Concerns about anti-social behaviour at a beauty spot have led to the calling of a public meeting to discuss the problem.

Residents in Trefriw raised their fears about people leaving litter and lighting fires at Llyn Geirionnydd near the village.

At last week’s Trefriw Community Council meeting, local county councillor Tomos Dewi Jones said there had been a problem with anti-social behaviour by some tourists and locals in the area.

Some of the land where the issues have occurred is run by Natural Resources Wales.

John Taylor, North West Recreation Team Leader for Natural Resources Wales, said: “The environment in Wales, including the sites we manage, provides some fantastic opportunities for people to get outside and enjoy the beauty of the natural environment, right on their doorstep.

“Unfortunately, we have had incidents recently where people have lit fires, left rubbish and caused some damage.

"This spoils the area for other people and can harm local wildlife. “We will be attending the public meeting in Trefriw to discuss the issues and help tackle the problem.

“Our wardens are also patrolling the site every day and talking to people about how we all need to help look after these special places for the future.”

Aberconwy AM Janet Finch-Saunders said: “Police and the local authority have a duty to ensure that this kind of anti-social behaviour is addressed.

“People with concerns must report such incidents directly to the police, and I would recommend keeping a log sheet of occurrences to ensure a clear audit trail of requests for action made to the local authority and North Wales Police.

“This is a beautiful tourism spot, and our local economy relies so heavily on visitors coming to enjoy our stunning scenic areas, so this is a concern which the relevant bodies must seriously work to address.  

“I regret that I am unable to attend the public meeting due to prior Assembly commitments.”

A spokeswoman for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: “We are aware of the issues highlighted and we are in contact with those raising the concerns.”

It is understood representatives from other bodies including the county council and North Wales Police will be attending the meeting.

It will take place at Trefriw Village Hall on Thursday, July 12, starting at 7.30pm.