Youngsters aiming for ‘respect zones; in Gorleston

Young people in Gorleston met officers from their local Safer Neighbourhood Team recently to discuss local issues. Five young people aged between 10 and 14 spoke with officers about issues which concern them such as anti-social behaviour, peer pressure and drug taking. Youngsters were also advised about personal safety and given the chance to have their say on things they liked in Gorleston which included the beach, parks and the library.

The meeting was held in response to the team’s ongoing priority to reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour in and around parks. Sgt Bob Carins said: “We hope by speaking to local youngsters and getting their views on the community that we can help improve the area for everyone.”

Feedback will be used to develop “respect zones” in green spaces in Gorleston.

l Pictured are Sgt Bob Cairns and PCSO Dawn Kemp with youngsters who took part in the project.