by markjewell on 25 July, 2011
At the launch of the campaign within his own district across Ashton, Larches and Savick he said,
“Friday and Saturday night drinking is linked to much of the anti-social behaviour across the area. This campaign is about working with all stakeholders in our community to educate and tackle underage drinking”.
The new Community Alcohol Network (CAN) will support local retailers and residents across Larches and Savick estates as part of a partnership approach by Lancashire County Council and Lancashire Constabulary to clamp down on those selling or giving alcohol to children.
The project will see a range of activity cracking down on alcohol misuse, including targeted police patrols in hotspot areas and Trading Standards officers speaking to local retailers to offer advice on the sale of alcohol. Officers will also be visiting schools to promote diversionary activities available for young people.
The project, which will run for 12 weeks, is also being rolled out to other parts of the country.
Anyone with information or concerns about underage drinking or anti social behaviour can contact the police on 0845 1 25 35 45 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.165 Comments