Wetherby & District Crime Prevention Panel
Wetherby & District Crime Prevention Panel is a voluntary group of people who work together with West Yorkshire Police. We are concerned with the education of the local community in matters relating to crime prevention. The Panel covers the town of Wetherby and adjoining West Yorkshire villages of Alwoodley, Bardsey, Boston Spa, Bramham, Clifford, Collingham, East Keswick, Linton, Moortown, Scarcroft, Shadwell, Thorner, Thorp Arch, and Walton.
Membership of the Panel is drawn from individuals who live or work in the area together with representatives from Wetherby Town Council and most of the Parish councils. The Panel supports the West Yorkshire Police and works under their guidance. The local Crime Reduction Office PC Muscroft, is the Honorary Secretary and this ensures that the activities of the Panel are relative and proportionate to the crime trends in the area.
The Panel meets bi-monthly, usually second Thursday evening of the month at Wetherby ‘One Stop’ Westgate, Wetherby. In between meetings a number of activities take place at which members of the Panel are expected to offer time and support.
How to Join
If you have an interest in joining the Panel you should in the first instance contact the Panel Chairman, Mrs Maureen Brewer or the Panel Secretary, PC Muscroft. Details of how to do this are at the foot of the page.
During the year the Panel organises a number of crime prevention exhibitions and events. In recent times these have centred on the problems of purse thefts in the shopping areas, car crime in both rural and town car parks, and distraction burglary which particularly affects the older members of the community. The Panel also attends, when requested, meetings of a variety of local community groups. Where possible, the members run stalls at village shows and at larger events, such as Bramham Park and Harewood House where we distribute leaflets and sell small security products such as UV Marker Pens, shed and personal alarms.
As a voluntary group we rely heavily on funding from various local sources. The Town Council and most Parish Councils regularly give donations and we have also been supported by East North East Homes Leeds, Leeds Building Society, Nidd Vale Motors and Wetherby Lions. Talks given to groups by Panel members also generate a small but useful source of income. We are of course, always looking for new sponsors and if you as an individual, business or organisation think you can assist please contact us.
There are three ways to contact the Panel.
Post The Chairman, Wetherby & District Crime Prevention Panel,
c/o West Yorkshire Police, Wetherby Police Station
Boston Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS22 5HA
Telephone PC Muscroft 0113 241 3639