Calder Valley rural communities have increasingly become the targets of criminals in recent years and this has left rural residents feeling more vulnerable.
Crimes like hare coursing, fly-tipping on farmland, dog attacks on livestock and theft of large and small machinery have much wider knock-on effects on the farm business. Rural crime must be treated as a priority issue for rural communities.
That’s why I’ve been working with the NFU to help promote a co-ordinated governmental approach to ensure coordination between government departments, government agencies, Police & Crime Commissioners, Chief Constables and local authorities to address tackle crimes committed in our rural areas of Calder Valley.
Please report any crime to West Yorkshire Police https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/report-it or by phoning 101.
Local authorities have a range of powers available to tackle fly-tipping, which include the power to issue fixed penalty notices of up to £400 for those caught fly-tipping, as well as for householders who pass their waste to a fly-tipper.
Local authorities also have enhanced powers to search and seize vehicles of suspected fly-tippers and take those accused to court.
If you see fly-tipping around our area, please report this to Calderdale Council here: https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/community/clean-streets/request-report/form.jsp?report_type=flytipping