Secret cut to police budgets

Despite assurances to protect the budget the Chancellor is secretly slashing police budgets by over £200 million. Independently elected Police Commissioners will now be forced to raise the additional funds to keep their communities safe by upping council tax.

Buried deep within a ministerial statement the Government today has finally had to admit that it has cut the funding for the police.

Figures released after parliamentary questions also show for example that by 2020 the Nuclear Constabulary, the force guarding vital nuclear power stations, will see a cut in staff of 16%.

Ex Police Chief Brian Paddick said:

“George Osborne promised that there would be ‘no cuts in the police budget at all’ after intense lobbying from us to protect the police budget. Today it has been confirmed that in reality the police will have to deal with a cut of more than £200 million.

“The Government have essentially forced independent PCCs to raise the police precept in order to maintain current spending levels. This just goes to show that you cannot trust the Tories to keep their word or protect those that protect us”.

Crime update – Warley Ward – 6/7th October.

Please be aware of the following incident(s) that have been recorded for the Ward during the period 7am 6th October  to 7am 7th October.
Burglary Dwelling & attempts   
Woodlesford Crescent, Mount Tabor – overnight 5/6th October – Rear door lock is snapped off and entry gained to dwelling.  Various items of property are removed including car keys.  Vehicle is also taken from the drive.
Gleanings Drive, Norton Tower –  overnight 5/6th October – attempt to force locks on both conservatory door and front door of premises has been made, however, no entry was gained.
Moor End Road, Halifax – 6th October 9/9.25am – 38 year old man has been arrested and is currently in custody.
Burglary other (including garages & sheds)
None recorded
Damage to buildings non dwelling
None recorded
Damage to motor vehicle
None recorded
Damage non specific
None recorded
Theft non specific
None recorded
Theft from motor vehicle
None recorded
Theft of vehicle
None recorded
If you have any information regarding these, or any other crimes, please phone the Police on 101 or CRIMESTOPPERS: 0800555111

Warley ward crime report 30th Sep – 2nd Oct

Please be aware of the following incident(s) that have taken place in the neighbourhood during the period 7am 30th September to 7am 2nd October
Burglary Dwelling & attempts
None recorded
Burglary other (including garages & sheds)
None recorded
Theft from motor vehicle
None recorded
Theft form shop
None recorded
Theft non specific
None recorded
Theft of motor vehicle / TWOC
Rye Lane – overnight 30th Sept / 1st Oct – Land Rover Freelander, registration, LF04DVH, stolen
Damage crime
Ramsgate Street – 30th Sept 6.35pm – suspect smashed window of dwelling (27 year old man was arrested and charged to go to court)
 
If you have any information regarding these, or any other crimes, please phone the Police on 101 or CRIMESTOPPERS: 0800555111

Crime Report for Warley ward 5-8th June

Please be aware of the following incident(s) that have taken place in the neighbourhood.
Burglary Dwelling & attempts
None recorded
Burglary other (including garages & sheds)
None recorded
Theft from motor vehicle
None recorded
Theft of motor vehicle / TWOC
None recorded
Damage crime
Brackenbed Lane, Pellon – 5/6th June – front windscreen cracked and boot of vehicle dented.
Theft other
None recorded
 
If you have any information regarding these, or any other crimes, please phone the Police on 101 or CRIMESTOPPERS: 0800555111

Blanket ban on psychoactives will do little to reduce harm

The plethora of unknown chemicals contained within ‘legal’ highs is a direct result of years of prohibition. As prohibition created the incentive for producers of drugs to experiment with new chemicals to create legal versions of illegal drugs.

Whilst there are many benefits to selling chemicals in ‘head shops’ that pay taxes rather than via criminal drug dealers, the cat and mouse game between prohibitionists and produces has created additional risks to users. The reason being that people who take these new drugs simply don’t know what it is they are taking, or how to take them in a manner that reduces the risks. This is the problem with prohibition, it increases the dangers associated with taking drugs because the supply is completely unregulated, and often adulterated.

We urgently need to start treating drug use as a health matter, and regulating and licensing the safest form of substances. Both Norman Lamb MP and Tim Farron MP the contenders for the leadership Liberal Democrat leadership have said they would like to see this move towards an evidence based reform of drug laws. Reforms that would likely result in the legalisation of some of the least harmful substances such as cannabis (as has been done now in US states like Colorado)

This Liberal approach is in sharp contest to the ill thought out blanket ban on psychoactive proposed by the Home Office and rubber stamped by the Conservatives. An ill thought out ban that defines the term psychoactive so broadly that it could be read to mean any substance consumed to affect a change in mood, a ban that will impinge on the research into the affects of chemicals on the brain, a ban that allows a nannying authoritarian home office tell you what you can or can’t do with your life.

