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Anti-Social Behaviour

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

Irchester, which is an important village in my constituency, has been suffering from antisocial behaviour for a while. I recently attended a protest meeting there. Despite all the excellent efforts of local councillors, there are still problems. I wish to present a petition, which reads as follows.

To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland assembled.

The Humble Petition of the residents of Irchester ward and surrounding area.

Sheweth that the village of Irchester is suffering from anti-social behaviour from groups of youths, causing grave concern to the law abiding citizens of Irchester. They recognise the significant efforts of both Parish and Borough Councillors to solve the problem. However they believe the proposed location of the skate park and graffiti board on the village green is wholly inappropriate.

Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House urges the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to liaise with the Borough of Wellingborough Council, Irchester Parish Council, Northamptonshire County Council and Northamptonshire Police to 1) relocate the proposed skate park and graffiti board to a more appropriate location and 2) draw up a plan to eradicate the anti-social behaviour.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.