Police Fire & Crime Commissioner Consultation: Please Have Your Say on How We Keep Our Communities Safe

Please see below details of this consultation.  New Commissioners are required by law to set out their plans for the length of their term and ours wants to hear from as many people before Sunday 7 November as he develops his Police and Crime Plan, and Fire and Rescue Plan for 2021-2024.

The consultation document is here: https://www.northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk/content/uploads/2021/08/Consultation-2021.pdf

The survey is here: https://online.ors.org.uk/questionnaire/893FFE?clear_session=true&language=en

If you or anyone you know does not have access to the internet, the form is available as a paper copy which can be posted to the Commissioner by 7 November 2021.  This is available here NYPFCC 2021 Questionnaire PAPER FINAL and also from reception in the Key Centre, where completed copies should be left by Wednesday 3 November.

Monthly Police Reports

Local councils receive monthly reports from our neighbourhood policing team based on Leyburn which can be viewed here https://middlehamtowncouncil.co.uk/police-reports/

The latest bulletin is shown below.

Monthly Crime Bulletin – July 2021

Incidents of note over the last month;

Around the 17th June a waste bin has been destroyed and a bench has sustained fire damage in the gardens at Thornborough Hall, Leyburn.  There has been a noticeable increase in young people seen around Thornborough Woods and at the Folly recently, and whilst it is lovely to see everyone enjoying the gardens etc, please respect the area and those residents who live in the immediate vicinity.

Overnight on 17th June and again on 24th June between 18:30 and 21:00, two Little White Buses have had their tyres damaged in what appears to be yet another intentional act of criminal damage.  These two most recent incidences (in an increasing list of occurrences now), happened in the Gayle Lane area of Hawes whilst the buses were parked up for the night.  (#12210146543 and #12210142081)

At around 13:00 on 3rd July, a silver Ford Transit van was seen fly tipping at the top of the Buttertubs Pass. (#12210152392).   Richmondshire District Council and ourselves take fly tipping very seriously and so we ask if anyone witnesses acts such as this, to please try and get vehicle details and report it via ‘101’ (or online) as soon as possible.

Leyburn Co-Op thefts;

  • On 3rd July at 17:30, two males and a female stole alcohol to the value of circa £450.
  • On 8th July at 11:05, a male stole several small value items worth approx. £15.
  • At 16:05 on 9th July, a male stole alcohol and other items worth £76.50.

Sometime between 9th – 10th July, graffiti has appeared on a stone farm building in West Stonesdale in Swaledale.

Enquiries into all of the above are continuing so if anyone has any information please do contact NYP.

As I write, we have not yet moved into the Fire Station but this is planned for August.  We will keep you updated as to when we have officially moved bases.


PCSO 3744 Lucy Osborn

Leyburn and the Dales Safer Neighbourhood Team

Police Newsletter

These are published each month on our website.  The latest is here https://middlehamtowncouncil.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Dales-Monthly-Crime-Report-June-2021.pdf 

This month, the Leyburn Police have said ‘We are (apparently) in for a rather hot and dry spell of weather as we enter the middle of June – please can I remind everyone NOT to have BBQs and fires outside of gardens and private spaces due to the risk of fires starting in the open.  This also goes for ensuring you take your rubbish home (glass bottles and cigarette butts in particular pose a serious risk in sunlight/if not put out and not disposed of correctly)’

A New Dog Theft Campaign Launched By Neighbourhood Watch

In response to the increased fear of pet theft, Neighbourhood Watch has launched a PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign. 

The campaign will run on social media from 17th – 30th May but those who do not use social media can support the campaign by displaying this poster in their community, or attending our online Dog Theft webinar on the 27th May at 5pm.  The webinar will be led by Neighbourhood Watch Network with speakers from the Met Police and Crimestoppers, as well as special guest speaker Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex. To book your place, click here.


The PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign encourages people to keep their pets SECURE, IN SIGHT and SEARCHABLE, and to HELP MAKE PET THEFT A SPECIFIC CRIMINAL OFFENCE.  The Met Police and Crimestoppers are backing our SECURE, IN SIGHT and SEARCHABLE message.  More information on the campaign can be found on www.ourwatch.org.uk/protectyourpooch.

You can support the campaign by acting on our advice and sharing our messages in the following ways:

  1. Follow us on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn and share our campaign posts
  2. Print this poster and display it in your community
  3. Share this campaign image on your local Whatsapp groups
  4. Help make pet theft a specific criminal offence by signing a petition or writing to your MP. Find out more on www.ourwatch.org.uk/protectyourpooch
  5. Attend our online Dog Theft webinar on 27th May, 5pm. Book your place here.

About guest speaker Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex
Katy Bourne is in her third term as Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Sussex. She was first elected in 2012, re-elected in 2016 and again in 2021.  

For anybody who wishes to have a PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign pack, please email Deborah.waller@ourwatch.org.uk.

Keep safe,