ARSONISTS have damaged the roof at Skelmanthorpe Youth Club. Thankfully it didn't cause a lot of damage, but it is still going to be an expensive job to put it right. From what people are telling us, it was local youths who did this. If you have an information about this frankly stupid act of vandalism, please let us know. You can call us at Kirkburton on 01484 436898 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You don't have to give your name and any info will help as these youths need dealing with.

WE are sorry to report that there has also been considerable damage caused to the playground and children's equipment at Scissett First School. Due to this mindless vandalism, we will be patrolling both the first school and the middle school in the evenings. If you have any information about this, please get in touch with us.

KAYES First School has had some problems with irresponsible dog owners letting their dogs poo near the school and not picking it up. Several children have stood in the poo and it has ended up all over the school. Some of the children have been busy drawing pictures for a banner which will be put up outside the school to remind owners to PICK UP THE POO!

SKELMANTHORPE: Nov 15. A burglar was disturbed inside house stealing electrical goods and a ring. The suspect is described as a white male, aged 23-26 years old, chubby build, short but not shaved hair with some stubble of a few days old on his face.