Wakefield North East and Rural

Covering : Airedale, Altofts, Castleford, Crofton, Featherstone, Ferry Fryston, Glasshoughton, Normanton, Ryhill, Walton, Whitwood and surrounding areas.

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Neighbourhood Priorities

To work closely with partner agencies to address the issues of Anti Social Behaviour and crime in the following areas : -


•             Town Centre - Street Drinkers and Anti Social Behaviour- We are committed to tackling ASB in the Town Centre by having a dedicated visible policing team. Working with partner agencies to tackle ASB through enforcement and engagement.

•             Airedale - Illegal use of Motorbikes - Police monitoring, community intelligence gathering and working in partnership with Operation Matrix and the local authority.

•             Glasshoughton/Smawthorne - Road Safety- Working with partners and our road policing colleagues we are listening to concerns from the local community regarding road safety in the area. We will be focussing on the Fatal Four (Drink driving, speeding, seatbelts and use of mobile phones) by using enforcement actions and making use of the Speed Indication Device and Pro Laser Speed Gun.

Ward 3

•             Address the concerns of the illegal use and dealing of drugs on the Westfield Estate, Castleford. To proactively tackle offenders and work with partners to address behaviour.



Ward 6

•             Address the concerns of ASB on Station Lane, Featherstone around the area of the precinct. To identify those responsible and work with partners to address behaviour.

•             Address the concerns of ASB at Purston Park. To identify those responsible and work with partners to address behaviour.

Ward 10

•            Address and deal positively with offences of shoplifting within Normanton. To work with partners to address the reasons why people are targeting local businesses and put in place measures to reduce crime.

•             Address concerns of ASB and damage on the High Street, Normanton. To identify those involved and work with partners to address behaviour.


Ward 5 Crofton / Ryhill / Walton / Havercroft / Notton

•             We are working alongside the local authority to address complaints of illegal and anti-social parking. We are working with the local schools and enforcement teams to raise awareness of parking issues and speeding in the streets that surround the schools.

•             Tackle anti-social behaviour and reports of nuisance youths, in particular around the bus shelters and park in Crofton, the community centre / sports centre in Ryhill.

•             Address and deal positively with the anti-social use of off-road bikes across all areas, but in particular, the area around Notton village green.

•             Work with our partner agencies to address incidents of fly tipping.


Ward 18 Middlestown / Netherton / Midgley / Overton / Bretton / Woolley / Haigh / Hall Green / Painthorpe / Chapelthorpe / Durkar / Crigglestone / Newmillerdam / Calder Park / Calder Grove

•             To address concerns raised regarding vehicle speeding, through education and enforcement.

•             Tackle anti-social behaviour and reports of nuisance youths through high visibility patrols, community engagement and partnership working.

•             Reduce residential burglaries across the Rural area, working in conjunction with partner agencies and increasing Neighbourhood Watch schemes / community awareness. To offer crime prevention advice. To disrupt identified individuals through proactive targeting and high visability patrols. To offer support and reassurance for those effected by this crime type.

•             Work with our partner agencies to address incidents of fly tipping.


Ward 19 Agbrigg / Sandal / Kettlethorpe / Belle Vue

•             Tackle anti-social behaviour and reports of nuisance youths through high visability patrols. community engagement and partnership working.

•             Deal with on-going reports of street dealing in alleyways and the surrounding residential streets in Agbrigg. Working with the community, developing and taking action on reports and intelligence received. To identify and deal positively with offenders. Looking to long term sustainable solutions through physical changes to highlighted problem areas.

•             Address concerns raised by local residents regarding speeding vehicles, utilising partnership awareness campaigns, police monitoring and enforcement.

•             Work with our partner agencies to address incidents of fly tipping and litter dropping.


How you can take action...

Report crime
Use the online reporting methods here, or there is more detailed information about reporting crime, and contacting police, on the Contact us page.

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Join your local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
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Get involved or volunteer
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Compliment an officer, or make a complaint
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Wakefield District Community Trigger
A process to help repeat victims of Anti-Social Behaviour in the Wakefield area.
Click here to read more about the Wakefield District Community Trigger.