A crackdown on anti-social behaviour in a Birmingham suburb has seen five youths arrested and incidents of disorder cut by more than a third.
The reduction was achieved through a partnership between residents, police, councillors and council officers.
Over the past three months the local police, Birmingham Anti-social Behaviour Unit (BASBU) and local housing team have worked together to alleviate resident's concerns.
Problems in Boldmere Road and Sheffield Road, in Sutton Coldfield, came to light in April this year when residents claimed youths were drinking in the streets, graffitiing walls, spitting and being abusive.
High visibility policing was introduced during evenings and weekends with extra beat officers talking to the youths and moving them on if they were causing problems.
Ian McGibbon, BASBU manager, said: "Residents are to be applauded for their commitment and their resolve in working jointly with the agencies in tackling antisocial behaviour in their community".
Inspector Steve Worker, Sector Inspector for the area, added: "With the continued support of the community we aim to make sure the problems regarding anti social behaviour don't escalate again."