Doncaster East

Date published: 23 November 2023 12:13

Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Alison Carr

Inspector Alison Carr looks after the north east side of Doncaster, which includes the Thorne, Moorends, Stainforth and Barnby Dun, Edenthorpe and Kirk Sandall, Hatfield, Dunscroft and Dunsville and Armthorpe ward areas.

The team consists of two sergeants, six police officers (PCS) and six Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) who each have geographical responsibility for a town and some villages within the ward areas 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.

Insp Carr attends ward member meetings with council representatives which are usually held monthly, and the team will attend parish council meetings on a regular too. 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.

Finally, the team regularly hold two community meetings a month to give residents the chance to talk about issues affecting them in the local area. This page is regularly updated with the times and dates of planned meetings so please do get involved when you can. 

Your local police station is:

Thorne Police Station

Durham Avenue, Thorne

You can contact us:

The priorities for the Doncaster East Neighbourhood Policing Team are:

  • To improve community safety by building stronger ties within those who live and work in the area
  • Reducing crime, disorder, and harm
  • Provide high visibility reassurance to our communities via regular patrols from PCSOs
  • To reduce and prevent rural crime through effective engagement with the local community and adopting a problem-solving approach.

Thorne and Moorends – Anti Social Behaviour in Thorne ( including QUORA Park retail park)

This issue has been highlighted by Council Ward members

This is affecting business in the town centre and members of the public using the town centre

Goals - to encourage people to report incidents to the police and/or council and to identify those involved.

  1. Joint days of engagement planned with Partner agencies,
  2. POP up police stations in the town centre and at Quora Park , in addition to the usual monthly ones.
  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.

Stainforth and Barnby Dun – Anti social behaviour involving motor bikes and burglaries

Identified by NPT officers and members of the public

This is affecting local residents of Stainforth

Goals- Work with partners to identify those involved.

Work with Partners to look at enforcement, The off road bike team have been requested and are attending on a number of dates.  The Road Policing Group ( traffic) will also be providing additional support.

Patrol plan for high visibility patrols in Stainforth. work with CID and intelligence to identify those involved

Hatfield and Dunscroft – Burglaries in Hatfield , Anti social behaviour Broadway and Quarry Park

The issues have been identified from the crime figures in relation to the burglaries and from Council Ward Members for Quarry Park and Broadway

This is affecting local residents and users of the park

Goals- A patrol plan has been created for Broadway and Quarry Park with partner agencies. To try and identify those involved and deter further incidents.  Educational work to be completed in the local schools

High visibility patrols and plain clothes patrols around Hatfield.

Edenthorpe and Kirk Sandall – Speeding Vehicles

Highlighted by members of the public and Councillors

Goals,  regular speed operations including community speed watch.  The results to be posted on the website, Monthly Newsletter and other social media accounts

Armthorpe – speeding vehicles and parking issues outside schools

Identified by members of the public who attend the monthly community meeting

Goals,- Speeding operations to be held regularly and update at the community meeting with the results and post them via social media outlets and newsletter.

Patrol plan put in place around school drop off and pick times.  PCSOs to discuss education opportunities with schools.

You said...

Speeding is an issue in our area.

Community Speed Watch
This is a scheme that allows volunteers to monitor the speed of vehicles passing through their community.
How do community speed watch volunteers monitor the speed of drivers?
Volunteers use hand-held devices that tell them the speed at which drivers are
travelling through their 'patch'.
Want to get involved and volunteer to be part of speed watch?
Get in touch with your Doncaster East NPT – DoncasterEastNPT@southyorks.pnn.police.uk

We did...

These are the location of the speed operations conducted in Doncaster East.

