Security fencing has gone up in a village in North Yorkshire to combat the problem of antisocial behaviour.

The £3,000 security fence was put up for free by a team from the York and North Yorkshire Probation Trust after residents in Barlby had complained about the litter and vandalism from youths, reported the Press.

Funding was provided by the Community Engagement Forum, North Yorkshire County Council and the Community Safety Partnership.

Ed Gray, community payback manager for the probation trust, said that this was a "brilliant example" of how partnerships can work effectively for the benefit of the community.

He told the newspaper: "The team is doing work that directly improves local communities. Many residents have already commented on how much the work has improved the local area. This is 'justice seen, justice done'."

The 80-metre security fence is now being followed up with a renewed and concentrated effort to tackle antisocial behaviour head on in the area.

A campaign is being launched to put up new rubbish bins, replace damaged fencing erecting alcohol-free signs.

Residents from Saltney, a small town in Wales, are also campaigning for security fencing to be erected at a "hotspot" of antisocial behaviour.

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