Rotherham Central

Date published: 05 October 2022 10:47

Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Liam Walters

I’m Inspector Liam Walters, and I head up the Rotherham Central Neighbourhood Policing Team.

We cover quite a large area, including the town centre. The areas classed as central Rotherham are Rotherham East, Rotherham West, Sitwell, Boston Castle, Keppel and Wingfield.

As the country emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, my team’s priority will be to make sure the town centre is a welcoming and safe place to visit. We’ll be working with businesses to help them re-open, we’ll be proactively working with partners to reduce anti-social behaviour and we’ll be prioritising tackling burglary, vehicle crime and other theft.

We have a real diverse mix of communities living in this area of Rotherham and I want to make sure every community feels valued, reassured and listened to. Please say hello if you see your local officers, and contact us about any issues that matter to you.

Your local police station is:

Riverside House

Main Street, Rotherham
S60 1QY

You can contact us:

The priorities for the Rotherham Central Neighbourhood Policing Team are:

Rotherham East – Acquisitive crime

Rotherham West – Acquisitive crime

You said...

Begging and street drinking in the town centre were a concern to residents, business owners and visitors.

We did...

We have began work identifying those individuals, ensuring they are referred into agencies to support them. We continue to monitor incidents within the town centre and have received additional support from our colleagues in mounted and in task force to increase police visibility.

You said...

Speeding is a problem in Boston Castle Ward - Operation Slowdown.

We did...

You frequently tell us that speeding is a problem in your communities. We listen to these reports, and respond by conducting speed checks along those routes where you say you want to see more speeding operations. You can find out how these go by visiting our social media channels. Last week, we conducted an operation on Badsley Moor Lane, checking in excess of 70 vehicles. None were found to be speeding.

You said...

Off-road motorbikes are a nuisance in the Keppell ward.

We did...

In partnership with our off road bike team, we have an operation named “Op Arlington” which targets the use of off road bikes and the nuisance these cause to our communities. Illegal off road bikes are seized under the Police Reform Act and offenders are dealt with for road related offences.

You said...

You want us to tackle drug use and production throughout Rotherham Central.

We did...

We continue to listen to our communities and look into valuable intelligence. Numerous drug warrants have been executed in recent months with over £10m pounds of drugs being seized in the last 6 months.

You said...

Residential burglaries are concerning to us.

We did...

We recently worked with many partnership agencies to look into the spike in burglaries around the Clifton area. The introduction of Smart Water, community engagement and tackling our known offenders saw a reduction in the crimes recorded. We continue to listen and will always be here in our fight against thieves.

You said...

Recent issues of drug dealing and use within the Wellgate area of the town Centre.

We did...

Increased patrols have led to a number of stop searches in the area, resulting in 2 arrests for drug offences

You said...

Concerns were raised around drug use and dealing in and around the Holmes Area.

We did...

A drug warrant has recently been executed, with one individual being arrested.
A further 2 have recently been arrested onm suspicion of drug dealing in the area and enquiries remain ongoing.
Partner agencies are also working with us to secure CCTV in pertinent areas.

Boston Castle Ward

Walkabouts and CAP Meetings:

We attend a Community Action Partnership meeting once a month with RMBC and the Ward local Councillors. 

This is where we discuss issues that matter to you and plan how we can move forward together, to make things better.

Drop In's:

We often hold Crime Prevention stalls in the Market, the Interchange, Tesco's on Drummond Street and in Town Centre Banks.

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for further information.

Events:

If you would like us to attend any events planned across the Boston Castle Ward in the near future, please get in touch.

Wingfield Ward

Walkabouts and CAP Meetings:

We attend a Community Action Partnership meeting once a month with RMBC and the Ward local Councillors. 

This is where we discuss issues that matter to you and plan how we can move forward together, to make things better.

We also attend Pub Watch meetings once a month to speak with the landlords in the local area, to see if there are any issues that we can support them with.

Drop In's:

When we are on duty, we try to attend the below Drop In's as often as we can.

Greasbrough Library - Every Thursday 9:30/11:00.

Events:

If you would like us to attend any events planned across the Wingfield Ward in the near future, please get in touch.

Rotherham East Ward

Walkabouts and Meetings:

We attend a Community Action Partnership meeting once a month with RMBC and the Ward local Councillors. 

This is where we discuss issues that matter to you and plan how we can move forward together, to make things better.

Drop In's:

When we are on duty, we try to attend the below Drop In's as often as we can.

The Lanes Coffee Morning - Every Thursday

Events:

If you would like us to attend any events planned across the Rotherham East Ward in the near future, please get in touch.

Sitwell Ward

Walkabout and CAP Meetings:

Community Action Partnership Meeting - 7th September 16:00 at Whiston Parish Hall

Joint walkabout with Ian from Dinnington Boxing Club - Thursday 25th August 1:30pm onwards, starting at Greystones Rd.

Come on down if you fancy a go with the gloves and pads!

Drop In's:

When we are on duty, we try to attend the below Drop In's as often as we can.

Whiston Coffee Morning at Whiston Methodist Church - Every Thursday 10:00/11:00

Whiston Youth Club at Whiston Parish Hall - Every Thursday 18:00/20:00

Events:

If you would like us to attend any events planned across the Sitwell Ward in the near future, please get in touch.

Keppel Ward

Walkabouts and CAP Meetings:

We attend a Community Action Partnership meeting once a month with RMBC and the Ward local Councillors. 

This is where we discuss issues that matter to you and plan how we can move forward together, to make things better.

We also attend Pub Watch meetings once a month to speak with the landlords in the local area, to see if there are any issues that we can support them with.

Drop In's:

St John's Church, St Johns Green - Every Thursday 11:30-12:30 

Events:

If you would like us to attend any events planned across the Keppel Ward in the near future, please get in touch.

Rotherham West Ward

Walkabouts and CAP Meetings:

We attend a Community Action Partnership meeting once a month with RMBC and the Ward local Councillors. 

This is where we discuss issues that matter to you and plan how we can move forward together, to make things better.

We also attend Pub Watch meetings once a month to speak with the landlords in the local area, to see if there are any issues that we can support them with.

Community Walk-around will take place Wednesday 26th October 2022, 12:30 meeting point outside Keldford School.

Staff from Multi agencies will be walking round the community please join us or pop along to discuss any issues or concerns.

Drop In's:

When we are on duty, we try to attend the below Drop In's as often as we can.

Ferham Childrens Centre 14:00-15:00 dates as below

5th October, 19th October, 2nd November 16th November 30th November 14th December 28th December 2022

Oakes Close  Community centre 14:00-15:00 dates below

12th October, 26th October, 9th November, 23rd November 7th December 21st December 2022

Events:

If you would like us to attend any events planned across the Rotherham West Ward in the near future, please get in touch.

Men in Sheds

Ad-hoc support meetings for men at Chislet Centre, Kimberworth.

https://www.kimberworthpark.org.uk/men-in-sheds

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