Update 22 May 2013
Concerns For Occupant of Vehicle Believed To Be In The Oxenhope Area:
Residents and visitors in the Oxenhope area are asked to be aware that there are concerns for the driver of a Green Ford Puma VRM Y221GEV which is currently believed to be in the Oxenhope area. If you see this vehicle, please immediately contact the Police via 999 quoting Log 789 of 22nd May 2013.
Male Charged With Receiving Stolen Goods Following Theft of Power Tools: Oxenhope.
At 0205 hours on Tuesday 21st May 2013, Officers from the Calderdale Division of West Yorkshire Police were on mobile patrol in the Shelf area. At that time they saw a vehicle travelling at speed and stopped the vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle were spoken to and the vehicle was searched. A number of power tools were present in the boot and one of the occupants of the vehicle admitted that they were stolen goods. The three occupants of the vehicle were therefore arrested on suspicion of Theft.
Subsequent enquiries identified the tools as belonging to a resident of the Oxenhope area. The three suspects were interviewed and one of the suspects (an 18 year old male from the Pudsey area) has been charged with Receiving Stolen Goods and Possession of a Class B Drug, and will appear at Calderdale Magistrates Court. The stolen items have been returned to the victim. Update 21 May 2013
Two Arrests for Theft From Shop Over The 1940s Weekend: Haworth
At around 1200 hours on Saturday 18th May 2013, during the 1940s Weekend in Haworth, a member of the public witnessed two suspects stealing items from a shop on Main Street, Haworth. The member of the public followed the two suspects and the Police were contacted. Upon Officer's arrival, one of the suspects was detained at the scene and the other made off on foot. The outstanding suspect was detained a short time later and both males were arrested on suspicion of Theft. When searched, the suspects were found to be in possession of other items suspected to have been stolen from the Haworth area earlier that day. Both suspects remain on Police Bail as the investigation is ongoing.
Speed Watch carried out at West Lane, Haworth.
Following complaints from residents relating to vehicles speeding at West Lane in Haworth, PCSO Helen Wynn-Evans and a Haworth Parish Councilor conducted a Speed Watch on Friday 17th May 2013. In total, 112 vehicles were checked and only 2 were caught exceeding the speed limit of 30mph. The owners of the vehicles recorded as exceeding the speed limit will be issued with warning letters on this occasion. Update 11 May 2013
Suspicious Males. Laburnum Grove: Cross Roads
At around 0250 hours on the morning of Saturday 11th May 2013, three males have been captured on CCTV on Laburnum Grove in the Cross Roads area. The males can be seen to be trying the handles of vehicles parked in the area. The males are described as wearing dark clothing with the hoods pulled up, and one had light coloured bottoms on.
No offences involving vehicles have been reported, however residents are urged to ensure that all vehicles and houses are locked and secured, alarms are turned on, and all valuables are removed from vehicles. Please also ensure that any evidence of a satellite navigation system (i.e. marks on the windscreen from the cradle of the sat-nav) are removed when you exit your vehicle.
Should you witness any suspicious behaviour, please call to report the matter using either '999' or '101' (the Police Non-Emergency Telephone Number), depending upon the circumstances. Update 22 April 2013
Haworth - Dog fouling initiative
PCSO 385 Hussain was in Haworth on Monday 15th April carrying out a dog fouling initiative with Worth Neighbourhood Wardens, Bev and Sam. Between 10.30 and 12.30pm they targeted the vicinity of Cold Street in Haworth where recent complaints have been made from the Parish Council. Dog fouling leaflets were distributed to nearby streets and members of the public were spoken to, sending out the basic advice of cleaning up after your dog or face a fine if you dont and are identified. PCSO Hussain said "we got a really good response from the community who thanked us for getting this done as they are all fed up seeing the dog mess left behind on the streets of Haworth".
If you would like to report anyone not cleaning up after their dog you can ring our non emergency number 101, if possible give a description of the dog and owner and an address, alternatively PCSO Hussain will do some monitoring and leaflet dropping in your area.
FREE Anti Theft Screws for Number Plates!
Number plates can easily be stolen so your Local Policing team will be available to change number plate screws to security screws for free on Saturday 4th May 2013 between 13:00 hours and 15:00 hours in the carpark of Oxenhope Train Station.
This is also a chance to meet your local officers and discuss local problems and crime prevention advice.
Please note we are only able to change existing screws, we can not fix screws to number plates secured with adhesive.
