Corby aims for festivities free of alcohol-related crime

Corby Council leader Tom Beattie says the community safety partnership will continue to tackle alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour

Corby Council leader Tom Beattie says the community safety partnership will continue to tackle alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour

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A campaign is being held in Corby next week aimed at ensuring residents enjoy the festivities free of the fear of alcohol-related crime.

Corby Council’s latest Alcohol Week of Action starts on Monday (December 10) and runs until Friday, December 14.

During the week Corby Community Safety Partnership, which involves the borough and county councils, the emergency services and the NHS, will be holding awareness sessions at pubs and clubs in the borough, as well as carrying out high profile patrols, making licensing visits to shops, clubs and pubs and test purchasing to tackle underage drinking.

There will also be a bus parked outside Corby Cube on Tuesday (December 11), from 10am to 4pm, offering people advice and information on how to stay safe.

Tackling alcohol-related crime and disorder continues to be a priority for the partnership and in the past 12 months it has reduced violent crime in Corby by 15 per cent and anti-social behaviour by 18 per cent.

Leader of Corby 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.”