A MEETING to discuss the state of the county's railways has taken place, where it was heard anti-social behaviour is still a concern for police in East Lancashire.

The meeting, hosted by the Community Rail Partnership, heard how officers have requested the help of Northern Rail to deal with anti-social and intimidatory behaviour issues at Accrington train station, where groups of youths are known to gather.

But despite continuing issues in Accrington, a British Transport Police spokesman said elsewhere in the county, issues had significantly improved.

The spokesman said: "We are pleased to hear feedback from the community that antisocial behaviour complaints have been satisfactorily addressed at stations looked after by community volunteers in Pendle and Blackburn."

The meeting also heard how more volunteers are sought for the general maintenance and care of Mill Hill Station in Blackburn.

Anybody interested in helping so get in touch with the Community Rail Lancashire.