Easter proved to be an extremely busy time especially in New Brighton with thousands of visitors to the area enjoying the fantastic facilities and good weather.

There were a few incidents of minor disorder involving youths congregating in and around Marine Point. However this was dealt with quickly and effectively by Merseyside Police and partner agencies. I would like to thank personally the Wirral Anti-social Behaviour Team, Wirral Community Patrol, Travel Safe, the Light Cinema and Riverside Bowls for supporting a series of events to counter this type of anti-social behaviour.

Can I remind householders to ensure their doors and windows are locked securely when possible especially in the good weather as burglars will use this period to try and break into properties. If you are out at night leave a light and a radio on to give the impression there is someone in the property.

Car owners should ensure that valuables are hidden away either in the glove compartment or the boot. Lock the vehicle and ensure the keys are put away in a draw in the house. DO NOT LEAVE THEM NEAR TO THE FRONT DOOR AS THEY COULD BE ‘HOOKED’ OUT THROUGH THE LETTER PLATE.

In anticipation of possible further minor disorder Merseyside Police and partner agencies have felt it necessary to implement a dispersal zones in the following areas.

The first dispersal zone will include the area of Kings Parade, Wellington Road, Marine Park and the surrounding area.

The second zone will include the area of Tower Grounds, Vaughan Road, Egerton Street and the surrounding area.

This power allows an officer to direct an individual to leave the area for up to 48 hours. Any breaches of this direction may result in arrest.

The dispersal zones will commence at 2pm Friday 22 May 2015 and conclude 48 hours later.

Finally, please note Wallasey Police are now on Twitter and can be accessed on the following: @MerPolWallasey.

I can be contacted at Wallasey Police Station so please drop in and make an appointment. Alternatively ring me on 0151 777 2928, email: Gary.E.Henwood@Merseyside.pnn.police.uk. or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Gary Henwood

Constable 8658