Leeds South

Covering : Beeston, Belle Isle, Churwell, Cottingley, Drighlington, East Ardsley, Gildersome, Holbeck, Hunslet, Middleton Park, Morley, Robin Hood, Rothwell, Tingley, West Ardsley, Woodlesford and surrounding areas.

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Neighbourhood Priorities

Ward Area Beeston and Holbeck Ward

To act on community intelligence to tackle and disrupt the illegal supply of drugs in the Beeston and Holbeck area. We will be increasing high visibility patrols in the area and using a number of different tactics to disrupt the drugs supply including executing warrants where we have intelligence. You can help us by reporting any information or concerns you have directly to us or by using Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org

To continue to work in partnership to deliver the strategic objectives of the Managed Approach. Our dedicated Managed Approach Officers will conduct intelligence led, high visibility patrols in the Managed Approach and surrounding areas and will respond to community concerns that are raised through our dedicated Managed Approach phone number.

Ward Area – Hunslet and Riverside

To continue to tackle the issue of anti-social behaviour and begging.  We have conducted high visibility patrols and have taken positive action when offences have been identified.  We have issued community protection warnings to persistent offenders.  We shall continue this and will work in partnership with our Street Support Team and Leeds Anti Social Behaviour Team to put long term strategies in place to deal with persistent offenders.

To make the roads of Hunslet and Riverside safer.  We will conduct high visibility, proactive patrols. We will make use of our pro-laser equipment to tackle speeding issues at various locations throughout the area.  We will take positive action against anyone found to be committing offences.

Ward Area – Middleton

To tackle anti-social behaviour in the New Forest Village.  We will conduct high visibility patrols and take and positive action where offences are identified.  We will utilise ASB legislation where necessary and will work in partnership with Leeds Anti Social Behaviour Team to deal with persistent perpetrators. 

To disrupt and engage with nuisance youths in and around the Acre Road area, including Middleton Skate Park, particularly targeting those engaged in Anti-Social Behaviour. We will continue to deal with this issue by conducting 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.

Morley South

To disrupt and engage with nuisance youths, particularly targeting those engaged in Anti-Social Behaviour. We will use Anti-Social Behaviour Legislation, such as dispersal orders if proportionate and necessary if warnings are not heeded.

To disrupt and engage with those causing a nuisance using off road motorbikes in public areas and footpaths, particularly in the area off Rein Road. We will seek the assistance from our off-road motorbike colleagues to take positive action where appropriate.

Continue to be pro-active in our approach to speeding vehicles. We will target specific locations as identified by the local community.

We will continue to act upon community intelligence in relation to the use and supply of drugs.

Ward Area – Morley North

Speeding is still the most commonly raised issue in the Morley North ward.  Gildersome in particular as a main arterial route used also by pedestrians.  We have officers trained in the deployment of approved speed measuring devices.  We have been and will continue to deploy such officers in these areas of concern, at the relevant times as identified from community reports and intelligence for speeding. We will enforce the speed limit where there is a persistent problem and advise where there is an emerging, lower problem with minor breaches.  This will depend on a range of factors, but essentially will be dynamically risk assessed around the roads use and nature of that breach.  This is already registered as a problem-solving investigation, which is monitored and reviewed on a regular basis.  Also, HGV vehicles using a route as a cut through (not there to deliver in the village) is an issue.  We will gather evidence of this and deal with offenders where operational commitments allow.

We had a recent spate of burglaries in the Drighlington area which now seem to have dropped off.  However, we are working hard to try and prevent these from rising again.  It’s a difficult issue to police for NPTs as often they are in the early hours of the morning when NPTs are not always on duty.  Our Response colleagues are carrying out proactive patrols as are you local NPTs (sometimes in plain clothes) looking for those engaged in suspicious activity to try and disrupt and prevent and detect such crimes.  Wherever we get credible evidence, we will also look to gather this and arrest any persons we identify as involved in such activity, always with a view to trying to secure a charge to court for such individuals when enough evidence exists.

Ward Area – East Ardsley and Robin Hood

To provide continued disruption and engagement with nuisance youths causing anti-social behaviour in and around the Robin Hood area, with particular attention to the residential estates around the junction of Leeds Road and Leadwell Lane in particular Oast House Croft and Blacksmith Mews where groups of youths still congregate allegedly to smoke cannabis and take part in ASB.  We will also use ASB and current Covid Legislation to prevent the youths from returning to the location.  We will engage with parents to ensure that current Covid legislation is being abided with and take action including prosecution if necessary.

To target and take appropriate action against anti-social use of vehicles and in particular the use of off road motorcycles and quad bikes in and around the Tingley area.  We will work in partnership with our colleagues on the Off Road Bike Team to conduct regular traffic patrols, reacting to community intelligence, and providing a high visibility deterrent.   We will provide road safety advice and prosecute offenders using Road Traffic legislation and, if appropriate, consider the use of Section 59 Police Reform Act warnings and seizures for the more deliberate and serious offences.

Ward Area – Rothwell

To provide a proactive police presence in and around the Rothwell Haigh area following an increase in the number of burglaries to sheds and outbuildings within the area.  We will liaise with victims and our colleagues at the District Crime Team to identify and maximise evidential opportunities as well as use community intelligence to attempt to identify suspected offenders with a view to bringing them to justice.  We will work with victims and other residents to offer crime prevention advice and provide high visibility reassurance.

We will work with Leeds City Council and other agencies to monitor and provide advice & enforcement with potential Covid breaches and parking issues in and around the local beauty spots due to an increase in the number of visitors recently.  Particular attention being paid to Rothwell Country Park, Lemonroyd Locks and the Aire and Calder Navigation.


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