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

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Neighbourhood Priorities

Lead Area Inspector for all priorities: Insp 2624 Briggs

 

Ward Area: Dearne Valley

Local Priority Lead Sergeant: PS 4357 Ramsden

Local Priority Problem Solving Officers: PC 4502 Addy, PC 4113 Curry, PC 3048 Fox, PC 3920 Rashid

Clayton West area: Set October 2023

  • To target youth anti-social behaviour, including Fires being set, in and around Cliffe Woods, Clayton West during the evenings and weekends, continuing to utilise our darker nights plan. We will conduct increased high visibility patrols in the area and liaising with partners in an effort to address the issues and proactively identify and deal with offenders.

Update March 2024

As part of our darker nights plans we have been targeting offenders of ASB and utilising partners to deliver educational inputs in respect of the impact of ASB. This is still a vulnerable time of year due to the darker nights, and so we will continue to work hard to prevent youth ASB, utilsing partner agencies to their fullest and looking to deter youths away from ASB and towards youth provision in the area.

Denby Dale, Birdsedge, Shelley and Shepley areas: Set October 2023

  • To target anti-social vehicle use and speeding in and around the villages of Denby Dale, Birdsedge, Shelley and Shepley. We will aim to  increase patrols in the area and conduct regular speed checks, in addition, conducting specific days of action using additional resources to target offenders.

Update March 2024

We have completed numerous days of action to prevent, deter and detect offences involving the use of vehicles. As part of our darker nights burglary plan, we have utilised officers from our Roads policing units to assist with speed checks and to help deliver education to the dangers of speeding and Anti-social vehicle use.

We have issued 4 S59 ASB warnings, and given out 3 tickets for speeding vehicles, along with providing words of advice to others. We have another day of action planned imminently.

Kirkburton Gregory Playing Fields: Set October 2023

  • To target youth anti-social behaviour in and around Gregory Playing Fields, Highburton. We will be conducting high visibility patrols in the areas and liaising with partners in an effort to address the issue and identify and deal with offenders. We will take positive action, and utilise our powers to deal with any identified Anti-Social behaviour.

Update March 2024

We utilised partners to their fullest to ensure a multi-agency approach was delivered to identify and prevent anti-social behaviour. Plain clothes and proactive operations were undertaken which led to the identification of several suspects.

As a result 6 Yellow Warning letters were issued and 4 ABC’s (Acceptable Behaviour Contract) and since this time, we have received a significant reduction in calls for service.

Denby Dale area: Set January 2024

  • To target residential burglary offences. We will ensure all burglaries are revisited by the Neighbourhood Policing Team and crime prevention advice is offered. We will ensure partner agencies are utilised to provide support and guidance to those affected communities. We will ensure areas of concern are targeted with high visibility patrols and leaflet drops. We will ensure we work with South Yorkshire Police to complete increased patrols of the forces’ border and develop a working partnership to identify and arrest offenders.

Reviewed March 2024

Ward Areas: Colne Valley & Golcar

Local Priority Lead Sergeant: PS 5467 Powney

Local Priority Problem Solving Officers: PC 6127 Reid, PC 3115 Dutton, PC 1417 Grifford

Colne Valley & Golcar area: Set October 2023

  • With longer nights and darker days, it is known to be a more opportune time for burglaries to occur. As such, a Longer Nights Burglary Plan has been created. 

Update March 2024

As part of our Longer Nights Burglary Plan we have been targeting offenders for disruption, and have enhanced patrols at peak times supported by our Force Units to ensure proactive patrols. This has resulted in numerous vehicles and person been stopped and searched. There was a spike in burglary businesses, in which intel resulted in arrests. This is still a vulnerable time of year so we will continue to work hard to deter and capture any offenders.

Marsden & Slaithwaite: Set October 2023

  • To target youth anti-social behaviour and nighttime economy ASB in and around Marsden and Slaithwiate. We will be conducting high visibility patrols in the areas and liaising with partners in an effort to address the issue and identify and deal with offenders. We will take positive action and utilise our powers to deal with any identified Anti-Social behaviour.

Update March 2024

The introduction of Partnership working with Street Marshalls in Slaithwaite is having some positive results as per the below:-

3 youths arrested for affray in Slaithwaite. 1 youth referred to our Youth Intervention Team for possession of drugs

1 youth referred to our Youth Intervention Team for Drunk and Disorderly - Slaithwaite

9 youths taken home and parents spoken to re: ASB on Hollins Row

5 youths Linthwaite hall bowling club - Yellow (warning) letters - 10 issued. Youths in council rented properties also served Kirklees tenancy warnings.

