The recent spate of crime in Hoyland, Hoyland Common and Elsecar is very concerning.
Residents have a right to feel safe and secure in our community, and as the MP for Barnsley East, that’s always my first priority. That’s why I’ve been working with our local police and Police and Crime Commissioner on tackling these issues, including a walk round Hoyland to chat to businesses with Sergeant Mark Ellis, my recent meeting with the PCC, and my previous question on this in Parliament.
I’ve written to the PCC regarding this issue, and I recently raised it with the Government.
You can watch my comments here.