Police are looking to recruit new members for the Kirklees Division Race/Faith Hate Scrutiny Panel. PC 5461 Michelle Linney, hate incident co-ordinator said: “Are you able to commit a few hours on an evening from 5.30pm till 7.30pm every six weeks to view racist and faith related hate incidents? By scrutinising our cases, you will assist us in ensuring we give a high quality service to complainants and that we deal with cases sensitively, speedily and properly. Can you help us by offering feedback, ask for further clarification or information about processes in relation to the investigation reports? If you think you would like to get involved and wish for more information about membership, please contact Lauren Chadwick, clerical support, Kirklees Division on 0845 6060606 or e-mail the hate department on ea.safeguardinghate@westyorkshire.pnn.police.ukwhere either myself or Pc 5696 Emma Harrison will get back to you.”


VEHICLE CRIME Three reports of damage to motor vehicles last week in the area. One male arrested for smashing the windows of a car in the Netherthong area. Person used a sharp implement to scratch the paintwork on a car and thieves smashed a window to reach in and remove property. Please can we remind you not to leave anything visible in vehicles. No reports of any vehicle crime in the Brockholes area. However two reports for Honley – damage to vehicle caused by smashing windows and on Scotgate a van was broken into and tools stolen from the back. Can we please remind you not to leave any items visible in vehicles.

BURGLARY Good News. No reports of any burglaries this week, however burglary patrols will be continued in the area.

CRIMINAL DAMAGEA shop in Holmfirth suffered damage this week when it had its large glass window etched with a sharp implement. Anyone with any information regarding this please contact the local NPT on 01484436855.

FOLK FESTIVAL PARADEWe are pleased to say that the folk festival parade last weekend passed safely without any incidents.

Our Local Priorities in your Neighbourhood areHolme Valley South – tackling anti-social behaviour by local youths who gather in the New Mill area. Holme Valley North – reducing anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in Honley concentrating on the Roundway estate.

PARTNERS AND COMMUNITIES TOGETHER MEETINGS (PACT) PUBLIC MEETINGS Holmfirth Police Station is the new venue for the Holme Valley public meetings. The next meeting is on Thursday May 26, start 6pm