We will still continue with high visibility patrols and positive interventions working with our partners to create a safer community.

 

Ward Area: Holme Valleys 

Local Priority Lead Sergeant: PS 1836 Hamer

Local Priority Problem Solving Officers: PC 4559 Wood, PC 2530 Binns, PC 2022 Hosking, PC 1650 Gonzalez, PC 5326 Pearson

All Holme Valley: Set: October 2023

  • To target residential burglary offences. We will ensure all burglaries are revisited by the Neighbourhood Policing Team and crime prevention advice is offered. We will ensure areas of concern are targeted with high visibility patrols and leaflet drops.

Update May 2024

Following the recent arrest and charge of a number of suspects from South Yorkshire who had committed a number of burglaries around the Rural area, the number of reported offences has dropped significantly. We continue to re-attend all reports of residential burglary to provide reassurance and crime prevention advice. We also conduct pro-active patrols following reports to deter offenders and conduct stops as appropriate. 

All Holme Valley: Set September 2021

  • To target youth related anti-social behaviour.  We will conduct proactive patrols and seek to identify any of the suspects/main protagonists who will be dealt with for any criminal offences or ASB legislation, we will also work with Safer Kirklees and local schools. We will also work with partners to educate regarding water safety around our reservoirs and target anti-social behaviour in these areas.

Update May 2024

We have continued to focus our patrols in areas that suffer anti-social behaviour. As we move into the summer months we will target patrols in open spaces and reservoirs, working with partners to improve awareness of water safety and moorland fires. 

All Holme Valley: Set September 2021 

  • To target speeding vehicles and anti-social vehicle use we will continue with speed checks, conduct high visibility patrols and work closely with partners where appropriate to reduce anti-social vehicle use.

Update May 2024

We have conducted a second multi agency operation in Holme Valley focusing on the Fatal 5 Offences (speed, mobile phones, drink and drug driving, no seat belt and careless driving). This resulted in 19 speeding offences, 1 seat belt ticket and 5 document offences with vehicle seizures. Additionally, our partners dealt with 2 insecure loads and issued prohibition notices to 5 vehicles being used in an unsafe condition.

We are working with our Off Road Bike team to tackle nuisance motorcycles being used anti-socially both on and off road and will deal with offences robustly. We welcome any reports and information relating to these incidents.


All Holme Valley: Set August 2023 

  • To target the ongoing issue of illegal drug taking/supply, we will continue to conduct proactive patrols, use stop and search powers when appropriate, and respond to community intelligence with the use of drug warrants when appropriate.

Update May 2024

We continue to have a high visibility presence in Holmfirth Town Centre patrolling the night-time economy every weekend to increase safety. We are working with licensed premises and have established a Pub Watch to allow us to meet with licensees and share information. We will work with the council to robustly challenge premises who are not tackling drug use and anti-social behaviour. We have executed a warrant following intelligence relating to drug supply into the Holmfirth night-time economy which resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of Class A drugs. The investigation into this offence is ongoing with several arrests having been made.

ALL AREAS

You Said....

Kirklees District has received 1430 calls for service regarding off road motorcycles/nuisance vehicles such as quads in 2023 to date.

Similar community complaints have also been echoed within community meetings and via local Councillors in most ward areas.

We Did...

The impact of these issues is acknowledged and recognised by all NPTs across the district and when required, Problem Solving Occurrences have been instigated to co-ordinate policing resources and involve key partners to resolve.

In addition, all NPTs have adopted a new process involving PCSOs re-contacting reporting parties to maximise Intel gathering and reassurance. This has seen good information supporting policing efforts to identify riders and locations where vehicles are stored.

Operation Taskabbey provides 6 specially trained Police off road motorcyclists to support NPTs with deployments in high demand areas on key dates, which has generated additional seizures and prosecutions as published on WYP social media.

Operation Teakshot enhanced the special trained officer footprint using Safer Streets funding to enable bespoke Police deployments and support partnership interventions aimed to tackle bike/quad issues. Again, large numbers of illegal motorcycles and quads have been seized and published on WYP social media. Funding expired in September 2023, but further bids are being sought for future projects of a similar nature.

Across the district in 2023 to date combined policing efforts have resulted in approximately 73 stolen motorcycles being recovered, 139 nuisance bikes/quads being seized, and 9 formal warnings issued under section 29 of the Police Reform Act 2002.

 

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Theft From Shop
Kirklees
Offence Date
Ref: KD6335
Theft non specific
Kirklees
Offence Date
Ref: KD6334
Theft From Shop
Kirklees
Offence Date
Ref: KD6332