Police to keep up fight over anti-social behaviour


Staff reporter (Border Counties)

ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour will continue to be targeted by police in Chirk following calls from councillors.
Members of the town council requested the designated North Wales Police PCSOs continue to tackle the issue in the centre of the town as part of their monthly ‘target’ after there were nine offences in March.
The initiative was introduced last year and sees the council suggest one priority for both the north and south of the town each month.
Councillor Jackie Allen said: “We are still seeing youths behind the [British] Legion, the new health centre, the Millennium Gardens and the Recreation Ground.
“If you go through any of those areas at 9pm there are a lot of kids hanging about.
“It’s especially concerning while the construction on the health centre continues. Although it is almost complete and there are fences in place, there is a danger of youths going into the site.”

Clerk to the council, Sam Hughes, asked if the Parish Hall could be included after a stone broke a window in the building.
He continued: “I do hear there have been other stone-throwing incidents around the town.”
The other priority will be parking in the centre of Chirk after council chairman Frank Hemmings raised the problem of motorists “dumping” their cars before going into businesses on Church Street, as well as illegal parking around the leisure centre on Chapel Lane.
PCSO Jones responded: “We have asked Wrexham County Borough Council traffic officers to look at it and we have been putting notices on vehicles that have been parked illegally. Hopefully it is working.”
Earlier she confirmed there had also been three incidents, including a theft and a criminal damage.

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