Meeting of the The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel today. ‬

‪The panel works in support of the residents of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds & Wakefield to ensure that the Police and Crime Commissioner meets the needs of all communities.

The Panel is made up of 12 elected members from the five West Yorkshire authorities and 2 independent members. Panel members work in close partnership, with each other and with other key agencies, to guarantee the best possible policing and crime outcomes for the whole of West Yorkshire.

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel is responsible for:

Reviewing and making recommendations on the amount of Council Tax the Commissioner intends to collect from each household to support policing. The Panel can demand that the proposed amount is made higher or lower (i.e. exercise a veto) but the Commissioner only needs to meet this demand once.

Reviewing the Commissioner’s proposal about who should be Chief Constable and therefore in charge of the operational running of the police force. The panel has the power to turn down the preferred candidate but again they can exercise this veto only once.

Reviewing and making recommendations on the Commissioner’s five year Police and Crime Plan.

Reviewing the Commissioner’s Annual Report which will outline his/ her performance against the Police and Crime Plan.

Confirming the appointment of senior staff who will be working for the Commissioner, including the proposed Deputy if he/ she chooses to have one.

Dealing with non-criminal complaints made against the Commissioner



Lindley Liberal Democrat Councillors creating and cleaner and greener Lindley for everyone

Following the installation of Air Quality monitoring devices in the Lindley Ward the construction of a charge point for electric vehicles is taking place.

We want to create a cleaner and greener Lindley Ward.

We need to develop a comprehensive network of electric vehicle charge points that both responds to existing demand for EV infrastructure and provides for and accelerates the uptake of cleaner vehicles in the future.

We are committed to reducing and mitigating the impact of transport-based emissions in our area.

Electric vehicles produce no exhaust emissions and are therefore beneficial, compared to typical petrol/diesel vehicles, in terms of improving air quality. The distance that electric vehicles can travel is increasing due to improvements in battery technology.

The EVCPs will be ‘Rapid’ i.e. 50KW which deliver the most power to vehicles to charge EVs up to 80% charge in a short time, compared to home based charge points.



Kirklees Council has been working hard to ensure that businesses across our district are aware of the immediate financial support available to them during the Covid-19 crisis.

As the Coronavirus continues to impact the day-to-day operations of businesses in our District, we want to understand what the Council and its partners need to be doing to best support businesses to recover and build resilience.

The survey takes around 10-15 minutes to complete. If you have any issues completing the survey or any questions, please get in touch with the Kirklees Business Team business.enquiries@kirklees.gov.uk


Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

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Your information will be stored for a period up to two years at which point it will be destroyed unless you request it removed sooner (email business.enquiries@kirklees.gov.uk), or we have legal reason to extend the storage period.


Cllr Richard Eastwood, Cllr Cahal Burke & Cllr Anthony Smith volunteer with Lindley Community Group

We’re saying thank you to Lindley Community Group & volunteers across the Lindley ward for giving their time to help others in Birchencliffe, Birkby, Lindley, Marsh, Mount, Oakes, Quarmby, Salendine Nook

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering.

As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers’ wellbeing too. 

It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences, and boost your confidence.

If you’re interested in volunteering with Lindley Community Group please sign up here:



We want to make our streets safe for everyone and we have been working with the Highway Safety Team and the Neighbourhood Policing Team to achieve this. Please use the contact details below to report to the council and to the Neighbourhood Policing Team. This will help us take appropriate action. Speeding is already a neighbourhood priority for the Police in Lindley.

Local authorities in particular have faced substantial budget and spending restrictions, which affect our ability to deliver the vast range of essential public services for which we are responsible. While road safety must accept its share of these restrictions, we understand cutting road safety services too far will mean more people being killed or injured.

Despite these challenges, local authorities can continue to deliver effective road safety services that help to keep their people alive and healthy by ensuring that their road safety services are:

„ Evidence-informed

„ Co-ordinated with other public services

„ Designed and delivered in partnership

„ Evaluated to ensure effectiveness

Please contact us with information:


Cllr. Cahal Burke – cahal.burke@kirklees.gov.uk

Cllr. Richard Eastwood – richard.eastwood@kirklees.gov.uk

Cllr. Anthony Smith – anthony.smith@kirklees.gov.uk

Roads policing supports and complements road safety education and engineering, and is an essential part of road safety. It:

„ Deters illegal, dangerous and careless behaviour on the road

„ Detects illegal, dangerous and careless behaviour on the road

„ Identifies offenders

„ Identifies the causes of crashes

„ Helps to educate, and change the attitudes of, road users

„ Prevents other forms of crime

„ Identifies and removes dangerous vehicles

Please report issues to the Police

In an Emergency always dial 999.

