A PARTY leader has urged everyone to pull together to try and combat anti-social behaviour.

In recent weeks, anti-social behaviour has been rife in the New Bury area of Farnworth. Residents have flagged up problem locations such as MacDonald Avenue and George Street.

Cllr Paul Sanders, leader of Farnworth and Kearsley First and ward councillor for Farnworth, has called for a united front to try and tackle the issue.

He said: "The anti-social behaviour continues to be a major concern and grievance of neighbouring residents and the community.

"The nine councillors covering Farnworth, Kearsley and Harper Green have committed to supporting the on-going work of 'Raise the Youth Foundation' and 'New Bury Youth' who offer support, outreach, activities and opportunities for our local youth.

"This latest anti-social behaviour shows that the hard work to tackle this problem must continue. Police, youth groups, parents, guardians and councillors need continue to continue to work together on this societal issue and invest in our children's health and wellbeing."

Cllr Sanders also said he will liaise with police and the council about getting more security measures in Farnworth town centre, after Heron Foods was ram-raided.

He added: "We all share the concerns of businesses in our town centre and will continue to liaise with the Police, the Council and businesses to investigate what further security steps may be taken by businesses. CCTV provision in Farnworth town centre will also be raised."