A NEIGHBOURHOOD policing team has urged young people to think about where they skateboard after teenagers were found skateboarding in a memorial square.

 

The Barnsley Central NHP were forced to speak with teenagers found skateboarding in the Barnsley Pals Centenary Square.

 

A spokesperson for the team said: “As most residents will know, the Barnsley Pals Centenary Square by the Town Hall is a memorial to the 13th and 14th Battalions of the York and Lancashire Regiment who fought gallantly in the First World War.

 

The 13th and 14th were known as the Barnsley Pals, and the memorial honours their sacrifice, including the 545 Barnsley Pals lost on the very first day of the Battle of Somme.

 

It is with disappointment that we had to speak to teenagers skateboarding on the steps of the memorial.

 

There is a by-law in place prohibiting skateboarding on this memorial, and we will enforce it.

 

If your child enjoys skateboarding, please direct them to the skateboard parks provided free-of-charge in the borough.”