Police tackle rise in nuisance behaviour in Melksham

Efforts are being stepped up to tackle anti-social behaviour in Melksham, following an increase in incidents.

Police said lighter evenings were bringing more young people out, leading in some cases, to under-age drinking, intimidation and rowdy behaviour.

Young people from the Forest estate have meet with police and council officers to discuss the problems.

Youth workers have started Friday night events at the King George V playing field to help reduce incidents.

Councillor John Hubbard, from Melksham Town Council, said: "There's a team of two or three youth workers who engage with the young people.

"Sometimes it's just chatting with the young people, listening to what they have to say, sometimes it's organising activities. Young people are not automatically a problem."

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