TOWN centre police patrols are being carried out in a bid to tackle anti-social behaviour in Haddington.

PC Craig Purves sent a report, which highlighted various issues, to Haddington and District Community Council, which met earlier this month.

The report said: “[PC Purves] has undertaken speed checks at reported hotspot areas and attended at primary schools to deter motorists ignoring the traffic regulation orders.

“He has undertaken patrols of Ross’s Close and surrounding areas to deter anti-social behaviour, and held meetings with partner agencies to discuss improving safety and reducing anti-social behaviour.”

Tackling anti-social behaviour on Cross Lane and Ross’s Close is one of the priorities identified at the latest community and police partnership (CAPP) meeting.

The group – representatives of local organisations – is also looking at speeding on the town’s Haldane Avenue and Pencaitland Road, as well as parking issues in Gifford.

The next meeting is on November 14; for details, email HaddingtonLammer