NUMEROUS council and emergency services teamed up to clean-up the borough as part of its ‘day of action’.

The teams from Barnsley Safer Neighbourhood Service, waste management, South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were out and about in the North and North East wards.

This included the erection of a pop-up police station, house checks on private rented properties, litter-picks, emptying contaminated bins, and surveys with residents.

More than 30 contaminated bins were emptied and returned while other issues, such as drainage problems, have been raised with the relevant departments at the council to be addressed.

Wendy Lowder, executive director for adults and communities, said: “These Days of Action are important, and I would like to thank the Safer Neighbourhood Service, our partners and the other teams who joined them for the part they played in making the days a success.

“The Days of Action help to gather intelligence and build relationships with the local community, who we want to feel as safe as possible in their homes.

“Anyone wishing to report antisocial behaviour can do so by calling 101 or sending an email to and providing as much information as possible. Always call 999 in an emergency.”