IT IS HOPED the planting of a hedge will help prevent recurring acts of vandalism in a Wee County town.

Police officers and the community worked together on the prevention project at Clackmannan's Bruce Memorial Hall and attached manse.

The hall and manse have been the target of repeated acts of vandalism, officers said in a social media post.

This is despite charges being brought against a number of young people with officers saying that incidents continue to take place, causing "considerable distress" to the congregation.

The hedge has been planted at a wall adjacent to the area to prevent those responsible from accessing the roof of the hall.

Officers gave a nod of thanks to Clackmannanshire Council for expediting repairs to the wall to allow the planting to go ahead.

A special thanks went to Margaret at Clackmannan Community Garden for providing saplings which she has been caring for over the last year.

PCs Reiter and Ritchie said as they took a short break from digging: "This has been a great example of partnership working between the police and community, all to prevent incidents of youth related disorder, damage to historic buildings and keeping people safe.

"We will also continue our high visibility patrols in this area."