Leeds North East

Covering: Alwoodley, Chapel Allerton, Harewood, Moortown, Roundhay, Wetherby and surrounding areas.

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Neighbourhood Priorities 

Updated 27.06.2024

Alwoodley Ward

Sergeant - PS 2931 Pervin

Public Priority - Anti-social behaviour - The Moor Allerton Centre is the main hotspot for youth ASB caused by off-road motor cycles, quads and cars along the part of King Lane to the West of The Moor Allerton Centre which is historically an issue which generates calls in the summer months. We will address this issue through the use of high visibility, proactive patrols at the key times to reassure the public and be a visible deterrent.

Update - We have planned a number of additional contact points and crime prevention events around the Moor Allerton area to act as a visible deterrent and reassure the public. We are also carrying out regular patrols of the area and engaging with local businesses to provide support. 

Police Priority - Residential Burglary - The residential parts of the ward immediately north of the Ring Road both to the East and West of its junction with Harrogate Road are particular hotspots and it is believed that the main threat is from offenders travelling in from other parts of Leeds and Bradford. We will utilise crime prevention to target harden and deploy intelligence led patrols at the key times to disrupt and deter offences. 

Update - We have a range of crime preventation initiative being rolled out across the force for burglary prevention. This includes the use of Smart Trace Kit. We also have some proactive patrols in place and crime prevention events planned which aim to offer the public advice on how to best protect their homes. We also have our crime prevention officer available to provide an assurance visit to your home. 

Chapel Allerton Ward 

Sergeant - PS 2605 Turner 

Public Priority - Road Safety concerns – Parking issues in the area along with speeding has been raised as a concern across the ward. Officers will work with partner agencies and local authorities to act against those illegally parked. 

Update - The local neighbourhood team will be carrying out regular speeding operations and action will be taken against those driving more than the speed limit or in an anti-social manner. We also have frequent Operation SPARC Teams in the area with results posted on our social media channels.

Public Priority - To target and address multiple road safety concerns including speeding and parking offences across the ward areas. We will continue to arrange planned operations in line with Fatal4 to address speeding and driving offences in the communities we serve, along with utilising Speed Indication Devices to raise public awareness. 

Update - We will work closely with Leeds City Council Parking Services to address repeat incidents and reports of local parking issues and obstructions. Penalty Notices will be issued, to anyone found to be causing an obstruction and parking on a pavement. Due to missed bin collections, numerous parking tickets have been issued around Mexborough Avenue which should deter this becoming a reoccuring event. We have increased visibility and patrols in the local area, over 10 vehicle tickets issued for multiple traffic offences and 10 vehicles seized due to document offences, with a focus on those not insured. 

Police Priority - Residential and commercial Burglary - In the residential communities of Chapel Allerton and Chapeltown. We will tackle this through crime prevention to target harden and intelligence led patrols at the key times to disrupt and deter offences. 

Update - The number of residential and commerical burglaries has reduced in the month of March. As we enter into the lighter nights, we are driving the Easy Street burglary campaign. We also have some new kit arriving shortly called Smart Water which is part of the "We Don't Buy crime" initiative. 

Police Priority - Theft from motor vehicles. We will be issuing crime-prevention messaging across our social media platforms to remind residents of how best to secure their homes and vehicles. We will also be doing high-visibility patrols of the area to deter offenders.

Update  - We have arrested a known theft from vehicle offender who will attend court shortly. Since this arrest we have seen an large decrease in theft from vehicles. We are also issuing crime prevention advice via our social media channels. 

Harewood Ward

Sergeant - PS 5863 Standen

Public Priority - Road Safety - There is public concern about the speed of traffic passing along the A58. Collingham and Bardsey being most notable. 

Update - We will address this issue through the use of proactive patrols in the area using both the speed indicating device to engage and educate the public around the dangers of excess speed and also the pro-laser device to secure evidence for enforcement action.

Police Priority - Residential Burglary - Overnight offences in the villages of Shadwell, Scarcroft, Bardsey and Collingham. The police will tackle this through the use of intelligence led patrols at the key times to disrupt and deter offences and we will utilise crime prevention methods to target harden properties in the area.

Police Priority – Rural Burglaries – The theft of plant and farm machinery including off-road quad bikes, is a problem in all rural areas that border North Yorkshire but has traditionally been focussed on Harewood ward. A combination of preventative and proactive policing in the last few months has dramatically decreased the number of these offences but they are likely to increase at some point. We will target these through intelligence led patrols at key times and crime prevention engagement with the community.

