Calderdale’s response to the raising of the UK’s terror threat level to critical

Statement from the Calderdale Community Safety Partnership

Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with everyone affected by the horrendous incident in Manchester on Monday 22 May.

In response to the incident, the Prime Minister has raised the UK’s terror threat level to critical, which means that a further attack may be imminent.

 Due to this threat level, across the country people may see additional armed response police officers and armed military personnel. This is a precaution to keep the public safe.

 Don’t be alarmed if you see them here in Calderdale – this is a national response as part of a pre-arranged plan and there is no intelligence to suggest that there is a specific threat to us here.

 There may also be increased police presence at events that would not usually require this – again, this is precautionary only.

 We have robust partnership arrangements in place and continue do everything we can to keep people safe and provide community reassurance.

 For example, the Council is supporting schools, and its neighbourhood coordinators are out in the community offering reassurance and are ready to discuss any local concerns.

 You can help by staying calm, being vigilant and reporting any suspicious activity to the confidential anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789321.


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Coming up in June, your next round of ward forums and PACT meetings…

  • Do you want to have your say about local issues that are important to you?
  • Comment on areas such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else that concerns you directly to your local Councillor and senior council staff?
  • Get feedback on what difference your input has made?
  • Set your local policing priorities

Attend your local ward forum and give us your views!

Ward Forums are for people in Calderdale to get involved in what happens in your local area and discuss what is important to you. By working together we can talk about local issues and plan for the future. The meetings are a great place to meet your local Councillors, Calderdale Council staff, Police and other services we work with. The evenings start with refreshments and a chance to network and chat informally

  • Siddal Ward Forum & PACT meeting, Wednesday 14th June, starts 7pm with signing in from 6.30pm. St Marks Church, Whitegate Rd, Halifax HX3 9AD
  • Boothtown Ward Forum & PACT meeting, Tuesday 20th June, starts 7pm with signing in from 6.30pm, Boothtown Methodist Church, Beverley Place, Boothtown Halifax, HX3 6LR
  • Skircoat Ward Forum & PACT meeting, Wednesday 21st June, starts 7pm with signing in from 6.30pm, Copley Cricket Club, Copley Lane, Halifax HX3 0UG
  • Sowerby Bridge Ward Forum & PACT meeting, Wednesday 28th June, starts 7pm with signing in from 6.30pm, St Paul’s Methodist Church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ
  • Park Ward Forum & PACT meeting, Wednesday 28th June, starts 5pm with signing in from 4.30pm, Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre, Queen’s Road, Halifax HX1 4NE

For more information Halifax Central Ward Forum Team 01422 365948  /