News from Inspector Ian Stubbs
Earlier in the year, we told you about a week of action that was happening in June. This week of action was a partner initiative that ran from Monday 14 June to Friday 18 June.
During the week, a number of targeted activities took place after police and partners had spoken with local residents to identify the issues of concern. The week involved officers and partners tackling issues such as antisocial behaviour, motorists speeding in the area, environmental issues, and it also included South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue fitting smoke alarms in homes in the area.
An ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Reader) operation was carried out in Heeley, which resulted in three uninsured vehicles being taken off the street and nine motorists being prosecuted for a variety of offences.
A speed enforcement operation was carried out on Myrtle Road and East Bank Road, which utilised equipment provided by the Community Assembly. As a result eight motorists were reported for speeding offences.
Regular high visibility patrols were carried out across the area in response to issues of antisocial behaviour and to enforce a section 30 dispersal order. Also mounted officers patrolled the streets to provide reassurance.
The Community Assembly supported the week of action by placing a community skip at Heeley City Farm and funding a ‘bring out your rubbish day’, for local residents to clear out their rubbish, with the aim of making the area a greener, cleaner and safer place for everyone to live and work. By tackling the issues identified by local people, this joint working is crucial in achieving visible results for local people, particularly in relation to improvements in the area.
The week of activity involved a number of partners including South Yorkshire Police, Sheffield Homes, Street Force, Sheffield City Council Parks and Countryside department, DVLA, Sheffield Magistrates Courts service, Environmental Protection Agency, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and partners from the local community including the Community Assembly and Heeley City Farm.
Other activities included – “Operation K Neighbour” whilst officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) were out on patrol, they have been knocking on the doors of households to have a friendly chat and to ask people a few questions about local crime issues. So far, officers have received a 1,000-email address from residents, so they can receive updates regarding actions the SNT have taken to address local priorities.
Ian Stubbs, the inspector for the Woodseats and Gleadless Valley SNTs said: “The results of the “Week of Action” that was supported by all partners, including Heeley City Farm, were very pleasing to everyone involved. The enforcement action together with the work carried out by our partners demonstrates what can be achieved when we work together tackling local problems. Police and partners remain committed to dealing decisively with crime, disorder and environmental issues and improving the quality of life for local residents.”
To find out what priorities have recently been agreed in your community, visit http://www.southyorks.police.uk and type in your postcode, or call 0114 296 3680.
Halloween and Bonfire night celebrations.
This time of year is one of the busiest periods for South Yorkshire Police and their partners. We want to ensure people enjoy the celebrations in a safe environment and act in a responsible manner, however we do want to raise awareness and remind people of the potential dangers of fireworks, and this it is an offence for anyone under 18 to possess fireworks in public.
As usual in the run up to, and during the Halloween and Bonfire period, a number of police initiatives will be planned to keep people safe and to crack down on antisocial behaviour and the illegal sales of fireworks and alcohol.