Sheffield South East

Date published: 27 January 2023 17:23

Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Alison Bywater

Hi All and welcome to the South East Neighbourhood Team pages.

I am Inspector Ali (Alison) Bywater and I have moved over to the Neighbourhood Policing Team in South East of Sheffield in November 2021 after a period of time as City Centre Neighbourhood Inspector.

I have 18 years policing experience in a number of portfolios including Response, Neighbourhoods as well as Operational Police Training. I spent the earlier part of my career in Barnsley and moved across to Sheffield from 2016 onwards, being lucky enough to secure the position as South East Neighbourhood Inspector in November 2021, having previously had responsibility for Sheffield City Centre. I am immensely proud to have this role and the responsibility that comes with it. I am very passionate about my communities and about the work my Team do on a day-to-day basis to keep our areas as safe as possible for all who live, work and visit them.

My Team has responsibility for the following areas - Manor, Arbourthorne, Norfolk Park, Gleedless Common, Heeley, Park Hill, Wybourn,  Darnall, Tinsley, Attercliffe, Woodthorpe, Richmond, Handsworth, Woodhouse, Beighton, Westfield, Mosborough, Sothall, Owlthorpe, Waterthorpe, Halfway, Hackenthorpe, Frecheville, Birley, Jaunty, Base Green, Gleadless Town End, Crystal Peaks and Meadowhall.

I am keen to hear about any concerns you have, and also about community groups and networks we can involve ourselves in. Our PCSOs regularly host Pop In Police Stations across our area whilst out and about, and are always looking for new places to visit to be able to do this, offering their support and reassurance whilst doing so. If you have a venue we could use, please get in touch. We are actively looking for opportunities for engagement and to build relationships with those in our communities.

I have a fantastic, committed and hard-working team of PCs and PCSOs who are there to help you, so get in touch and let us know what you need from the Team.

Your local police station is:

Moss Way Police Station

Moss Way, Sheffield
S20 7XX

You can contact us:

South East Team Priorities 

As a result of surveys and conversations with members of our communities about the issues which matter most to them on the South East area of Sheffield, the current policing priorities for the Sheffield South East Neighbourhood Policing Team are as follows:

  • Anti-Social Behaviour - we have a number of Problem Oriented Policing plans to tackle this issue in hot spot locations. We also have hot spot patrol plans which support this and ensure we have the right presence in the right areas to tackle this issue along with a number of partners
  • Drug Use and Drug Supply - this is across the South East area and sees us gather intelligence, conduct stop checks and stop searches and execute warrants to tackle this issue as part of our core business
  • Off Road Bikes and Nuisance Vehicles - this continues to trouble members of the community understandably and as such, we have two key Problem Oriented Policing plans that relate to this for the Westfield and Woodhouse Team area and the Manor and Arbourthorne Team area. We encourage the public to give us information about who is riding these and where they are stored. We look to gather intelligence and regularly request the assistance from the Off Road Bike Team to take positive action against those involved in this type of nuisance
  • Knife Crime - this is clearly a concern and as such, we focus patrols into hot spot areas, engage with school and college students around the dangers of carrying knives and conduct regular open land searches for hidden weapons

Another key priority that we are aware of and which impacts our communities is:

  • Neighbourhood Crime - Burglary and Theft of and from Motor Vehicles are impactive crimes which affect their victims and cause harm. One of our current key priorities is to work alongside CID colleagues who form the Neighbourhood Crime Team to tackle this by way of Problem Solving plans, patrols, pursuing and targeting main nominals, and concentrating on engagement and crime prevention to assist people in making these crimes harder to commit for criminals

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Off-road bikes are an issue.

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After receiving multiple reports of nuisance vehicles and dangerous off-road bikers, we have worked with partners to target harden the area across the South East. By putting practical deterrents and high-visibility patrols in place we have started to see a reduction in incidents. This work around target hardening continues and is important to the community and to ourselves.

We have also recently seized a number of Off Road bikes in different areas of the South East patch including Manor, Arbourthorne, Woodhouse and Westfield.

We have Problem Oriented Policing Plans for Off Road Bikes and Nuisance Vehicles for the Manor and Arbourthorne wards and for Westfield Centre and its surrounds.

We regularly bid for the assistance of our Off Road Bike Team to conduct patrols in hot spot locations and we work closely on community intelligence received around this issue. If you know who is riding these bikes and where they are stored, we want to know about it! You can report online via our website, ring 101 or contact Crimestoppers. The more information we have, the more we can direct patrols to the right locations. If you want to know what the Off Road Bike Team are up to, you can follow them on Facebook - SYP Off Road Team. You can also message them information via this means too.

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Drug dealing is an issue across the South East area

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The Manor and Arbourthorne team have been committed to tackling drug supply over recent months and have carried out a number of operations targeting organised crime groups.

A number of drugs warrants have been carried out in this particular area and drugs seized, cannabis set ups discovered and dismantled and individuals arrested and dealt with positively for the offence of Possession with Intent to Supply and Drug Possession.

The Darnall and Tinsley Team and Westfield and Woodhouse Teams have similarly been involved in a number of drugs warrants across their area and are keenly gathering intelligence around properties where drug production and supply is taking place.

