Police to step up patrols at Bolehills Park after ‘drug-taking, drinking and littering’

The police will enhance their patrol in a Sheffield Park following a report of anti-social behaviour last weekend.

Friday, 18th June 2021, 8:06 am

Former Sheffield councillor, John Hesketh previously said the Bolehills park and its adjacent street on Woodfield Road has become a “magnet” for various offences including drug taking, underage drinking, late night noise and littering.

The latest incident was captured on June 12, where a group of young people gathered and partied with "full amplified music" that went into early hours the next day.

A South Yorkshire Police now said their local neighbourhood team are aware of a report concerning anti-social behaviour in the park.

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The crowd were seen playing football at 4am on Sunday. Picture by John Hesketh
The crowd were seen playing football at 4am on Sunday. Picture by John Hesketh

A spokesperson said: “Officers have reviewed patrol plans to include the park to ensure people are adhering to remaining Covid restrictions and are working with the local authority to tackle environmental issues, such as littering and noise."

Mr Hesketh, a former councillor for Crookes, said he had written to both Sheffield City Council and South Yorkshire Police asking for action in March.