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Barnsley Council denies curfew in operation

There is no curfew operating in Barnsley town centre as suggested.

The police will speak with any large groups of people in the town centre. This is to ensure that in a busy town centre after 9pm at night there is a safe and appropriate environment for all.

Residents have expressed a concern in a recent survey regarding the behaviour of young people under the age of 16 late at night in the town centre.

This is a low key intervention as part of the strategy to ensure young people are aware of how they should conduct themselves in a reasonable manner and reduce antisocial behaviour, which we are pleased to report is down by in excess of 20 percent in Barnsley"

– Barnsley Council

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