TATTENHALL residents want police to keep up the good work in tackling youth issues.
That was the message from people at a Community Action Meeting led by PC Geraint Davies.
The Community Action Team officer said: 'The turn out wasn't as good as the last however I'm hoping that's because people are happy with life in the area and have no major concerns.
'The general feeling from the group was that there has been an improvement in youth nuisance problems and residents would like us to continue with our efforts.'
'The last CAM in 2005 attracted more than 30 people who voiced concerns that there was a lack of youth provision in the area.
'People felt this was doing nothing to alleviate the problem of youths gathering on the streets using rowdy and offensive behaviour.
'We've tried dealing with these issues in a number of ways. We've been using increased patrols at key times in hot spot areas to deal with problems of rowdy and anti-social behaviour. This coupled with our powers to seize alcohol is proving to be very effective.
'Our other main push has been in working with members of the community to improve youth service provision and we now have a regular drop-in alcohol free night at the local pub The Letters.
'We've got a mentoring charity working alongside us and the sessions are proving to be a big hit with the young people. There are several volunteers on board and I'd like to personally thank them for their help.
'Over the coming weeks we'll be continuing work out on patrol and with our partners to ensure the progress we've made continues to deliver results,' said PC Davies.
No other issues of concern were highlighted at the CAM and officers are confident this is a sign that the community is reaping the benefits of having a Community Action Team.
Insp Phil Hodgson, who heads up policing in Tattenhall which is part of the Western Rural Neighbourhood Policing Unit, said: 'Last year's police force restructure was all about delivering a style of policing which people want - community bobbies dealing with community issues.
'The creation of CATs combined with initiatives such as the CAM process, are doing just that and I feel many people are starting to feel the impact.'
'Members of the public have a great part to play in keeping their communities safe and they now have more opportunity than ever to work with us. I'm glad places such as Tattenhall are taking advantage of that and helping us deliver real results.'