A WORSBROUGH councillor has requested help from a local youth support service after ongoing antisocial behaviour issues saw three illegal fires set in as many nights on Bank End playing field.

Coun Jake Lodge expressed his ‘extreme disappointment’ at the antisocial behaviour currently blighting Bank End, which he says could potentially put residents’ lives at risk.

He has reached out to the council’s Wombwell-based youth support service for help in hope their engagement with young people may alleviate the problem.

“I’ve been extremely disappointed to see this reckless behaviour happening in Bank End,” he said.

“This is having a huge impact on residents, as it’s their property that is being set alight.

“Residents are sick and tired of these actions, it’s dangerous and damaging to what is a really strong community.

“I have requested some support from our support service to begin engaging with young people in the area.

“In addition to this, I have also been working with South Yorkshire Police and Barnsley Council’s neighbourhood wardens to identify those responsible.

“I’ve also worked to get the lights around the park switched back on, so that we might be better able to identify the perpetrators.

“My plea to those responsible is to stop and think about the consequences.”