We have a number of current Problem Oriented Policing (POP) plans relating to the issue of Drug Supply and Drug Use coupled into the Anti-Social Behaviour it causes, and we continue to proactively patrol these areas and look to detect and deal positively with offences.

We work on community intelligence and are keen to hear from anyone who wants to provide information around this ongoing issue. This can be done anonymously via our online reporting portal, or via Crimestoppers.

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Anti-Social Behaviour is a problem

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Anti-Social Behaviour can raise its head in any area and affects each area of the South East - Manor and Arbourthorne, Darnall and Tinsley and Westfield and Woodhouse. As such, our staff have ASB at the forefront of the work they do as a Neighbourhood Team. This includes high visibility patrols, use of officers in plain clothes and joint work with the SCC ASB Team and Sustainable Communities Officers to give better coverage to problem areas.

We are currently concentrating particular efforts to our Problem Oriented Policing (POP) and patrol plan areas:

Main Road and Staniforth Road, Darnall
Mandeville Street, Darnall
Stovin Drive, Darnall
Handsworth - particularly McDonalds, KFC, Aldi and the local Scout Hut
Westfield Centre, Westfield
Woodhouse Town Centre
Stradbroke Rd shops
Errington Estate, Arbourthorne
Fairleigh, Manor
Steel Steps, South Street area

Anyone found committing ASB will be dealt with positively by the Team - we have different powers available to us to do this, depending on the age of those involved. Recently, a number of persons have been dealt with by Parent Advisory Letters, Anti-Social Behaviour Contracts, Community Protection Warnings and Notices and Criminal Behaviour Orders.

We work closely with schools in our area to educate children and young people around ASB and the harm it causes, and we are also working closely with the Local Area Committees and partners around better youth provision and channelling the energy of young people in to things they enjoy, to deter them from ASB and nuisance.

Again, if you need to report anything of this nature to ourselves, this helps the Team build up a picture and better resource the areas where ASB is causing problems to residents and business owners.

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Knife Crime is a worry in this area.

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Teams across the area are completing ongoing work with local primary and secondary schools to offer early intervention around knife crime and the consequences. A number of presentations have already been delivered across the Team's area to educate young people around the dangers and consequences of carrying a knife. We work closely with our colleagues from our Community Safety Department around this type of valuable education.

We regularly conduct open land searches and sweeps for weapons in hot spot locations across our area. This is complimented by high visibility patrols and use of stop and search powers where appropriate and offences are suspected. We have recently conducted a number of open land searches and proactive patrols. This ties closely into the work we are doing around ASB and the POP plan areas we have mentioned in the ASB section.

We recently installed and launched a knife bin on Birley Moor Road where people can drop weapons discreetly. This is emptied regularly by our Team and we have found a number of discarded knives and weapons in there which takes them off the streets.

The week commencing Monday 16th May 2022 saw the Team involved in Operation Sceptre - this is the National Knife Crime Awareness week which runs twice each year. A number of activities took place across this time period across the whole South East Area, including education in schools, engagement at Pop In Police Stations, high visibility and plain clothes patrols and use of knife arches in hot spot areas. This was well received and is key to keeping the community safer. Op Sceptre will return in November 2022, week commencing Monday 14th November. Our plans are already underway for activity across this period.

We regularly run online Q&A sessions on our social media accounts.

Forthcoming events hosted by Inspector Bywater with Shannon Brown, our Safer Neighbourhood Coordinator from Sheffield City Council, will be published soon.


These are an opportunity for you to come and have a chat with us about concerns or issues in your area. We'll have your local PCSOs and PCs on hand to listen and chat to you about what's on your mind. From local issues to crime reduction advice, we are available to hear what you have to say.

The Manor & Arbourthorne & Neighbourhood Policing Team will be holding events on the following dates:

Arbourthorne Social Centre 
1st and 3rd Tuesday in the month, 11am-1pm (see below)

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 7th February 5pm - 6pm instead of the usual time.

Skye Edge Sales Office Blackbird Mews
** more dates will be added soon **

Matalan Cricket Inn Road
Saturday 4th February 2:30 - 3:30pm
Friday 3rd March 2-3pm

Lidl Castlebeck
Friday 10th February 11am-12pm

Manor Fields Park (Weather Permitting)
** more dates will be added soon **

The Darnall & Tinsley Neighbourhood Policing Team will be holding events in your area on the following dates:

Ikea (inside)
Wednesday 1st February 12 - 3pm

The Woodhouse & Westfield Neighbourhood Policing Team will be holding events on the following dates:

Frechville Library
Fortnightly on Saturdays 10am-12pm
28th January
11th & 25th February

Woodhouse Library & Community Hub, Stradbroke Road
Saturday 28th January 10:30am-12:30pm
Thursday 9th February 10:30am-12:30pm
Saturday 25th February 10:30am-12:30pm

Beighton Lifestyle Centre, High Street, Beighton
** more dates will be added soon **

Handsworth TARA, 409 Handsworth Road
** more dates will be added soon **

The Link Community Centre, Stradbroke Drive
** more dates will be added soon **

St Catherine's Church Cafe, Hastillar Rd South
** more dates will be added soon **

Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre
** more dates will be added soon **

Up-to-date details on upcoming events are published on our social media channels.

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