Local PCSOs

Your local PCSO’s Pam Thompson and Phil Whitaker will be at The Nest Café, Sandygate Road, Crosspool, this morning, 12th May, between 11am -12noon.

Come along for a chat or to discuss issues/concerns within your neighbourhood.

Apologies for the late notification, but an opportunity has only just arisen to allow us to book this.

Recruiting for Police Constables

South Yorkshire Police are recruiting!
Be the future of South Yorkshire Police.

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Be part of a team?
Protect people?

If you are ready for a new career, consider making a difference in your community and become a police officer.

We are looking for dedicated and committed people to join us as police constables. All you need is integrity, confidence, and strong communication skills.

Recruitment is open for the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA). This is your chance to join us without a degree and combine on-the-job learning and academic theory. From day one you will be a police constable and at the end of three years, you will have a degree in Professional Policing from Sheffield Hallam University.

To find out more and apply visit: southyorks.police.uk/bethefuture Applications close on 2nd May 2022.

Manchester Road Reopens

Ariel View

A57 Manchester Road in both directions has re-opened. The Road had been closed due to a turned-over fuel tanker blocking the road near to Blackbrook Farm.

So every picture ‘T’ells a story, In these is T for Tanker and T for thankfully no-one was hurt. I’d driven past this point earlier and the road was sheet ice, I managed to slide my car round keeping roughly straight ahead and not spinning or crashing.

Tanker on its side (Mike Smith)

I drove through about 8am, and the water run-off from the meadows above was hitting the road and freezing causing sheet ice all across the bends. But the following story is even more interesting! The silver car had lost control and crashed first, I spoke to the Slovakian couple who were in it, and this is what I learned. They had crashed after sliding on the ice, busted the front wheel and ended up where they are seen ‘parked.’

Tanker A57 (Mike Smith)

Then they were walking away from the accident towards us a couple of minutes later, when the LPG tanker driver lost control on the ice and ‘fish-tailed’ it until the liquid gas sloshed about and caused it to turn over. As the tanker was careering towards where it ended up, the couple saw it coming towards them and literally ran for their lives. The tanker then crashed and the driver couldn’t get out! The slovakian man ran to help and offered to break the windscreen with a hammer “OOOH no the driver said, we can’t risk a spark” and kicked his way out to safety. This was 9.20am GMT and the recovery and emergency service finally righted it about 14.45GMT.

Thankfully no one was hurt and if they had been I wouldn’t have posted any shots.
 Mike Smith

It’s That Time of Year Again

As we approach the time of year when the dark nights are drawing-in and the darker evenings take hold, a home in darkness could be an invitation to a burglar. To help deter thieves the police are urging residents to ensure they have home security measures in place.

There are lots of simple and inexpensive things you can do. Make sure you keep windows and doors locked and leave lights on when you are out. As a further deterrent to burglars and thieves, perhaps using a light timer or Dusk to Dawn LED Bulb with a sensor could help.

The police have said that they will be stepping up evening patrols and Neighbourhood officers will be speaking to businesses and residents to offer additional advice about how to ensure premises and property are kept secure.

If you see any suspicious behaviour, the police would urge you to contact them immediately on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Don’t leave it a few days; ringing them as soon as possible will give the police the greatest chance of preventing a crime taking place and making an arrest.

For further burglary prevention advice, please speak to your local neighbourhood policing team:- 0114 2964898.  PCSO’s:- Pam Thompson 07584 617 210 – Phil Whitaker:- 07787 882 106 -Nicola Doolan –Hamer:- 07787 881 996 Alternatively, you can find more help and tips on their website: South Yorkshire Police

Clap for Carers returns for a Third Week

 Clap for our Carers

A round of applause around the country

Tonight, Thursday 9th April at 8pm, join the nation in saying thanks,

Returning for the second week in succession, amid the coronavirus outbreak, people in Crosspool are expected to light up the sky with cheering, drumming, whistling and clapping from doorsteps, windows, gardens, and balconies as a tribute to our NHS carers and key workers, who are working round the clock to help keep us all safe in these very difficult times.

Thank you

 

 

 

Covid-19: Doorstep Fraud and Scams

Dear all
We’re hoping you are doing okay at this incredibly challenging time.
Firstly, we want to let you know that we are here for you. SYPolice
As always, if it is an emergency, please call 999.

At challenging times like this, we see the community spirit of South Yorkshire people demonstrated in many ways. We know that groups are setting up all over the county to offer support to people who are isolating. Whilst in the vast majority of these cases, the individuals will be well intentioned, there may be some who see this as an opportunity for their own criminal gain.

People carrying out shopping on your behalf, will at some point need to be paid. If you give them cash, how do you know they will come back with the goods? If you give them your bank cards, they have access to all of your funds.

action fraudAction Fraud and Age UK worked together to create this film on doorstep fraud which we think will help set out our concerns and offers you some helpful steps on ways in which you can protect yourself.

They suggest this easy way of remembering how best to protect yourself and your loved ones if someone comes to your door offering help.

  • Stop – never do anything you don’t want to or make any decisions on the spot.
  • Check – Check for ID but remember most of these are community volunteers so wouldn’t necessarily have ID. There is no way of knowing whether they are legitimate.
  • Ask – Ask someone you trust for a second opinion, or ask them if they can provide the support you need.
  • Mine – If they ask for your card or your pin, remember this is very personal information that should not be shared.
  • Share – If you come across a scam, share your experience with others, if possible, to prevent them from being scammed.

Doorstep fraud is a crime. It happens to a wide range of people with all sorts of backgrounds. Please report it if it happens to you.
We also encourage you to share this information with your loved ones.
Thanks
South Yorkshire Police

 

 

 

New CCTV in Crosspool

As part of the positive initiative and commitment to ensure that the Crosspool precinct remains a vibrant place to shop and dine in Safety, the Crosspool Forum, in collaboration with the police and Sheffield City Council, has funded the installation of a new CCTV high definition night vision camera.

CCTV CameraInstalled in the Crosspool shopping precinct as a preventative deterrent against crime, anti-social behaviour, the high quality of the camera’s footage will make it easier to identify offenders and maximise public safety. Only the police and or the Sheffield City Council will be permitted access to footage from the CCTV system and will only download any footage they deem important enough to resolve a case of crime or an incident of anti-social behaviour.

It is hoped that the new camera will give people confidence in knowing that evidence from the cameras will be readily available to help identify and track offenders.

 

 

 

Spate of break-ins reported in Crosspool

Over recent days there have been reports from Crosspool residents of various break-ins in the neighbourhood.

Ringstead Crescent seems to be one of the targeted streets, with a bicycle, power tools and alcohol all stolen.

Be vigilant – and if you see anything suspicious, you can contact the police by ringing 101.