Liberal Democrat Councillors in Whickham have carried out a survey of residents’ concerns about anti-social behaviour.
The survey focuses on the area around the Whickham School playing fields and the school site.
“Residents have raised problems with us that a small minority of youths are causing problems outside school hours on the playing fields and close to the school site itself,” said Cllr Peter Craig, who is co-ordinating the survey.
“We have delivered survey forms to around 500 houses and have received replies from over 120.
“We hope to use the results of the survey to work with the police and the school to come up with solutions to the behaviour of a small number of young people that is causing problems for residents.”