Update - We are rolling out the "We Don't Buy Crime" initiative across the force. Our patrols are also ensuring we assure the public and deter criminal activity.

Police Priority – Rural Wildlife Crime – Offenders targeting Badger setts, foxes and other wildlife are very often linked with organised criminal groups and whilst wildlife offences often get overlooked and may not be a specific priority for many local residents, the offences that they lead onto are. We will continue to target these in the Harewood ward through maintaining, developing and establishing relationships with the local community and acting on intelligence submitted to us.

Police Priority – Fraud – With Harewood ward being relatively affluent, its residents are inevitably a target for fraudsters. In the age of the internet, much of this is done remotely by phone, email, messaging and other forms of social media. We will continue to do community talks on fraud awareness with elderly residents. Whilst we don’t want to scare the local community, it is something that is very much a present and real threat to elderly residents and we will target this through local engagement and discussion.

Update - We have a number of Scam Awarenss Talks being carried out by our PCSO's across the area. If you feel this would be beneficial to a group you are aware of, please get in touch.

Moortown Ward

Sergeant - PS 2931 Pervin

Public Priority - Road safety - The team will be focusing on antisocial vehicle use including speeding, drink/drug driving, careless driving and the use of off-road vehicles on the road. We will utilise high visibility patrols and the use of speed indication devices. There is a range of legislation available including s.59 warnings which includes the power to seize vehicles being used in an antisocial manner.

Update - We continue to work with partner agenices to improve road safety by using developing technology. 

Police Priority - Residential Burglary - We will use intelligence led patrols in the areas of Church Lane, Church Avenue, Greenwood Mount and Green Road to prevent potential burglary crimes.

Update - We are rolling out the "We Don't Buy Crime" initiative across the force. Our patrols are also ensuring we assure the public and deter criminal activity.

Roundhay Ward

Sergeant - PS 6890 Allen

Public Priority - We are tackling antisocial behaviour in the Oakwood area and we are doing this through highly visible patrols to deter anti social behaviour. We will engage with people we suspect of committing antisocial behaviour and seek to deter them this behaviour. We will work with partners to use enforcement where appropriate.

We focus on areas of ASB and vehicle nuisance on West Avenue and Roundhay park and to provide a visible deterrent to crime and antisocial behaviour.

Update - We have planned a series of Crime Prevention Days in Roundhay Park to act as a deterrent for anti - social behaviour and criminal activity. Our Officers also regulary engage with concerned members of the community in 6 weeks PACT meetings to reassure and provide advice. These conversations assist us in shaping a targeted approach to ASB. 

A CCTV camera has been installed on West Avenue to deter nuisance vehicles. 

Police Priority - Residential burglary. We have secured partnership funding and we are currently installing upgraded locks and other crime reduction security devices to vulnerable properties in the ward. We will continue to focus intelligence led patrols in the key areas at the relevant times to provide a visible deterrent to those seeking to commit burglary crimes.

Update - We are rolling out the "We Don't Buy Crime initiative" mentioned above. We have also seen a large reduction in residential burglarys over the last 3 months. 

Wetherby Ward

Sergeant - PS 5863 Standen

Public Priority - Road Safety – Speeding has been raised as a concern across the ward. We are currently working with colleagues from Safer Roads, in an initiative funded by local Councillors, and are conducting dedicated days of action targeting excess speed. The local NPT will conduct high visibility patrols and use both the Pro-Laser and a speed indicator device to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding. We will work with the local authority to seek post implementation reviews of 20mph zones to assess the effectiveness of these areas in reducing speed.

Antisocial behaviour – we will conduct intelligence led, high profile patrols to deter antisocial behaviour and instances of damage and will be focusing on Wetherby and Stables Lane.

Police Priority - Residential Burglary - In the residential communities in Wetherby itself and the villages of Boston Spa, Clifford and Bramham. Day time offences of opportunity, e.g. sneak in burglaries. We will tackle this through crime prevention to target harden and intelligence led patrols at the key times to disrupt and deter offences. 

Address commercial burglaries at Thorp Arch through intelligence led patrols at the key times supported by colleagues from a range of departments.

Police Priority – Fraud – With Wetherby ward being relatively affluent, its residents are inevitably a target for fraudsters. In the age of the internet, much of this is done remotely by phone, email, messaging and other forms of social media. We will continue to do community talks on fraud awareness with elderly residents. Whilst we don’t want to scare the local community, it is something that is very much a present and real threat to elderly residents and we will target this through local engagement and discussion.


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