Police issued 11 fixed penalty notices on Friday night after a group of men were caught at a Shisha Lounge as part of a crack down on reckless behaviour within the Page Hall area of Sheffield.
Police officers are now to be joined with other agencies this weekend after a number of covid 19 regulations were breached.
The Page Hall Police Team was set up in October 2020, in order to enforce good community presence within the area, after various reports including COVID-19 rule breaches, anti-social behaviour, and environmental issues, such as fly-tipping.
Police Sergeant Alistair Stanistreet, who is leading the partnerships, said: “As a police team, we’ve been prioritising enforcement since our arrival in Page Hall, we’ve had some really positive results and we are starting to see a change in behaviour.
“We want to see our coordinated efforts result in positivity and pride in the area for all our communities.”
They have recently partnered with Sheffield City council, along with street wardens and local authorities.
Sheffield City Council provided street wardens for the area, and aided the operation by printing materials and creating videos. They also equipped the team with volunteers to visit areas with possible Covid breaches.
Councillor Paul Wood, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety said: “This is a great example of community partners coming together to manage, improve and prevent problems for people living in Page Hall.
“We must keep people safe from the spread of coronavirus, and stop those who show disregard for the rules, which are in place to protect us all.”
A/PS Stanistreet said: “Friday was a really productive day for us, it was fantastic to be on the streets with the full support of the local authority.
“It’s vital that we have and maintain a partnership approach.”