PUBLIC MEETING 9TH JANUARY 2013 7.30PM WEST LANE BAPTIST
A public meeting has been called to discuss the possible closure of Haworth Fire Station and the proposal by the Parish Council for a 'first responder style' unit to be housed at the Fire Station.
_____________________________________7th November 2012 CLEAN SWEEP ON CRIME FOR HAWORTH COMMUNITY
Money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) is being used to improve the quality of life for residents in Haworth.
Five hundred pounds recovered from ill-gotten gains is being put back into the community to help redevelop a patch of land on Gas Street which is currently in disrepair. On Sunday 28 October, the Neighbourhood Police joined the Fire Service, Councillors, residents and youth groups to begin the work at 1pm.
PCSO Helen Wynn-Evans of the Bingley and Worth Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team has been assisting in the project and said:
“The whole idea is that the community work together to have ownership upon a section of land which otherwise would have just been left. It all started when I was talking to a group of young people who were sat in the purpose built ‘youth shelter’. They complained about the state it was in and asked how they could go about improving it. One of them suggested a pressure washer and I thought Haworth Fire Service have a great pressure washer.
“As always, the local Fire Service were very keen to get involved with this community project and subsequently agreed to volunteer their own time and use one of their rigs to supply water to clean the shelter whilst providing some fire safety advice, this has received a very good response, especially following concerns of a proposed closure of Haworth Fire Station.”
“Once the shelter has been cleaned, young people from Haworth Youth Group are going to begin work with a local artist to design and re-paint the shelter. A new hard surface will be put down so the area will be better accessible and a Community Payback Team will also attend to give the area a general tidy.
Alongside money generated from the Proceeds of Crime, funding to carry out the project has been obtained from various places such as the local Parish Council.
This project has so far brought together groups of people who wouldn't usually combine, providing a visual result the whole community will benefit from. We have many residents for instance, donating plants, shrubs and bulbs which were planted on the day to brighten up the area.
“How an area looks and the quality of the environment can have a positive impact on crimes such as anti social behaviour and I have been really encouraged at how keen and willing everyone has been to get involved in this project.” Said PCSO Wynn-Evans.
The final stage will hopefully be in the form of a community 'plant and picnic' day next Spring.
We recognise that tackling and dealing with speeding motorists is important to residents across The Worth Valley.
Details of speeding vehicles are recorded by the Officers and warning letters are sent out to the registered keeper of the vehicles in the first instance. Further enforcement is later carried out by the team in company with their colleagues from the Divisional Roads Policing Department. The penalty for speeding is usually a £60 fine and 3 penalty points.
If you would like to join one of your local Officers to undertake a Speed watch Operation, or would like to nominate an area for us to do this, then please get in touch.
Our Local Priorities in your Neighbourhood are :
* The Worth Valley Local Priorities as agreed at the latestPACT meeting are: Haworth:(1)Increase road safety by targeting and reducing speeding and illegal parking at Lees Lane and Mill Hey,(2)Maintain presence at schools.
* Oakworth: (1) Reduce anti-social behaviour around Station Road and Holden Park area 1700 x 2300hours, (2) Prevent and tackle illegal parking around Oakworth Primary School.
* Oxenhope: (1)Maintain lower levels of anti-social behaviour around Station Road/West Drive area and Oxenhope Park, (2) Increase road safety by preventing and tackling speeding drivers on Station Road and Hebden Road.
* Stanbury : Increase road safety by reducing speeding through the village.
* Cross Roads:(1) Increase road safety by preventing and targeting speeding motorists, paying special attention to HGVs, (2) Prevent and tackle anti-social beahviour in Cross Roads Park.
Worth Valley NPT Officers:
* Inspector Andrew Croasdale - 101
* Sergeant Chris Watson - 101 / 07736 086704
* PC2048 Edward Irving - 101 / 07736 086704
* PCSO 360 Helen Wynn-Evans - 101 / 07736 086704
* PCSO 385 Farooq Hussain - 101 / 07736 086704
* PCSO 484 Joanne Barrett - 101 / 07736 086704
The Worth Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team can also be contacted on 101
In an emergency where there is danger to life or a crime in progress,
always dial 999.
If the team are out on patrol then please leave a message on the answerphone facility and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
The email address for the NPT is firstname.lastname@example.org
Your local NPT Officers can also be contacted through: Worth Valley Police and Community Contact Point, 28 Changegate, Haworth, telephone 01535 644001, email email@example.com
Opening hours Tuesday 1200-1600pm, Wednesday 1200-1600pm, Thursday 1200-1600pm, Friday 1200-1600pm.