I have been in contact with a number of local residents who are concerned about incidents of anti-social behaviour in Whitley Lodge.
The incidents have been around Whitley Lodge Shops, the Briardene and around Whitley Bay Golf Course and I took this up with Northumbria Police.
Local police have now increased patrols and have identified a number of young people involved who have been returned to their parents and issued with warnings.
I’ve had assurances that local police continue to patrol the areas involved, and I hope as a result the situation improves. If you become aware of any issues in the area, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org