Yet again we have had reports of people parking on the 'zig-zag' markings near zebra crossings on Commercial Road in Skelmanthorpe. This is an offence and the reason it is an offence is that is dangerous. We appreciate that parking is at a premium in the village centre, but please do not resort to making the zebra crossings dangerous for pedestrians and other road users just for the sake of nipping into a shop for two minutes. The majority of the shops in Skelmanthorpe are now displaying a poster to remind people about not parking on the zig-zags. Please don't be responsible for a serious accident by inconsiderate and thoughtless parking.


Your Neighbourhood Police Team now has its own Facebook Page. Search “Kirkburton and Denby Dale NPT” and “Like” our page and get regular updates on your home page.


We have had numerous calls regarding males riding off-road motorcycles in and around the Skelmanthorpe area. These motorcycles are anti-social and dangerous. We are well aware of the problems these inconsiderate people are causing to the residents of Skelmanthorpe, and we are doing all we can. Please be aware that we cannot chase after these motorcycles in our police vehicles. Hopefully the off-road motorbike team will be on hand again soon to help us. We are gathering evidence against these riders, and we appreciate every call that we get about them. If you see these motorbikes, please call 0845-6060606 to report them. If you know the identity of these riders, please tell the call taker when you make the report. Thanks for the calls so far, please keep them coming.


A social safety day at Shelley College was given a police perspective. Officers from the Kirkburton and Denby Dale NPT visited Shelley College, talking to pupils about staying safe on the streets and on-line. As part of the college's Personal Health and Social Education (PHSE) Day, Pcs Sally Baines and Paul Jackson spoke to students about safe use of the internet and issues that stem from getting involved in anti-social behaviour. Pc Baines spoke to Year 9 pupils about internet safety and warned of the dangers of cyber bullying.


kelmanthorpe – reduce anti-social behaviour around Smithy Close, Laburnum Grove, Elmfield Drive, Ashfield Avenue, Lidgett Lane and Cross Lane. Clayton West – tackle anti-social behaviour in and around Back Lane, the cricket field, The Royds and Long Lane areas. Shepley: Station Road, Abbey Drive and Shepley Railway Station and near surrounding area. Reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage.