The Scarborough Community Alcohol Partnership have welcomed the results of a community survey which shows they are making great strides to make communities safer.
In comparison to the previous year’s survey, there has been notable reductions in alcohol-related anti-social behaviour including:
drunk and rowdy in public places – reduced by 16.4%
young people asking adults to buy alcohol for them – reduced by 16.4%
alcohol litter in public places – reduced by 6.3%
PC Jon Dillon, of the Scarborough Community Impact Team, said: “The results of the survey indicate that the Scarborough Community Alcohol Partnership is having success and improving the safety, wellbeing and comfort of Scarborough residents as well as looking at reducing a demand on services.
“The CAP partners will continue to work in areas of education, preventing sales, access and availability of alcohol, looking at diverting young people into positive activities and to specialist service providers if required.
“The reduction is very good news for the partnership, but our work is still in the early stages that will hopefully see further reductions as experienced by residents.”
Scarborough CAP is urging residents to take part in upcoming surveys to help inform and shape the problem-solving responses to local crime and anti-social behaviour issues.
The partnership is also asking parents, guardians and care givers to follow the “NotMyChild” campaign by Kerry Roberts and Zoë Metcalfe, the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.
Kerry’s daughter, Leah, was just 15 when she lost her life in a car park in Northallerton after taking two ‘MDMA bombs’ - a powder form of ecstasy - whilst with a group of friends.
Kerry and Zoë want to help other parents to have proactive and positive conversations with their children about drugs and alcohol.