WREXHAM is leading the crack-down on anti-social behaviour, according to Secretary of State for Wales Peter Hain.
And Mr Hain also outlined his hopes that the town's use of anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) will become a national model to stop nuisance behaviour.
Mr Hain made his comments during a visit to Wrexham Police Station last week, where he met members of the Wrexham Community Safety Partner-ship to witness how the team deals with anti-social behaviour in the area.
'The Wrexham Community Safety Partnership has led the way in using Anti-Social Behaviour Orders to crack down on the activities of those people who make life a misery for others,' Mr Hain said.
'I was struck by the way it was being done in a determined and imaginative way through the police, schools and the local authority.
'Neighbourhood wardens are being introduced and it is a really comprehensive approach which is having an impact. Anti-social behaviour is now a curse in modern day life and that's why we have brought in tough legislation to tackle it.
'I hope what is being done in Wrexham will be repeated right across Wales and indeed Britain.'