Barnsley North

Date published: 04 November 2023 17:37

Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Richard Mangham

I am Inspector Rich Mangham and I am the neighbourhood inspector for the Central, North and North East Wards which are serviced from three policing hubs within those communities. 

I have 18 years policing experience across South Yorkshire and five of those years have been spent in Barnsley or neighbourhood policing.

I have been working in Barnsley since 2022 and have really enjoyed getting to know the communities and meeting the people who live and work here. I am passionate about neighbourhood policing and see working with our partners to make Barnsley a safer place to live and work.

I have been pleased to see that this is a vision shared by the hard working and dedicated officers on our teams and that the local partners, communities, and councillors are eager to support this goal.

We use partnership working, along with a problem-solving approach to issues in order to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour while providing support in other areas of day-to-day life through signposting people to our partners.

Through our 'you said, we did' initiative and our online content we update you on work done in our area and on certain upcoming engagement events you may wish to participate in. If you see our officers on patrol please don't hesitate to stop and say hello, we are eager to hear from local people and those who commute into the area for work and recreation.

I look forward to working with our partners, local councillors and the people of Barnsley in the future.

Your local police station is:

Royston Police Station

58, Station Road, Royston, Barnsley,
S71 4ET

You can contact us:

The current PACT priority areas for Barnsley North NPT are:

Honeywell & Old Town Ward

Open Spaces and associated ASB

North NPT PCSO's conducting high-vis foot patrol in the Honeywell area.

You said...

Off road bikes and quad bikes were an issue on Laithes Lane fields.

We did...

Seized a number of off road bikes and quad bikes from the fields and surrounding area, at different times of day and evening.

Liaised with the SYP ORBIT (Off-Road Bike Intervention Team) and updated with current activity including hot times and days for offenders.

We are also working with partners to make the field more difficult to access. We have deployed long range cameras and drones to the fields to identify offenders and where they come from.

With partners we have visited offenders and prosecuted them, and they have been given warning and advice regarding their tenancies.

You said...

There have been 3-4 fires in the park at Mapplewell and motor bikes on the football pitch. This caused damage to the surface of the MUGGA and tennis court. The park is a nice place for families and the community and we don't want anti-social behaviour.

We did...

With our partners at the Council we have conducted a survey on the nearby streets, and with people and families using the park. We have put up signs with a QR code on to allow anyone to complete the survey. We have used this information and identified that the fires were from wheelie bins stolen from nearby. We have engaged with local residents to offer advice on securing bins. With our partners we have identified gardens likely to attract offenders to get rubbish and wood. Our partners have enforced that the gardens be cleared. We have used our drone with fantastic camera to discreetly patrol the park and surrounding area. Along with our partners we have patrolled the park at the relevant times. From the surveys an offender has been highlighted and he will be visited with a view of tenancy action. The patrols will continue.

You said...

There is a house in our estate that is the centre of anti-social behaviour, suspicious behaviour and criminality.

We did...

Responded to your reports, seized 3 stolen vehicles and arrested a visitor to the address. We conducted a survey on the street and used this information to support a 3 month closure order application, which was granted by the courts. This means that only the occupant and selected, appropriate people are allowed at the address. We have conducted further visits and patrols. The closure order has allowed space and time for our partners to offer and provide support to the occupant in an attempt to prevent the situation reverting back once the closure order expires.

You said...

There have been offenders walking our streets trying our cars doors and taking our belongings.

We did...

We diligently investigated each report and through the local knowledge identified the offenders of a series of offences. We quickly tracked them down and arrested the pair. With the evidence from the community we were able to charge and remanded them to court. We then worked with partner agencies to take tenancy action one of the offenders. We have also held a number of engagement events to encourage and advise the community on how to best secure their belongings. We have also shared this information by social media and SYP Alerts. We have also erected signage to remind local residents to secure their vehicles. Throughout the hours of darkness we have conducted both high visibility and plain clothed patrols. These offenders have not been suspected of further offences.

Closure Order Issued to a residential property that were causing ASB issues in the local community.

Just one example of the fire damage previously caused in Mapplewell Park.

Seized Quad under Operation Takeaway after numerous complainants from members of the public.

Police and Communities Togethers (PACT)

  • Tuesday 9th January 2024 at 14:00
  • Tuesday 5th March 2024 at 15:00
  • Tuesday 30th April 2024 at 17:00
  • Tuesday 25th June 2024 at 14:00
  • Tuesday 20th August 2024 at 15:00
  • Tuesday 15th October 2024 at 17:00
  • Tuesday 10th December 2024 at 14:00

The above PACT meetings will all be held at The Roundhouse Library

Brew with a Bobby event at Preistley Ave, Kexborough.

Pop-up Police Station at Asda Barnsley.

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