Batley and Spen

Covering : Batley, Birkenshaw, Birstall, Cleckheaton, East Bierley, Gomersal, Heckmondwike, Liversedge and surrounding areas.

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Neighbourhood Priorities

Lead area Inspector on all priorities: Inspector 2215 Bates

 

Ward Area: Batley West

Local Priority Lead Sergeant: PS 6140 Maloney

Local Priority Lead Problem Solving Officer: PC 2480 Stanley

 

Centenary Way, Batley, Set August 2022

  • To disrupt and engage with nuisance residents, particularly targeting Misuse of Drugs offences and Anti-Social Behaviour. We continue to conduct high visibility patrols in the area and are working with housing to relocate disruptive tenants.  

We continue to conduct high visibility patrols in the area and work with our partner agencies to tackle the anti-social behaviour. 

 

Staincliffe Park / Carlinghow Lane. Set August 2022 

  • To seize nuisance road legal and off road bikes We continue to conduct high visibility patrols in the area and are working our off road bike team to seize vehicles.

We continue to conduct high visibility patrols in the area and work with our off road bike team to seize vehicles.

 

Dewsbury Hospital. Set August 2022

  • To disrupt and engage with nuisance youths, particularly targeting Arson and Anti-Social Behaviour. We continue to conduct high visibility patrols in the area.

We continue to conduct high visibility patrols in the area and work with locals schools to educate on fire safety.  

 

 


Ward Area: Heckmondwike

Local Priority Lead Sergeant: PS 6140 Maloney

Local Priority Lead Problem Solving Officer: PC 1587 Harrison

 

Spen Valley Greenway. Set August 2022

  • To disrupt and engage with nuisance youths, particularly targeting Arson and Anti-Social Behaviour. We continue to conduct high visibility patrols in the area.

We continue to conduct high visibility patrols in the area and work with locals schools to educate on fire safety.  

 

Nunroyd / High-Royd. Set August 2022

  • To target Anti-Social Vehicle use and Arson at Nunroyd / High-Royd We are working with partners and conduct high high visibility patrols in the area.

We continue to conduct high visibility patrols in the area, have recently had a day of action with partners and work with locals schools to educate on fire safety.  

 

 

Ward Area: Cleckheaton

Local  Priority Lead Sergeant: PS 1917 Nicholls

Local Priority Lead Problem Solving Officer: PC 2495 Miller

 

Cleckheaton Town Centre  Set: October 2021

  • To target anti-social behaviour and nuisance youths in the town centre causing issues to local businesses.

Update August 2022

We continue with our high visibility patrols throughout the Cleckheaton area to deal with the anti-social behaviour and nuisance youths, several ASB interventions have been issued. The matter has escalated slightly again throughout the school holidays however not to the extent of previous years. We have been working in partnership with Arriva to tackle buses being targeted and show a ‘no- tolerance’ approach to this anti-social behaviour.

 

Moorbottom, Cleckheaton  Set: August 2022

  • To target anti-social vehicle usage and speeding on Moorbottom Cleckheaton.

We have received numerous complaints from local councillors and residents regarding speeding vehicles on MOORBOTTOM, CLECKHEATON.

In response to this we have conducted a number of speed checks in the area as well as utilising Operation Torrbank officers- in July 2022 16 motorists were dealt with and issued with a Traffic Offence Report- (Ticket) this was for various offences including Phone / Texting, Speeding, Defective Tyre, Seatbelt, and Registration Plate offences.

By use of Roads Policing Officers and NPT Officers we have been actively looking for and stop checking vehicles and persons travelling into our area on evenings and nights. We will continue with this Operation, actively pursuing those causing annoyance to residents and more pertinently, endangering members of the public.

Update September 2022

Patrols continue / ongoing work 

 


Ward Area: Batley East

Local Priority Lead Sergeant: PS 1917 Nicholls

Local Priority Lead Problem Solving Officer: PC 6144 Leatham

 

Hanover Street: Set August 2022

  • To disrupt and engage with anti-social behaviour, drug misuse and environmental issues. Working with our partner agencies at Kirklees Council to resolve the issues highlighted to the local councillors.

We continue with our regular high visibility patrols in the area. We are working closely with Kirklees Council to resolve any issues reported to the local councillors. We encourage residents to contact our 101 number to report any anti-social behaviour in the area.

Update September 2022

Partnership work conducted.

