Doncaster West

Date published: 06 December 2022 12:54

Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Adrian Luscombe

I am Inspector Adrian Luscombe, and I cover the West Neighbourhood area of Doncaster; which includes Bentley, Mexborough, Edlington and Warmsworth, Adwick and Carcroft, Conisbrough and Denaby, Roman Ridge and Sprotbrough ward areas. I have over 18 years' policing experience, with a significant portion of my career working within neighbourhood policing teams in Rotherham and Doncaster.

Your Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) is a group of officers who are dedicated to serving your community. The West team consists of 4 sergeants, 16 police officers (PCs) and 8 police community support officers (PCSOs) who each have geographical responsibility for an area within the wards mentioned above. These officers are split into 4 teams, each headed by a sergeant, which include teams for Mexborough, Conisbrough and Denaby, and Edlington and Warmsworth in the South; and a team for Adwick, Bentley, Sprotbrough and Roman Ridge wards in the North. We work closely with the Local Authority along with a wide range of other partners and members of the community to attempt to find long-term solutions to local problems.

Sergeants from each team host regular online meetings via Facebook to give residents the chance to talk about issues affecting them in the local area. This page is updated with the times and dates of planned meetings so please do get involved when you can. Please follow us on social media to stay informed about what we are doing and for details of engagement events running in your communities to come and speak with us.

Your local police station is:

Mexborough Police Station

14 Adwick Road, Mexborough
S64 0DB

You can contact us:

The overarching priorities for the Doncaster West Neighbourhood Policing Team are:

  • To reduce crime and anti-social behaviour by building stronger ties within the communities we serve
  • Tackling long term issues experienced within our communities, seeking solutions to these matters in conjunction with our partners
  • To reduce and prevent rural crime through effective engagement with the local community and adopting a problem-solving approach

However, we recognize that the specific policing issues differ across the various communities we serve on the West of Doncaster.

Based on reporting from the public, direct feedback from the public as part of our engagement activities, discussions with partners and other sources such as surveys; more specific priorities for us include:

EDLINGTON AND WARMSWORTH TEAM:

  • Organised criminality related to drug supply
  • Predominantly youth related anti-social behaviour on certain estates and green spaces

CONISBROUGH AND DENABY TEAM:

  • Anti-social behaviour, particularly focused in and around the town centre, involving groups of young persons and also adult street drinkers.
  • Organised criminality related to the supply of drugs in the area.
  • Vehicle nuisance, with reports largely around speeding vehicles and off-road bikes.

MEXBOROUGH TEAM:

  • Organised criminality related to the supply of drugs in the area.
  • Vehicle related nuisance - largely around the use of off road vehicles of vehicles being driven in an anti-social manner.

DAVIES HOUSE TEAM;

  • Organised criminality related to the supply of drugs in the area.
  • Anti-social behavior, particularly focused in and around the green spaces/parks.

You said...

Roman Ridge Ward: Off-road biking is an issue in the area as well as speeding in the residential areas.

We did...

Regular joint operations with SYP’s off-road bike time following concerns being raised by residents in Roman Ridge.
We have also conducted Speed gun operations with local Councillors and the results have been shared on their local Facebook page.

You said...

Sprotbrough Ward: The main concern has been in relation to Speeding and Suspicious individuals late at night in the area trying car and home door handles.

We did...

We have arranged for Sprotbrough to be a priority location meaning that all officers who cover the area would be directed to patrol the Ward in any downtime they have.
We also arranged a joint partnership day of action this month in the area where we were joined by the council and St Leger in conducting additional patrols, running a pop up engagement stall at Shire Stores and carrying out vehicle checks on Garden Lane.
We were also out with the Speed gun on Spring Lane and Melton Road where 248 vehicles were checked and 14 were found to be over the speed limit and will be processed.

You said...

Bentley Ward: Anti-social behaviour is becoming a particular concern.

We did...

We are focusing on the increase in anti-social behaviour in Bentley and Arksey, and are increasing targeted patrols in the area as well as diversionary/ enforcement activity on identified individuals to address this.

