Police unite with council to tackle anti-social behaviour at Colne park

Residents living around King George's playing fields - also known as Skipton Road park - may soon get respite from anti-social behaviour which has plagued the location for years.

In recent weeks, youths and vandals have been throwing stones and bricks from behind the hedges; damaged the play equipment and have been generally abusive and caused troublesome behaviour.

Now, pollice are working in conjunction with Pendle Borough Council to tackle the situation.

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A spokesman for Colne and West Craven Police posted on its Facebook page: "In recent weeks, unsavoury youth activity has increased around Skipton Road park, also known as King George's Playing Fields. Youths have been throwing stones and bricks from behind the hedges; damaged the play equipment; been generally abusive and caused anti-social behaviour.

Skipton Road park

"The residents opposite were letter dropped with contact details of the local Neighbourhood Policing Team and a week later were sent a survey requesting their thoughts on whether the bushes and trees should be removed, cut back or left as they are.

"Out of 28 surveys we have received, 21 came back which shows the extent of feeling. We are currently working with Pendle Borough Council to come to an agreeable conclusion.

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"Patrols will continue in the area and offenders dealt with."