COUNCIL bosses have welcomed the issuing of ASBOs to five men who made residents' lives a misery.
John Grimshaw, Vale Royal Borough Council's executive member with responsibility for crime, said: 'The council's Community Safety Wardens are working very hard to tackle the root causes of anti-social behaviour in Vale Royal.
'Working along side police and partner organisations including Weaver Vale Housing Trust, social services, the Youth Offending Team and the Youth Inclusion Programme, the wardens are taking great strides to reduce youth-related nuisance in our communities.'
Warden manager Steve Newson added: 'This is a great result. The wardens have put a tremendous amount of work into tackling the problems created by these individuals and I'm sure the residents whose lives have been made a nightmare by these men will be over the moon.
'These young men intimidated people with their yobbish, drunken behaviour to such an extent that people were afraid to go out of their homes after dark.
'This is clearly not acceptable and as soon as we were made aware of the problems we worked with police to solve them. The people who supported us during this process should be applauded.'
Cuddington Cllr David Parks-Smith said: 'I support the imposing of ASBOs because it's not right that they get away with this kind of behaviour. They were pushing their luck.'