OFFICERS from Cudworth's Safer Neighbourhood Team carried out a day of action in the area.

The team were joined by Barnsley Council, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, Chevin Housing, Shafton Advanced Learning Centre and Neighbourhood Pride.

Throughout the operation a warrant for stolen property was executed in Grimethorpe where amphetamine, cannabis resin and cannabis bush were found along with some suspected stolen property. A 44-year-old man was arrested and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

A second warrant was executed in Grimethorpe, where cannabis was also found. A 24-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were arrested and released on police bail.

A total of eleven non-payment of fine warrants were executed or attempted in Grimethorpe, Brierley and Cudworth. A 26-year-old man from Cudworth, a 28-year-old man from Grimethorpe and a 50-year-old man from Brierley were arrested. Two people have also agreed to pay their fines in full.

On April 11, a 29-year-old man from Little Houghton handed himself into Barnsley Police Station for non-payment of a fine after officers made contact with him on Wednesday.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue visited 320 households of which they received 30 requests for home fire safety checks.

Throughout the day, Neighbourhood Pride from Barnsley Council removed almost one tonne of discarded waste from the area which included two sofas.

"There will be many more days of action planned for the year," said acting police sergeant Nick Redfearn. "We would like to send out a clear message that we will continue to target criminality within these areas and work together with the community to make these areas a more attractive place to live.”