Security fencing has been part of a residential project to stop anti-social behaviour in Ellesmere Port.

Youths have been gathering on residents' lawns at a block of flats in the Stanney Grange area of the town, riding their bikes past residents' windows, the Ellsemere Port Pioneer reports.

The £107,000 security fencing project will see barriers put up around 50 blocks, including Warkworth Court, Arundel Court, Kenilworth Court and Warwick Court.

Council leader Mike Jones said the security fencing has been needed for years.

"The new fencing will help to reduce levels of anti-social behaviour in the area and help to develop a sense of civic pride within the local community," he told the newspaper.

Recently, security fencing was installed at an allotment in Wokingham to curb criminals who had been targeting the site.

The town council, which owns the site, felt previous security measures it had tried were not effective, so opted for security fencing.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800465678-ADNFCR