  • CESO’s Patrolled the whole town centre including commercial street, wards hills , cross street, Hanover street, Batley Plaza and surrounding  giving visual presence and reassurance to the residents.
  • General engagement with businesses re youth ASB on the roofs.
  • Shops advised quietened since our presence and end of school holidays. Although still happening.
  • Reporting encouraged.
  • EVA conducted- local business hiring skip to remove pile of waste and landlords of businesses contacted to ask them to secure their properties to prevent ease of access for those involved in ASB.

 

Batley Town Centre: Set February 2022

  • To target anti-social off-road bike use in the Batley Town Centre area.

Update August 2022

We continue to patrol the areas and our Bike SPOC's regularly patrol the reported areas where nuisance bikes have been reported by members of the public.

Update September 2022

Update- off-road bike officers have been deployed to the area as a preventative measure and seemingly calls for service have reduced. We will continue to deploy Off Road Bike officers when able.

 

All Batley East: Set August 2022

  • To target nuisance vehicles/ speeding

In response to this we have conducted a number of speed checks in the area as well as utilising Operation Torrbank officers- their results were as follows:

 

Warwick Road 3 x tickets for parking on pavement 1 x Obstruction 

Soothill Lane 8 x tickets for speeding 38-45 mph and 1 x Report for summons speeding 55 mph 

Challenge Way 2 x tickets for speeding 40 mph and 1 x Ticket for due care and attention  

 

We will continue with regular patrols in the area and utilise the speed gun, taking positive action when offences occur.

Update September 2022

Work is still ongoing

 


Ward Area: Birstall, Birkenshaw and East Bierley

Local Priority Lead Sergeant: PS 2440 Hinchcliffe

Local Priority Problem Solving Officer :PC 1785 Hirst & PC 5143 Ashley 


Birstall, Birkenshaw and East Bierley area: Set July 2021

  • To target burglary dwelling offences.

Update April / May

We are now moving onto our summertime Burglary plan. We have been completing high visibility targeted patrols of these locations. We have been preventing cross border criminals from using the local road networks to commit local Burglary crimes, by stop/checking/searching them and their vehicles when appropriate. We also visit known Burglary criminals (when a Burglary occurs) to establish their whereabouts at the time of the offence and to arrest and recover property quickly if they are suspected of the offence.

Centre 27 Retail Park: Set March 2022

  • To deal with repeat demands for anti-social behaviour and criminal damage. We will target nuisance youths to tackle this behaviour and recently three ASB interventions have been issued to local youths. 

Update April / May

We have continually patrolled this location during both the day and evening, with the intention of preventing youths from congregating and thereby intimidating others. This has also directly prevented the commission of further ASB and criminal damage. Officers have a good rapport with local businesses/security and are informed immediately of gathering youths and act as soon as possible to prevent further alarm and distress. Patrols continue.


Ward area: Liversedge

Local Priority lead Sergeant: PS 2440 Hinchcliffe

Local Priority Problem Solving Officers: PC 2064 Tennant & PC 1380 Armitage

 

Windy Bank Estate area: Set November 2021

  • Targeting the Misuse of Drugs offences and Anti-Social Behaviour within Windy Bank Estate.

Update April / May

There has been a sizeable reduction in ASB and drugs misuse on Windy Bank Estate. This is due to the Police and our partners targeting several well know local key suspects, some of whom have been imprisoned and others pending trial dates at court. We will continue to work with partners to combat this problem, to work with youth and community services and others, with a view to preventing any new escalation in future.

 

Hill Top, Gomersal area: Set July 2021

  • To target Anti-Social Vehicle use & speeding around Hill Top, Gomersal.

Update April / May

We have already had several speeding Operations at Hill Top, Gomersal and on surrounding local roads. During the summer months we will be completing a lot more speeding and vehicle ASB Operations in this and close-by locations and will publish, as usual, positive outcomes on our social media sites.

 

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Do you recognise
Theft From Shop
Kirklees
Offence Date
Ref: KD4731
Assault
Kirklees
Offence Date
Ref: KD4721
Burglary Dwelling
Kirklees
Offence Date
Ref: KD4713
Theft of Motor Vehicle
Kirklees
Offence Date
Ref: KD4687

Keep up to date

Dates for your diary
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Officers from Batley and Spen Neighbourhood Policing Team will be attending a Police Contact Point at 

Birstall Library

Market Street

Birstall

WF17 9EN

on Thursday 6th October from 10:15 am to 11:30 am

Please come along and speak to your local Officers with any concerns you have about the Birstall, Birkenshaw and East Bierley area

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Officers from Batley and Spen Neighbourhood Policing Team will be holding a STREET Meeting 

on  Sunday 23rd October in the Heckmondwike Ward Area from 13:00 hrs to 14:30 hrs 

The location will be advertised nearer the date