CANNABIS FACTORY COMPOST RE-USED@ Pc Sally Baines and Neighbourhood Police Team officers from Holmfirth and Moldgreen executed a drugs warrant at an address in Kirkburton in October. A cannabis factory was found and destroyed. During the destruction, several bags of compost were found in the house. Usually these would be thrown away but Pc Baines decided to put them to a better use. All the schools in the area were contacted and offered some compost for their gardening clubs. It proved to be a very popular offer and 13 local schools were given at least one bag of compost. The offer came at a great time for both Scissett First School and Shepley Pre-School. Scissett First School are awaiting delivery of a brand new "garden train" in which the children will be able to grow plants, flowers and vegetables. Shepley Pre-School have had tractor tyres filled with compost so the children can dig and have ‘messy play’ but then the following weekend it was completely emptied and the compost stolen. The pre-school mentioned the theft to the NPT and they came to the rescue with two bags of compost so the children can get dirty again. It’s great that the compost, which was destined for growing illegal drugs, has been shared out among the community and used for a much nicer purpose.
NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM UPDATE
BEATING THE BURGLARS@ The Rural Crime Prevention Panel are hosting a Beat the Burglar meeting at the Wentworth Club in Emley at 7.30pm on Monday, December 12. The Panel together with Pc Mark Wall, will be present to give you lots of crime prevention advice. Sash (security) jammers will be on sale at £3 each.
SCREW IT OR LOSE IT FOR THE WINTER@ The theft of registration plates from vehicles in Kirklees continues to be a problem. The plates are often used by the thieves to drive off from filling stations without paying for the petrol, but they have also been captured on speed cameras. A simple solution to the problem is to fit tamper proof screws. These special screws are designed in such a way that though they are easy to screw in they cannot be removed with a screw driver. Sets of screws are now available for the cost price of just £1 a set from the Kirklees Crime Reduction Department. To obtain a set all people have to do is send details of the make of their vehicle along with £1 and a stamped, self addressed envelope to the Crime Reduction Dept, Dewsbury Police Station, Aldams Road, Dewsbury WF12 8AR and the screw kit will be sent out to them. Further details can be obtained from the Crime Reduction Department tel: 01924 431041/8