For Non Emergencies dial 101.

Neighbourhood Inspector : Graham Dyson

Email : huddersfield@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Facebook : www.facebook.com/WYPHuddersfield

Twitter : www.twitter.com/WYP_Hudds

We are in favour of 20mph limits and zones in Lindley, near our schools and residential areas.

Because it is safer, healthier, fairer, greener, quieter and better for people’s quality of life.

You are 7 times less likely to die if hit at 20mph than 30mph or 10 times if over 60 years old. 

In the distance a 20mph car can stop, a 30mph car will still be doing 24mph. Far better to just miss than actually hit someone or be hit at any speed.


Lindley councillors have welcomed the installation of an air quality monitor in their ward.

The new air quality equipment, installed in early May, is located on George Street in Lindley.

The unit, a Zephyr, is a lightweight air pollution sensor which measures gases and particulate matter formed from harmful emissions.

Councillor Cahal Burke (Lib Dems, Lindley) said:

“We have long campaigned for air quality improvements in Lindley. We have raised our concerns when houses have been allowed to be built in areas of poor air quality and we have had regular meetings with council officers to look at ways to improve the situation.

“It is estimated that 24,000 people die prematurely annually in the UK as a result of air pollution, while air pollution costs the UK economy £20 billion each year. We know there are short-term and long-term effects of air pollution on health.

“It’s important to know where pollution is concentrated, how it occurs and what elements are involved. Air quality monitoring is vital to help tackle poor air quality. Monitoring can help to ensure that the right steps are being taken.”

His colleague, Cllr Richard Eastwood, said:

“It’s good news that the air quality monitor is being installed. We wanted the device to be installed on George Street, due to the proximity to Lindley Infant School and Lindley Junior School. We know that children are particularly vulnerable to air pollution and we want additional measures to help tackle poor air quality outside schools.

“Given the situation with Covid-19, I think the timing is also helpful. We know that dirty air can cause lung and heart damage and a number of studies suggest that the underlying health damage means that respiratory infections, including Covid-19, may have a more serious impact.”

Councillor Anthony Smith added:

“I understand that the device is portable, does not require planning permission and is relatively cheap to operate, as it is solar powered.

“There has been a lot of housing development in Lindley in recent years. As residents and elected members for the Lindley ward, we recognise that air pollution is a major issue and we will continue to work with council officers and other partners to look at ways to improve air quality here. Good air is fundamental to our well-being.”

There are also similar air quality monitoring devices on Westgate in Huddersfield town centre, on Leeds Road and on Huddersfield Road in Mirfield. An additional device will be installed on Huddersfield’s ring road in due course.

Kirklees Council has currently declared 9 Air Quality Management Areas (AQMA) across the district, which includes Ainley Top, which is located partly in the Lindley ward.  Local authorities, including Kirklees Council, are required to designate an AQMA where air quality objectives are not being achieved and put together a plan to improve air quality in these areas.



We’re working especially closely with our voluntary sector partners. Together we’re offering a co-ordinated Community Response. This will help us all to make sure that people can easily request help when needed. We’re also offering support for local groups and organisations to make sure that we can all help each other in our local places.

If you need support, or if you can offer support, please get in touch. We are with you.

Community Response helpline

You can call to let us know what you need help with, or to tell us how you can help others.
01484 226919


The response from our communities so far has been inspirational. Thank you to everyone who has done something to help others – either by forming mutual aid groups or by choosing to be the best neighbours we can be. We are with you. We’re working alongside citizens and local organisations to support the most vulnerable people in our local places, and we know that your incredible community spirit is essential. For this reason, we are asking everybody – organisations, individuals, businesses and groups – to let us know what support is available. Your offers will then be paired with others who are requesting help.

There are many many things which you could help with during this time, including everything from deciding to do your bit for the neighbours you already know on your street, right through to using relevant skills, training and qualifications which you already have to bolster the social care system and help the most vulnerable.

If you are at low risk from Covid-19 (after checking the symptoms and NHS guidelines) and feel like you would like to volunteer, please continue and fill in the form below.

If you have a more complicated offer of support you can phone the Community Response helpline (which has been set up by Kirklees Council) specifically for the purpose of supporting the Covid-19 crisis. This number is 01484 226919. Due to the high volume of calls please use this form in the first instance if you can.