Leeds East

Covering : Allerton Bywater, Burmantofts, Cross Gates, Garforth, Gipton, Halton Moor, Harehills, Killingbeck, Kippax, Methley, Richmond Hill, Seacroft, Swarcliffe, Swillington, Temple Newsam, Whinmoor and surrounding areas.

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Neighbourhood Priorities

Inner East

Ward Area: Burmantofts and Richmond Hill set and updated on 15th September 2022
Lead Sergeant: PS 4072 Nicholls
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 1001 Coopman and PC 2808 Cockayne

To address reports of urban street gangs and organised criminal groups involved in serious and organised crime, particularly across the Lincoln Green and Burmantofts section of the ward.

We will gather intelligence and disrupt offenders involved in urban street gangs, organised criminal groups and we will arrest offenders. 

We will work collaboratively alongside partner agencies to ensure vulnerable victims are identified, signposted and safeguarded accordingly.

We will work proactively alongside partner agencies and third sectors to educate, disrupt and divert young people away from criminality


To address anti-social motorcycles, vehicular nuisance and associated criminality across the East End Park and Richmond Hill section of the ward.

As part of Operation Dieselcrest we will proactively gather intelligence and identify those involved in the anti-social use of motorcycles, vehicles and associated criminality.

We will monitor and respond to incident demands, collate evidence, conduct disruption visits on known offenders, hold targeted days of action and arrest suspects identified.

In addition, we will continue to work alongside partner agencies to take action against those, repeatedly involved in such behaviour.


Updates: 

The previous local priority on Ascot Terrace and surrounding streets has been removed from the local priorities, following significantly reduced demands, along with public and partner agency feedback.

Extensive work was conducted across the affected and identified locations, which resulted in two consecutive partial premise closure orders being obtained.

Neighbourhood Policing Team officers and partner agencies, worked collectively to address demands, identifying and disrupting offenders whilst safeguarding and reassuring local residents.

The extensive action taken resulted in several injunctions being obtained against identified offenders and work is ongoing to build stronger communities through a neighbourhood watch scheme and regeneration of the area.

Work continues to identify and disrupt those involved in serious and organised criminal behaviour; support mechanisms and a multi-agency approach is in place for vulnerable residents at risk of cuckooing.

Several premise closure orders have been obtained across the Lincoln Green section of the ward and an adult male was recently arrested for possession of an offensive weapon.


 
Ward Area: Gipton and Harehills updated on 15th September 2022
Lead Sergeant: PS 79 Collett
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 2640 Rawson, PC 1875 Farrar and PC 5789 Dixon

To improve community engagement, particularly with new and emerging communities in the locality.

We will utilise key community contacts, to reach out to new and emerging communities in the area. We aim to achieve this by holding regular public and partner agency meetings and through attending local community groups, to engage with members, forge relations and build trust. 

To proactively work alongside our partner agencies, to address increased reports of anti-social behaviour across the Bayswater’s and Seaforth’s. 

We will deploy police resources to conduct targeted and proactive patrols, across the affected street locations. Working alongside partner agencies and third sector organisations, we will engage with young people ensuring they are signposted into local provisions available. 

We will support youth provisions providers to educate young people, regarding the impact their anti-social behaviour has on local communities and we will take action against those, repeatedly involved in such behaviour.

To address reports and incidents that are linked to street drinking and drugs supply.

We will gather community intelligence to obtain and conduct drugs warrants on properties, involved in the supply of drugs.

We will identify those involved in street drinking across the locality, referring them to support provisions. We will engage, warn and take the necessary action against those who are repeatedly involved in street drinking and associated criminality.

We will continue to hold regular public and partner agencies meetings, to proactively discuss and address long term issues that adversely affect, the local communities we serve ensuring positive action is taken.

Updates: 

Following on from the partial closure order that was granted in Harehills to address street drinking, we continue to work with partner agencies in Leeds City Council to review the current Public Spaces Protection order and alternative legal options available.

During the partial closure we issued 98 street drinking closure warnings, 38 individuals were reported for summons and 7 individuals were arrested for offences including breach of the closure order, breach of bail and drunk and disorderly. Several individuals were prosecuted and fined in court, for breaching the partial closure order with fines issued ranging between £40 - £159.

As part of our ongoing commitment to engage with local communities, we continue to host a contact point at CATCH cafe every three weeks and a new contact point will be introduced at the Old Gipton Fire Station cafe in October.

PC Rawson has recently been assigned as the lead community engagement officer for the ward, he will host regular events, meeting points and will engage with community groups and residents.

On the 7th July 2022 he held a community contact event in Banstead Park and he attended the Gipton Gala on the 10th July 2022. 

You can keep up to date with our events and meetings at: Events and meetings | West Yorkshire Police

Officers continue to work alongside Youth Service to engage with young people regarding anti-social behaviour and associated criminality, forging key relations and educating young people regarding the consequences of such behaviour. 

On the 24th August 2022, an adult male was arrested for possession of a weapon and drugs under Section 60 Powers that were authorised in the Harehills area.

