Parents are being urged to keep closer checks on their children’s whereabouts following a spate of anti-social behaviour incidents.
Newcastle Borough Council say groups of youngsters have been gathering at Kidsgrove Leisure Centre and surrounding areas in recent weeks.
Incidents have included vandalism and damage to property, setting fires and under-age drinking.
There have also been reports of leisure centre staff and customers being threatened and intimidated.
The authority say police have identified a number of individuals and appropriate action is being taken.
An information leaflet is being distributed to parents in an effort to highlight the issue and address the problems ahead of the Easter holidays and as warmer, lighter nights continue.