A FISHING club is urging for action to be taken following reports of anti-social behaviour in the area.

John Lawton, secretary of the Connah's Quay Angling Club, welcomed Arfon Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner and local councillors to tell them the issues they are having at the Rosie Pond on Wepre Park.

He told the Leader: "We would like a more visible deterrent for the anti-social behaviour that we do see up there.

"We've seen vandalism to signage and we've seen some poaching and people messing around, so we do need a visible deterrent to stop that, especially on these darker nights.

"As bailiffs we do go down and do what we can but as you can imagine we do get some stick, so we would like to see more action from local police."

Arfon Jones was joined by Cllr Ian Dunbar, Cllr Peter Davies, Cllr Ian Smith and Cllr Ron Hill who spoke to him about the problems within Wepre Park.

As well as the issues surrounding the fishing pond, Cllr Dunbar said drugs and used needles have also been found around the children's play area.

He added: "We are having some issues with damage and anti-social behaviour.

"We've got a lot of elderly people and young members that do fish there and use the park and we get idiots destroying stands where people sit and throwing things into the pond.

"It's all community work and we do try to attract youngsters to join and keep them off the streets.

"We are also finding drugs in the children's play area and used needles, they are everywhere. We just want to try and make the place safe for parents to allow children here without putting them in danger."

The councillor has encouraged the club to apply for funding when the Police and Crime Commissioner announces the next submissions for the PACT funding.

Arfon Jones told attendees to report intelligence such as suspected drug dealings and suspicious vehicles to CrimeStoppers and use the 101 number for incidents only as CrimeStoppers could already have information on file.

He said: "If any councillor wants me to come out with them and have a chat, I'm happy to do so, as is my deputy."

Anyone with information can contact CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.