Ellesmere Port officers continue to come down hard on anti-social behaviour, despite latest figures showing such incidents are falling by the hundreds.
Inspector Richard Rees said this was due to the hard work of his officers and Michelle Brown, the borough’s anti-social behaviour co-ordinator based at the police station.
He explained: “Their work has had a serious impact on anti-social behaviour in Ellesmere Port.
“In April 2006 there were 587 incidents, compared to 380 in April 2008. That’s a reduction of 207 youth nuisance incidents.
“In July 2006 there were 618 incidents. And there have been 210 so far this month (July 2008).
“We will continue to tackle this as it is the priority for you. We are looking at restorative justice and new ways to keep tackling it.”
Insp Rees was speaking at Ellesmere Port’s “Have Your Say” (formerly Police Forum) meeting at the Civic Hall.
He added: “We will have an operation this summer and have had extra money which will be used to put officers out there.
“There is a big problem in Whitby Park, where there has been an increase in problems.
“This is down to a few individuals who are using the new skate park.
“This was an excellent addition to the park for people, but individuals are using it for the wrong reasons.
“We will work with residents to ensure things do not get out of control.”