Police, Fire & Court

Public meeting called to discuss anti social behaviour in West Kirby

By Paul Johnston at

A public meeting is to be held to discuss ongoing issues with anti social behaviour in West Kirby.

Wirral West MP Margaret Greenwood will bring together representatives from Merseyside Police and Wirral Council’s anti social behaviour team for the event at Westbourne Hall on Friday 22 June, starting at 5:30pm.

Also in attendance will be Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Cllr Emily Spurrell.

Last weekend, police put in place an anti social behaviour dispersal zone and arrested two teenagers following reports of young people making threats with knives, drug misuse and throwing bottles and stones at cars on Friday evening.

Margaret Greenwood

Margaret Greenwood

In a letter to local residents – seen by West Kirby Today – the MP writes that the issues are a “matter of real concern” and she wants to “push for a solution to the problems”.

She adds: “The meeting will also give local people a chance to hear from the agencies present about ongoing efforts to tackle the issues.

“In the meantime, I would urge all residents in West Kirby who witness acts of anti social behaviour to continue to report it to police.”

In response to last Friday’s disorder, Merseyside Police urged parents to ensure they know where their children are and what they are doing.