HALF a tonne of rubbish was collected from Wombwell in a crackdown by the police, council and firefighters.

This clean up follows another joint operation where a similar day happened in Grimethorpe.

Anti-social behaviour was high on the agenda, and warrants were issued for non-payments of fines. A man and a woman were arrested, and police issued penalties for cannabis possession and obstruction.

Berneslai Homes carried out surveys to gauge views on the area's anti-social behaviour levels. 

The fire service also visited 230 properties. Thirty-one of these homes were found to need a home safety check. This is where firefighters visit a person's home and advise them how to lower the risk of fire. 

The crackdown was organised by tasking officer Fiona Tennyson, who works with the police on behalf of the council.

Jayne Morriss, acting Wombwell Safer Neighbourhood Team sergeant, said: "This has been a resounding success. As well as targeting criminals within the area, we have also been able to collectively focus on quality of life issues raised by the local community, through crime and safety groups and local contacts."