1. Intelligence analysis for problem solvers – A USA publication – Thanks to Steve Trigg for this.

2. Planning Appeal – Cardiff – Allowed in part only – Concerning extension of licensing hours - Thanks to Jon Brown South Wales for this.

3. The railway workers trained to stop suicides – Thanks to Mark Montgomery, Hertfordshire for this.

4. DOCA December Seminar - Thanks to Dr Tim Pascoe for this.

5. MPs to investigate planning policy framework – Thanks to Mark Montgomery, Hertfordshire for this.

6. Garden City guide - Thanks to Mark Montgomery, Hertfordshire for this.

7. Eddie Hughes, Kent Police – has retired.

8. High-speed rail legislation published

9. Housing figures

10. The start of a criminal career: does debut offence predict future offending? – Home Office release.

11. A ‘wet house’ where alcoholics in Northampton town centre could go to drink alcohol could be introduced to Northampton as a long-term solution to street drinking.

12. Stevens Report

13. Appeal – Bromley – ATM allowed subject to conditions – Thanks to Mick Lane, Bromley for this.

14. Crime and policing news update: November 2013

15. Make healthy environments a priority demands TCPA

16. Christmas shoppers warned to take care with online shopping – Home Office.

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1. Intelligence analysis for problem solvers – A USA publication – Thanks to Steve Trigg for this.
...intelligence analysis is “a process for making sense of a diverse array of information about crime problems created by offender groups, with the goal of reducing crime.”... The manual fills this gap by providing a practical guide to intelligence analysis, much like our earlier manual on crime analysis written for the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing... there are other questions that intelligence analysis can effectively address, such as: How do offenders commit their crimes? What circumstances help them commit their crimes? And, what countermeasures might prevent them from doing so? In short, we look beyond the “who” to address “how,” “when,” “where,” and “what.” Available at: http://www.popcenter.org/library/reading/pdfs/Intell-Analysis-for-ProbSolvers.pdf

2. Planning Appeal – Cardiff – Allowed in part only – Concerning extension of licensing hours - Thanks to Jon Brown South Wales for this.
Fat Cats was a A3 licensed premises in the in the City Centre of Cardiff which fell within an area that experienced high levels of crime and disorder. Fat Cats sought to vary conditions and extend hours from 09:00 opening to 07:00 and closing from 23:30 to 03:00. South Wales Police and Cardiff County Council successfully argued that if the appeal was allowed to increased hours from 23:30 to 03:00, this would increase capacity of the late night economy and exacerbate existing crime and disorder problems. This is the latest in a number of Welsh Government Planning Inspectorate appeals which have been dismissed as a result of strong Police evidence linking crime and disorder to late night economy issues. See attached decision.

3. The railway workers trained to stop suicides – Thanks to Mark Montgomery, Hertfordshire for this.
The article is available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25036838
On the Friday Updates of 8th March 2013 at item 3 was attached the document: ‘Guidance on action to be taken in Suicide Hotspots’.

4. DOCA December Seminar – Thanks to Dr Tim Pascoe for this.
The DOCA December Seminar is on 13 December 2013 from 10am. There are two themes to the day, with the morning focussing on Practitioner & Policy Perspectives In the afternoon, will be focussing on Contexts & Critical Perspectives. The agenda is attached. There will be lunch, coffee, time for discussion. All are welcome, members and non-members, and the event is free.
Further details and registration available on the website at: www.doca.org.uk events tab or ( http://www.doca.org.uk/#/events/4572450560 click through to December for the calendar item)

5. MPs to investigate planning policy framework – Thanks to Mark Montgomery, Hertfordshire for this.
MPs are to carry out an inquiry into the impact of the National Planning Policy Framework, it has emerged. The Communities and Local Government Select Committee is expected to start a new investigation in spring next year with its report due after the summer recess. Committee chair Clive Betts MP is reported to have said he expected a call for evidence to be made in February or March 2014.

6. Garden City guide - Thanks to Mark Montgomery, Hertfordshire for this.
Britain’s oldest planning and housing charity the Town and Country Planning Association has published a guide for communities on understanding the opportunities for development along garden city principles in their locality. The publication is called: ‘How good could it be? A guide to building better places’. The guide was launched in Parliament. It highlights opportunities for self build, allotments, and community land trusts, management of local parks and community facilities and community planning. Access the report.

7. Eddie Hughes, Kent Police – has retired.
Eddie who is well known in the CPDA and CTSA world for his knowledge and good humour ,has this week retired. He sends his gratefull thanks to all that he has worked with over the years, and we wish him well for the future.

8. High-speed rail legislation published
The Government has introduced the legislation required for its proposed new high speed rail project, known as HS2. The hybrid Bill, unveiled in Parliament on Monday, covers phase one of the rail link and a new railway between London and Birmingham. More at: http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2013/november13/281113/281113_1

9. Housing figures
A total of 10,890 new homes were completed in England over the first six months of the year, while a further 12,569 new homes were started on site, according to the latest figures published by the Homes and Communities Agency. The statistics – covering the period 1 April to 30 September – show that of the 12,569 homes started 9,970 were for affordable rent or sale; an increase of over 200 per cent on the same period last year. More at: http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/news/housing-statistics-nov13

10. The start of a criminal career: does debut offence predict future offending? – Home Office release.
Looks at the relationship between an offender’s debut offence and their future offending, using data from Police National Computer.
Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-start-of-a-criminal-career-does-debut-offence-predict-future-offending

11. A ‘wet house’ where alcoholics in Northampton town centre could go to drink alcohol could be introduced to Northampton as a long-term solution to street drinking.
The idea of tackling street drinking by building a day centre, staffed by people trained to deal with people with alcohol addictions, has been trialled successfully in parts of the UK, including Leicester and Dundee. More at: http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/crime/wet-house-for-street-drinkers-could-open-in-northampton-1-5701457

12. Stevens Report
A commission chaired by Lord Stevens, former chief of the Met Police, has called for 37 reforms of policing throughout the UK in a report published today. The so-called Independent Police Commission was set up by the then-Labour government shortly before it lost the last election.
The report is available at: http://independentpolicecommission.org.uk/uploads/37d80308-be23-9684-054d-e4958bb9d518.pdf

13. Appeal – Bromley – ATM allowed subject to conditions – Thanks to Mick Lane, Bromley for this.
This concerns an ATM in a small retail parade where youth disorder and criminality is a problem. The decision is attached.

14. Crime and policing news update: November 2013
This is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/crime-and-policing-news-update-november-2013

15. Make healthy environments a priority demands TCPA
Work together to put healthy living conditions ahead of profit, report tells planners, designers and developers
Emphasis on financial viability in planning decisions focuses attention on short-term profits for developers and ignores the long-term costs to the public purse of unhealthy places. That is one of the conclusions of a new report by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA). Available at: http://www.tcpa.org.uk/data/files/Planning_Healthier_Places.pdf

16. Christmas shoppers warned to take care with online shopping – Home Office.
Action Fraud, the City of London Police and Get Safe Online are warning consumers to take extra care when shopping for tablets, games consoles, electrical items and other Christmas gifts online.
Fraudsters conned consumers out of more than £12m over Christmas last year through online shopping and auction scams. Action Fraud received more than 10,000 reports, with the average loss to victims more than £1,700. Record numbers are expected to log-on for Christmas shopping this year – creating opportunities for retailers and bargain hunters, but also presenting opportunities for fraudsters. More at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/christmas-shoppers-warned-to-take-care-with-online-shopping