Meeting to discuss crime and policing in LS11

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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One Reply to “Meeting to discuss crime and policing in LS11”

  1. I have not wasted so much time out of my life since the day I got married . Spending at least 20 min listening to a Alison Lowe constantly name dropping and telling us how much Tracy Brabin was putting in to different parts of the police? THEN THE LIE … She clearly stated that there was a lack of new recruits because our present government has said all new recruits had to have a degree??? Being me I had to look on their website and……..The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships (PCDA) for people who do not have a degree.
    This has a starting salary of £23,556 increasing to a minimum of £28,932 after three years and £43,032 after seven years (subject to performance). Why lie to make a point that nobody wanted to hear about anyway. We went to talk and hear about our area not to listen to a party political broadcast AND NO TEA OR COFFEE. Decent people with valid points used as propaganda pawns is what it felt like. I was embarrassed for Supt Dodds.

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