Barnsley West

Date published: 18 February 2024 16:18

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.

Your local police station is:

Kendray Police Station

Rae House, 72 Cypress House, Kendray, Barnsley,
S70 3LZ

You can contact us:

Penistone - at the January PACT meeting held at St Johns Community Centre the following issues were raised and created as a PACT priority: 

1. Speeding vehicles across all areas of Penistone East and West wards.

It is our aim to do increase speeding monitoring checks with our hand held speed device at various locations.

We will be working alongside BMBC, and Safety Camera Partnership.

This was agreed at the last meeting to be retained.

Barnsley West - at the January PACT meeting held at Warren Quarry Community Centre the following issue was raised and created as a PACT priority: 

1. Anti-Social Behavior caused by off road bikes across all areas of Barnsley West.

We plan to tackle the ASB by joint working with BMBC and the SYP off road bike team.

We will be undertaking joint patrols, to locate and identify the riders. Once identified enforcement action will be taken.

This was agreed at the last meeting to be retained.

2. Drug supply/use across all areas of Barnsley West.

It is our aim to do increase patrols in key areas, identify offenders and prosecute where appropriate.

You said...

Concerns were raised re a property on Horsewood Close, Dodworth, due to the amount of ASB being caused at the property, due to the drug and alcohol use at the property at all times of day and night.

We did...

We worked alongside BMBC, and local residents to secure a partial closure order at the property.
This prevents anyone from being in the property apart from the occupier, and if anyone is found in the property they and the occupier can be arrested or reported on summons.

You said...

Youth ASB - Market Barn, Tesco and skate park (Penistone)

We did...

We have increased patrols in the area as well as completed joint work with BMBC and youth services.

Enforcement has been carried out as well as diversion work.

This will be an ongoing joint approach.

You said...

Members of the Worsborough community raised concerns regarding a number of serious incidents.

We did...

Partnership work was completed with BMBC and Bernslai Homes to ensure the community felt safe.

Some of the work included days of action, fixing street lights, increasing CCTV and extra work from the graffiti and fly tipping teams.

This joint work will continue.

You said...

Speeding Doncaster Road/ Ardsley Hill.

We did...

Speeding checks are being completed on a regular basis by our team. The majority of drivers have been found within the speed limit. Where they have not a mixture of advice and enforcement has been used.

Information passed to us from the community is also being passed to the Speed Camera Partnership.

Upcoming meetings:

Community Engagement meetings:

Harch - Hoylandswaine Village Hall.

Thurgoland Parish Council - Thurgoland Parish Council

Hood Green Parish Council - Hood Green Pavilion

Penistone PACT Meeting  St Johns Community Centre, Church Street, S36 6AR on the below dates and times:

Wednesday 6 March - 3pm

Wednesday 1 May - 5pm

Wednesday 26 June - 2pm

Wednesday 21 August - 3pm

Wednesday 16 October - 5pm

Wednesday 11 December - 2pm

Worsborough, Stairfoot, Kingstone & Dodworth PACT meeting is held at Warren Quarry Community Centre, Warren Quarry Lane, S70 4ND at on the below dates:

Tuesday 12 March - 3pm

Tuesday 7 May - 5pm

Tuesday 2 July - 1130am

Tuesday 27 August - 3pm

Tuesday 22 October - 5pm

Tuesday 17 December - 1130am

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