THE POLICE have stepped up patrols around Droitwich parks following complaints from residents about anti-social behaviour.
Sgt Sarah Kent, from the Droitwich Neighbourhood Safer Team, said the issue was happening in Vines Park and she had also been made aware of incidents in Lido Park and St Peter’s Playing Fields.
Addressing those gathered at last night’s Droitwich Town Council meeting, she said: “We want our young people to be in the parks but we want them to be well-behaved and not causing trouble.”
She urged anyone who experienced any anti-social behaviour from youths in their area to call police while the incident was ongoing and, provided officers were available, the police would respond as soon as possible.
She added she had received emails from people after the incidents had happened or the next morning which gave her officers no time to address issues while they were taking place.
Coun Bob Brookes also expressed concerns about the number of people cycling through the pedestrian section of St Andrews Shopping Centre, some at speed which, he said, was a danger to shoppers and could cause serious injuries.