Op Collaboration - Brinsworth - we asked - you said - we did.....
On Thursday, 13 September 2012 the Rother Valley West Safer Neighbourhood Team consisting of Police, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council staff, Police Cadets, Special Constabulary, and other partner agencies carried out a day of action in the Brinsworth area.
Action was taken against antisocial behaviour with high visibility patrols and enforcement action taken by police and partners. A large number of vulnerable vehicle leaflets were issued providing valuable crime reduction advice on how residents can keep their vehicles secure, including keeping personal belonging out of sight. Test purchases were carried out at local stores linking into information about underage alcohol sales and numerous home visits to known offenders of antisocial behaviour.
The Operation was sited around Howarth House and the Godric Green area, with high visibility enforcement action including the execution of drugs warrants. Officers engaged with residents of Godric Green to offer crime reduction advice and tips on keeping their homes secure. There were further vehicle searches, one person stopped and searched, with one arrest for drugs possession, and alcohol seizures.
Youth workers and outreach workers from Know The Score were available to engage with young people.
Further joint work is planned by Police and RMBC to target those responsible for antisocial behaviour (ASB).
Inspector Nick Gaskell from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "This day of action was well received by residents and people working within the community. A clear message has been sent to the antisocial minority, who affect the quality of life of residents, that Police and partners will not tolerate unacceptable behaviour or criminality. The day of action is only the beginning and further work is planned to tackle the issues in the area. The area remains a PACT (Partners and Community Together) priority."