A DEMAND for action has been made to deal with the "unacceptable" problem of littering, fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour in a car park.

Vale based South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies says residents have voiced their concern over considerable issues at Fort Road car park in Lavernock, including problems with littering and fly-tipping as well as cars performing handbrake turns.

There have also been other reported instances of anti-social behaviour which they say have not been addressed.

The land is owned by the Welsh Government and Mr Davies recently wrote to Ken Skates, the economy infrastructure secretary to request a meeting with officers at the site and for action to be taken.

In the letter, Mr Davies says that these activities late at night and that residents have asked whether the car park could be locked after dark.

Mr Davies also relayed residents' proposals as to whether trees and hedges at the front of the car park could be cut back to discourage people from taking part in anti-social behaviour.

A Welsh Government spokesman said: "We have met with local residents on Tuesday and will be reviewing management arrangements with a view to resolving the issues."

The Welsh Conservative leader, Mr Davies visited the car park recently, after being asked to by residents, and met with David Roberts the clerk of Sully and Lavernock Community Council.

Mr Davies said he agreed that the situation was unacceptable and said that he has written to the Welsh Government, who own the car park, asking for them to take action to deal with the problem.

Mr Davies said: "Residents are clearly unhappy with the situation at Fort Road car park – and having seen the litter for myself, I completely understand why.

"I have therefore written to the cabinet secretary, Ken Skates so that we can discuss how to sort it out.

"It is unacceptable that local people should have to put up with such behaviour – and it is vital something is done."

David Roberts, clerk of Sully and Lavernock Community Council said: "This community council has been assisting the residents who live adjacent to the car park for several months and we take the issue of fly tipping, littering and anti-social behaviour very seriously.

"The land is owned by the Welsh Assembly Government and I met with Andrew RT Davies and the residents recently to try and find a way forward.

It was a very positive meeting and hopefully Mr Davies' direct involvement with Welsh Government will produce a satisfactory result."