Bath CityCentre PACT Forum: Bringing residents and business owners concerns to the attention of B&NES Council and Avon&Somerset Police.
Monday, 18 September 2017
Introducing The PACT FORUM Global Initiative!
As your former Chair of PACT in the World Heritage City of Bath UK, I am truly humbled to announce to the world, the PACT FORUM Global Online Community Initiative so we as ONE can solve our issues locally!. As I have always stated, one must 'Keep it vocal to keep it local' meaning being vocal strategically (now also online) in order to take care of one's community locally. Please do log onto www.pactforum.org for further details.
Sad to loose Inspector Steve Mildren to another city but I presume they needed his expertise even more...now as your former Chair, I see that our top concerns for the city have reduced to a mere ASB and pan handlers issue which makes me wonder if we are going to need the PACT forum any longer and perhaps the active residents associations such as PERA could follow thru now with the city centre residents concerns. Finally well done everyone for your hard work in keeping our historic city of Bath in such good standing! I Miss you all dearly....Just a little reminiscence of the good old days when our (world heritage) Historic Society team with yours truly used to beautify the city such as below at the Royal Crescent ....it was so much fun!
Letter of assurance from head of our boys in blue and associate Steve as sent to the Chair of Bathwick Estate residents Association and dear friend Ms Julie Trollope quote:- I have been asked to respond to your comments following the recent City Centre PACT Meeting. Firstly can I thank you for your contribution to this particular forum which I know you have been a part from the earliest days.
As you are aware, the PACT process is an opportunity for the community to engage with lead organisations, and to influence responses to community safety related issues. The experiences discussed at the meeting, including noise, urination, vomiting and other bad behaviour fits squarely in the category, and this has been raised as a PACT Priority.
Since the meeting I have spoken with your PACT Chair to ensure that we are clear about the objectives and that appropriate action plans have been put in place.
Yesterday, I sat on the three monthly Night Time Economy Steering Group meeting, a multi-agency group set up to oversee and implement initiatives to reduce the adverse effect of the Night Time Economy by reducing, whilst promoting safety. I brought this PACT Priority to the table ensuring it was part of wider discussion.
The Alcohol Harm Reduction Scrutiny Inquiry Day held on 10/10/13, hosted by B&NES Local Authority, also covered some of the areas raised. It was agreed that tackling some of the problems associated with the unhealthy excessive consumption of alcohol, will very likely address some of the issues of anti-social behaviour and disorder we experience on our streets. Key findings and recommendations are currently being drawn up.
In the short term the local police will continue provide policing, taking positive action against those who seek to ruin everyone’s night out (and in) in Bath. We will work with partners, including licensees to promote well run establishments and sensible drinking.
I would urge people effected by such anti-social behaviour to contact us to let us know. If we are not able to respond immediately, the report will inevitably influence our patrol plans, to help us put our police officers and PCSO’s in the right place to try to prevent reoccurrence. We can be contacted at the time either on 999 if urgent, 101 if non-urgent, or via our website at www.avonandsomerset.police.uk.
As always, a full update on progress will be made at the next PACT meeting, which will be held on 8/1/14 at the Guildhall, Bath.
In the meantime, if I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to make contact.
Good day everyone
I'm sure by now you are aware that I have stepped down after a three year tenor and unfortunately will not be at the 9th April 2013 due to the fact that I'm living in Florida now and reactivated my real estate license. Not to mention that flying back and forth with my Maltese dog 'Pooki' has effected his health via anxiety attacks when I'm not around hence this difficult decision.
Moreover, I wanted to let you know that it was a privilege and an honour to serve my beloved community of thirty years, the Bath City Centre. I am pleased that crime reduced by 70% since 2010 and must commend our boys (and girls) in blue! Not to mention that we have officially be awarded the title as the cleanest city in UK due to our creative PR strategies (and a little PR input from yours truly who is also a PR agent of 20 years)... Bravo....GOD bless you all and our beloved city Bath...be assured that I will still be receiving official updates and keeping an eye from a far! lol..Mandana :0) www.MandanaInternational.com
Dear all...we had a wonderful turnout at the Council Chambers at the City of Bath UK Guildhall on 9th October 2012...issues raised are being actively solved as we speak since our meeting. As many of you know Bermuda has also reached out for our PACT Forum and we are actively establishing it thru our partnering Bermuda Police and Bermuda Gov. Here's to helping our UK overseas nationals...til next time...Your Chair, Mandana.
