North Ayrshire's Eglinton Park has been the target of a rising number of reports of vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

The public are being reminded of their responsibilites if they are visiting the park now that restrictions have eased.

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PC Graham Stroyan of Kilwinning Locality Policing Team said: "Eglinton Park is a great community resource and the vast majority of visitors to the park, are responsible and are looking to enjoy the park. However there have been a number of reported incidents of anti-social behaviour, vandalism, and littering which have spoiled the experience of visitors to the park."

"We are working closely with the North Ayrshire Council Rangers and will be stepping up joint patrols to educate visitors about their responsibilities, and where necessary deal with any identified criminality."

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Ayrshire Police Division would like to remind people of the rights and responsibilities as defined under the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, namely:

• Take responsibility for your own actions - eg. care for your own safety, keep alert for hazards, take special care with children.

• Respect people's privacy and peace of mind - eg. do not act in ways that might annoy or alarm people, especially at night.

• Help land managers and others to work safely and effectively - eg. keep clear of land management operations like harvesting or tree-felling, avoid damaging crops, leave gates as you find them.

• Care for your environment - eg. don't disturb wildlife, take your litter away with you.

• Keep your dog under proper control - dogs are popular companions, but take special care if near livestock, or during the bird breeding season, and always pick up after your dog.

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You can find more information here.

To report an incident please call police on 101, in an emergency always phone 999.