Rural

Covering : Colne Valley, Denby Dale, Golcar, the Holme Valley, Kirkburton and surrounding areas.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD PRIORITIES

 DENBY DALE

  • To target Anti-Social Behaviour caused by youths in and around Skelmanthorpe, we will be increasing patrols in the area and working with local schools and the community.  ASB Legislation will be used to disrupt this behaviour where necessary.
  • To target burglary dwelling offences in Shelley/Shepley, we will be increasing patrols in the area and conducting crime prevention visits and leaflet drops.

KIRKBURTON

  • To target Anti-Social vehicle use, speeding and contravention of vehicle weight restrictions through Flockton Village, we will be increasing patrols in the area and conducting regular speed checks.
  • To target burglary dwelling offences in Emley, we will be increasing patrols in the area and conducting crime prevention visits and leaflet drops.

COLNE VALLEY

  • To target Anti-Social Behaviour and Knife Crime caused by youths in and around Linthwaite, Slaithwaite, Marsden and the Manchester Road corridor, we will be increasing patrols in the area and working with Safer Kirklees, local schools and the community.  ASB Legislation will be used to disrupt this behaviour where necessary.  We will also be carrying out ‘Days of Action’ where possible and with reference to the Ale Trail we will work collectively with British Transport Police and Kirklees Council.
  • To target burglary dwelling offences, we will be increasing patrols in the area and conducting crime prevention visits and leaflet distribution to residents and schools.  We will attend Neighbourhood Watch meetings and deviate shifts where possible for proactive patrols.  We will liaise with the District Crime Team and Divisional Intelligence Unit for current trends and intelligence.

GOLCAR

  • To target Anti-Social Behaviour Vehicle use specifically bikes in Golcar and Anti-Social Behaviour in Milnsbridge, we will be increasing patrols in the areas and working with Safer Kirklees, local schools and the community.  ASB legislation will be used to disrupt this behaviour where necessary. We will also be carrying out ‘Days of Action’ where possible and liaise with the Nuisance Bikes Team to combat this.
  • To target burglary dwelling offences, we will be increasing patrols in the area and conducting crime prevention visits and leaflet distribution to residents and schools. We will attend NHW meetings and deviate shifts where possible for proactive patrols. We will liaise with our District Crime Team and our District Intelligence Unit for current trends and intelligence.

 HOLME VALLEY SOUTH

Burglary Residential and Commercial

  • Neighbourhood Policing Team to carry out house to house enquiries and CCTV trawls, working with the District Crime Team in relation to possible suspects. Social media warnings / advice and community alerts to be given out in the relevant areas. 
  • Patrol Plans to be created/updated for Neighbourhood Policing Teams and Patrol teams to pay attention to the hotspot areas at peak crime times when these offences are occurring.  Crime prevention advice to be given in relation to target hardening, use of CCTV, locks and Neighbourhood Watch Groups.

Rural Crime

  • Provide a reassuring policing presence in the rural villages and around isolated farms.  Optimise opportunities to deter and apprehend offenders particularly in relation to offences of burglary.
  • PCSO’s to revisit victims of burglary offences to offer reassurance and crime prevention advice.
  • PCSO patrols in high footfall public locations regularly to provide opportunities for residents to talk about crime prevention and obtain up to date advice.
  • Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator is active in the area creating new watches and recruiting members.
  • Work with the new Holme Valley Rural Volunteers Programme which enables local volunteers to work closer with officers to share information live time during specific nights of action.  Funding that we have sourced for the scheme will provide further signage to deter offenders coming into the area.
  • Vehicle crime offences in New Mill and Wooldale area hot times are included on Ward Officers and PCSOs patrol plans.

HOLME VALLEY NORTH

Anti-Social Behaviour

  • There is an issue currently with youths and anti-social behaviour at Morrison’s in Meltham and Meltham Library. Officers and PCSOs are carrying out regular patrols, working with security staff at Morrisons plus our Anti-Social Behaviour Team to deliver ASB measures such as issuing awareness letters to youths, which puts some onus on parents regarding their behaviour – This is utilised in addition to criminal investigations.
  • Vehicle Crime offences are occurring on Wessenden Head Road and the surrounding area, the hot times are included on Ward Officers and PCSOs patrol plans daily.

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Kirklees District Community Trigger
A process to help repeat victims of Anti-Social Behaviour in the Kirklees area.
Click here to read more about the Kirklees District Community Trigger.