Barnsley South

Date published: 11 October 2023 15:18

Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Rebecca Richardson

Hi, I am Inspector Rebecca Richardson, I cover all areas of Barnsley with the exception of the Town Centre. My teams are broken down into Barnsley West, Barnsley South, Barnsley South East, Barnsley North and Barnsley North East.

I have over 14 years’ experience as a police officer and love working across the Neighbourhood Teams serving Barnsley; our officers have passion and dedication for their areas, creating a safer and more enjoyable area for those who live and work here.

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.

This style of policing enables us to be part of the community and adapt problem solving approaches to local issues.

The past 12 months have been challenging for everyone and officers are keen to start engaging with you face to face again, understand your concerns and take action. We are incredibly grateful for the support given to us during this difficult and challenging time and look forward to seeing you all out enjoying Barnsley once again.

A one storey brick police station with a large paved area in front of it.

Your local police station is:

Hoyland Police Station

Hoyland Road, Hoyland, Barnsley,
S74 0AP

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  • Following the PACT meeting on 12th September the following priorities were agreed:-

    • Drug dealing and ASB around Kirk View Flats / Kirk Balk
    • Target vehicles involved in drug dealing

Darfield / Wombwell

  • Following the PACT meeting on 13th September the following priorities were agreed:-

    • Wombwell : Wombwell High Street and Littlefield Lane for ASB

You said...

You want us to reduce the ASB / drug dealing around Kirk View Flats, Cloughfields Estate Hoyland and target their vehicles.

We did...

We have committed patrols to this area including a full day of Action targeting those involved in criminality. We are also working with partners to address any tenancy breaches. We have recovered a 4x4 and motorbike which are linked to drug dealing for having no insurance and processed the drivers for appropriate offences.

You said...

You want us to reduce the amount of ASB off Nanny Marr Road, Darfield.

We did...

We have committed to patrolling this area with our BMBC ASB warden colleagues. 5 young males have been issued with ASB letters and also reported to BMBC housing to follow up tenancy visits. We have highlighted to BMBC where the area could be target hardened to reduce the issues.

You said...

You want us to deal with ASB / off road bikes on Lundhill Road playing fields (Hillies), Wombwell

We did...

We regularly patrol this area and act on information provided by the public. A male has been issued with an ADM171 notice regarding his use of a scooter on the field and others have also been warned.

You said...

– Following local PACT meetings to target criminal use of vehicles and illegal parking

We did...

A number of vehicles have been seized for driving offences along with Fixed Penalty notices to motorists parking on Zig Zags, Sheffield Rd Hoyland and Wombwell High Street

Wombwell and Darfield PACT Meetings 2023

Shipcroft Centre, Shipcroft Close, Wombwell

  • 2nd August 10am - 11am
  • 13th September 5pm - 6pm
  • 25th October 10am - 11am
  • 6th December 5pm - 6pm

Hoyland PACT Meetings 2023

Kirk View Community Centre, Kirk View, Hoyland

  • 28th June 5pm - 6pm
  • 7th August 10am - 11am
  • 20th September 5pm - 6pm
  • 30th October 10am - 11am
  • 13th December 5pm - 6pm

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