Democracy - Decision details

Decision details

Decommissioning of the Community Alarm Service

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Due to the need to invest in the community alarm service, an options appraisal had been completed. Following the conclusion of the review, the proposal was to close the Council’s community alarm service and to arrange for the service to be transferred to another provider. This decision would provide a sustainable service for residents and reduce the need for capital investment in a non-statutory service.


A motion was MOVED by Cllr Mrs Pearson and SECONDED by Cllr Russell to agree the recommendations in the report.


Following a discussion a vote was taken and it was RESOLVED that: Members are asked to:


R1. To approve the closure of the Council’s Community Alarm service.


R2. To give delegated authority to the Corporate Director (Housing and Community Safety) to oversee the selection of the organisation that will take on the Community Alarm Service.


Reasons for Recommendation

To ensure that service users of the Council’s community alarm service have access to a good quality, sustainable service and for the Council to avoid making a significant capital investment in a non-statutory service.

Publication date: 16/07/2021

Date of decision: 05/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 05/07/2021 - Environment, Enforcement & Housing Committee

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