THE town council is looking back as it bids to put a halt to any future of anti-social behaviour.

At its monthly meeting on Monday, May 9, councillors unanimously agreed to support a plan to hold several events in Northwich to tackle a rise in unruly behaviour around the town.

One of the highlights will see a return of the police discos of old, which will take place at the iconic Plaza on June 24. There will be further junior discos on September 2, October 28 and December 16.

The town council will contribute £1,500 towards the events, with other partners including Northwich BID, Barons Quay, Cheshire Police, Brio Leisure and Northwich Plaza, in a joint effort to tackle the problem.

Town clerk Chris Shaw said: “Over the last few months we’ve seen a rise in anti-social behaviour across the town centre.

“This obviously isn’t an issue unique to Northwich and occurs in most other areas.

“We’ve been meeting with partners over the last few months discussing ways to try and reduce it.

“One idea is to try and give somewhere for teenagers to go of an evening where they are adult supervised.

“The events at the Plaza are basically a rejuvenation of the old police discos that I’m sure we can all remember going to as kids.”

There will also be a party in Verdin Park at the end of July, as well other events such as PC Panda visiting schools and summer fitness camps in the Brio once a week.

There will also be cinema nights organised at the town’s Odeon on a Saturday every two weeks.

Northwich Guardian: Inside Northwich Plaza which will host several kids discosInside Northwich Plaza which will host several kids discos

Councillors agreed it was a great idea, with Winnington and Castle’s Lee Siddall, saying 'this sort of thing is absolutely fantastic'.

He added: “It gives something for the kids to do and I really do think things like this will reduce anti-social behaviour in the area."

Outgoing town mayor Cllr Sam Naylor commented: “It’s so vital that the town council and other organisations do all we can to get kids engaged.

“It is difficult, particularly engaging with the ones who create the problems.”