West Yorkshire Police

Cyber Contest for Schools and More in Crime Prevention Newsletter

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In the first Crime Prevention Newsletter from West Yorkshire Police they have announced a competition for schoolchildren regarding cybercrime.

The competition is open to all pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 across West Yorkshire.

Pupils are required to work as a team to produce some online safety advice using whatever media or means they choose. This could be a website, app, leaflet, rap, song, dance, spoken message, or a combination of these!

Finalists will be invited to West Yorkshire Police Training and Development Centre, Wakefield for a prestigious and exciting final on Thursday February 14 2019, where teams will present their project to the panel.

First prize winners will receive a trophy, certificates and a tour of West Yorkshire Police’s Specialist Operations site.

 

Entry is simple and details have been sent to Head Teachers across West Yorkshire. The deadline for submissions is Friday 7 December 2018.

For more information please visit the website: www.westyorkshire.police.uk/cyber-contest.

The full newsletter can be downloaded here with articles on burglary, modern slavery and bogus callers.

Rastrick Ward Forum – Monday 15 October 2018

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

Do you want to have your say about local issues that are important to you?

Comment on areas such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else that concerns you directly to your local councillor and senior council staff?

Get feedback on what difference your input has made.  Attend your local ward forum and give us your views!

Monday 15 October 2018 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start at Rastrick High School, The Technology Centre, Field Top Road, Rastrick, HD6 3XB.

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Ward Forum – Thursday 11 October 2018

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

Do you want to have your say about local issues that are important to you?

Comment on areas such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else that concerns you directly to your local councillor and senior council staff?

Get feedback on what difference your input has made.  Attend your local ward forum and give us your views!

Thursday 11 Octobery 2018 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start.
St Matthew’s Church, Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TH

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Have Your Say! Brighouse Ward Forum – Wednesday 10 October 2018

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

Do you want to have your say about local issues that are important to you?

Comment on areas such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else that concerns you directly to your local councillor and senior council staff?

Get feedback on what difference your input has made.  Attend your local ward forum and give us your views!

Wednesday 10 October 2018 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start.
Mulberry Suite, Brighouse 6th Form College, Parsonage Lane, HD6 1AY.

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Greetland and Stainland Ward Forum – Thursday 4 October 2018

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

Do you want to have your say about local issues that are important to you?

Comment on areas such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else that concerns you directly to your local councillor and senior council staff?

Get feedback on what difference your input has made.  Attend your local ward forum and give us your views!

Thursday 4 October 2018 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start. At Holywell Green Primary School, Stainland Road, Holywell Green HX4 9AE

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

New Vehicle to Help Keep Calderdale Safe

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Calderdale Council has invested in a new CCTV vehicle to help ensure the borough continues to be a safe place to live, work and visit. The vehicle is fitted with three high definition cameras which can capture CCTV footage when deployed across Calderdale. It has been funded by the Council as part of a commitment to road safety and keeping communities safe.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, Cllr Susan Press, said:
“This new resource will provide a visible presence around the borough, helping to prevent and detect crime and promote public safety.
 
“This is about providing a resource to support events and occasions where an increased CCTV presence is helpful. It will also help provide coverage in areas where there are currently no fixed cameras.”

The van has been welcomed by bars and clubs around Calderdale, continuing to enhance our offer as a great place for a night out. It also complements the Purple Flag safety award for Halifax town centre, which recognises excellence in the management of the evening and night time economy.

The van has already been used in Halifax town centre over recent weekends to assist West Yorkshire Police and is another resource that is used by the Council’s Community Safety Wardens, who already monitor the Council’s CCTV cameras across the borough.

Chief Inspector Gareth Crossley, of West Yorkshire Police, said:
“Keeping Calderdale safe is the priority for the Calderdale Community Safety Partnership, and we hope the introduction of this new CCTV vehicle will help us to do that.
 
“The vehicle will be particularly useful in managing the night time economy, especially in the coming months and during the festive season.
 
“We hope residents will be reassured by the vehicle when they see it on the roads and it will play a key role in making our communities feel safer.”

The Council is a lead partner in Calderdale’s Community Safety Partnership, which also includes West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Yorkshire Ambulance Service. The new van is a vital resource to support the work of the partnership and as well as operating around road safety issues, it can be utilised to tackle anti-social behaviour, reduce crime and provide visible presence and reassurance.

For more information about the work of the Community Safety Partnership, visit www.calderdale.gov.uk and search for Community Safety, or follow the hashtag #SaferCdale on Twitter.

To find out more about the Council’s Community Safety Wardens, follow @CMBC_CSRT on Twitter.

Recruiting Special Constables Now

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The recruitment window is open from Monday 13 August until Sunday 2 September 2018.

Please click here for further information and guidance (PDF)

Please click here to complete an application form.

To get more information on becoming a Special Constable – your handy checklist

Halifax Police Station Open Day

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Halifax Police Station will be holding an open day on Saturday 21 July, 11:00am-3:00pm at Richmond Close, HX1 5TW.

Along with demonstrations by police and other emergency services there will be dance displays, family entertainment, children’s rides and much more.

Please note there is no on-site parking so you are advised to travel by public transport.

Greetland and Stainland Ward Forum – Thursday 12 July 2018

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

Do you want to have your say about local issues that are important to you?

Comment on areas such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else that concerns you directly to your local councillor and senior council staff?

Get feedback on what difference your input has made.  Attend your local ward forum and give us your views!

Thursday 12 July 2018 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start.
St Andrews Church, Stainland Road, Stainland, HX4 9HF

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Have Your Say! Brighouse Ward Forum – Wednesday 11 July 2018

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

Do you want to have your say about local issues that are important to you?

Comment on areas such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else that concerns you directly to your local councillor and senior council staff?

Get feedback on what difference your input has made.  Attend your local ward forum and give us your views!

Wednesday 11 July 2018 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start.
Mulberry Suite, Brighouse 6th Form College, Parsonage Lane, HD6 1AY.

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum