THE ‘mindless’ minority will not spoil a park for the majority, a councillor has vowed.

Coun James Higginbottom, who represents the Wombwell ward, confirmed police patrols will be increased due to residents’ reports over antisocial behaviour taking place at Wombwell Park.

Criminal damage and off-road bikers have both been recorded at the venue.

He told the Chronicle: “I’m pleased to be able to report that the police and Barnsley Council’s community wardens will be increasing patrols in and around Wombwell Park.

“We will not let a mindless few spoil our community for the vast majority who just want to make the most of our beautiful green spaces.

“I would encourage anyone with any reports about off-road bikes to report it to South Yorkshire Police.

“Every report gives them the data they need to properly target resources.”