Covering : Halifax, Illingworth, Mixenden, Ovenden, Park, Skircoat, Warley and surrounding areas.
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Halifax NPT Inspector: Insp 5238 Graham
Halifax North and East
Ward Area: Illingworth & Mixenden, Ovenden and Pellon & Warley.
Lead Sergeant: PS 4235 Bentley
Lead area Problem solving officer: PC 1025 Dilnot
Halifax North and East Priority update: Set 29/09/2023
- General focus on Anti-Social behaviour in the North and East.
- To focus on road safety issues and nuisance motorbikes/ Quad Bikes being ridden around Ovenden Green.
- To monitor reports of fly-tipping and overhanging shrubbery across the Halifax North and East Area.
Update: October 2023
- Patrols have been stepped up and officers have been proactively deployed to take enforcement action against those who are identified. The council and housing have also installed bike barriers and fences around the area.
- Halifax NPT have successfully deployed Operation Heelfield to tackle the antisocial use of off-road bikes and quads in the North & East area. We are now the proud owners of two off-road bikes and have several officers specially trained in off road riding to tackle the antisocial, unlicensed, uninsured riders in our area.
Patrols have been stepped up and officers have been proactively deployed to take enforcement action against those who are identified.
Operation Heelfield Results (from 21st August 2023- 29th September 2023).
Vehicles seized for no insurance-18
Vehicle tickets issued- 15
Stop searched- 17
Vehicle seized for ASB use- 2
Vehicles seized as Stolen- 8
Persons arrested- (For variety of offences linked to vehicles) – 12
Operation Heelfield is seeing some very good results will continue with officers deployed on motorbikes with drone and traffic support.
- Calderdale Council are the lead agency for fly tipping reports and overhanging shrubbery, so any information received has been passed to the council for them to be aware of. The Community Safety Wardens have utilised this information to carry out daily patrols, by tackling the issues and dealing with the suspects (where identified). There is a planned SCG clean up on the Furness estate where there will be 2 large skips on Furness Drive and Turner Avenue South.
You can report fly tipping here: Report litter: Calderdale Council
The next safer Cleaner Greener meeting for the North and East is Friday 17th November
Ward Area: Park and Skircoat
Lead Sergeant: PS 3669 Softley
Lead Problem solving officer: PC 5141 Miah
Halifax Central Priority update: Set 27/11/2023
- To monitor reports of slippery paths and to report to the Council if any need to be cleaned or treated. Councillor Hutchinson to supply information on which streets need to be treated.
- To target issues of graffiti and drug dealing around People’s Park.
- To focus on road safety issues and speeding along the main roads through both the Park area and Skircoat Ward.
Update: November 2023
Parking on Hopwood Lane junction walnut street today with Parking Services where vehicles park on dropped kerbs covering crossings. Most of the cars belonged to local businesses who moved the cars as soon as we attended. I will re-attend with Parking Services on an evening
06/10/2023 PC 5141 MIAH:
PC MIAH arranged a joint enforcement day at Calderdale College, Francis Street on 05/10/2023 to tackle traffic breaches and speeding on Francis Street during college drop off: 12 tickets issued for stopping on Single Yellow lines. (No stopping is permitted from 08:00 to 10:00, there is street signpost indicating this and further indicated by single line marking on the kerb). 8 tickets issued for vehicles stopping on Zigzags immediately outside the main entrance of college.
Discretion was used for drivers with Disability Badges however Disability Badge holders cannot stop on Zigzag or single yellow lines with kerb markings.
This was well received by Calderdale College who have been complaining about how unsafe it is during drop off and pick up times. Police assistance is paramount as drivers do not stop for Wardens and drive off. One driver was driving off when PC MIAH was speaking to him and Warden issuing ticket as he did not want the ticket that he edged forward and hit the Warden, thankfully no injury sustained. Crime recorded - 13230553316 for this incident.
Hawmill Shift done on 02/11/23 with PC4246, various vehicles dealt with, and the following in or near to Park: along with disruption patrols within the park and a number of tickets issued to drivers for various offences.
Ward Area: Boothtown, Siddal, Southowram and Town
Lead Area Sergeant: PS 2178 Walton
Lead area Problem solving officer: PC 4982 Armstrong
Halifax Town local Priority update: Set 01/10/2023
- To reduce violent crime within the night-time economy of Halifax.
- To reduce substance misuse within the Town Centre.
- To ensure that Halifax is presented in the best possible light to visitors and to target ASB Hotspots in Halifax Town Centre.
Update: October 2023
- Targeted patrols remain in place following feedback from the community to target violent crime, drugs and alcohol misuse during the night-time economy, particularly on weekends. We will do this by working in partnership with statutory and voluntary partners, using legislation where appropriate to reduce opportunities for offending.
Pub watch meetings remain in place which quickly identify problematic/banned individuals to prevent them from entering Licensed Venues within the Town Centre.
We will continue to roll out the Pubwatch/ ShopWatch Radio Scheme which has direct links to Council CCTV/Wardens and in-turn can help prevent ASB/Violence and/or identify individuals and prevent situations from escalating
There is also a swift banning policy via Pubwatch for problematic individuals, usually identified within 24/48 hours and letters are sent explaining that they are banned and the reason why.
Operation Halcyon has also been introduced providing high visibility patrols, focusing on proactive prevention rather than reactive. This operation runs every Friday & Saturday night from 19:00 hours.
Operation Swan has been introduced on Friday and Saturday night in Halifax Town Centre providing a ‘place of safety’ and a mobile safety pod. The main focus of Op Swan is to reduce incidents of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in public spaces at night and to improve feelings of safety during the night time economy.
- Halifax NPT officers have continued targeted patrols to gather intelligence and disrupt offenders involved in the supply of drugs. We will continue to obtain warrants and to bring offenders to justice.
Public space protection orders are in place and incidents have markedly reduced.
- We Set up Operation Swan - a high visibility night time economy initiative to assist those who may need help. Already we have given advice and first aid to many people and reunited lost friends
Weekly Outreach work has continued with partners to support homeless related issues.
Theft from Shop has always been prevalent within Halifax Town Centre with prolific offenders targeting the same retail stores. We have implemented a multi-agency approach to tackle the rise in shoplifting offences.
Operation Heleveman has been set up to tackle the issue and is starting to reduce the issues
On 30/08/23 Halifax NPT organised and completed a Day of Action involving Smartmove, Woolshops Security, Liaison and Diversion and the Council Wardens. Due to the success of this deployment we aim to replicate this on a regular basis going forward.
Our Local Priorities - In Calderdale local partnership priorities are set at the six weekly Safer, Cleaner, Greener meeting. This meeting brings partners from Police, Fire, Health, Calderdale Council and local councillors, together to tackle local issues.
Each Safer Cleaner Greener area has a lead Police Sergeant and Police officer who leads on problem solving. They are supported by other officers, PCSO’s, Police staff and partnership resources.
You can suggest a local priority by:
- Speaking to local officers
- By attending Ward Forums https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/community-and-living/ward-forums
- Via your local councillor www.calderdale.gov.uk/council/councillors/councillors
- By emailing [email protected] (This mailbox should not be used for reporting a crime, suspicious incidents, anti-social behaviour or to report information)
- You can find updates on local priorities on our new pages, Social media, via ward forums and on our quarterly newsletter.
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