The HIV Prevention team work at cruising grounds across Calderdale and Kirklees providing condoms and lube. Workers can be approached for support, advice and information on HIV prevention, sexual health or other issues affecting well-being.
Our HIV Prevention staff work actively to keep cruising grounds safe and are proactive members of the Hate Crime Agendas across Calderdale and Kirklees. They liaise with the police and other community forums locally to ensure cruising areas are kept safe for the men using them. Moreover, the team ensures information is dispatched if the police are active in cruising grounds and challenge incidences of over-saturating policing at cruising grounds.
Remember having sex in a public place is illegal. You could be charged with 'Outraging Public Decency'.
'Littering' is also illegal and this includes the discarding of condoms for example.
However, you cannot be arrested for walking around an area and you do not need to give your name and address when asked by the police unless you are breaking a law, (except if you are in a car) and it is not illegal to hold hands, kiss or show affection to someone in a public area.
The HIV Prevention team suggest that when using a cruising area that men should be aware that other members of the public may use the area for recreational or other purposes.