Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Peter Spratt
Hi, I am Inspector Peter Spratt. I cover the Central, North and North East Wards. There are three neighbourhood teams that cover each of these ward areas, working from three different police stations.
I have over 14 years’ experience as a police officer and have previously spent a significant part of my career within neighbourhood policing in Sheffield. I am delighted to have been posted to Barnsley since May 2021; it is evident that our officers are driven by a desire to make a real difference in the communities they serve, creating a safer and more enjoyable environment for those who live and work here. It is also exciting to see the level of investment in Barnsley, particularly in the regeneration of the town centre.
Neighbourhood policing has great benefits, it enables us to work closely with the public, community groups, partner agencies and businesses to be able to reduce crime and solve re-occurring and community issues. Please be sure to contact your local teams and follow us on social media, to stay informed with what we are doing and engagement events running in your community to come and speak to us. This will enable us to be part of the community and adapt problem solving approaches to local issues.
Shafton and Cudworth parks: Tackling nuisance youths
There has been lots of nuisance noise, damage and littering in and around Shafton Park.
Our neighbourhood officers stepped up joint patrols with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council enforcement officers and also worked alongside youth engagement workers to gain a level of understanding with youths and encourage more responsible behaviour in the park. Thankfully, this has resulted in a significant reduction in the issues experienced by local residents.
We regularly hold online Q&As on our social media accounts. Take a look at them for our next meeting.
The next online Q&A session will take place on Thursday 26 August at 6pm. Contact Sgt Richard Wilson via the 'Meet the Team' page for details.
The next Facebook Live session will take place on Tuesday 31 August at 6pm. Keep an eye on the NPT's Facebook account for more details.