Working for social services, Ruth Parry is well aware of the antisocial behaviour taking over her community. She says: ‘Teenage thugs run amok. It’s about time someone gave this issue some serious consideration. The biggest problem is alcohol. Parks and communal areas are filled with underage kids drinking and the police don’t seem to do anything about it. It’s such a shame that they are getting involved in all sorts at such an early age.
‘Our towns are being ruined and it’s going to be really hard to come back from this if something isn’t done now. I have joined Mums’ Army because I think it’s about time the Government listened to the people who pay their wages.’