The Deputy Mayor of West Yorkshire for Crime and Policing Alison Lowe OBE and Chief Superintendent Dodds, the Leeds District Commander, will be holding a public meeting at Hamara Healthy Living Centre on Thursday (3 November 2022) at 6pm to discuss policing issues with local people from LS11.
The meeting has been set up by Cllr Paul Wray (Labour, Hunslet & Riverside) at the request of residents from Beeston Hill and other parts of Beeston. The aim is to give residents a chance to speak to the both the operational and political leadership of West Yorkshire Police about their local policing concerns directly.
Cllr Paul Wray said
“Beeston Hill and areas like the Garnets, Longroyds and other parts of Beeston have been badly impacted recently by Trap Houses (drug dens) and the associated issues they bring such as anti-social behaviour, drug taking and in some cases, solicitation activity.
“This has happened at the same time as there has been a rise in local street gang activity and the use of bladed weapons. Although West Yorkshire Police, in partnership with Leeds City Council and others, are working extremely hard to tackle all these issues head on, residents are worried and frustrated. I felt it right that they were able to express this directly to those in charge.”
The meeting will be a Q&A format and will last about an hour and is free to attend. Those attending are requested to not raise personal cases or mention addresses and people’s names in a public at the meeting, but these details can be collected after the meeting has ended.
Venue: Hamara Health Living Centre, Tempest Road, Leeds, LS11 6RD
Time: 18:00 – 19:30
Date: Thursday 3rd November
This post is based on a press release issued by Cllr Paul Wray
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