We also attend local primary ad secondary schools with the antisocial behaviour officer in the council and give talks around this topic in the hope that this will reduce offending by young people.

You said...

MEXBOROUGH: The feedback we have had for some time indicates that organised crime (particularly those involved in drug supply), vehicle related nuisance and general anti-social behaviour are amongst the key concerns of residents

We did...

The Neighbourhood Team continues to work with other agencies within South Yorkshire Police to tackle organised criminality in the area, using a range of enforcement and engagement tactics. We have had significant results over the last 12 months or so, with several key individuals involved now serving time in prison.

The first half of the year saw increased reporting around Anti-Social Behaviour in the Town Centre. Through work with schools, local shops, the council and the community, and by taking a firm approach with those involved, we have achieved significant reductions in the volume of reports

We continue to work with partners and our off road bike team to tackle vehicle nuisance in the area. We need the public to keep reporting the issues to help us build an intelligence picture and provide evidence to bid for further resources.

You said...

CONISBROUGH AND DENABY: The primary concerns reported to us are around organised criminality linked to drug supply, and Anti-Social Behaviour related to groups of young persons and street drinkers in the Town centre. Nuisance vehicles also continue to feature as an issue raised in the area.

We did...

The Neighbourhood Team continues to work with our Fortify (gang enforcement) colleagues to tackle organised criminality in the area through a range of enforcement and engagement tactics. We have had a number of significant results over the last 12 months or so in relation to those involved, with some key individuals imprisoned or leaving the area to avoid our attention. Our results have led to a shifting picture of organised criminality in the area, leading us to have to continually adapt our approach .

We worked, and continue to work, with Council and St Leger Homes (and other) colleagues on a range of measure to address the rise in Youth ASB and town centre drinking that we have seen this year, particularly in around the town centre. Recent months have seen a significant improvement as a result of our actions.

We also continue to work in partnership to try to address the issue of nuisance vehicles, which is typically off road vehicles and speeding in this area. I would encourage residents to report these issues whenever they arise to help us to build an intelligence picture and evidence base to bid for specialist resources to assist

You said...

EDLINGTON AND WARMSWORTH: The primary concerns reported to us are around organised criminality related to drug supply, and Anti-Social Behaviour caused by local youths.

We did...

The Neighbourhood Team continues to work with our Fortify (gang enforcement) colleagues to tackle organised criminality in the area through a range of enforcement and engagement tactics. As with some of our other areas we've had some really significant results this year, with several key members of the local group currently behind bars. Work continues to build on these results.

We are working with Council, St Leger Homes, Schools (and other) colleagues on a range of measures to address the issue of Youth ASB in the area, and though we have recently had some significant results in arresting and charging some of the most persistent offenders, we are aware that this remains a key issue for us to target.

You said...

Adwick and Carcroft Ward: The primary concerns in this area are around organised crime and the drug use, supply and antisocial behaviors linked to this issue.

We did...

We work closely with partners and have conducted a number of community impact surveys in the Woodlands area with St Leger and the Stronger communities team in order to gather intelligence.
We have acted on this information and seized a number of uninsured vehicles in the Highfields and Woodlands area linked to criminal activity.
We have also conducted a number of warrants locating cannabis cultivations that have been destroyed and investigations ongoing to identify suspects in this matter.

Your next Community Engagement Meeting for CONISBROUGH/DENABY is on Thursday 8th December 2022 at 18:00 hours. The venue for this meeting is The Ivanhoe Centre, Conisbrough.

Your next Community Engagement Meeting for MEXBOROUGH is on Thursday 24th November 2022 at 18:00 hours. The venue for this meeting is Mexborough Library, John Street, Mexborough. Entrance is to the rear for the community hall.

The following meetings and Events are all attended/run by the Edlington/Warmsworth Team team

Tuesday 6th December Pop up Police Station Home Bargains, Edlington 1pm

Thursday 8th December Pop up Police Station ASDA, Edlington 1pm

Friday 14th December Warmsworth Neighbourhood watch. Warmsworth Library 7pm

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