Tackling anti-social behaviour
Dated: 21 Sep 2012
Police in Cramlington are increasing patrols in Astley Park, Seaton Delaval in a bid to tackle anti-social behaviour.
The Neighbourhood Policing Team has seen an increase in the complaints from local residents about youth disorder, underage drinking and damage to trees in the park happening during weekends. At a recent Local Multi Agency Problem Solving Meeting, partners discussed the issue and how to resolve the problem for local residents.
Officers from the police and Northumberland County Council’s Community Safety are working with teachers and staff in the local Astley High School High to get the message across to pupils and their parents about the effect anti-social behaviour can have on their communities.
Cramlington Acting Inspector Mick Aspey explained: "With pupils returning to school after the summer break we have seen an increase in calls from concerned local residents complaining about young people in the Astley Park area.
"While we understand that the majority of young people are just meeting to socialise, a small group are drinking alcohol, and spoiling it for others. We will continue to take action where necessary by issuing direction to leave orders as well as seizing alcohol."