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 Neighbourhood Policing Team are:
Mapplewell: Antisocial behaviour and suspicious incidents
Beeston Square: Antisocial behaviour
You wanted easier access to SmartWater/crime prevention products.
Door to door enquiries issuing free Smartwater kits, with now over 400 kits issued to date.
Following concerns raised by members of the community in the Darton West area both your local PC’S and PCSO’S have been active in the area issuing free Smartwater kits and registering them over the past few weeks. This has been an initiative that SYP have been involved with in the Barnsley area since January 2020.
There has been great feedback from members of the public and we are more than happy to distribute the kits to those that would benefit the most. We have also been working closely with our colleagues at South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to ensure that all streets that have received Smartwater have all the relevant Operation Shield signage is in place. At present we have issued over 377 kits.
Cars are driving above the speed limit on many roads in our area – including: Staincross Common, Darton Lane, Spark Lane, Barugh Lane, Paddock Road, Rowland Road,Carr Green Lane, Bence Lane and Paddock Road.
We have secured use of a portable speed detection device. Periodically this will be moved around our area based on demand. Barnsley Council are looking to purchase two for the district.
Wednesday 9 June 1-3pm - Pop-up station Asda, Old mill lane
Wednesday 16 June 3-5pm - Online Q&A on Facebook
Monday 21 June 10-11am – Facebook live
Wednesday 7 July 11am-1pm - Pop up station Church Street, Darton