The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings, spoke to a packed hall in Kiveton Park Community Centre about anti-social behaviour in the area on Tuesday, 9 April 2019.
The Commissioner was accompanied by the local neighbourhood police Inspector, Caroline Bakewell.
Residents raised a number of issues – from parking problems around local schools in the morning and afternoon to groups of young people congregating around the centre and using threatening language and behaviour.
One resident said with some passion that the vast majority of children were well-behaved. It was only a small minority who spoiled things for the rest.
Inspector Bakewell noted the points and said her neighbourhood team would follow up on the matters raised.
The Commissioner was also asked about the increase in the police precept. He said “The main reason is to increase the overall number of police offices in South Yorkshire for the first time since 2010.
“Fifty five new officers would be recruited of whom 40 would go into neighbourhood teams.
“Kiveton Park is a good place to live and has some fine amenities. I will ensure the police will do everything they can to help the residents tackle these issues.”