Doncaster East

Date published: 13 January 2023 09:37

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, Norton and Askern and Armthorpe ward areas.

The team consists of two sergeants, five police officers (PCS) and eight 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 online meetings via Facebook 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

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 , 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 –

We did...

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

December 2022
6/12/22- Kirton Lane Stainforth, 56 vehicles checked , 1 was found to be driving above the speed limit

8/12/22- Broadway, Dunscroft 89 vehicles checked, one was found to be driving above the speed limit

15/12/22- Marshlands Rd Moorends, 78 vehicles checked and 3 were above the speed limit

06/1/23- Bawtry Rd Hatfield, Woodhouse, 63 vehicles were checked and 2 were found to be above the speed limit

9/1/23- Station Rd Stainforth, 78 vehicles were checked and 9 were found to be above the speed limit

You said...

Off-road bikers are an issue in Thorne and Moorends, Stainforth and Dunscroft

We did...

The SYP off road Bike Team have patrolled Doncaster East on a few dates during the last couple of months. Further dates have been requested. . They patrol the "hot spot" areas and any other location where we have recent intelligence about bikes and riders.
We are not receiving as many reports. We have recently recovered a bight yellow trials bike from Thorne and a an orange motorbike while it was being used on Quarry Park, Dunscroft.
Please continue to report incidents involving motorbikes or quad bikes and provide as much information about the bike and its rider, including colour/make of the bike and description /clothing worn by the rider.


January 2023

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 

11th - Stainforth Library 10.30am 

13th - Mcdonalds Thorne, 7pm

17th January- Hatfield Library at 1030 am

19th January - Aldi Armthorpe at 11am

19th January - Sainsburys Edenthorpe 4pm


7th- Hatfield Library 10am

8th - ASDA, Stainforth 2pm

20th  B&M, Armthorpe 10am

20th Sainsburys, Edenthorpe 2pm


9th Stainforth Library 10.30am

14th Sainsburys , Edenthorpe 10am

14th Co-op Hatfield lane, Armthorpe 2pm

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.

Monday 9th January 2023- 7.30pm -Moorends Miners Welfare and Community Centre, West Rd

Thursday 19th January -7pm -Armthorpe Community Centre, Armthorpe


Monday 13th February, Thorne Older Persons Centre 7.30pm

Thursday 16th February, Armthorpe Community Centre 7pm


Monday 13th March, Moorends Miners Welfare and community centre 7.30pm

Thursday 16th March, Armthorpe Community Centre 7pm

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