Tackling crime in our area

A number of constituents have got in touch about the increase in crime in Hoyland, Hoyland Common and Elsecar.

This is very concerning – people should feel safe and secure in our community. I’m currently working closely with our local police on this, and I’m pleased to hear that the police have been out and about visiting businesses in our area to provide reassurances and work with them on crime prevention.

I’ll be meeting with the police in the near future to discuss the rise in crime and how I can work with them and local residents, businesses and community groups to tackle these issues. This Saturday, I’ll be out and about talking to residents – if you’d like me to pop round and see you, just let me know.

The police have informed me that arrests have been made and a number of enquiries are ongoing. In the meantime, I want to hear your views and experiences of crime in our area – you can fill in my survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/crime