New move to tackle anti-social behaviour at Frodsham

A MAJOR new initiative to tackle anti-social behaviour looks set to start at Frodsham’s Saltworks play area.
Cheshire West and Chester Council is to task its youth intervention team to support the police and work with young people in the area.
But Frodsham councillor and leader of the Conservative opposition group Lynn Riley (pictured) is calling on the Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner, David Keane, to bid for Government cash that is being made available to deal with the problem of unruly youths.
Cllr Riley said: “With growing anti social behaviour in Frodsham, our local police team do what they can and work well with the Youth Association. In response to the latest rise in reports,
we have managed to get the douncil to commit the youth intervention team to Saltworks to help support the Police and work with young people who are hanging around in the area.
There is however more that can be done and there are great schemes up and down the country. I am urging CWAC to work in partnership with the Police and focus on the non-traditional areas for a new approach.”
Home Secretary Sajid Javid is to increase cash available under the Early Intervention Youth Fund (EIYF) from £11 million to £22 million.
He said: “Intervening early in the lives of vulnerable young people can help focus their talents on positive activities and steer them away from the dangers of serious violence.
“This is why we are doubling our Early Intervention Youth Fund to £22 million.
“The fund will support groups at the heart of our communities who educate and interact with youths – and provide them with an alternative to crime.
“We all need to work together to tackle this worrying issue and our Serious Violence Strategy is helping this joined-up approach.”
The EIYF is available to police and crime commissioners to fund projects in their areas, and has opened for bids.
Cllr Riley said: “I welcome this funding announcement which is proof that the Government is determined to tackle youth crime.
“The Conservatives at Cheshire West and Chester are calling on David Keane to bid for this vital cash, which will not only help to tackle youth crime, but also help address the causes around it, including educating young people on the consequences of becoming involved in a life of crime.”

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