Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Community Message

This is a Community Message from Aylesbury Watch Office on Wednesday 21 October 2009.

The local neighbourhood teams in Aylesbury Vale's rural areas will be carrying out a number of activities during Alcohol Awareness week, to remind people of the consequences of drinking too much and help everyone help themselves to stay safe on a night out.

The neighbourhood officers will be also be proactively tackling any alcohol related anti-social behaviour, including under age drinking, and helping to reduce alcohol related crime.

During this week school liaison officers will be visiting the local schools to give alcohol related advice and warn the students about the consequences of drinking alcohol under age, including health issues, being more vulnerable to crime and the consequences of being caught drinking alcohol by the police.

High visibility patrols will be carried out in known hot spot areas, including the Buckingham Fair. No alcohol zones will be policed in the towns and villages, specifically in Wendover where young people have being reported to be causing anti-social behaviour, and where under-age drinking has been reported.

Officers will be working closely with Trading Standards, carrying out operations to focus on licensed premises who sell alcohol to under age people, and officers will be carrying out licensing checks across the rural neighbourhoods.

Neighbourhood Inspector Emma Garside, said: "Work to tackle alcohol related crime and anti-social behaviour is always at the top of our agenda, but we wanted to use Alcohol Awareness week to promote the work the police do on a regular basis to reduce the amount of alcohol related incidents. "

Alcohol Awareness week is the week commencing 19th October, and will be supported by the NHS 'Know Your Limits' campaign.