Successful prosecutions to tackle anti-social behaviour in Barnsley town centre

On Wednesday, 4 August, we have successfully prosecuted two males who breached the Barnsley town centre Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). 

Public Space Protection Order was introduced back in March 2016 to help us regulate activities in public places and give us and police additional powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in our town centre. 

A male aged 40 years, who breached the PSPO on 8 March 2021, was convicted in his absence. He was fined £100.00 and ordered to pay the Victim’s Surcharge of £34.00. 

Another male aged 56 years, who breached the PSPO on 14 April 2021, attended court, pleaded guilty, was given a Conditional Discharge for 12 months, and was ordered to pay the Victim’s Surcharge of £22.00. 

Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Adults and Communities, said: “We are continuing to work with South Yorkshire Police through our Joining Forces scheme, to ensure that our town centre continues to be a safe place. 

“We want our residents and visitors to feel safe and enjoy their visit to Barnsley town centre, and we will continue our efforts in tackling anti-social behaviour.” 

Please remember that you can report any anti-social behaviour by calling 101 or submitting a police report online. Alternatively, you can contact our Safer Neighbourhood Service on (01226) 773555 or email us at 

Remember, in an emergency, you should always call 999. 

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