Leeds City Council’s executive board to discuss refreshed strategy on tackling crime and keeping communities safe

Members of Leeds City Council’s executive board will discuss a refreshed version of the ‘Safer Leeds’ partnership strategy next week in its ongoing commitment to tackle anti-social behaviour and crime and protect communities. Over the past three years, the council has worked with a range of partners including West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire…

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Council, universities and police strengthen community relations partnership

A stronger partnership to build better community relations and address community concerns in inner north west Leeds has been confirmed this week. The partnership, made possible through funding from Leeds Beckett University and the University of Leeds, will offer a new, dedicated community service for the Headingley, Hyde Park and Little Woodhouse areas. It…

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New powers to tackle street drinking in Armley approved

New powers banning street drinking in Armley town centre and its immediate surrounding areas have been given the go-ahead this month. Secured by Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police at Leeds Magistrates Court, the ‘Partial Closure Order’ forms part of a wide range of work being undertaken in the Armley community to tackle…

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Give safe gifts this Christmas

Parents and guardians are being asked to ‘Give Safe Gifts’ by setting the security settings on smart phones, laptops or games consoles before giving them to children for Christmas. The Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership, West Yorkshire Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner are launching their ‘Give Safe Gifts’ campaign on…

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Additional PSPO powers introduced to tackle anti-social behaviour in communities across Leeds set to continue

Additional powers introduced in October 2017 to tackle anti-social behaviour and associated issues in designated communities across Leeds will remain in place following a review. Also given the go-head by Leeds City Council alongside the existing 13 Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) is a new PSPO specifically covering the area of Swillington. A PSPO…

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