Dear All...let's work together to solve issues that only locals would appreciate and not a consultant!!! Even though I am a PR & business consultant by profession, I feel who better to come up with solutions than the people who actually live here and not potentially a string of consultants whose only interest is to drag solutions in order to get paid! ...so here's my suggestion of which I have also stated to Don Foster online...Email us your suggestions two paragraph solution or simply come to our next CityCentre PACT meeting on 9th October at 6:30pm in the Guildhall...
A wonderful turnout at the Council Chambers on 18th April and on behalf of the residents and the businesses of city of Bath, I am well pleased with the accomplishments of our Gov & Police department who are tackling every PACT issue raised hence I am proud to announce that since my two year tenor as Chair our PACT priorities are positively dwindling! Well done team! This has been my personal goal to be in the position of raising residents issues and the insatiable drive to follow thru with Council and our Police to resolve and achieve great results for our beloved city.
On behalf of the whole City Centre PACT forum, I was much pleased to meet with the Bermuda Government Press Secretary Mr Scott Simmons once again this time in Bath! I was glad to set up a meeting with our team at the Bath Police Station and the official meet with our Right Worshipful Mayor of Bath. Mr. simmons has indicated that PACT will absolutely be implemented in his beautiful island shortly and I look forward to being present for the glorious day! Now back to our affairs in Bath...do circle in your diaries, our next PACT meeting which will be held at the Council Chambers, Bath Guildhall on 18th April at the usual time of 6:30pm!
Yes indeed...Our First King was crowned here in Bath, at the Bath Abbey! As you should also know that we are the first in many other things including the first stamp in the world, The Penny Black, being posted from Bath! We should be very proud of our heritage.
Partners and Communities Together (PACT)
PACT meetings are public meetings - open to everyone living or spending time in a neighbourhood. They are designed to be regular meetings where members of the public raise issues and vote on which issues should be priority. A panel of key partners and stakeholders will then be tasked to action these and report on progress to the next meeting.
PACT meetings enable low level, localised community safety issues to be addressed together with partners using all available options and solutions. They enable local people (i.e. people living, working or spending time in the area) to assist with problem solving on a local level. They enable people to ‘task’ their Neighbourhood Team and other community representatives.
PACT meetings provide communities with clear information about how they can get in touch with their local Neighbourhood Beat Manager (NBM) or PCSO. By ensuring that there is an opportunity to meet the Neighbourhood Team at a local open meeting, communities will be provided with reassurance that they have access to their local team.
Our next PACT meeting is on 18th April 2012, 6:30pm at the Bath Guildhall.
As you must have heard, March is a month of many exciting events, firstly the annual Bath Half Marathon on the 11th followed by the Bath Fashion Week on the week of the 25th..now what you may not know is that our city is already being closely watch by as far a place as the island of Bermuda! So much so that a Bermuda Gov dignitary is intending to fly over and see what all the fuss is about, so let's show Mr Simmons of Bermuda how beautifully civilized we are here in Bath...in conclusion we are not just a West Country city in England that gets local attention but also international attention! Guess it must also be our recent award received for being the cleanest city in UK! I am very proud of our city and believe that together as a community we can achieve Greatness!...well done to our Police, Council, David at Tourism and Andrew at BID...and oh yes do remember to circle 18th April in your calenders for our next PACT meeting at the Guildhall...
Dear All...please note that our next quarterly meeting is on 10 January 2012 at our normal location at the Bath Guildhall...see you there and feel free to invite your neighbours too. Merry Christmas everyone and may 2012 bring you health, happiness and prosperity....From the office of your humble Chair, Mandana.