A SCHEME set up to tackle and reduce anti-social behaviour in Haddington town centre is having an impact, according to a county police officer.

Local police officers are working alongside various departments of East Lothian Council, local businesses and the town’s community council in the Problem Solving Partnership (PSP) after complaints about behaviour in the heart of the town.

Police Constable Colin Boyd, Haddington and Lammermuir community officer, felt that progress was being made.

He said: “We are having a positive impact.

“It is not just police but community wardens and outreach workers, and obviously we are getting assistance from the public as well.”

The officer said one of the issues was adults buying alcohol for youths, with a woman having already been arrested in relation to this.

Previously, the local authority confirmed that there had been an increase in police officers, community wardens and youth workers being deployed in the area at peak times.

Two mobile CCTV cameras have also been installed, while enforcement action is being taken against persistent offenders.

Joint police/council advisory letters have been sent out to parents whose children have been identified as being in areas associated with anti-social behaviour.