Lower Valley Priority Updates - June 2020


Date set – 2 June 2020


Work in partnership to keep people safe - engage, explain, encourage and enforce the current COVID 19 legislation 

We will work in conjunction with other partners in a joint approach to the deployment of resources across the Lower Valley. We will aim to provide clear promotion of the Government guidelines of which you can find out more information on www.gov.uk. We will be focusing on high footfall areas and dispersing inappropriate numbers of gathering people.

 UPDATE - Across Calderdale we have continued to work with the community explaining the Government legislation and guidance as the situation has progressed.   

Road Safety throughout the Lower Valley

We will work in conjunction with others partners in a joint approach to the deployment of resources throughout the Lower Valley. Undertake proactive patrols of the area, partnership deployment of Speed Indication Devices (SID) and work with the road safety delivery group to deploy enforcement resources. We will be focusing on speeding in the Rastrick area.

UPDATE – Calderdale NPT Officers have been carrying out speed checks throughout Lower Valley. Roads visited, Bramston Street, Rosemary Lane, Brook Grain Hill, Thornhill Road, Slade Lane, Rastrick Common & Field Top Lane (Rastrick) Bradford Road &  Lightcliffe Road (Brighouse),  Halifax Road, Leeds Road, Stump Cross and Godley Lane (Northowram and Shelf), Stainland Road (Little Bradley and Sowood), Saddleworth Road (Greetland), Huddersfield Road, Dewsbury Road & Hammerstones Road (Elland), Stoney Lane, Wakefield Road & Smith House Lane (Hipperholme & Lightcliffe).

A large number of the checks were carried out by Police Community Support Officers (PCSO’s) as monitoring exercises and they do not have the power to issue tickets for speeding. However some were carried out by the PCSO’s in company with their Police Constable (PC) and Special Constable (SC) colleagues and tickets were issued for speeding offences, not wearing seat belts and vehicle defects.  Words of advice were given to a number of motorists relating to their manor of driving.

6 people have been arrested for driving whilst over the prescribed limit, 1 for dangerous driving and 4 people have been issued with S.59 warnings for the anti -social use of motor vehicles and 8 vehicles were seized.

Further enforcement days of action will be undertaken and if necessary tickets will be issued / vehicles seized.

Officers have also been working in partnership with our colleague in Bradford South and a quad bike that was being used in an anti-social manner in Beckside was seized.

From 6th June to 6th July – On-going engagement regarding parking at Shibden Park. SID deployment, words of advice and moving forward partnership warning letters to be issued prior to enforcement action being taken

If you missed it, Full details in relation to this can be found here


Drug misuse throughout the Lower Valley

We will work in conjunction with others partners in a joint approach to proactively gather intelligence and take action on reports and intelligence received. 

UPDATE – Throughout June – PC’s and PCSO’s have been out in the area delivering leaflets relating to Dob In a Dealer and promoting Neighbourhood Watch. Leaflets have been delivered in Brighouse, Elland, Greetland, Stainland,  Hipperholme, Lightcliffe, Northowram, Shelf and Rastrick.

The message being – Please help us to help you by reporting any suspicious activity to ourselves at www.wesyorkshire.police.uk/report-it  or to CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Working on intelligence received visits have been paid to a number of addresses and work in ongoing.

4 people have been arrested for production of Class A or Class B drugs, 3 for possession of Class B drugs and 1 for possession with intent to supply Class A.



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