Beeston Hill Residents’ Voice – August meeting

Police are tackling car crime during Leeds United matchdays, a meeting of Beeston Hill Residents’ Voice was told last night.

Sgt Mike Banner of Holbeck Neighbourhood Policing Team said NPT officers from other areas have been brought in to tackle the problems, citing a recent pre-season friendly against Newcastle as a success, when no cars were broken into.

He said it would normally be expected that in the region of six cars would be broken into during the match.

Beeston Hill residents Voice met at Building Blocks off Tempest Road. Other issues discussed included:

* All takeaways in the Beeston Hill area have been visited by council officers to ensure they have the necessary waste storage facilities and a waste contractor in place. Members of Beeston Hill Residents’ Voice were told that the checks follow complaints from local people about problems with rubbish in the area.

* Residents have marked on large-scale maps the locations of crime and grime issues in the area – they will be used to check hotspots for these issues.

* The council is looking for community champions to help liaise with services in the area.