Project success in tackling concerns

Children at Kirton Lane Primary School take part in a speed safety operation. Pictured are back L-R Travis Lee, ten, Lisa Stevens, nine, Zayne Fraser, ten, Jamie-Lee Davies, nine, and Phil Poole area officer for DMBC. Front L-R are Kian Bennett, nine, and Kyle Brookes, ten.  Picture: Liz Mockler D1676LM
Children at Kirton Lane Primary School take part in a speed safety operation. Pictured are back L-R Travis Lee, ten, Lisa Stevens, nine, Zayne Fraser, ten, Jamie-Lee Davies, nine, and Phil Poole area officer for DMBC. Front L-R are Kian Bennett, nine, and Kyle Brookes, ten. Picture: Liz Mockler D1676LM

A PROJECT to make people proud of Stainforth again has been hailed a success after drugs crackdowns and a positive anti-speeding campaign.

Neighbourhood police officers raided eight properties on suspicion that homes were being used to stash stolen goods and class A and class B drugs.

This led to two men receiving £80 fines, another receiving a caution and a fourth man being summonsed for cannabis possession,

The raids were part of the Neighbourhood Alliance – a Home Office run scheme working in conjunction with the police, fire service, council and housing bosses to improve communities.

Insp Wayne Goodwin, said: “Neighbourhood Alliance continues to get stronger and provides even better, ongoing results with every area it visits.

“Stainforth is the 20th area the project will have been to.”

He added the scheme was all about listening to residents and acting on their crime concerns.

Neighbourhood Alliance in Stainforth has also seen police anti-speeding operations, high visibility estate walks, a crackdown on fly-tipping, home fire safety checks, landscaping and activities for young people.

As part of the crackdown a man has also been arrested for non-payment of a fine, made a man to pay an outstanding £295 and helped as a woman handed herself into the court for not paying a fine.

Police have also dealt with people who have not turned up to court dates for crimes such as burglary and arrested people for racially aggravated crimes and shoplifting.

And officers were out daily during the operation carrying out speed checks until 9pm.

Pupils from years five and six from Kirton Lane Primary School and Long Toft Primary School also got involved in a road safety campaign by encouraging motorists to cut speeds outside their classrooms.

Susan Jordan, chief executive of St Leger Homes of Doncaster, said: “Our staff have been working hard in Stainforth to tackle any issues that our tenants have.”