Crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Beeston

Cllr Almass stands with a group of PCSOs and an off road motorbike police officer in Cross Flatts Park

Police are cracking down on anti-social behaviour, such as quad bikes, speeding and stolen vehicles in the Beeston & Holbeck ward following complaints from members of the public and local councillors.

The Neighbourhood Policing Team from West Yorkshire Police recently held a public session inside Cross Flatts Park in Beeston and spoke to several members of the public.

Councillor Gohar Almass (Labour, Beeston and Holbeck Ward) said:

“My colleagues Cllr Andrew Scopes, Cllr Annie Maloney and I are grateful for this proactive, high visibility outreach approach by the Police as their presence acts as a deterrent to many crimes and reassures the public that our parks are a safe space for all.

“It was good to have a chat with them about local issues and also see them speak to so many people in the park. Not only listening to them, but also offering on the spot support and advice, on a nice sunny day.”

Sergeant Chloe Spencer of the West Yorkshire Neighbourhood Police Team for South Leeds said:

 “Cross Flatts Park is a real hub within the Beeston community. We recognise that the park can attract anti-social behaviour which can cause distress to members of the community. Such behaviour is not accepted by the Police and action will be taken. We are currently running a positive action campaign which will see extra patrols being carried out in the park to ensure the community feel safe.

“Myself and my officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team attended the park with our engagement van. Holding such an event allowed for members of the community to engage with officers and discuss any concerns. During our time at the park, we were pleased to report we witnessed no anti-social behaviour.”


This post is based on a press release issued by Beeston & Holbeck Ward Councillors


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