A SCHEME to try and stop anti-social behaviour among young people has been launched in the Wrexham area.
During the next 12 weeks a team will be getting children and young people involved in sport, games and other recreational activities.
Sgt Dave Marsden, of North Wales Police, said the project aims is to reduce trouble on the street through working with young people, communities and other agencies.
He said: “The concept was brought about by leaders of the local authority to reduce crime and disorder and to engage young people in activities that will challenge them.
“For example Gwersyllt was recognised as it is one of the busiest areas for anti-social behaviour in Wrexham.
“The aim is that these diversionary activities will help bridge the gap.”
Hazel Mayamba-Kasongo, a senior practitioner with the Early Intervention Team, said: “A lot of resources have been invested in the project, which is designed to integrate people back into the community.
“The issue is about perception of young people which is everybody’s issue. We are a rapid response team and it’s all about momentum – bringing extra staff and resources and fresh ideas.”
Agencies, including North Wales Police, North Wales Fire Service, Youth Justice Service and Wrexham County Borough Council are involved.