Message from WY Police : Clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups in Leicester



  • The police stand together with all communities in the UK and we will take action against any criminal behaviour, which seeks to undermine society, especially where crimes are motivated by hate.
  • We are aware of the clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups in Leicester and the potential impact that this incident may have on the community’s sense of safety.
  • There can never be any excuse for hate crime and this criminality will not be tolerated.
  • We want those who are victims of hate crime to feel confident in the belief that we’ll take your reports seriously, protect you and make sure you get all the support you need.
  • If you are a witness or a victim of hate crime or feel vulnerable, please contact someone to report it.
  • More people are reporting hate crime than ever before but it is still significantly underreported.
  • Do not suffer in silence; there are people who can help you.
  • Call the police on 101, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website at, or visit the True Vision website (

Contacting the Police:

  • If you have information to share about any crime please either speak to a police officer in person or call 101.
  • If you are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired please register with 999 Emergency SMS service

Editor’s Note:

There are further ways to report hate incidents or hate crime, which can be found here:

Calderdale Hate Incident Report Centres

West Yorkshire Police recruitment event July 7th

Download flyer here

Are You looking for a new career?

West Yorkshire Police is looking for people from our under-represented groups to apply to be Police Officers.

We are holding a recruitment event on July 7th at Calderdale College from 6pm to 9pm.

More information and Eventbrite link here

This event is open to women and people from ethnic backgrounds aged 18 years and over as West Yorkshire Police is under-represented by these groups and is working towards better representing the communities we serve.

Spaces for this event are limited. If you are interested please email

More information and Eventbrite link here


Public Spaces Protection Orders Renewal – Community Consultation

Working together to keep communities safe and to protect the environment – everyone has a part to play

More information and further Public Consultation Event Dates here

Local people are being asked to have their say on proposed changes to the legal restrictions in place to protect Calderdale’s distinctive moorlands and to keep public spaces safe and clean.

Calderdale Council is reviewing its Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs), which can prohibit certain behaviour or activity as well as require action to be taken in a defined area.

Calderdale currently has seven PSPOs which cover the following:

·         The Moorland Fire PSPO was implemented in June 2019 to protect the borough’s moorland and upland areas by preventing the risk of fire.

·         Five of the remaining PSPOs introduced restrictions on a person in charge of a dog/s, for example not entering specific areas such as children’s playgrounds and failing to clean up after their dog.

·         The final order is in respect to the consumption of alcohol in a public place or other designated area. The order allows Police and community safety wardens to require individuals to stop drinking and surrender their alcohol

By clicking on the link below there is further information about (PSPOs), details of consultation events around Calderdale, FAQs about the PSPO renewal. Maps and link to the consultation feedback form.

Public Space Protection Orders | Calderdale Council

As PSPOs affects us all your views, comments and suggestions are important, so please complete and return the consultation feedback form.

Consultation Feedback Form and other documents here

Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund back apply by June 10th

[ To find out more about the fund, and to apply, visit ]

Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire has opened the latest round of her Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund with £270,000 in grants available to apply for.

Voluntary, community groups, charities and partners can seek funding of up to £6000 for innovative projects which address at least one of the cross-cutting themes, and one of the priorities within the Police and Crime Plan 2021-24.

Previously funded projects include boxercise classes to increase the safety and wellbeing of women and girls, fishing and outdoor activities to divert young people away from anti-social behaviour, recovery programmes for drug and alcohol abuse, but as long as it meets the criteria all ideas will be considered.

Tracy, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be able to open this latest grant funding opportunity to local groups who make such a massive difference in our communities. These groups often do not get the recognition they deserve, so this is one way of saying thank you.

“The fund is financed by money recovered from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act within the county by West Yorkshire Police’s Economic Crime Unit and prosecutors. So, a big shout out to them for all that hard work and in ensuring crime doesn’t pay.

“Due to their exceptional work, we can open the largest funding pot of this kind since it first launched back in 2014 under the previous PCC. That means more projects than ever before can benefit so I really would encourage anyone that qualifies to apply. The process has been designed to be very straightforward, and we have a small team ready to help should you need it.

“The fund supports the overall vision as set out in my Police and Crime Plan, of a safe, just and inclusive West Yorkshire, and I can’t wait to see who applies this time.”

West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable John Robins QPM, said: “We welcome the latest round of the Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund. The money being made available will allow projects, groups and organisations to play a key role in the partnership response to tackling the issues that affect our communities at grass-roots level.

