The drop-in surgeries – an opportunity for residents, workers and business owners to speak to the police face-to-face about the issues as well as helping give information – are taking place over the following dates and times:
- Pudsey Library on 4th, 11th and 18th December from 11am until 12.30pm
- Pudsey Leisure Centre on 4th, 11th and 18th December from 6pm until 7pm
The surgeries are part of a plan to tackle issues caused by groups of youths congregating and causing a nuisance such as verbal abuse, criminal damage, stone/missile throwing, illegal use of fireworks and drug use.
Police are asking for help from the public to tackle this behaviour. They require information such as who are the youths involved and where and what time are they about; how many of them are in the groups; and what are they doing.
As well as the drop-in surgeries, people are also invited to e-mail feedback and information on anti-social behaviour to LASBT@leeds.gov.uk quoting NRT.
The Neighbourhood Response Team (NRT) – made up of West Yorkshire Police Link Officers and a Leeds Antisocial Behaviour Team’s (LASBT) Offender Manager – are working in hotspot areas around the town centre to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.
Anti social behaviour has long been an issue in Pudsey. It was recently high on the agenda of the Outer West Community Committee, where councillors raised concerns that culprits were giving authorities false details to avoid further consequences.