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Doncaster Central Weekly News

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Please find below update for activity in the Central area for the last 7 days. You will see a new format to the newsletter around YOU SAID - WE DID - WHAT NEXT

The YOU SAID is based around the results of surveys, meetings with the public and what has been reported to us to form the basis of what the issues are in each area that are important to the public.

WE DID which is how we responded to these priorities.

WHAT NEXT will be the next meetings that the public can attend or how they can contact us to influence the priorities that matter to them and what we have planned in each area in the future.

Part of the process is the online Q & A sessions on Facebook for those who cant make the local meeting. The majority of the issues raised in February were around parking and speeding. The next session will take place on Wednesday 13th March 1800 – 1900 and is open to anyone in the central area to raise their concerns. Just go to our facebook page at Doncaster Central NHP

Team Updates

Balby and Hexthorpe


Our current priorities for Balby and Hexthorpe are improving police visibility nuisance youths, drugs , vehicle nuisance and burglary


To tackle burglary we are continuing with Operation Shield which is the Smartwater property marking operation. 175 homes have been visited this week. 23 of which were signed up to the scheme,17 refused and the other addresses were left details to re contact if they wanted their possessions marking.
We also ran a crime prevention stall at Morrisons with the assistance of our police cadets to deliver advice to the public.

Vehicle wise we conducted a number of speeding operations in Hexthorpe and Balby.
On Urban Road in Hexthorpe we checked 110 vehicles and only 3 were found to be over the limit.
Balby we ran the same operation on Greenfield Lane and checked 70 vehicles, 4 were over the limit.

Our Junior PCSO scheme has concluded in Hexthorpe with all of the children showing great progress.


We are committed to carrying out more speeding and parking patrols particularly around the local schools.
We will continue with Operation Shield and include high visibility patrols in these areas to prevent and detect crime and to discourage ASB.

Drop in Balby Community Library 8th March 11am
PACT meeting at Hexthorpe St Judes Church Hall 13th March at 2pm
Drop In The Junction 13th March 1030am
Online Q &A session Facebook 13th March 6pm
Crime prevention stall Morrisons Watervole Way 14th March 5pm



Priorities are Burglary, Drugs, Nuisance vehicles, ASB, Improving police visibility


Continued high visibility patrols in the area.

There have been issues reported with homelessness around the hospital area. Foot patrols this week in the area resulted in one male being arrested who was wanted for failing to appear at court.

One youth has also been reported for anti-social behaviour.

We continue to address concerns around ASB connected with on street sex work and this week arrested a male for ‘ kerb crawling’. He also neglected to insure his vehicle so this was seized under the road traffic act.


We will continue with patrols in the hot spot areas and will be carrying out parking patrols and speed operations in the areas highlighted as areas of concern to us by the public.

Online Q &A session Facebook 13th March 6pm
Community drop in Sainsburys, Sandringham Road 27th March 6pm



Priorities continue to be rough sleeping / begging and drugs issues, violent crime, nuisance youths improving visibility


High profile patrols in the town centre this week have led to 25 arrests by the team for various offences including burglary and begging.

We also ran 2 drugs dog operations on separate dates. One evening 3 people were found and processed for possession of cannabis in the town centre. Another day time operation resulted in 1 person being dealt with for possession of cannabis in the area around the college.


Patrols will continue with the team committed to providing a dedicated resource to the town between 7am and 10pm daily.
We will maximise ethical opportunities for using our stop and search powers to target the drugs issues in the area.
Additional patrols to target nuisance youths issues in the Interchange and Frenchgate areas.

Online Q &A session Facebook 13th March 6pm
Drop in Outside Next , Frenchgate 21st March 12 noon

Lakeside/Cantley / Bessacarr


Nuisance youths, Improved police visibility, burglary, drugs, nuisance vehicles


Patrols of the key hot spot areas which resulted in a motor cycle being seized suspected involved in drug dealing.


Recent concerns raised with us revolve around parking and speeding, we will carry out a speed operation in the area over the next week and ensure there is attention around the schools to combat dangerous/inconsiderate parking.

Drop in Co Op, Goodison Boulevard 13th March and 20th March at 2pm
Online Q &A session Facebook 13th March 6pm
PACT meeting Ewood Centre 26th March 630pm



Nuisance vehicles, improved police visibility , drugs, Nuisance youths, Burglary


Patrols in the local area to target nuisance youths has resulted in 12 young people being identified for causing Anti–Social behaviour. They have been referred through to the ASB team.


Patrols will continue in the hot spot areas and we will identify a location to hold regular drop in events for the public to engage with us face to face.
On line Facebook Q & A session 13th March 6pm , log into Facebook page fwww.facebook.com/doncastercentralnhp

Rossington and Bawtry


Nuisance vehicles , nuisance youths, burglary, drugs, improved police visibility


Parking patrols around Rossington Tornedale, Grange Lane and Pheasant Bank schools. 3 drivers advised regarding parking offences.
Patrols around key locations to combat youth anti-social behaviour resulted in 4 young people being referred to the ASB team for further action.


Patrols of key areas to continue with school parking patrols and speeding operations planned in the next week

PACT meeting Holmes Carr Centre café 7th March 10am
Online Q &A session Facebook 13th March 6pm
Drop in Bawtry Library 21st March 2pm



Nuisance vehicles, burglary, police visibility, anti social behaviour, drugs


Motorbike operation conducted in and around the areas due to the recent increase in reports. We are making use of a long range camera to help us identify those offenders we cant get close to.

Patrols of highlighted locations to continue

Drop in Tickhill Library 13th March 11am
Online Q &A session Facebook 13th March 6pm

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