Strawberry Fair 2009 - Police Meeting - January 2009

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At Cambridge City Council’s Community Services Scrutiny Committee on the 13th of November councillors resolved to recommend, in relation to the Strawberry Fair, that:

"a meeting of police and council with stakeholders take place in January 2009 to address community response issues. "

This decision is recorded on page twelve of the minutes:
http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/public/counc...

Could you please let me know:

1. If this meeting took place. (If it did not why not?)

2. Who was invited to the meeting, and who attended.

3. What was discussed or agreed at the meeting.

If the meeting has not happened yet could you let me know if it is being arranged.

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Richard Taylor

Cambridge

http://www.rtaylor.co.uk

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http://www.rtaylor.co.uk/cambridge-straw...

Zoe Darrington, Cambridge City Council

Dear Mr Taylor

Thank you for your request for information under Freedom of
Information.

I am passing your request onto Alistair Wilson, Green Space Manager and
in accordance with the Act a full response will be sent to you within 20
days,

Kind regards
Zoe

Zoe Darrington
Secretary/ Admin Assistant

Cambridge City Council
Tel: (01223) 457853

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31/01/2009 19:27 >>>
At Cambridge City Council’s Community Services Scrutiny Committee
on the 13th of November councillors resolved to recommend, in
relation to the Strawberry Fair, that:

"a meeting of police and council with stakeholders take place in
January 2009 to address community response issues. "

This decision is recorded on page twelve of the minutes:

http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/public/counc...

Could you please let me know:

1. If this meeting took place. (If it did not why not?)

2. Who was invited to the meeting, and who attended.

3. What was discussed or agreed at the meeting.

If the meeting has not happened yet could you let me know if it
is
being arranged.

--

Richard Taylor

Cambridge

http://www.rtaylor.co.uk

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Zoe Darrington, Cambridge City Council

Dear Mr Taylor

Thank you for your request for information under Freedom of
Information.

I am passing your request onto Alistair Wilson, Green Space Manager and
in accordance with the Act a full response will be sent to you within 20
days, 2 March 2009.

Kind regards
Zoe

Zoe Darrington
Secretary/ Admin Assistant

Cambridge City Council
Tel: (01223) 457853

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31/01/2009 19:27 >>>
At Cambridge City Council’s Community Services Scrutiny Committee
on the 13th of November councillors resolved to recommend, in
relation to the Strawberry Fair, that:

"a meeting of police and council with stakeholders take place in
January 2009 to address community response issues. "

This decision is recorded on page twelve of the minutes:

http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/public/counc...

Could you please let me know:

1. If this meeting took place. (If it did not why not?)

2. Who was invited to the meeting, and who attended.

3. What was discussed or agreed at the meeting.

If the meeting has not happened yet could you let me know if it
is
being arranged.

--

Richard Taylor

Cambridge

http://www.rtaylor.co.uk

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Alistair Wilson, Cambridge City Council

Dear Richard
The meeting took place on the 12th January

All invitees attended
Mike Wilson Strawberry Fair (SF)
Alastair Roberts City Council Safer Communities Manager
Charlotte Wilson County Council Trading Standards
Vicky Skeels Police
Julie Durrant City Council
Alistair Wilson City Council
Chris Porter Police
Justin Argent SF
Jo Scott SF
Martin Twiss SF
Mandy Mowles Show & Event Security
Aaron Lemon Show & Event security
Robert Osbourn City Council Environmental Protection
Christine Allison City Council Licensing Manager
Simon Megicks Police
Debbie Kaye City Council
Chris Balmer Police

An action plan has been agreed, of which one of the items is for the
police to coordinate and chair a public stakeholder group. Amongst other
issues, this would aim to address pre event communication and the
formation of a multi-agency response unit to deal rapidly with matters
that arise during the event.

Regards
Alistair

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31/01/2009 19:27 >>>
At Cambridge City Council’s Community Services Scrutiny Committee
on the 13th of November councillors resolved to recommend, in
relation to the Strawberry Fair, that:

"a meeting of police and council with stakeholders take place in
January 2009 to address community response issues. "

This decision is recorded on page twelve of the minutes:

http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/public/counc...

Could you please let me know:

1. If this meeting took place. (If it did not why not?)

2. Who was invited to the meeting, and who attended.

3. What was discussed or agreed at the meeting.

If the meeting has not happened yet could you let me know if it
is
being arranged.

--

Richard Taylor

Cambridge

http://www.rtaylor.co.uk

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Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

No representatives of residents were invited or attended.

Local councillors, residents associations, and the friends of midsummer common ought certainly to have been invited. Perhaps the MP and appropriate members of the police authority could have been included too.