Barnsley CentralDate published: 28 April 2023 18:30
Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Peter Spratt
Hi, I am Inspector Peter Spratt. I cover the Central, North and North East Wards. There are three neighbourhood teams that cover each of these ward areas, working from three different police stations.
I have over 14 years’ experience as a police officer and have previously spent a significant part of my career within neighbourhood policing in Sheffield. I am delighted to have been posted to Barnsley since May 2021; it is evident that our officers are driven by a desire to make a real difference in the communities they serve, creating a safer and more enjoyable environment for those who live and work here. It is also exciting to see the level of investment in Barnsley, particularly in the regeneration of the town centre.
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. Please be sure to contact your local teams and follow us on social media, to stay informed with what we are doing and engagement events running in your community to come and speak to us. This will enable us to be part of the community and adapt problem solving approaches to local issues.
Your local police station is:
The Glass Works
8 Market Parade, Barnsley,
You can contact us:
Insp Peter Spratt
Central, North and North East
Central – at the October PACT meeting held at St Peter’s Church Hall, Brinkman Street, the following issues were raised as PACT priorities:
1. Anti-Social Behaviour in the Copper Close, Brittania Close and Dukes Crescent areas weekdays 2:30pm - 4pm. Residents describe this as intimidating for elderly residents, and is having a negative impact on the local community.
We plan to tackle this through joint patrols with Police and Council Wardens, identifying those involved and addressing the issue through both engagement with Youth Services and enforcement options.
2. Drugs activity at a number of locations within the area, which is affecting community safety and residents quality of life.
We plan to tackle this through a combination of intelligence gathering and targeted activity to identify offenders and disrupt drugs related activity.
3. Speeding around the Doncaster Road / Cemetery Road junction, representing a danger to residents and other road users.
We plan to tackle this in conjunction with the Safety Camera Partnership, who will conduct speed enforcement checks at that location.
Public Engagement Meetings
Central PACT Meetings
10th May – Warren Quarry Community Centre - 5pm-7pm
2nd August – Warren Quarry Community Centre - 5pm-7pm
25th October – Warren Quarry Community Centre - 5pm-7pm
Public Engagement Meetings
9th May - Alhambra 4pm-6pm
12th May - Morrisons, Lower Thomas Street 1pm-3pm
18th May - Glassworks Square 3pm-5pm
24th May - Barnsley Interchange 3pm-5pm
2nd June - Morrisons, Lower Thomas Street 4pm-6pm
8th June - Glassworks Square 12pm-2pm
10th June - Armed Forces Day
15th June - Barnsley Interchange 3pm-5pm
23rd June - Alhambra 11am-1pm
10th August - Summer Town Centre takeover day
26th October - Dark night engagement special
Question and Answer sessions - Online (Facebook)
18th May - 4pm-6pm
19th June - 10am-12pm