NEW measures have been put in place across Wombwell in a bid to tackle antisocial behaviour.

The area has benefited from Safer Streets funding in order to improve community safety at ‘hotspot locations’ – including on Wombwell High Street and the local park.

Barnsley Council were successful in securing the funding to install new lighting and CCTV cameras in response to known areas of concern for local residents.

These improvements come alongside regular additional foot patrols from South Yorkshire Police and Barnsley Council’s neighbourhood wardens on High Street and surrounding roads.

Coun James Higginbottom said: “I am very pleased to see these safety measures, including lighting and CCTV cameras, now installed at Wombwell Park and on the High Street.

“Residents have been raising concerns about antisocial behaviour in these hotspots with local councillors and it is positive that we have been able to take action to address those concerns.

“Everyone deserves to live in a strong, safe community without fearing crime and antisocial behaviour.

“Elected members, South Yorkshire Police and Barnsley Council’s safer neighbourhood service are working together to make that a reality.”