Day of action to clean up South Yorkshire community

A day of action took place in Maltby.
A day of action took place in Maltby.
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A DAY of action was held in a South Yorkshire town to tackle issues of concern in the community and to clean up the area.

Police officers from the Maltby Safer Neighbourhood Team joined forces with Rotherham Council, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and local residents to deal with issues raised by the community.

They concentrated on Berseford Road, Nelson Road, Farquhar Road, Tickhill Road, Glenncairn Court and Highfield Park, which is known locally as China Town.

Officers visited properties on Lincoln Street, Farqhuar Road and Nelson Road to deal with anti-social behaviour issues in the area and they made two arrests on Birks Holt Drive after 20 cannabis plants were found.

Police officers and local children carried out speed checks along Tickhill Road after residents had complained about motorists driving too fast and council workers and residents collected rubbish and waste from the area to clean up the streets.

Firefighters visited homes to offer fire safety advice and carry out safety checks.

A police drop-in session was held at Glenn Cairn Community Centre, where residents on the day could raise issues of concern and receive crime prevention advice.

PC Anna Perry said: “It was a really positive day with a fantastic turn out from the community.

“We hope to continue these action days and are really keen to hear from people about any issues or concerns they have in their area.

“It was great to see the residents taking pride in their community.”