Camborne off-licences support 'Safer Camborne' partnership
12:00pm Tuesday 4th September 2012 in News
Four Camborne off-licences have received certificates from the Safer Camborne Partnership in recognition of their co-operation in removing cheap, high-alcohol content beers and ciders from their shelves.
The four premises - Cost-Cutter, Tesco, Aldi and Iceland - received their awards after taking part in the Safer Cornwall campaign to reduce anti-social behaviour by tackling the issue of drinking on the streets of the town.
Mark James, who is Cornwall Council 's community network manager for Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth and a member of the partnership, said: “Partnership members recognised that the ease with which large quantities of cheap, high-alcohol content ciders could be purchased in the town was one of the key factors contributing to incidents of anti-social behaviour and littering.
“Thanks to the support of the off-licences a voluntary agreement was put in place which restricted the purchase of alcohol to people behaving responsibly, in small quantities and at times that were appropriate. “As a result we have seen a significant drop in street drinking which has contributed to people feeling safer whilst shopping and visiting the town.”
Under the voluntary agreement, staff from the four premises received training as well as access to back-up and support to help them deal with any challenging behaviour from customers.