A PUBLIC meeting is set to be held to discuss concerns over anti-social behaviour in West Kirby.

Wirral West MP Margaret Greenwood has organised the meeting for Friday, February 8 from 7pm at West Kirby United Reformed Church's main hall after a members of the public raised concerns over a spike of anti-social behaviour incidents in the area.

Over the last month Merseyside Police have had dispersal zones in operation in West Kirby in a bid to crackdown on those causing chaos in the area.

Representatives from the force and Wirral Council will be in attendance alongside chairman of Merseytravel Cllr Liam Robinson and deputy police and crime commissioner Cllr Emily Spurrell.

Ms Greenwood told the Globe: "People should be able to enjoy public spaces in their community without the fear of encountering harassment or offensive behaviour.

“In June I chaired a meeting about this issue that was very well attended by local residents.

“Since then, the police have made a concerted effort to tackle anti-social behaviour in West Kirby.

“Actions have included the implementation of dispersal zones, arresting key suspects and increasing the police presence in the area at crucial times.

“However, given the limited resources that the police have, it is important that all relevant agencies work together with the local community to find constructive solutions to this problem.

"I am hopeful that this meeting will give us the opportunity to do this.

“I would encourage any local residents affected by these issues to attend the meeting to discuss their concerns.”

Residents who want to attend are asked to register by contacting Margaret Greenwood’s office on 0151 792 3416.