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Central Weekly update

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Please find below update for activity in the Central area for the last 7 days.

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 to establish what the public are concerned about is the online Q & A sessions on Facebook. 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

Follow us on Facebook and twitter as below.

Doncaster Central NHP and @DoncCentralNHP

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.
There has been reports of damage and burglaries to sheds on the allotments. Patrols have been carried out during the evenings.

Vehicle nuisance we have carried out the following
Speeding operation Wellingley Road, 79 vehicles checked 1 speeding.
Florence Avenue 55 vehicles checked and 14 over the limit.
Shadyside , 60 vehicles checked and 3 speeding

We also carried out parking patrols around Woodfield Primary and Wabtec

We have received information about drug dealing in Westfield park so we have been conducting patrols in the area.


We are committed to carrying out more speeding and parking patrols particularly around the local schools. The majority of ASB reported this week is in relation to nuisance vehicles.
We will continue with Operation Shield and include high visibility patrols in these areas to prevent and detect crime and to discourage ASB.

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
Engagement drop in Balby Community Library 29th March 11am



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


Continued high visibility patrols in the area and revisits to burglary victims.

Working with the council neighbourhood response team at the weekend to target vehicle nuisance in the area, 2 bikes were seized from two youths who reside in the intake area and were riding off road causing a nuisance to residents.

We were joined by a local resident to carry out a speed operation on Beckett Road as part of Community Speed Watch. 40 cars were checked and all were within the speed limit on this occasion.


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 as this continues to be the majority of the calls we receive.

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

Town and Hyde Park


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 23 arrests by the team for various offences including Robbery, Burglary and possession of drugs with intent to supply.

One of our local officers spotted a wanted male in the town centre and pursued him out of town directing officers while she followed him. The male was cornered on St James street and assaulted the officer in an attempt to make good his escape. Fortunately she wasn’t badly injured and the male was successfully arrested for not only the fail to appear at court but also for the assault and going equipped to commit theft. He was charged and remanded to court.

Speed operation Limetree Ave, Hyde Park 46 cars checked none speeding.


Patrols will continue and 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 as youth nuisance is an emerging issue in the town.
We also have staff working public order patrols this weekend in the town to ensure everyone can enjoy a safe night out.

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

Speeding operation Ellers Road after the area was raised as a concern by residents. 54 vehicles checked and 4 found to be over limit. We also carried out patrols around Bessacarr primary after complaints from parents over obstruction issues.


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 have been carried out and a number of young people engaged with.

A hoax bomb threat was received at the airport this week .The call was traced to an 11 year old in Rotherham who will be dealt with accordingly.

Speeding operation The Green, Finningley over 100 vehicles checked 5 found to be speeding. School parking patrols around Hayfield Lane


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 (including speeding /parking and anti-social use of vehicles ), nuisance youths, burglary, drugs, improved police visibility


DMBC have assisted this week in looking at parking issues around schools in the area. Outside of St Michaels they issues 6 penalty tickets. We also conducted patrols at Tornedale and Grange Lane

A number of speed checks were carried out this week in the Rossington area. West End Lane near to junction with Bank End Crescent , over 250 vehicles checked. 6 were dealt with for speeding and a further 10 were processed for a number of safety defects including headlights not working.
Central Drive, over 50 vehicles checked , 2 were caught speeding and dealt with. ! driver was also advised regarding the manner of his driving.

We are running a junior Citizen project with pupils at Pheasant Bank School who did their own speed check this week. They checked the speed of 99 cars and 8 were found to be speeding. The children have gone on to design their own posters about road safety which can be seen on our facebook page.


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

Online Q &A session Facebook 13th March 6pm
Drop in Bawtry Library 21st March 2pm



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


Speeding operation Woodfield Way , 179 checked and 1 speeding
Speeding operation Sunderland Street, Tickhill over 100 vehicles checked 8 found to be exceeding the limit .
Patrols of rural areas to combat off road vehicles carried out.


Patrols of highlighted locations to continue. Following last weeks news letter I have been contacted by a member of the public to highlight specific locations of concern regarding speeding and driving offences which we will target this coming week.

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

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