More trouble could see end to Flintshire teenage disco

Reporter:

Hayley Collins

A TEENAGE disco which “made life hell” for residents has been moved to another town – but the trouble is continuing.

The monthly Revive nights have been moved to the Albion Club in Pen-y-Llan, Connah’s Quay, following complaints from neighbours living by the Shotton Lane Social Club where they were previously held.

Residents in Shotton Lane said their lives were made hell from drunken teenagers damaging their property and fighting in the street.

Police are now threatening to stop the teenage social nights all together after officers were called out to the first two events at the new venue.

A 15-year-old boy was arrested at the first event and last month a gang of 14 youths, all under 17 years old, were escorted off the premises and taken home by police because they were drunk.

Connah’s Quay community beat manager PC Paul Williams said the venue itself is not to blame and organisers were striving to overcome the problems caused by a small minority of teenagers.

He said: “To be fair to the club they’re fully supportive of us. If the problems persist they will consider stopping the nights.”

The events are strictly no alcohol and security are present on the door, but PC Williams said a handful of teenagers were arriving drunk and causing trouble.

Officers have now scheduled a meeting with organisers and door staff on May 24 to discuss the future of the event.

PC Williams added: “This will ensure there is a limited impact on the community and that all attending are sober and not causing problems.”

Connah’s Quay councillors Bernie Attridge and Aaron Shotton asked police to keep a close eye on the events when it was first agreed they would be relocated to the Albion Club.

PC Williams added: “We’re going to look at having more police officers in the area on the night.”

The next Revive night is scheduled for May 29.

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