There will be an increase in police officers working in Ravenshead following reports of anti-social behaviour.
Police are now stepping up patrols in the village and have already spoken with small groups congregating in the Longdale Lane area of the village.
The Ravenshead Parish Council has begun working with police to tackle the problem after residents voiced their concerns after a sharp rise in incidents.
Council chairman Chris Barnfather asked residents to report any further incidents to the police.
He said: “Thank you to the residents who have alerted us to the anti-social behaviour that we have been experiencing in the village of late.
“I contacted Inspector Chris Pearson the Local Area commander on Monday morning and requested some additional police resources to try and put a stop to what has recently become an escalating problem. I am pleased to report that he responded immediately and hopefully you will have noted the increased police presence in the village over the past few days.
“Please make sure that you report any further problems on the 101 police helpline so that officers have a full picture of what is happening in the area and can respond accordingly.“