ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour is resulting in a town council and volunteers clearing up smashed bottles and other litter every day.

Ross-on-Wye Town Council regularly spend more than 30 minutes on weekdays at the skate park, making sure they fulfil one part of their daily regime to keep the skate park, off Wilton Road, clean and safe.

On weekends, volunteers from the town's community clean-up group plug the gap and clear the area of rubbish.

Wendy Salter, from the group, said: "It's a known problem around town. It's been a recurring problem all summer.

"Things are broken, ripped up and thrown around, so it's not just litter, they're trying to break things.

"It's frustrating, but I don't like to look to get stress about who's doing what. It's not confined to kids and it's not confined to our town."

Town councillor Daniel Lister said tidying the area shouldn't take as long as it does.

"It's part of the town council's daily regime to go down there and tidy up. It should be a five-minute job, but it takes half an hour or longer.

"Over the last seven months it's been gradually getting worse. Anti-social behaviour I suppose you should call it, and the police have said they're aware.

"But I'm in two minds. I can understand people need somewhere to go and hangout, and the car park isn't the worst place."