Police tackle resident problems on estate

Action day at Holmsley Estate south Kirkby
Action day at Holmsley Estate south Kirkby
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AN ACTION day in South Kirkby saw more than £3,000 of unpaid court fines paid.

Officers from the South Kirkby neighbourhood police team visited the Holmsley Estate recreation ground where they spoke to residents about their concerns.

A vehicle was also seized and its driver was dealt with for not having a licence and eight fixed penalty notices were issued to people not wearing seatbelts. Wakefield Council and the community payback team organised a litter pick while the fire service carried out 24-hour safety checks. Wakefield Districth Housing also attended.

Sergeant Lee Carlson, from the NPT, said: “This was a very successful event that involved us working closely with our partners to target the area.”

Coun Maureen Cummings, Wakefield Council’s cabinet member for environment and communities, said: “These days of action have been a big success across the district and by working with local communities and other partners we have started to address some of the issues that are affecting these areas.”