In the first in a week-long series of posts looking at the work of your local Neighbourhood Policing Teams in south Leeds, we focus on the work of Beeston’s team…
White Rose Residents meeting & Beeston traffic calming
On Tuesday 24 January PCSO Kirsty Johnson attended the White Rose Residents meeting, present were residents along with the chair, Yvonne Crowther, Councillor David Congreve and Ben Scholes from Aire Valley Homes.
A representative from Leeds City Council attended to advise that the traffic calming scheme in the area was now going ahead after being delayed due to funding cuts. There will be traffic calming devices on the worst affected roads and all the roads in the area bordered by Old Lane, Dewsbury Road and Town Street will have a 20mph speed limit. This was very well met by the residents and committee.
The plans for the Community Cafe are going forward and it should be open in March and plans for other events in the community were discussed including a pancake race, Queens Golden Jubilee street party & community support for the Olympic torch coming through Beeston.
One of the main points for discussion was dog fouling in the area and all residents agreed to keep their eyes open for culprits so their addresses can be passed on to Enforcement.
The next meeting will be at Two Willows and is to be held at 6pm on Tuesday 6 March.
Number plates stolen
Crime Reduction Officer, PC John Cockcroft, attended at the Co-Op on Town Street to make customers aware of vehicle number plate thefts. There has been an increase in thefts of vehicle number plates in the Beeston area.
PC Cockcroft and his team of local PCSOs have been changing the screws on number plates to make it more difficult for them to be stolen. This scheme will have a positive effect on reducing vehicle crime in the area and officers provided this service free of charge.
For more information on vehicle crime and what you can do to reduce the chances of becoming a victim of crime contact Holbeck NPT on 0113 2414629.
Speed tests on Parkwoods
PCSOs Kirsty Johnson and Rob Manning took out a SID (Speed Indicating Device) to Parkwood Road between 2pm and 3.30pm
The officers, who were welcomed by several local resients, found that drivers were sticking to the speed limit and no offences were recorded.
The SID is an excellent device for Police and local residents to make an instant impact on speeding motorists in your area.
If you have any suggestions about where the PCSOs should deploy the SID in your area please contact Holbeck NPT.
Community groups or schools that would like to get involved should also get in touch.