A total of 14 individuals were stopped and searched, during the period the Section 60 was in place and a further two were positively dealt with for possession of cannabis.

The full news article can be accessed at:

Man Stopped Under Section 60 Powers In Harehills Charged Over Machete | West Yorkshire Police

 
Ward Area:
Killingbeck and Seacroft updated on 7th July 2022
Lead Sergeant: PS 1161 MacDonald
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer:  PC 0826 Cummins and PC 4716 Lilley

To address youth anti-social behaviour, nuisance motorcycle demand and associated criminality in Crossgates, Seacroft and Killingbeck.

We will commit and deploy resources to the locations identified, particularly on late shifts and weekends when the reported demand is higher. Where available and appropriate other resources will be brought into the area, including Leeds City Council Anti-Social Behaviour Teams, Youth Services, Off Road Motorcycle Unit, Specials and Volunteers.
In addition, we will gather information and work alongside our partner agencies, taking relevant enforcement action, against any individuals involved in such behaviour.

To seek to reduce the levels of disability, race, religion and sexual orientation-based hate crimes across the Killingbeck and Seacroft area.

We will work alongside partner agencies and the hate crime coordinator, to ensure the vulnerable and repeat victims of such crimes are protected, ensuring the relevant support is in place.
We will challenge attitudes and behaviour that foster hatred, ensuring that any identified offenders are dealt with accordingly.
In addition, we will work with engagement officers to deliver Hate Crime awareness lessons in local schools, to increase awareness and educate young people regarding the consequences and impact of such behaviour.

Updates:

We continue to deploy across the ward to address Nuisance Motorcycle demands, several motorcycles have been seized to date and arrests made in relation to suspected stolen motorcycles and associated criminality.

A local male attended court in June for a dangerous driving offence, in which a motorcycle was used. The male was sentenced to ten weeks custodial sentence, suspended for twelve months.

On Sunday 3rd July 2022, officers deployed to the Barncrofts where a stolen motorcycle was tracking to. The officers located the stolen vehicle and arrested a male for Theft of motor vehicle, possession of Class B Drugs and Assault on a police constable.

We will continue to proactively deploy to address nuisance motorcycle demand, we will publish information regarding the seizures of such vehicles on our social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and Community Alert.

Working alongside our Partner Agencies in Leeds City Council, five individuals across the area have been issued with Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction Warnings.

We continue to monitor Hate incidents and crime across the ward, ensuring victims are safeguarded and we are currently working with schools, to arrange hate crime awareness lessons. We will continue to work alongside our key partners, who are delivering training, projects and support to victims in the community.

 

Outer East
 
Ward Area: Crossgates and Whinmoor updated on 14th June 2022
Lead Sergeant: PS 3550 Nicholson
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 764 Drew and PC 1000 Bradley

To address anti-social behaviour and nuisance motorcycle demand, in the Swarcliffe area.

We will continue to conduct targeted patrols in the area, to address the increase in reports regarding anti-social behaviour and nuisance motorcycle demand.
We will work closely with the dedicated Off-Road Bike Motorcycle Unit, to identify those responsible for the anti-social use of such vehicles. We aim to achieve this by ensuring Section 59 Notices are issued, to individuals using Motorcycles in an anti-social manner and will seize vehicles persistently involved in such behaviour.

To address anti-social behaviour and associated criminality across the Langbars and Whinmoor Way area.

We will provide targeted and high visibility reassurance patrols, in the affected locations. We will engage with local community members and residents to gather information, listening to concerns raised.
We will seek to identify those responsible for anti-social behaviour and any associated criminality in the locality, ensuring the relevant enforcement action is taken against those involved in such behaviour.
We will engage with young people, signposting them into the local provisions available to divert them away from anti-social behaviour and criminality.

Updates: 


We have referred a number of young people into relevant support provisions and have worked closely with the Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team, resulting in several young people receiving anti-social behaviour injunction warnings and prohibition notices, for repeatedly being involved in such behaviour.

We continue to work closely with Youth Services and St Giles Trust, to engage and divert young people into local provisions available. 

Following increased reports in relation to Nuisance Motorcycles and Quad bikes, officers have been proactively deploying across the localities, gathering intelligence, obtaining CCTV footage and taking enforcement action against those identified.

Several motorcycles have been seized to date and arrests made, in relation to suspected stolen motorcycles and associated criminality.

Working alongside our Partner Agencies in Leeds City Council, five individuals across the area have been issued with Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction Warnings.

We will continue to proactively deploy to address nuisance motorcycle demand, we will publish information regarding the seizures of such vehicles on our social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and Community Alert.

Ward Area: Garforth, Swillington, Kippax, Methley and Villages set and updated on the 31st July 2022
Lead Sergeant: PS 4037 Micklethwaite and PS 633 Goringe
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 3826 McAleese, PC 2484 Jenkins and PC 801 Collett.

To address public concerns of youth anti-social behaviour, drugs misuse and associated criminality across Main Street, Garforth and Swillington Park.

