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Doncaster Central

Date published: 15 January 2024 12:37

Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Lisa Bird

Hello, my name is Lisa Bird and I am the Doncaster Central Neighbourhood Policing Team Inspector, covering Balby, Hexthorpe, Intake, Wheatley, City, Bessacarr and Cantley ward areas .

The team consists of three sergeants, fourteen police officers (PCS) and eight Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) who each have geographical responsibility for a geographical areas within the wards mentioned above.

If you see any of the team out on patrol please do stop for a chat and let them know what’s happening where you live, as this information is vital to help us understand what you need from us. It helps shape our priorities and gives us a better picture of life in the areas we police, allowing us to solve problems more effectively.

It is my honest belief that in working together, we can ensure the safety and well-being of our communities, developing on the work that is already in place.

Every month I will run Community Engagement Meetings where residents will be able to meet myself, officers and colleagues from partner agencies. This helps them identify emerging community issues or concerns which we can look to address. It also gives the opportunity to update local communities about the actions we are taking to address issues that have been raised.

Your local police station is:

College Road Police Station

College Road, Doncaster
DN1 3HX

You can contact us:

The overarching priorities for the Doncaster Central Neighbourhood Policing Team are:

  • To reduce crime and anti-social behaviour by building stronger ties within the communities we serve
  • Tackling long term issues experienced within our communities, seeking solutions to these matters in conjunction with our partner agencies
  • Provide high visibility reassurance to our communities via regular patrols by officers
  • We will also aim to tackle armed criminality which is often linked to drugs. We will act on information provided by the public and partners to tackle drug production and use

We also recognise that the specific policing issues differ across the various communities we serve within the Central area of Doncaster.

Based on reporting from the public, direct feedback from the public as part of our engagement activities, discussions with partners and other sources such as surveys; more specific priorities for us include:

Balby South

Off Road bikes-

Work with Partners to look at enforcement, the ORBIT team have seen significant results in recent months, will continue to restrict access, problem solve locations and taken enforcement action where appropriate.

Balby North & Hexthorpe

Cannabis Cultivations-

Ongoing work with immigration, DCC and Northern Power, identifying and disrupting persons involved with drug production.

Off Road bikes-

Work with Partners to look at enforcement, the ORBIT team have seen significant results in recent months, will continue to restrict access, problem solve locations and taken enforcement action where appropriate.

Intake & Wheatley

Off Road bikes-

Work with Partners to look at enforcement, the ORBIT team have seen significant results in recent months, will continue to restrict access, problem solve locations and taken enforcement action where appropriate.

Speeding motor vehicles-

Regular speed operations to be run on roads highlighted by ward members.

City -

ASB, Retail crime and drug use.

This is not only affecting business in the City centre, but those members of the public that want to visit and enjoy all that the City has to offer.

We will commit to;

  1. Joint days of engagement planned with Partner agencies, DCC, St Leger, Epic, Changing Lives.
  2. POP up police stations in the city, in addition to the usual monthly one held on the first Tuesday of the month.
  3. Discuss the issue at the monthly community meeting
  4. Consider powers relating to anti social behaviour contracts, community protection notices and protecting public spaces orders.

Bessacarr & Cantley

Off Road bikes-

Work with Partners to look at enforcement, the ORBIT team have seen significant results in recent months, will continue to restrict access, problem solve locations and taken enforcement action where appropriate.

Speeding motor vehicles-

Regular speed operations to be run on roads highlighted by ward members.

You said...

Speeding is an issue in our area.

We did...

PCSO's along with Police Officers complete weekly vehicle speeding checks throughout our ward areas. These concentrate on areas that are raised through our community engagement meetings alongside incidents reported to us.

You said...

Tackling anti-social behaviour is important to us.

We did...

We are working with DMBC and partner agencies to to address issues of anti-social behaviour, within the city centre and further across the central award areas.

You said...

We want to address the recent power cuts in the area.

We did...

Ongoing work with National Grid following persistent and regular power cuts in the Hexthorpe area which are thought to be linked to cannabis grows.

Date

Time

Location

Meeting type

Wednesday 31st January 2024

6-7pm

St Judes Church, Hexthorpe

CEM

Tuesday 6th February 2024

6-7pm

ST Andrews Church, Morley Road Doncaster

CEM

Wednesday 7th February 2024

6-7pm

Low Road, Balby

CEM

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