Public Board Meeting - Edinburgh

22 June 2017
Carlton Hotel, 19 North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1SD

The public session of this meeting is open for members of the public, interested parties and media representatives to attend. Please confirm your attendance in advance by email to or telephone 01786 896 878.  

For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will be available to watch live or recorded (within one hour of the meeting) through our Livestream broadcast:

PUBLIC QUESTIONS: The Board welcomes suggested questions in advance of Public Board meetings.
Questions must be submitted in advance via e-mail to the SPA at the
following address: and questions should arrive no later than
noon on 21 June 2017. While every effort will be made to raise relevant questions during the
Board's consideration, we cannot guarantee that every question will be addressed at the meeting.

In line with our standing orders, the papers for this meeting will be available on Monday 19th June 2017 with the exception of Agenda Item 8 which will be published on Tuesday 20th June 2017. 

Date: Thursday 22 June 2017
Time: PUBLIC Session:  13:00 – 16:00
Venue:  Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh
Chair:  Andrew Flanagan

1. Introduction / Welcome * - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA

1.1  Chair’s Opening Remarks
1.2  Apologies
1.3  Declarations of Interest
1.4  Any other business

2. Minute and Actions from previous meeting: * (For Approval) - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA
2.1  Minute of Board Meeting held 25 May and 7 June 2017
2.2  Rolling Action Log

3. Matters Arising - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA

4. Business Conducted Since Last meeting held 7 June 2017 (verbal update) * (For Ratification) - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA

5. Summary Note from Closed Session Board Meeting held on 7 June 2017 - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA


6. Chief Constable’s Report * - Chief Constable, Philip Gormley

7. Financial Report – Indicative End Year Outturn -  CFO, James Gray, PS

8. 2026 Strategy – Serving a Changing Scotland:

8.1   Final draft 2026 Strategy for Policing (For Approval) - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA/Chief Constable, Philip Gormley
8.2   Draft 3 Year Transformation Implementation Plan Progress - DCO David Page, PS 
8.3   Draft 3 Year Financial Plan Progress - CFO James Gray, PS
8.4   SPA Governance Arrangements - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA

9. Estates: (For Approval)
9.1    Relocation of Haddington Police Station to shared accommodation at the
Headquarters of East Lothian Council at John Muir House, Haddington
- Gordon Downie, PS

10. SPA Corporate Governance Framework:
10.1   Review of Governance in Policing Implementation – End of Project Report - John Foley, CEO, SPA
10.2   SPA Corporate Governance Framework – Six Months’ Review Terms of Reference (Verbal) - David Hume, SPA Board Member
10.3   SPA Board Committee Membership (For Approval) - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA
10.4   HMICS Inspection of the SPA - Phase 1 Review of Openness and Transparency - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA

11. SPA Chief Executive’s Report * - John Foley, CEO, SPA

12. SPA Independent Custody Visiting Report - John McCroskie, SPA

13. Committee Chair’s Reports (Public and Closed Session): * - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA
13.1   Audit (no report due for this meeting)
13.2   Finance
13.3   People
13.4   Policing (no report due for this meeting)

14. Board Workplan * - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA

15. AOB * - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA

16. DATE OF NEXT MEETINGS: - Andrew Flanagan, Chair, SPA
CLOSED SESSION - Wednesday 9 August 2017,
Pacific Quay, Glasgow
PUBLIC SESSION - Thursday 24 August 2017,