Warley Crime Update 16/17th April

Warley Crime Update 16/17th April
Please be aware of the following incident(s) that have taken place in the neighbourhood.
Burglary Dwelling & attempts
None recorded
Burglary other (including garages & sheds)
None recorded
Theft from motor vehicle
Fountain Head Road – 15/16th April – TWO vehicles parked locked and secured outside owners home addresses. Overnight, person/s unknown using implement unknown force rear door of vehicle and gain entry. Quantiy of tools removed from within the vehcle.
Theft of motor vehicle / TWOC
None recorded
Other Crimes
None recorded
If you have any information regarding these, or any other crimes, please phone the Police on 101 or CRIMESTOPPERS: 0800555111

Police Launch Campaign to tackle Moorland Fires

Please take note

There is a commonly held belief that grass moorland is set on fire as a form of moorland management
this is false – it is arson and offenders will be prosecuted

The burning of moorland is not a victimless crime, the moors are being managed with public money to return them into better
condition to help retain water. This helps prevent flooding in the valleys.Burning grass moors kills nesting wild birds and animals destroys important and rare plants causes the moors to erode and wash material into rivers causing them to silt up and provide a growing medium for plants that then choke our rivers!This is a major cause of flooding be a friend of the moors to protect them for future generations help stamp out grass moorland fires now if you see anyone lighting a grass moorland fire call 999 inform the fire service then police.

Download the Police Poster below

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Labour attacks Lib Dems for being ‘soft on drugs’

Many US states have now moved towards legalizing cannabis, and Portugal has decriminalized drug use. We have been losing the war on drugs for years, and the mood of the times is to try a different approach. An approach where people who use drugs are given support and help to quit their habits rather than one in which they are locked up. This is the approach that Liberal Democrats argue is needed, it is the type of approach that has shown great success in places like Portugal.

Drug dealing is prevalent in Warley ward, you only have to spend a bit of time walking around before you will see people waiting at the side of the street for someone to drop of packages. The Police are totally unable to cope with the problem. The money from this illegal trade goes often goes to organised criminal gangs who are involved in serious crime like people trafficking. It is no different from prohibition era america where gangs took control of the trade in alcohol.

I would like to see a situation where drug users where given the help they were needed to end their habits. The cost of locking people up is extortionate and it would be better spent on treatment. Improving these services and helping people to stop taking drugs is what would really help to stop drug dealing in the ward.

The local Labour candidate in her leaflet says “No to Drugs” yet her party is failing to grasp how to solve the problem, and wants to continue with the failed model of criminalizing drug users and locking them up in prison. Let’s be clear if we continue on this policy approach we have done in the past nothing will change, you will still have your children exposed unregulated, criminal  drugs dealing on the streets. Labour want to appear tough on law on order and try and attack the Liberal Democrats for being ‘soft’. The truth is there is nothing soft in having the wisdom in seeing we need to reform our drug laws, having the wisdom to tackle the problems of mental health, and having the wisdom of not criminalizing young people and ruining their life chances.

EDIT – I just wanted to add the reason I feel so strongly about this is because when I was 16 I had a girlfriend whose mother was suffering from serious depression and also addicted to Heroin. I tried to support my girlfriend at the time, who was having to basically care for her mother and try and get her help to beat her addiction. The threat of criminal proceedings, and fear her mother would be locked up added to her stress and the difficulty of the situation. They both needed the help of a compassionate society to get treatment. It’s medieval and barbaric to think what was needed was to lock that person up in a prison, yet that’s what Labour are advocating simply to try and win a few votes.

 

 

 

Warley Crime update 30/03/15

Please be aware of the following incident(s) that have taken place in the neighbourhood.
Burglary Dwelling & attempts
None recorded
Burglary other (including garages & sheds)
None recorded
Theft from motor vehicle
None recorded
Theft of motor vehicle / TWOC
None recorded
Other Crimes
Moor End Road – on 2 seperate nights, person persons unknown using double pronged implement puncture tyres on 4 parked secured vehicles.

Crimes reported at Fountainhead village

I’ve had reports of some crimes being committed at Founthead village. One residents has reported trees, shurbs and pots being stolen from their garden, and another has informed me about an act of vadalism on their car on Golding Hop Close.

These crimes have been reported to the Police, if you have seen anything or perhaps have any CCTV footage relating to either of these offenses then please contact West Yorkshire Police. In the meantime please do be on the look out and on your guard.

The vandalism of the car is particularly alarming, as you can see from the images capture the culprit appears to be armed with a blade.

 

 

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