on the agenda.
· The SIAH noted that the new community engagement body that had replaced the Community Scrutiny Group and the Independent Advisory Group had yet to meet for the first time, and that he recommended the new body and its impact should be reviewed after it had been in operation for six months i.e. in May 2020 at which point he proposed looking at community engagement in greater depth as part of his next SIA update.