Surrey

Talks over Guildford beauty spot anti-social behaviour

Concerns have been raised about anti-social behaviour, littering and vehicles being used on a bridleway at a beauty spot in Guildford.

Officers from Surrey Police, Guildford Borough Council and Surrey County Council are meeting residents living near The Mount to discuss problems.

Insp Tim Shaw has urged anyone with concerns about the area to report any problems.

He said police and community safety warden patrols had been stepped up.

Insp Shaw added feedback from the community had suggested that increased visibility and police presence had helped to improve the situation.

'Regular reviews'

He said: "This is an area of beauty which has been enjoyed for many years by residents and dog walkers alike and the Safer Guildford Partnership is working to maintain this."

Guildford Council said it was involved in the talks, primarily in relation to environmental matters.

Councillor David Wright said: "All the organisations that are involved in the management of the area - the police, Surrey County Council and Guildford Borough Council- have been regularly reviewing the situation and will continue to work together with local residents to tackle issues as they arise.

"It is the responsibility of the Police to take decisions on matters of public order and criminal behaviour."

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites