Batley and Spen

Covering : Batley, Birkenshaw, Birstall, Cleckheaton, East Bierley, Gomersal, Heckmondwike, Liversedge and surrounding areas.

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Local Priorities

Batley West

  • To disrupt and engage with nuisance youths around the Manor Way area, particularly targeting Misuse of Drugs offences and Anti-Social Behaviour. We plan to deal with this issue by increasing high visibility patrols in the area. We will also use ASB Legislation if required to prevent the youths from returning to the location if warnings are not heeded.
  • To target Anti-Social vehicle use and speeding at various locations across the Batley West ward area. We have Operation Tireminster in place which involves conducting speed checks at various locations across Batley.

Heckmondwike

  • To target Anti-Social Vehicle use & speeding at various locations across the Heckmondwike ward area. We have Operation Tireminster in place which involves conducting speed checks at various locations across Heckmondwike.
  • To target Anti-Social behaviour around Hollinbank Lane Heckmondwike after several reports of criminal damage in the area. We are working with Kirklees Council and the Anti-Social behaviour team to ensure that problem visitors to the area can no longer attend.

Cleckheaton

  • To target anti-social off road bike use on the fields at the rear of Stone Street. We plan to deal with this issue through regular patrols, the seizure of nuisance vehicles and issuing of S.59 warnings.
  • To target commercial burglary offences. We will be increasing patrols in the area and conducting crime prevention visits at local businesses. We will deviate shifts where possible for proactive patrols.

Batley East

  • To disrupt and engage with nuisance youths around the Howley Walk area, particularly targeting Misuse of Drugs offences and Anti-Social Behaviour. We plan to deal with this issue by increasing high visibility patrols in the area. We will also use ASB Legislation if required to prevent the youths from returning to the location if warnings are not heeded.
  • To target anti-social off road bike use in the Soothill area. We plan to deal with this issue through regular patrols, the seizure of nuisance vehicles and issuing of s 59 warnings. 

Birstall, Birkenshaw and East Bierley

  • To disrupt and engage with nuisance youths at Fieldhead Estate and the surrounding areas, particularly targeting off road bikes and Anti-Social Behaviour. We plan to deal with this issue by increasing high visibility patrols in the area, utilising our off road bike team and working with partners in the anti-social behaviour team to deter future behaviour.
  • To target burglary dwelling offences. We will be increasing patrols in the area and conducting crime prevention work in the area. We will also use support from colleagues across other departments to assist us. Offences will be fully investigated by the dedicated Kirklees Burglary Team and, where evidence exists, Offenders will be arrested and interviewed and all evidence passed to the Crime Prosecution Service for a charging decision.

Liversedge

  • Targeting the Misuse of Drugs offences and Anti-Social Behaviour within Windy Bank Estate. We plan to deal with this issue by increasing high visibility patrols in the area and working with Kirklees housing dealing with problem residents. A proactive operation has recently taken place where a number of males were arrested and released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.
  • To target Anti-Social Vehicle use & speeding around Hill Top, Gomersal. We will be conducting speed checks within the area.

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Kirklees District Community Trigger
A process to help repeat victims of Anti-Social Behaviour in the Kirklees area.
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