Extra funding to tackle disorder

Councillor Roy Miller
Councillor Roy Miller

A funding package of £500, 000 will see more officers recruited in Barnsley to tackle anti-social behaviour.

The money will be released by police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright to Barnsley Council over the next three years.

It will pay for an anti-social behaviour family lead officer from South Yorkshire Police, one victim and witness support officer, as well as funding drug intervention projects co-ordinated by the council’s Drug and Alcohol Action Team.

The money will be pooled with an existing community safety budget to achieve goals set out in Barnsley’s Community Safety Action Plan, which has an incentive to focus on repeat anti-social behaviour issues in communities.

Councillor Roy Miller, cabinet spokesperson for development, environment and culture, said the money will “help to enhance the great work already being delivered.”