West Yorkshire Police

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Ward Forum – Thursday 12 April 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 April 2018 – 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start.
St Matthew’s Church, Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TH

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

False Telephone Preference Service (TPS) Calls

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We have been alerted by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau of false claims by fraudsters with regard to a Telephone Preference Service (TPS).

Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers. They call victims claiming to provide a ‘Telephone Preference Service’ – an enhanced call-barring service, which includes barring international call centres.
The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details, informing them that there is a one-off charge for the service. Victims instead see monthly debits deducted from their accounts, which they have not authorised. The fraudsters often target elderly victims.

In all instances, direct debits are set up without following proper procedure. The victim is not sent written confirmation of the direct debit instruction, which is supposed to be sent within three days.
On occasions when victims attempted to call back, the telephone number provided by the fraudster was either unable to be reached or the victim’s direct debit cancellation request was refused.
During 2017, there were 493 Action Fraud Reports relating to this fraud.

 

 

Protect yourself:

  • There is only one Telephone Preference Service (TPS). The TPS is the only official UK ‘do-not-call’ register for opting out of live telesales calls. It is FREE to sign-up to the register. TPS never charge for registration. You can register for this service at http://www.tpsonline.org.uk.
  • You will receive postal confirmation of genuine direct debits. If you notice unauthorised payments leaving your account, you should contact your bank promptly.
  • Always be wary of providing personal information, or confirming that personal information the caller already claims to hold is correct. Always be certain that you know who you talking to. If in doubt hang up immediately.
  • If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Check on Crime Statistics in Your Area

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Following a comment made at recent Neighbourhood Watch meeting, we can now share the link required to check crime figures in your area. The data is updated as regularly as possible but may be a couple of months behind.

Opening the link here will bring up the screen where you can enter your postcode to see the figures in your area.

 

 

It’s also good to know that non-emergency crimes can now be reported online at https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/report-it

Congratulations to Colin Skeath on Receiving his MBE

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We would like to congratulate Colin Skeath, a retired police inspector from Halifax who has been recognised in the New Year Honours for his services to policing the communities of Calderdale and his charity work with an MBE.

You may remember that last year Colin gave a talk at Mixenden Activity Centre about his trip around the UK . He set off with his nephew, Davis, to circumnavigate the UK mainland in an open Canadian canoe and 86 days later the journey of around 2500 miles was complete.

Colin was the Halifax Town Centre Inspector since 2012 and retired after 27 years as a police officer in January 2017.

During his career, Colin was posted in a number of different roles across West Yorkshire, as both neighbourhood and response officer based at Holbeck and Milgarth, custody sergeant at Pudsey and response officer at Weetwood.

The last ten years of his career was spent in Calderdale where he was a response Sergeant before becoming the Inspector for Halifax. Through this role Colin met and worked with numerous partners to deliver the best service possible to the communities he served.

Colin was also the Inspector on duty during the Boxing day floods of 2015 and remembers the day as one of the toughest 18 hours in his career, as he and colleagues across the district pulled together to come to the aid of people across the Calder Valley.

It is Colin’s time working in Calderdale that he remembers most fondly, and where he felt his biggest achievements have been; “I loved every minute of my time working in the district and was absolutely overwhelmed to receive the notification of this recognition. I am incredibly humbled to be recognised at such a level. I look back on my time within the police service with fond memories and was fortunate to meet and work with many brilliant and dedicated people. Without a doubt, my favourite role was working as Inspector for Halifax and I am delighted that this award highlights to work I did for those communities in my professional capacity and the work I have done in my personal time to support the charities closest to my heart.”

West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Dee Collins said: “I am delighted that Colin and Diane have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours and congratulate them both.

Their respective commitment to serving our communities for many years is commendable and typifies the selfless approach to helping others that I see daily from West Yorkshire Police officers, staff and volunteers.”

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, said: “This recognition is very well deserved and these honours pay testament to the dedication and professionalism shown day in day out by people like Colin and Diane, who are committed to serving our communities.

“This is a valued and key part in the continued work by West Yorkshire Police in helping to keep our communities safe and feeling safe and I would like to warmly congratulate them both on this great news.”

Have your say! Brighouse Ward Forum – 17 January 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.

By discussing what’s important to you, in an open meeting, the Council and its partners can plan for the future and make a difference to your neighbourhood.

Wednesday 17 January 2018, 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start.

Mulberry Suite, Sixth Form College, Parsonage Lane HD6 1AY

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Have your say! Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Ward Forum – 18 January 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.

By discussing what’s important to you, in an open meeting, the Council and its partners can plan for the future and make a difference to your neighbourhood.

Thursday 18 January 2018, 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start.
St. Matthew’s Church, Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TH

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

West Yorkshire Police are launching a Police Cadet scheme in Halifax starting October 2017

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Are you between 13 and 16 years old?

Would you like to make a contribution to your community?

Would you like to challenge yourself and learn new skills?

Do you have an interest in policing and public services?

Are you considering the police as a future career?

Do you want to complete the Duke of Edinburgh award?

West Yorkshire Police are launching a Police Cadet scheme in Halifax starting October 2017

Sessions will take place on a Wednesday evening between 6:45pm – 9pm at the Cadet Centre, Hunger Hill, Halifax, HX1 2JT

Any questions & for an application form contact – PC 1418 Andy Bingham (Specials & Volunteers) a.bingham@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Ward Forum – 13 July 2017

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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.

By discussing what’s important to you, in an open meeting, the Council and its partners can plan for the future and make a difference to your neighbourhood.

Thursday 13 July 2017 – 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start.
St Matthew’s Church, Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TH

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Brighouse Ward Forum – 12 July 2017

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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.

By discussing what’s important to you, in an open meeting, the Council and its partners can plan for the future and make a difference to your neighbourhood.

Wednesday 12 July 2017, 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start.

Mulberry Suite, Sixth Form College, Parsonage Lane HD6 1AY

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum