Barnsley North

Date published: 28 May 2021 10:34

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:

Royston Police Station

Station Road, Royston, Barnsley
S71 4ET

You can contact us:

The priorities for the Barnsley North Neighbourhood Policing Team are:

  • Mapplewell: Antisocial behaviour and suspicious incidents
  • Beeston Square: Antisocial behaviour

You said...

You wanted easier access to SmartWater/crime prevention products.

We did...

Door to door enquiries issuing free Smartwater kits, with now over 400 kits issued to date.

Following concerns raised by members of the community in the Darton West area both your local PC’S and PCSO’S have been active in the area issuing free Smartwater kits and registering them over the past few weeks. This has been an initiative that SYP have been involved with in the Barnsley area since January 2020.

There has been great feedback from members of the public and we are more than happy to distribute the kits to those that would benefit the most. We have also been working closely with our colleagues at South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to ensure that all streets that have received Smartwater have all the relevant Operation Shield signage is in place. At present we have issued over 377 kits.

You said...

Cars are driving above the speed limit on many roads in our area – including: Staincross Common, Darton Lane, Spark Lane, Barugh Lane, Paddock Road, Rowland Road,Carr Green Lane, Bence Lane and Paddock Road.

We did...

We have secured use of a portable speed detection device. Periodically this will be moved around our area based on demand. Barnsley Council are looking to purchase two for the district.
  • Wednesday 9 June 1-3pm - Pop-up station Asda, Old mill lane

  • Wednesday 16 June 3-5pm - Online Q&A on Facebook

  • Monday 21 June 10-11am – Facebook live

  • Wednesday 7 July 11am-1pm - Pop up station Church Street, Darton

  • Wednesday 16 July 3-5pm – Online Q&A Facebook

  • Friday 23 July 7-8pm – Facebook Live

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