Cornwall

Team to tackle anti-social behaviour fears in Camborne

A campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour in a Cornish town will be launched in a bid to reassure residents.

Devon and Cornwall Police said there had been 1,500 reports of anti-social behaviour in Camborne between August 2010 and August 2011.

The behaviour had affected businesses and residents, police added.

Cornwall Council, the chamber of commerce and the police hope to develop a plan to resolve the issue.

Insp Gooding added that there had been a rise in anti-social behaviour since February 2011.

'Main priority'

Of the 1,500 reports of anti-social behaviour to police, 1,134 were of rowdy and nuisance behaviour, with smaller numbers of people street drinking and begging, she added.

Insp Gooding said: "Local businesses are suffering from the behaviour and we've been told that residents don't want to come into town."

The police said tackling anti-social behaviour had been identified by local people as a main priority.

Insp Gooding said: "We are committed to reducing anti-social behaviour on our streets but this can only be achieved through partnership work involving all concerned agencies.

"We hope that by working together we can address these issues and make Camborne a safer place to live and work."

The partnership will meet on Wednesday to locate problem areas in the town and develop a strategy.

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