Hunter Valley Police will hold a community forum in Greta to hear residents' concerns about anti-social behaviour in the area.

FORUM: Hunter Valley Police will hear Greta residents' concerns over anti-social and hooning behaviour later this month. Picture: Stephen Bisset.
FORUM: Hunter Valley Police will hear Greta residents' concerns over anti-social and hooning behaviour later this month. Picture: Stephen Bisset.

Hunter Valley Police will hold a community forum later this month, to address residents’ concerns over hooning and other anti-social behaviour.

The forum came about after the Advertiser reported in October last year, that residents living near Greta Central Park had been living in fear – dealing with burnouts, speeding and dangerous driving on the park grounds as well as through neigbouring streets.

Residents claimed they had been dealing with the problem for years and also said they were left feeling frustrated with a perceived lack of action by police.

Speaking to the Advertiser at the time, Hunter Valley Police District Commander, Superintendent Chad Gillies, said that he took a no-tolerance approach to such behaviour.

“The last thing you need is people driving cars dangerously and having to deal with criminal activity including malicious damage of the fields,” Superintendent Gillies said.

The community forum will be held at Greta Workers Club on Wednesday 20 February from 5.30pm.

The last thing [residents] need is people driving cars dangerously and having to deal with criminal activity

Superintendent Chad Gillies