Lower Valley Priority Updates – September to November

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

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

If you are unsure of the legislation, full details can be found on the Government website - https://www.gov.uk/

To tackle an increase in cross border burglary offences

Officers for Lower Valley NPT, Response, CID and Safer Roads and Neighbourhoods have carried out patrols in all areas of the Valley during the day, evening and night. After the initial attendance of officers and the recording of the crime of burglary, investigations are undertaken by dedicated officers within CID. Victims of crime have been visited by their local officer and Calderdale crime prevention officers, Jill and Tracy.   A number of offenders have been arrested and enquiries are ongoing into these matters.

If you would crime prevention advice you can contact our dedicated crime prevention officers at [email protected] or by calling 07736 087199 (answer phone facility available) or you can visit the main West Yorkshire Police website https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/advice/home-security

Road Safety throughout the Lower Valley

School Parking

Officers from Lower Valley NPT have visited a large number of schools in the area at both start and finish of the school day ensuring that those dropping off / picking up children have been doing so in a safe and appropriate manner.

Some of the schools visited - West Vale Primary, Brighouse High, St Josephs, St Andrews, Field Lane, Shelf Junior and Infants, Tuel Lane Primary and Infants, Northowram Primary, Christ Church Juniors, Bolton Brow Primary and Longroyd.

Drivers were dealt with for the following offences: - Obstructing school entrance, stopping on zig zags, stopping at a bus stop, dropped kerb obstruction, parking on double yellow lines, parking close to a junction, parking on the pavement and unsecured dog jumping on driver whilst vehicle in motion.

Speeding Checks

Officers have carried out speed checks in the area using SID (speed indication device). Some of the roads checked, Shelf Moor Road, Smith House Lane, Huddersfield Road, Stainland Road, Dewsbury Road, Field Top Road, Lower Edge Road, Victoria Road, Tofts Grove, Towngate, Savile Road, Crowtrees Lane and Lightcliffe Road.

The majority of drivers were driving within the limit but some were recorded driver over the limit and were greeted with a frown by SID.  Further checks will be carried out followed by enforcement days of action.

Operation Hawmill was deployed in Elland, Greetland and Stainland, Hipperhome and Lightcliffte and Rastrick.

15 tickets for speeding, 6 vehicles seized for no insurance, 1 ticker for brake light offence, 16 tickets for not wearing a seatbelt, 4 OPL/Drug driving arrests 1 driver whilst disqualified and 1 S.59 warning.

NPT Days of Action.

October was National Tyre Safety Month and as part of this, NPT Ward officer PC Dainton and colleagues carried out a number of days of action during which the tyres of 97 vehicles were checked. We ae happy to report that all were road legal.

The officers have also issued tickets for the following:

4 x using mobile phone whilst driving, 2 x red light offences, 1 having no mot and 1 brake light offence. 1 vehicle was seized that was being used as a “pool car” and 1 scooter seized for being used in an anti-social manner. 2 vehicles were also seized for no insurance.

Members of the public reported an abandoned vehicle and when checks were carried out, the vehicle was found on false plates and had previously been stolen from the Barnsley area. The vehicle was recovered.

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