Boxes of Gifts for Hackenthorpe Lunch Club Members

Sue & Nicky run a lunch club twice a week at Hackenthorpe Community centre and throughout the lockdown they have been in regular contact with all the users. Sue contact the Birley Ward Councillors to ask for help as the feedback she was receiving from the lunch club users was that after 8 weeks they were bored. The Birley Ward Councillors were able to agree to fund for Sue, Nikky and the team to make up some boxes of goodies that included: Hand gel, small pot of honey, dabber for bingo, bar of chocolate, mints, sudoku and other games, a small favours bag with red heart chocolate, 5 sugared almonds and small packet of love hearts and a ‘Thinking of you card’. The members that received the bags were really touches and pleased with their gift boxes.

Sue managers Hackenthorpe Community Centre bookings and it is now a hive of activity from lunch clubs, coffee mornings and keep fit classes to private birthday parties and meetings all be held here.

Further Update on Issues in Frecheville

Thank you to those who have commented on this website on the previous police update. This is to let you know that a meeting was held on Friday 10 May with Jayne Mason, several residents, Councillors Denise Fox and Karen McGowan. We would like to thank those residents that attended we found the meeting productive and thank them for their suggestions. Following this meeting Councillors Denise Fox and Karen McGowan met with Inspector Struggles and Sargent Kay Fitzgerald. The following was discussed:

• Residents to be encouraged to report crimes by the following methods:

– Reports of crime can be made on the number below or anonymously to or 0800 555 111.
– Telephone 999, 101 or online at
– Facebook:
– Twitter: @SheffSE_NHP
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• Councillors requested details on the process of what happens when someone reports a crime to 101 and Crimestoppers. This will be posted shortly.
• Inspector Struggles will look into the possibility of a MOCAM being located on the park area.
• Mounted Police have been requested by Inspector Struggles for the Frecheville area to take place in the next couple of weeks – this can only take place if the service is available.
• Councillors to meet with Jayne Mason to discuss and support her.

We all need to work together this includes local Councillors, police, schools, Sheffield Futures, residents and parents. If you see a crime report it – the police need local intelligence – please use the methods outlined above to report a crime and if you have photographic evidence please send this in also.

The local police officers are listed below. Please note – The team has lost Sgt Joe Hunt and cover the following ward areas:


Inspector David Struggles
Sgt 3563 Kay Fitzgerald
PC 1183 Sarah Morton
PC 2237 Scott Padley
PC 517 Robert Lockwood
PC 2483 Stephanie Dodd
PC 1637 Louise Lavin
PC 216 Matt Thompson

PCSO 8330 Roger Shalome – Frecheville/ Birley/ Hackenthorpe
PCSO 8234 Philip Clayton – Intake/ Basegreen/Charnock

We will provide further updates when information is received

Update from Police on concerns in Frecheville

I have been made aware of community concerns raised on social media related to ASB incidents over the bank holiday weekend.

At the current time 4 people are in custody and are being processed by a member of my team. I will update on the outcome of the enquiry in due course. The witnesses and victims are being interviewed by officers and as with any reported crimes, will receive personal contact from the investigating officers throughout the investigation.

In relation to ongoing ASB concerns in S12, the team have been made aware of the issue by local councillors and the community. For the last few weeks we have increased patrols in the area. Groups of youths have been identified and in some cases home visits have taken place and interventions made. This work will continue throughout the course of the next few months in conjunction with local schools.

Where more robust enforcement is required, appropriate measures will be taken. Officers have been directed to utilise stop and search powers, where grounds permit and will continue to do so moving forward.

If there are any particularly vulnerable and repeat victims of crime or ASB, please let me know and individual visits can be arranged to offer bespoke support and reassurance.

As mentioned above a patrol plan is in place for the S12 area, so please encourage reporting via the approved channels, this will ensure we have relevant details recorded correctly that can be used in the most effective way. We will act upon any information passed to us, any names addresses and description etc will be useful. The approved reporting channels are 999, 101 or email.

Insp Dave Struggles

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