Police have praised the community after thousands of people attended an incident-free party weekend across Huddersfield.

Green Day’s Hella Mega Tour concert at the John Smith Stadium attracted 33,500 people to the town on Saturday but there were other big community events too between Friday and Sunday.

There was Lindley’s ‘Big Weekend’ which includes Lindley Carnival and Lindley 10k; Deighton Carnival on Saturday; and the Ravensknowle Children’s Gala in Moldgreen on Sunday.

The Huddersfield Neighbourhood Policing Team said officers had not recorded a single incident or crime report at the events in what was a busy weekend of street parties and carnivals.

Officers from the NPT provided a policing presence at a number of events and also engaged with the public, with children able to dress up in “mini police uniforms” and look around police vehicles.

Police also engaged with concert-goers who passed through Huddersfield town centre on their way to the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.

Police join in the fun at Deighton Carnival

Insp Graham Dyson, of the Huddersfield NPT, said: “It was really pleasing to see thousands of people enjoying the weekend across the whole town.

“Also, we had no calls regarding incidents at any of the events which is again a real testament to the efforts that the organisers put in to make their events the best they can for the community.”

He added: “These events really showcase the work that goes on in our communities by local people wanting to highlight what a great community we live in.

“This allows officers to engage and talk to people on a really informal basis, and builds trust within our communities.

“This informal audience also has a serious touch with officers being able to discuss and advise on personal safety and crime prevention which is key priority for us.

“A real ‘well done’ from me and the team for all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to make these events happen.”

The Hella Mega Tour at the John Smith’s Stadium

Hundreds of families attended Lindley Carnival at Fern Lea Recreation Ground, which included a host of activities and entertainment including the Steve (Showtime) Colley motorbike stunt show.

The organisers of the Lindley Carnival, Lindley Community Group, celebrated Armed Forces Day, with money raised being used to support the Huddersfield branch of the Royal Air Forces Association. This year, the organisers also supported the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

The weekend rounded off on Sunday with Lindley 10k, attracting hundreds of competitors.

Clr Cahal Burke (centre) and Clr Anthony Smith (second left)

Lindley Lib Dem councillor Cahal Burke, who helped to organise the event with his ward colleague, Clr Anthony Smith, said: “It was an amazing weekend and a massive success! Last year, we had to cancel the Lindley Carnival and Street Party because of the pandemic, so it was fantastic to host these events again.

“I want to thank everyone who was involved in the weekend, including our wonderful volunteers, our sponsors, our stall holders and event participants, our partners, the photographers and everyone who attended!

“There is a huge amount of work involved behind the scenes to organise these events and without them, the weekend would not be possible.”

Next year will be the 15th anniversary of Lindley Carnival and the 10th year of the Lindley 10k.