Throughout this week, (Monday 19th – Friday 23rd November), Corby Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Management Team and Community Safety Team are supporting Alcohol Awareness week.
The teams will be focussing activity on supporting local off licenses with identifying and preventing proxy purchasing, which is where an adult buys alcohol for someone under age. As well as working with helping and advising staff, the Council’s teams have also distributed posters advertising the risks of this behaviour for the shops to display.
Officers are also working with Brooke Weston secondary school to deliver sessions designed to engage with students and give them information on the risks of drinking. Within these sessions as well as educating young people on the risks of drinking they are also delivering first aid sessions in order to give them the knowledge and confidence to be able to help if someone that they are with becomes unwell or at risk through drinking too much.
Community Safety Officers will finally be working with our Licensing Officer and the Police to engage with the night time economy venues and will be carrying out visits to engage with as many as possible and encourage safer drinking.
Deputy Leader for Corby Borough Council, Cllr Jean Addison, said:
‘Throughout the week we are aiming to promote safe drinking and educate people, especially our young residents, on the dangers of alcohol. We hope by going in to the schools, working with off licences and visiting night time economy venues that we can reach and engage with a wide range of our community on this subject.’