A scheme to tackle anti-social behaviour has officially launched in Marlow – with pupils earning their first sticker after a litter pick.

The Community Cop Cards project has been started up by Thames Valley Police in a bid to tackle youth anti-social behaviour – a top priority for the town’s policing team.

The scheme will see more than 500 primary school pupils complete activities and collect up to 24 stickers covering a variety of topics, including first aid, environment and fire safety.

The project kicked off in Riley Park on April 27, with Year Six pupils from St Peter’s Primary School spending a morning picking up litter alongside the town’s police community support officers – earning them their very first stickers.

On May 4, pupils were again encouraged to care for the town by planting flower seeds and bulbs in the town centre park.

The children, who will be competing against classes in other schools, will be able to win a trip to Legoland Windsor or a sports party at Court Garden Leisure Complex in Pound Lane.

Holy Trinity, Foxes Piece, Spinfield, Danesfield and Frieth School are among those taking part in the Marlow area, along with Cadmore End School, Claytons Primary School in Bourne End and The Meadows School in Wooburn Green.