Booze warning to young revellers

Ian Clarke A “drink and socialise sensibly” message is being spread to young people across Breckland in the run up to Christmas and the new year as part of a government-funded campaign.

Ian Clarke

A “drink and socialise sensibly” message is being spread to young people across Breckland in the run up to Christmas and the new year as part of a government-funded campaign.

The district council is working with local police to highlight potential dangers of alcohol abuse and has secured funding from the Home Office.

Safer neighbourhood teams will distribute help guides to residents and visitors throughout the district to raise awareness and encourage people to enjoy a safe night out.

Guides are also available from local police stations.

Breckland cabinet member Steve Askew said: “I hope this initiative will encourage young people to enjoy alcohol safely and responsibly during the festive period reducing the amount of incidents and supporting Breckland's night time economy.”

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Daniel Harry, partnership liaison officer for the Norfolk Drug and Alcohol Action Team, said: “I am very pleased that the police and its partners were successful in acquiring this important funding. I feel very optimistic that the range of measures being employed will go a long way to help the partnership reach its goals and make Breckland a safer place to be.”

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