Targeted high visibility patrols will be conducted at the affected locations, during peak times identified from call demand analysis and information provided by local communities. We will work closely with the Leeds City Council Anti-Social Behaviour Team, to respond to any repeat youths identified.
We will continue to support Leeds City Council Youth Services, who will be providing provisions and planned activities, across the repeat demand locations.
We will aim to inform, engage and provide advice for young people so they can make safer choices, whilst signposting and referring young people who need further support.

To address public concerns of youth anti-social behaviour, criminal damage, drugs and alcohol misuse across the 'Rocket Park' Millennium Village, Allerton Bywater.

We will provide a high visibility presence on evenings and weekends, to address the concerns raised by the local community. Officers and PCSO's will engage with young people, advising of acceptable behaviour and diverting them into local provisions available. We will record and investigate any reports of criminal damage to the park equipment, with a view to identifying those involved and will take enforcement actions accordingly. We will signpost and refer any young people who may need further support for alcohol and drugs misuse, whilst working alongside Leeds City Council Youth Services to educate young people regarding the dangers or drugs and alcohol misuse.

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.
In addition, 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. We will work alongside the Off-Road Bike Motorcycle Unit, to address reports of motorcycles being driven in a dangerous manner.

Updates:

We will be providing an increased visible presence across Rocket Park, following increased reports of anti-social behaviour, criminal damage and drugs and alcohol misuse.

We continue to provide targeted patrols along Main Street, Garforth to address reports of anti-social behaviour, public order and criminal damage. Reported demand across the locality continues to decline and there were no reports of anti-social behaviour on Main Street between the 1st May 2022 - 1st June 2022. We will continue to monitor demands over the summer months.

Following feedback from residents at the Police and Community Together meeting, we will conduct targeted high visibility patrols at Swillington Park, in order to engage with youths and address reports of anti-social behaviour.

Between June  - July 2022, we have conducted several road safety deployments across the ward. We have issued seven traffic offence reports for speeding and failure to wear a seat belt on the A63 Selby Road and Wakefield Road. We have also proactively deployed with the pro-laser speed gun on Gibson Lane, Leeds Road and Swillington common, several drivers were stopped and warned accordingly.

A motorcycle was also seized on Main Street Garforth on the 28th June, following reports of dangerous driving.

 
Ward Area: Temple Newsam and Halton set and updated on 7th July 2022
Lead Sergeant: PS 2029 Earnshaw
Lead Area Problem Solving Officer: PC 1438 Mortimer and PC 1024 Carter

To target and address reports of anti-social vehicle use and speeding on and around Halton, Whitkirk and Temple Newsam.

We will increase patrols in the area, utilise Speed Indication Devices and issue Penalty Notices to vehicles found to be causing an obstruction.
We will also request the presence of the Off-Road Motorcycle Unit in areas repeatedly affected by nuisance motorcycles, to address the reports received and identify persistent offenders.
In addition, we will conduct planned policing operations alongside the Off-Road Motorcycle Unit to disrupt those involved in the anti-social use of such vehicles, whilst addressing any associated criminality. 

To pro-actively deploy and work alongside partner agencies, to address repeat reports of anti-social behaviour in Halton Moor.

We will conduct targeted patrols across the area, during the peak times of reported demand and in line with information obtained from the local community.
We aim to identify young people involved and work with partner agencies, including Leeds City Council Youth Services, the Youth Association and Leeds United KICKS programme, to engage and divert young people into the local provisions available.
In addition, we will refer any youths identified as repeatedly causing anti-social behaviour into Leeds City Council Anti-Social Behaviour Team, for appropriate action to be taken.

Updates:

As part of Operation SPARC, officers continue to deploy across the ward area and continue to monitor the Springs Retail Park, to prevent car meets.

Several road users across the ward have been issued with Traffic Offence reports for speeding and failing to wear a seatbelt.

Over the last two weeks we have recovered three motorbikes across the ward, two reported stolen and one suspected to be stolen.

On Sunday 19th June, officers deployed to the Wykebecks locating and arresting two wanted persons for numerous offences.

In addition to the above, officers worked in partnership with Leeds City Council on the 30th June 2022 in a 'Community Clean Up Day' across the Wykebecks.

We will continue to work alongside our partner agencies to monitor and address any breaches of injunction orders, previously issued across the Halton Moor area.

Safer Schools Officers conducted high visibility patrols in company with NPT officers on Monday 4th July 2022, to engage and build positive relations with young people across the ward.

Youth Services and the Youth Association continue to deliver diversionary activities and detached youth work in the area, inclusive of a street safe programme.

 

Community and Policing Priorities are reviewed frequently and will be amended in line with community concerns, identified risks and information obtained from local policing analysis. 

We will frequently share news updates on Social Media, Community Alert and via the West Yorkshire Police Website.

 

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Date: Tuesday 11th October 2022
Time: 11:00 – 12:00 hours
Location: CATCH Cafe, Hovingham Avenue, Harehills LS8 3QY