Anti-social behaviour has been reported by a number of locals living near a city park.

The installation of a CCTV camera is among ideas set to be discussed by Drayton Parish Council later this week following a series of late-night incidents at the King George V playing field. 

It is understood the beat officer for Drayton, PC Brett Peyton, will deliver a report at a council meeting on Thursday.

Norwich Evening News: King George V playing fields in Drayton King George V playing fields in Drayton (Image: Google Maps)

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This will detail the severity of the problem at the Drayton High Road playing fields and outline his recommendations for how it can be dealt with.

Folk living around the park have reported shouting and loud music late at night - with the new play area highlighted as a potential hotspot.

"Our local beat officer is aware of the problem and he will be delivering a report to us on Thursday," said Graham Everett, chairman of Drayton Parish Council.

"We know they have been keeping an eye on it but the council is not currently sure how big an issue this is. 

"But once we have heard PC Peyton's report we may look to establish CCTV at the park.

"We take all of our residents' concerns very seriously."

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Norwich Evening News: Graham Everett, chairman of Drayton Parish CouncilGraham Everett, chairman of Drayton Parish Council (Image: Dominic Gilbert)

The incidents follow an outbreak of anti-social behaviour at another nearby park. 

Folk living near Longdale Playing Fields in Thorpe Marriott have reported a drastic rise in "aggressive" behaviour over recent months.

"People are complaining of noise from mopeds late at night and empty bottles being left everywhere," said Adrian Crotch, Broadland district councillor for Drayton North.

"It really isn't a pleasant site for dog walkers and other residents early in the morning."

Cases of anti-social behaviour being reported across Norwich have risen by 10pc in the last year.

Data compiled from Norfolk Constabulary's crime map revealed an increase from 255 offences in May 2022 to 281 in May 2023.

Almost half of the cases took place in Norwich East, while the north of the city saw incidents rise by more than 42pc.