Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Peter Spratt
Hi, I am Inspector Peter Spratt. I cover the Central, North and North East Wards. There are three neighbourhood teams that cover each of these ward areas, working from three different police stations.
I have over 14 years’ experience as a police officer and have previously spent a significant part of my career within neighbourhood policing in Sheffield. I am delighted to have been posted to Barnsley since May 2021; it is evident that our officers are driven by a desire to make a real difference in the communities they serve, creating a safer and more enjoyable environment for those who live and work here. It is also exciting to see the level of investment in Barnsley, particularly in the regeneration of the town centre.
Neighbourhood policing has great benefits, it enables us to work closely with the public, community groups, partner agencies and businesses to be able to reduce crime and solve re-occurring and community issues. Please be sure to contact your local teams and follow us on social media, to stay informed with what we are doing and engagement events running in your community to come and speak to us. This will enable us to be part of the community and adapt problem solving approaches to local issues.
The priorities for the Barnsley North East Neighbourhood Policing Team are:
Grimethorpe : Tackling youth ASB and damage with a focus on High St
Royston Park: ASB / Drug use
Lundwood and Cudworth: Tackling youth ASB / fires
Youths are behaving in an Anti-social manner around the Asda at Grimethorpe damaging commercial premises and buses disrupts the service.
Our neighbourhood officers stepped up joint patrols with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council wardens and special constables including running a 'Trojan bus' operation with officers and BMBC staff placed on the bus to detain anyone involved. There are now a total of 10 young people referred through to the Youth Offending Team for the part they played in such behaviour.
Youths around Wike Road Lundwood behaving in an anti-social manner.
Increased police and Neighbourhood Warden patrols in the area and spoke with a number of youths. Some detained for searches and a small amount of drugs recovered prior to dispersing youths.
We regularly hold online Q&A's on our social media accounts (Facebook / Twitter). Take a look at them for our next meeting:-
There has been a change of date for next month's PACT meeting due to take place at Royston Library.
The meeting will now take place on Thursday 16 February 2023 from 5pm to 7pm, rather than the originally advertised Tuesday 16 February.
We hope to see many of you there!
The details of future PACT meetings can be seen below:
Tuesday March 28th 2023 2pm-4pm - Shafton Parish Council Hall
Tuesday May 9th 2023. 5pm-7pm - Shafton Parish Council Hall
Tuesday 20th June 2023. 2pm-4pm - Cudworth Fire Station meeting room
Tuesday August 1st 2023. 5pm-7pm - West Green WMC Monk Bretton
Keep an eye on the NPT's Facebook account for more details and updates of our daily activities.