Monday, November 1, 2010

Crackdown on Boozing Problem

The Star UK

A community assembly in Sheffield is cracking down on alcohol misuse in its area as part of a national awareness week about the dangers of drinking.

The council's South East Community Assembly is using this week's Alcohol Awareness Week to tackle the issue, a huge cause of anti-social behaviour and health problems in the city.

Members will be carrying out checks on pubs and off-licences to make sure they are not selling to underage drinkers, conducting patrols to tackle young people boozing and carrying out education work with parents and youngsters in schools.

They will also look into introducing a designated public place order to give police additional powers to tackle street drinking in Woodhouse.

Assembly chairman Coun David Barker said: "We have come a long way in getting local people involved with combating alcohol abuse in their community. But there is still work to do in this area, and we hope this week will raise more awareness of what people can do if they need support."

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