Multi-agency crackdown to tackle South Yorkshire town’s crime and antisocial behaviour

Police and partners stage an action day on Wath
Police and partners stage an action day on Wath
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ACCEPTABLE behaviour contracts were issued by police in Rotherham a bid to curb the behaviour of troublemakers in the town.

The 12 contracts, which detail the level of behaviour South Yorkshire Police expect of those who sign the agreements, were issued during a day of action.

It saw police officers, council staff and other agencies focussed on identifying and solving issues in Wath.

Eight fixed penalty notices were issued in Montgomery Square, an uninsured vehicle was towed away and 25 tenants were issued notices for breaching the terms and conditions of their tenancies.

Parking issues were addressed at schools in the area and police officers gave crime prevention advice.

They visited 20 caravan owners advising them on how to keep their property safe and undercover officers spoke to motorists and shoppers at Tesco about vehicle and handbag safety.

Speed checks were also carried out, and 15 motorists were caught breaking a 30mph speed limit.

Inspector David White, from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “The day was a resounding success with all partner agencies coming together to address some of the issues affecting the public in our area.

“While the team works together on a daily basis it was good to see everyone pulling together to make Wath and the surrounding area a better place to live for our residents.

“We will be planning similar days in the future and would welcome contact from the public regarding issues of concern.”

Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin said: “This operation was the first of many across Rotherham addressing the things that really matter to local communities. “While we are seeing overall reductions in antisocial behaviour this year compared to the same period last year, we will continue to listen and then act to target those responsible.”