6th - Church Rd Stainforth 91 vehicles checked 3 found to be speeding
12th - Station Rd Hatfield 112 Vehicles Checked 9 found to be speeding
18th Doncaster Rd Armthorpe 245 Vehicles Checked 1 found to be speeding
20th Sheep Dip Lane Dunscroft 45 Vehicles Checked 90 found to be speeding
20th Bawtry Rd Hatfield woodhouse 89 Vehicles Checked 2 found to be speeding
28th Brecks Lane Kirk Sandall 181 Vehicles Checked 13 found to be speeding
29th Station Rd Dunscroft 79 Vehicles Checked 99 found to be speeding

3rd Cemetery Rd, Hatfield 127 Vehicles Checked 26 found to be speeding
4th Thorne Rd Edenthorpe 87 Vehicles Checked 0 found to be speeding
10th Bawtry Rd Hatfield Woodhouse 113 Vehicles Checked 2 found to be speeding
11th Bawtry Rd Hatfield Woodhouse 64 Vehicles Checked 2 found to be speeding
11th Station Rd Dunscroft 98 Vehicles Checked 2 found to be speeding
11th Manor Rd Hatfield 116 Vehicles Checked 11 found to be speeding
12th Mosscroft Lane, Hatfield Woodhouse 167 Vehicles Checked 13 found to be speeding

You said...

Anti social Behavior in Thorne, including QUORA retail park

Anti Social Behavior in Armthorpe- there has been an increase in the number of incidents reported.

We did...

Doncaster East Neighbourhood officers and PCSOs have increased the patrol time in Thorne and at Quora Retail Park. We have worked with partner agencies, local schools and business to identify those involved.
A number of young people have been referred to the DMBC Anti Social Behavior Officer, a few of those involved have been taken home and their parents made aware of the behavior.
PCSOs have completed some engagement and education in the local schools.
We have included a monthly POP up police Station at Quora Park, providing a different opportunity for people to come and speak to an officer and raise any concerns about issues in the local area.

Officers and PCSOs have increased their visibility in Armthorpe.
Officers along with colleagues from DMBC are using the new drop in base, the Acorn Hub, which the Local Parish Council have assisted in providing. this will increase the amount of time they are working in the community.
four youths have been identified , referrals to the DMBC Anti social behavior officer have been completed. One youth has been issued with a community protection warning letter.
Two juveniles were identified as being involved in a number of shoplifting offences. One received a referral to the Youth Offending Team and the other one was charged to court with 11 offences of theft.


POP up police stations  - where you can come and speak to one of the Doncaster East Neighbourhood Policing Team to raise any concerns or ask for Crime prevention advice will take place at the below locations 

November 2023

Tuesday 7th  Hatfield Library 10.30am

Thursday  9th at the  Acorn Hub 11.30

Friday 10th- ASDA, Stainforth 10am

Thursday 9th  Edenthorpe Community Centre between 14.30-1530hrs

Wednesday 15th At the Acorn Hub, Armthorpe 11am

Wednesday 15th Sainsburys, Edenthorpe

Thursday 16th Co-op Barnby Dun 1400-1500

Thursday 23rd  B&M, Armthorpe 11am

Thursday 23rd St Lawrence Church ,Hatfield 1pm


5th- Co-op, Barnby Dun between 1400-1500hrs.

8th  10am Asda Stainforth

11th December at 10 am- Acorn Hub Armthorpe

12th 10.30am Hatfield Library

16th- Aldi Armthorpe 3pm

19th- Sainsburys, Edenthorpe between 1400-1500hrs.


5th- Co-op, Barnby Dun between 1400-1500hrs.

19th- Sainsburys, Edenthorpe between 1400-1500hrs.

Community Meetings- an opportunity to raise issues causing you concern in your local area with officers from Doncaster East Neighbourhood Policing Team and staff from DMBC's Stronger Communities team.


13th Moorends Miners Welfare 7.30pm

16th Armthorpe Community Centre 7pm

24th November Stainforth ( the community centre behind the town council building, Church rd , Stainforth)


No Thorne and Moorends Meeting this month

Thursday 21st December 7.00pm, Kirk Sandall Assembly Rooms


Monday 8th January- Moorends Miners Welfare 7.30pm

Thursday 18th January -armthorpe Community Centre &pm

Friday 26th January 6pm- Stainforth ( the community centre at the rear of the Town council Building)

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