A TALK on tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB) and drugs in the Chalford parish area will be held at the Frith Youth Centre in Bussage on Thursday (April 10).

Stroud District Council’s neighbourhood wardens, supported by Gloucestershire Police and Chalford Youth Forum, are giving the presentation to local residents.

Warden Dominic Everiss is organising the event, which starts at 7pm. He said: “There certainly isn’t a problem in the area, but when a local resident asked if I would do a talk on drugs awareness and ASB it seemed like a good opportunity to do so. Local issues include youths drinking alcohol in car ports, leaving litter, graffiti, low-level drug use, high noise levels, swearing and some minor instances of criminal damage.”

Traditionally, low level anti-social behaviour increases from spring onwards. The talk will include identification of ASB and drug hot-spots, an update on incidents and trends, tackling the problems associated with these issues, and a discussion.

Entry is free, and there’ll be the chance to chat with local police community support officers, members of the Youth Forum and the District Council’s neighbourhood wardens.