The Area Council Manager provided an update with respect to the Summer Holiday Internship project 2015 together with the Environment Enforcement project. It was noted that although C & K Careers Summer Holiday Internship project delivered well against outcomes, it fell short of the total number of young people enrolling on the 2015 programme despite initial positive interest from schools. 86 students from the North and North East were engaged by the end of July against a target of 120. The successful provider for summer 2016 will be expected to link in with all the eligible colleges to ensure maximum participation in the project.
The Environmental Enforcement service provided by Kingdom Security met all agreed outcomes. To date 176 fixed penalty notices (FPNs) and 58 parking charge notices (PCNs) have been issued in the area. The number of FPNs/PCNs has decreased over recent months, due to a combination of education and officers concentrating on parking contraventions. Sustainability and continued Area Council investment was discussed in relation to the future of this project.
The juvenile ‘litter pick’ case study was discussed. Juveniles committing an offence of littering are offered the opportunity to discharge the liability for the offence through attending an organised litter pick rather than a financial penalty. To date 35 juveniles have opted for the litter pick.
RESOLVED that Members note the Project Performance Reports for the Summer Holiday Internship and the Environmental Enforcement Service.