Since 1986 we’ve been delivering a number of trusted shared services on behalf of the five district Councils with in West Yorkshire - Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. We provide nine diverse, specialist services to both the public and private sectors.More About West Yorkshire Joint Services
On 8th February 2024, 24hr General Market Ltd, Bradford and Maria Tirnakova of Bradford appeared at Bradford Magistrates Court to answer the charge of selling cigarettes to a 15 year old child. The Magistrates found the company guilty of the offence under the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 and issued a fine of £1000, victim surcharge of £400 and costs of £2200 totalling £3600 for the company. The Magistrates gave credit to Maria Tirnakova for entering an early guilty plea and also for the fact that she was not employed by the 24hr General Market Ltd as a shop assistant but as a cleaner and consequently had not received any training in relation to age restricted products and underage sales. Maria Tirnakova was issued with a fine of £120, victim surcharge of £48 and costs of £200, totalling £368.
On 16th January 2024 Officers from West Yorkshire Trading Standards and Leeds City Council, along with Councillors Eleanor Thomson and Oliver Edwards, came together to implement a Cold Calling Control Zone in Shakespeare Road, Shakespeare Close, Stanley Grove and Nunroyd Avenue in Guiseley.
On 18th December 2023, Mr Safi Sanehy from Batley appeared at Kirklees Magistrates Court for selling a disposable e-cigarette containing nicotine to a person under the age of 18 from his business Sanehy Stores, 3A Harefield Drive, Batley WF170PQ. Mr Sanehy pleaded guilty to committing the offence under the Children and Families Act 2014 and was fined £550 reduced to £366 for a guilty plea. He was also ordered to pay a surcharge of £146 and costs of £1,000.
On 30th November 2023, Mr Badir Shah of Bradford appeared at Bradford Magistrates Court to answer charges relating to the sale of an oversized disposable electronic cigarette to a 13-year-old child from his business, Phones and Vapes of 16 Beckside Road, Bradford, BD7 2JL. Mr Shah pleaded guilty to committing offences under the Nicotine Inhaling Products (Age of Sale and Proxy Purchasing) Regulations 2015 and The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 and was fined £600 reduced to £400 for a guilty plea. He was also ordered to pay a surcharge of £160 and pay costs of £1028.
On 28th November 2023, Mr Jigminkumar Gandhi and Mr Kartavya Patel from Huddersfield appeared at Kirklees Magistrates Court for selling alcohol to a 15 year old child from Go Local, Close Hill Lane Stores, 62a Close Hill Lane, Huddersfield, HD4 6JY. Mr Gandhi, the owner of the business, and his employee, Mr Patel, were both found guilty of committing the offence under the Licensing Act 2003.
On 15th November 2023, HD Corner Limited trading as HD Corner, 2 Cross Church Street, Huddersfield appeared at Kirklees Magistrates Court to answer a case brought by West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service (WYTSS). The company was accused of having for sale counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco along with cigarettes and tobacco which were not in plain packaging or carrying the Health Warning in English. The Company also had for sale disposable electronic cigarettes which had a tank capacity in excess of the maximum allowed 2ml.