New plan to reduce summer anti-social behaviour in Ilkley

Bradford Council have assigned extra funding to support a new 'hot weather strategy' for Ilkley. This follows pressure from Ilkley's District Councillors before and after the problems along the riverside during hot weather in lock down.

Three weeks ago the anti-social behaviour was widely reported and a meeting followed where all parties attending, including the Friends of Ilkley Riverside Parks (FOIRP), the Town Council and Bradford Council were in agreement, action was needed immediately to stop the persistent issues which arise whenever there is warm, sunny weather in Ilkley.

Councillor Anne Hawkesworth said this week "some extra funding has been allocated by the Council to support the newly initiated Hot weather strategy for Ilkley Riverside."

The strategy includes:

  • Extra security each side of Suspension Bridge.

  • Extra enforcement along road to prevent dangerous parking.

  • Bellybins to be increased (larger more effective rubbish bins).

  • An extra PCSO.

Cllr Hawkesworth added:

"These measures will be an improvement They will be instigated at need reflected by foreword weather forecasting however the suggested manpower will need substantial extra support from the police. I have requested site of the police hot weather strategy plan for Ilkley. We need all authorities to work smarter on such occasions.&