Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Agenda Item X   


Subject:                    Field Officers


Date of meeting:    3 November 2022


Proposer:                 Councillor Simson

Seconder:                Councillor Bagaeen


Ward(s) affected:   All



Notice of Motion


Conservative Group



This committee:


1)    Notes that it has been four years since the Council established Field Officers, which the City’s website states are supposed to ‘bring council services out to city communities’ and ‘undertake enforcement and inspection work across different council services’;


2)    Recognises dissatisfaction among residents’ associations concerning the lack of visibility of Field Officers in the community, some of whom have never come across or met these officers;


3)    Considers that the Field Officers policy has neither worked effectively nor gained the approval of the public;


4)    Requests a report that:


a.    Examines the ongoing role of Field Officers in the City in the context of enforcement and inspection work;

b.    Considers a move to alternative arrangements in future which may be more popular among residents.


Supporting Information:


What our field officers do (