ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour in the countryside appears to be decreasing thanks to greater police presence and more interaction with communities.
Tattenhall Sergeant Andy Smith said: 'We have ongoing community action meetings at Tattenhall which determine how the community would like the officers to spend their time.
'We do have reports of a couple of individuals who have been behaving anti-socially. We sent out letters to address them on how their actions are affecting the village.
'It gives them an opportunity to curb their behaviour - if not, we'll consider an anti-social behaviour contract.'
Last year in Tarvin, there were nine anti-social behaviour incidents, four fewer than the Government's target.
Tarvin Parish Council chairman David Cotgreave said: 'It's really not a problem at the moment. The police had a blitz on this sort of thing earlier in the year.
'It wasn't really drinking, it was opportunist vandalism. The police pick the children up and take them home and write a letter to the children's parents. The community police officers have done a great job.'
Brian O'Connor, chief steward of Kelsall Methodist Church, said: 'We had some difficulties in the past but there aren't any problems at the moment since we have had the improved police presence.'
Western Rural Policing Inspector Phil Hodgson said: 'My view is that you will always have youth problems, you will never cure it, but what you can do is limit it.
'I think we have all got a part to play in it. I can look at enforcement but the education part is for parents to look into.
'I think there has been some concern, mainly in Kelsall, with underage drinkers and youths, but the playing fields are private land so there are some powers we have not been able to enforce.'