South Yorkshire Police Refuse to Help on Remembrance Sunday

In a truly bizarre cutback of suicidal political proportions South Yorkshire Police are informing the British Legion and other key stakeholders that officers will no longer be sent to close roads for the Remembrance Sunday procession in Dinnington.

Organisers have been told they will have to pay Rotherham Council to close the roads and then pay to hire their own marshals to stop people wandering into the road.

This is the cyanide on the cake for Dinnington which recently had its Sergeant and safer neighbourhood team removed and replaced by a pair of PCSOs who will be shared with other villages. Dinnington Police station will be closed to save £12,000 per year.

Labour Police Commissioner Alan Billings promised that Police would have access to a room in the Dinnington Resource Centre 24 hours a day. The Police themselves have said that the room will be used as a base and not manned, the public can meet the Police there if they happen to be using it at the time.

It will NOT be manned 24 hours a day as local Labour politician Judy Dalton seems to think. Please could we ask local Councillors like Katherine Wilson to NOT re-tweet things without first establishing them as fact.



A few other rumours have been circulating regarding Policing and we can offer the following…

  1. Dinnington will have two PCSOs most of the time, they will generally work during the day, but not usually after 10pm.
  2. They will be patrolling in cars, on bikes, on foot and occasionally using the bus.
  3. The Police 999 service usually comes from Maltby, NO restriction has been places on officers as to what route they use to get here, local rumours had suggested that they could no longer use back roads.
  4. The PCSOs will NOT have to commute from Maltby via bike or bus, we are told they are usually in a car or dropped off by car.
  5. Rotherham Police are not short of cars, they have on average 1 car for every two front line officers which is regarded as optimal.
  6. The room as Dinnington Resource Centre will come online in June and will be manned from time to time only. It will NOT be manned at night.
  7. Crime cannot be reported via the Resource Centre, call 101.

If you have any information or anything regarding policing you would like us to look into please feel free to leave a comment below.

As for Remembrance Sunday we would expect a retraction of this rather clumsy policy so stay tuned.

7 thoughts on “South Yorkshire Police Refuse to Help on Remembrance Sunday

  1. Katherine Wilson


    I apologise if my retweet was misplaced, I had thought it was accurate based on a event I had attended earlier that day in which some information in regards to future policing in Dinnington were addressed.

    As mentioned in my reply to you on Twitter I will have a look into why this was announced.

    Kind regards,
    Cllr Katherine Wilson, Anston & Woodsetts Ward

  2. L Joseph

    How sad we actually have a sincere response from a labour council and you talk about grammar. We have a young person truly open to deal with us with is refreshing

  3. Colin Tawn

    If you are going to concentrate on Katherine Wilson’s retweet the culprit in this is ex (failed) councillor Dalton who as usual jumps onto any passing bandwaggon without establishing the true facts. (She has previous history at APC for this)
    Dalton’s mantra is and always has been; If it’s a Labour party idea It Must Be Good.

    I read Dave Smith’s letter in the ‘Advertiser’ and he pulls no punches-not that I would expect him to-which completely demolishes the Bovine Excrement dressed up as “progress” by Billings and the Labour party.

  4. S Thornton

    Who is Katherine Wilson ?. I thought someone called Katherine Wilson Velez stood for Election in Anston, seems she changes her name frequently. People could ask her, but no one I have spoken to has seen her.
    As For the disgraced now EX Cllr Dalton, I watched her at the meeting, sat next to Dr Billings whilst he was “waffling” to those present. She was grinning from ear to ear, throughout, bets were being taken on when she was going to jump up and give a single handed standing ovation. Even when Dr Billing was trying to backtrack on his statement that PCSO`s have the power of arrest, she still kept on grinning. You would have thought that being the Police Commissioner for several years he would known that to arrest people, Officers have to be “Warranted” .
    So there you have it, A Labour Councillor who cannot make her mind up what to call herself, a disgraced Ex Labour Councillor who still jumps on any band waggon going, and finally a Labour Police Commissioner who clearly does not know his Ar*se from his elbow.


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