- Police, Fire and Crime Plan 2021-26
- Fire and Rescue Service
- Information & Transparency
- Victims’ Services – Voice
- Force Performance
- Your Local Policing Teams
14th January 2022
1. Welcome and introductions
PFCC Stephen Mold (SM)
Paul Fell (PF)
Helen King (HK)
Nicci Marzec (NM)
Louise Sheridan (LS)
DCC Simon Nickless (SN)
ACO Paul Bullen (PB)
Colleen Rattigan (CR)
Vaughan Ashcroft (VA)
SM welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Apologies were accepted from CC Nick Adderley
2. Previous minutes and action log
3. Budget 2022/2023
The Commissioner requests a paper in relation to the final budget requirements and settlement for Northamptonshire Police for the financial year 2022/2023 to include treasury management and reserve strategies.
Action – Chief Constable Adderley to provide the Commissioner with an update on regional and sub-regional collaborations and that they are fit for purpose.
Action – SN to discuss PCSO establishment with the Chief Constable.
The Commissioner received this paper and offered his thanks to everyone for the work undertaken to present a balanced budget over three years.
The Commissioner welcomed the ambition being shown by the Chief Constable and his senior team to identify savings in the core budget that would assist ongoing investments in areas of operational business.
There was a discussion about several investment proposals from the Chief Constable. It was agreed that if the Force made the savings proposed and, with the agreed use of balancing reserves, the proposed three-year budget was affordable. This was commended by the Commissioner.
During the discussion on the investment proposals, it was made clear by the Commissioner that while these appeared to be affordable, he would wish to discuss these in more details with the Chief Constable before agreeing to them and as such, given the viability of the budget proposals, this could be agreed at the next accountability board meeting on 8th February.
4. Budget conditions letter update
The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner agreed a budget conditions letter with the Chief Constable as part of the budget setting process for 2021/2022.
The Commissioner requires a report outlining progress, to this point in implementation and progress of the matters agreed in this letter.
Action – DCC Nickless to provide an update on the Brand work being manged by Corporate Comms.
Assurance Statement :
The Commissioner agreed that in most areas there had been positive progress and he thanked the Force for this.
There was a discussion about progress in relation to interoperability; Whilst the Commissioner was satisfied that progress on the enabling services agenda was positive, he was less assured in relation to the operational interoperability workstreams.
He also reiterated that he wished to quickly see the promised PCSO review.