TROUBLESOME teens need to be taught some old fashioned respect and decency, a local councillor told a meeting at the town hall about youth services.
The meeting was to discuss how well the council's youth service was managing after losing more than £2m in funding over the last few years.
Youth justice service manager Ben Finley said the mission was to turn those youths who had been brought into the youth justice system into 'productive young adults' and give them the help they needed to do that.
But Coun Ann Rusby warned about being too soft on young people.
"They need to be taught some respect. They haven't even got the respect for themselves when they're getting drunk and falling over, and being sick on themselves."
Coun Rusby acknowledged that it was a minority of young people that behaved in such a way, but that it was a growing problem.