Doncaster farmer visited to address issue of nuisance quad bikes

A Doncaster farmer and family were visited by the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner last week to hear about the progress being made to address the issues of nuisance quad bikes from which they had been suffering.

Monday, 21st June 2021, 7:49 am

During the lockdown period Dr Alan Billings had met virtually with the family, to hear about the way quad bikes had been repeatedly ridden across their land, flattening crops and disturbing birds and animals.

A strong link had been formed between the family and the local neighbourhood policing team – Doncaster West Neighbourhood Policing Team – and there has been a welcome reduction in incidents.

Members of the neighbourhood team visited the farm with Dr Billings to discuss the progress made and how they will continue to work together.

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Dr Billings said: “This demonstrated really good partnership working by the neighbourhood policing team who have recognised the damage and distress that can be caused by this type of continuous anti-social and nuisance behaviour.

“It was encouraging to sit outside with the officers and family to hear directly about the way they had worked together to make a difference. The work will continue so that together this farming family and the police can keep on top of the issues that have caused so much trouble.”

The job of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for South Yorkshire is to be the voice of the public, giving them a say in how they wish to be policed.

During the commissioner’s four-year term, he is held to account by the Police and Crime Panel, which makes sure he is making decisions in the public’s best interest.

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