“Seeing the money confiscated from criminal gangs being invested back into schemes to help prevent future offending and make our neighbourhoods safer is the right and proper thing to do.”

The closing date for applications to the fund is on Friday 10th June at 12pm noon. Grants will be distributed to successful applicants at an awards evening in October 2022.

To find out more about the fund, and to apply, visit

New and updated West Yorkshire Community Alert

West Yorkshire Police has launched a new and updated version of the messenger system “West Yorkshire Community Alert“.

Community Alert, is a system West Yorkshire Police has been using since 2019, allowing officers across the county to update the public direct with news, updates and appeals on matters that are happening on their doorstep.

This new Community Alert has also been updated to include a range of new benefits, such as the ability for officers to send hyper-localised messages to the public by drawing round a particular area or postcode.

Public registration is free, and people can choose to receive news and appeals, local crime information and/or prevention advice direct via email, text or voice message.

The public can sign up for local updates from their NPT or Neighbourhood Watch contacts, or join a number of specialised community interest groups such as business watch, dog walkers, motorists or crime prevention etc.

Please see the below Video for more information:


To sign up, please visit:

200 hours of construction work for Community and Voluntary Organisations

William Birch and Sons Ltd are currently giving Halifax Police Station a full refurbishment to modernise the building.

As part of the tender process, William Birch and Sons Ltd offer an element of social value and are providing 200 hours of resource that can be utilised in any way that benefits the community of our Calderdale district.

Third Sector organisations are invited to apply if they have a project that needs help by Friday 8th April 2022

The type of work that William Birch Ltd are able to provide person hours for are:-

  • Groundworks / Flagging
  • External Painting
  • External Pointing
  • Brickwork
  • Joinery
  • Internal Decoration

Please note that any materials required must be provided by the bidding organisation.

To find out more, read the proposed Cover Letter

If you would like to apply, Download the Application Form here (Word Document)

When complete, please email your application to with a subject heading of William Birch Social Value and your organisation’s name.

The application must be submitted by midnight on Friday 8th April 2022

NHP International Women’s Day 7th March #breakthebias

On Monday 7 March 2022, North Halifax Partnership celebrated International Women’s Day at Forest Cottage in Ovenden and what an amazing day we’ve had!

After two years of Covid restrictions, the NHP came back with this vibrant event, celebrating International Women’s Day.


In the main hall we had a brilliant choice of informative stalls from local services, not forgetting our very own Community Organisers. At the sports hall, we had a unique opportunity to try archery and boxercise with Positive Impact Sports.

We received inspiring words from the exceptional women among us and a lovely bit of lunch with a lovely slice of cake on the side.


Many thanks to Karen Scanlon, Natalie Ratner and Rachel Swaby for putting a brilliant day together!

Organiser, Karen Scanlon shared:

54 women from the North Halifax area came together to celebrate each other’s achievements. There was a marketplace, with various stalls, offering useful information and activities to help improve women’s lives.

Some of the organisations included Healthy Minds Calderdale, The Calderdale Women’s Centre, The Faye Knowles Chapman Foundation, Calderdale Sexual Exploitation Team, West Yorkshire Police, Bluebird Care, Staying Well, The North Halifax Community Organisers, Calderdale Breast Screening, Calderdale Recycling Team, Illingworth Messenger and Lifechanges Women’s Support Group.

There was also The Pottery Cafe who provided a relaxing painting session. For those who wanted something a bit more upbeat, Positive Impact Sports provided Boxing and Archery, alongside nutritious, healthy smoothies.



Inspirational speakers delivered heart-warming talks about what has empowered them on their personal life journeys. This was followed by an afternoon tea which was enjoyed by everyone as conversation filled the room.


Some of the feedback included:

“There was so much information available for us women.”

“The speeches were a highlight.”

“10/10 – Excellent Event.”

“Inspirational Women and a good networking opportunity.”

“It helped me reflect of how well I have done personally in my life.”

“Loved the Pottery, so relaxing.”

“I had a feeling of humbleness after meeting so many wonderful women I am glad to be a woman and proud of my achievements.”

Overall, the day was a huge success filled with positivity and inspiration. North Halifax Partnership would like to say a huge thank you to the Community Champions at Morrisons Illingworth for donating sanitary wear so we could promote period poverty in North Halifax. We would also like to say thank you to all those that attended and contributed towards making the event a success.

We hope you all enjoyed it.