THE head of policing in Northwich says residents need to report anti-social behaviour to police if they want it stamped out.
Inspector Pete Minghella, of Northwich Neighbourhood Policing Unit, said: “We are aware of ongoing issues with youths and anti-social behaviour in the Barnton area.
“My officers are taking steps to address these issues and are looking to engage with the youths and other Barnton residents to achieve a satisfactory outcome for everyone.
“But more can be done and for this to happen we need more people to contact us and pass on information about the problems being experience in the village.
He added: “We hold regular community action meetings where residents can speak to us and each other to discuss problems and concerns.
“At the moment we have around 20-30 people who attend these meetings and while I commend them for their dedication, it is likely they are not fully representative of the population of Barnton.
“I would therefore like to ask more people to attend to tell us what and where the real issues are.”
There will be a police surgery at Barnton Memorial Hall on Saturday, March 8 from 10am to 12pm. And the next community action meeting will be held at the same venue on April 16.