With the festive celebrations beginning throughout the borough, Corby Borough Council is about to make sure residents have an enjoyable and safe Christmas as they tackle the issues surrounding alcohol related crime and disorder in their latest Alcohol Week of Action event next week (Monday 10th – Friday 14th December 2012).
Throughout the week The Corby Community Safety Partnership will join forces to carry out activities such as awareness sessions at local pubs and clubs, high profile patrols, licensing visits to shops as well as clubs and pubs and test purchasing to tackle underage drinking.
There will also be bus parked out the Corby Cube on Tuesday 11th December from 10am-4pm to give members of the public alcohol harm messages, advice for the day after alcohol consumption (i.e driving implications), and information on units and calories.
Tackling alcohol related crime and disorder continues to be a priority for the Corby Community Safety Partnership. In the past 12 months, the teams have managed to reduce violent crime by 15% and anti-social behaviour by 18% and they will continue the hard work to tackle alcohol related violence and nuisance in next weeks Week of Action event.
Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said:
‘Through public consultation and JAG4ALL events, it has been highlighted that residents are concerned about alcohol related crime and disorder and want the partnership to concentrate their efforts on this issue. Throughout the week the partnership will be doing just that but this week will also be a chance for residents to see what work has already taken place and give direct feedback to the partnership.”