Many Parishioners have been raising their concerns with Parish Councillors about Anti Social Behaviour (ASB), drug use and large groups, of usually young people, congregating contrary to the current Covid-19 guidance on maximum numbers able to meet together and not adhering to the 2m social distancing rule.
We’re hearing about these issues in different parts of Wickersley – largely in open spaces.
The Parish is fortunate to have good relationships with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team with whom the issues have and are being raised. You will see the most recent response below. If you continue to have concerns you can raise them directly with the police (101) or by contacting the Parish (01709 703270)
Said Doug Macdonald, Rotherham South Neighbourhood Policing Team Constable
“Drugs and Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) are key local priorities which we are committed to tackling for the local community. In addition, we patrol daily throughout the Rotherham South community to engage and explain to people about the COVID 19 legislation and guidelines. We encourage the support of the community and undertake enforcement if absolutely necessary.
We have highlighted the issues raised by your parishioners and will endeavour to increase our patrols and visibility in the area.
If they have information about people or vehicles attending who are involved in drug dealing or other crime, please encourage your parishioners to contact the police or call crime stoppers to report the information and assist in tackling this issue with us.”