A TEENAGER has called for action to stop youngsters hanging around street corners in Fleet.

Student Kieron Murphy wants Hart Council to help set up a "drop in" centre in the town.

He says young people would be able to meet up at the centre and play pool, listen to music or just "hang out".

It could also provide them with the opportunity to receive help and advice on drugs and other problems.

Kieron, who lives in Church Crookham, explained his ideas to members of the council's services policy review panel.

Explaining his reasons for launching the campaign, he said in his view there was a lack of facilities for the town's large number of youngsters.

Panel chairman Alan Hammersley described Kieron's presentation as "clear and informative".

But members warned that it would be difficult to find suitable premises because of high property prices in the town.

They promised, however, to do all they could to help him achieve his goal.

At the same time they suggested that he ask local businesses if they had somewhere which could be used as a "drop in" centre.

In the meantime Kieron is planning to set up a youth council to strengthen his campaign.