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Weekly Elected Members Update Doncaster East Date: 30 May 2019 General Update Insp Mark Payling Dear Reader,
This newsletter is a day early as I am in leave for a few days after today.
I can confirm that the details of those who have volunteered for our Community Speed Watch initiative have been passed on to the organising officer who will be contacting you in due course. My thanks for your support.
Another reminder to residents in Askern to complete the short survey in relation to alcohol use by young people in the area. This is part of our work to introduce a Community Alcohol Partnership into the area. The survey can be found via https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KV8WH2K
Furthermore, We’ve also officially launched our new Mini Police programme in 12 primary schools across Sheffield and Doncaster. ‘Mini Police’ is an innovative and exciting scheme for Year 5 pupils who have been nominated by their schools to take part in a series of sessions delivered by PCSOs. Topics include the dangers of speeding, anti-social behaviour and online safety. Further details about this are on our Facebook page.
Don’t forget to visit sypalerts.co.uk to signup you can also follow us on Facebook and twitter. You can also follow us on Facebook - Doncaster East NHP.
Team Updates Thorne and Moorends YOU SAID Our current priorities for these areas are ASB issues in Moorends, residential burglaries, speeding cars, nuisance bikes and parking at schools. As I mentioned in my last newsletter, A few ASB locations were recently identified to me and a request made for increased patrols.
WE DID We have maintained patrols in Thorne and Moorends in those areas where we have received complaints of ASB. No issues have yet been identified, but no doubt our presence has dissuaded many from misbehaving. I mentioned in my last news newsletter that the number of burglaries in Moorends had dropped significantly – we have not recorded any since week commencing 26 April to 2 May. However, we did arrest a male who was residing in the Moorends area for breaching court bail conditions. The courts released him with the same conditions! We did visit Marshland Road Primary school to look at the issue of parking at school opening and closing time, but no issues were identified. We have not been able to conduct any speeding operations during this reporting period. We have maintained patrols and observations for nuisance off road bikes. None have been spotted over the past week.
WHAT NEXT We will continue with patrols in Thorne and Moorends to tackle the issues outlined above although our focus may change slightly after tonight’s Community Engagement meeting at Thorne. We will also conduct speeding operations and carry out patrols to tackle the issues of ASB, nuisance bikes and parking outside schools. Stainforth and Barnby Dun YOU SAID Priorities are drug dealing, ASB, speeding cars and nuisance bikes.
WE DID We have continued with high visibility patrols in a number of areas across Stainforth over the past 2 week to identify drug dealing activity or ASB, including New Park Estate, Princess Avenue and Oldfield Crescent. I have not been made aware of any incidents involving mopeds as mentioned in my last newsletter, but patrols will continue. However, we did recover a vehicle, which was being used without insurance.
Due to demands in other areas, we have not been able to conduct any speeding operations over the past 2 weeks, but we did conduct further parking patrols at Longtoft Primary, Kirton Lane and Holy Family schools - no issues were identified.
We are currently doing a speeding operation in Stainforth as I write and the results will be published on Facebook later this evening.
We have also recovered three stolen vehicles in Stainforth over the past two weeks as well as seizing another vehicle when the driver was found to have no insurance.
In Barnby Dun, we have conducted high visibility foot patrols – no issues identified.
WHAT NEXT ASB patrols will continue as above and we are developing intelligence regarding drug dealing in Stainforth. We will continue with patrols in the ASB hot spot areas and will also be carrying out speeding operations in those areas which have been highlighted as areas of concern.
Armthorpe YOU SAID Based on issues raised at the last Community Engagement Meeting, we will continue to look at the issues of speeding vehicles, ASB and high visibility patrols.
WE DID As I mentioned in my last newsletter, we had an extensive partnership week of action in Armthorpe a few weeks ago. We have seen an impact on crime and ASB reports, but have continued with high visibility patrols. There is nothing further to report in this area.
WHAT NEXT We will continue with further speeding operations and high visibility ASB patrols.
Hatfield YOU SAID Priorities continue to be residential burglaries, ASB, speeding vehicles and nuisance bikes.
WE DID Over the past week two week’s we have seen an increase in residential burglaries with 6 actual and 5 attempted residential burglaries being recorded. These have taken place in Dunscroft and Hatfield. We did arrest a male last week on suspicion of burglary but he was bailed with conditions. Enquiries continue to identify other potential offenders, of which several suspects have been named. We will continue with patrols throughout the area, but I urge local residents to consider crime prevention methods to protect themselves.
We have continued with ASB patrols in those areas where issues have been identified. We have also continued with visits to the bridleway on St Marys Road. Please don’t park on it!
We have continued with patrols around the Jubilee Fields area for off road bikes, but none have been spotted.
WHAT NEXT We will continue with ASB patrols as outlined above and do some speeding operations.
Edenthorpe and Kirk Sandall YOU SAID The only issue which has been raised by some local residents is HGVs using restricted roads rather than the diversionary routes which have been set following the closure of the railway bridge. Concerns have also been raised about speeding vehicles.
WE DID We have conducted further ad-hoc high visibility patrols to identify HGVs breaching the road restrictions but not been able to identify at this time. We have also deploy officers again at the junction of Brecks lane and Doncaster Road to monitor vehicle compliance with the traffic lights at this location. No issues were identified. However, I have received dashcam footage of a vehicle being driven dangerously at this location and the necessary paperwork has been served on the registered keeper.
We have not been able to conduct any speeding operation in the area, but will look to do some over the next reporting period.
We did execute another drug search warrant at Edenthorpe last week, but nothing was recovered.
WHAT NEXT We will continue to visit the area to identify HGVs using the road in breach of weight and width restrictions. Patrols will also continue and we will do some speeding operations.
Askern and Norton YOU SAID The issues of speeding vehicles, off road bikes and drugs are your current priorities.
WE DID We have continued with high visibility patrols at a number of locations including Lowlands Walk and Gargrave Close in Askern, Campsmount Lane and Glebe Road at Campsall. We did received some information about drug dealing in the area and found a house containing 167 Cannabis plants last week in Askern. One male was arrested and charged with a related offence. We will continue with patrols, but if you have any information, please contact us or use Crimestoppers.
We also patrolled around Crossfield Lane Park and Clay Lane Ponds for off road bikes, but none were seen.
PCSOs have also continued with patrols in Norton to tackle ASB but no issues have been identified.
We have completed a few speeding operations on Moss Road and the A19 Selby Road. Details will be published on Facebook.
WHAT NEXT Patrols of key areas to look at the issues of ASB, drug dealing and speeding over the next few weeks.
Community Engagement Meeting Dates Area Thorne/Moorends Armthorpe Facebook Event Askern/Norton Venue OAP Centre Church St Thorne DN8 5BE
Miners Welfare, 24A West Road, Moorends DN8 4LH Community Centre Church Street Armthorpe DN3 3AG Contact your neighbourhood Inspector via Facebook and logging into the relevant Event Alexander House High Street Askern
Time 19.15hrs 19.00hrs 17.30 – 18.45hrs 19.00 – 20.30hrs Frequency Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly 30 May Thorne No Meeting 30 May 2 May 27 June Moorends 27 June 27 June 6 June 25 July Thorne 25 July 25 July 4 July 29 August Moorends 29 August 29 August TBA 26 September Thorne 26 September 26 September TBA 24 October Moorends 31 October 24 October TBA 28 November Thorne 28 November 28 November TBA None in December