Hertsmere Police are calling for 11 to 15 year olds in Bushey to fill in a survey as part of the force’s commitment to tackle anti-social behaviour.
The survey is asking them to provide what kind of activities they would like to take part in and is working with Hertsmere Borough Council to plan regular evening activities.
Bushey and Radlett Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeant Iain Brunt said: “Anti-social behaviour (ASB) at Moatfield Park and Harcourt Road shops in Bushey were highlighted as an issue and was made a policing priority. In both areas we had received reports of young people aged between 10 and 18 congregating, being verbally abusive and in some cases smoking cannabis.
“Evidence shows that diversionary activities can help to reduce incidents of ASB and this approach has worked particularly well in Borehamwood where the Friday Night Project has seen young people come together to participate in free sporting activities.
“Working with Hertsmere Borough Council we are seeking to replicate this in Bushey and are asking young people to complete a survey to help us provide activities that they will be interested in.”
The survey is available to complete here.