Initiative tackles alcohol problem

A new partnership that aims to reduce problems caused by alcohol has been launched.

The Corby Community Alcohol Partnership is part of the Community Alcohol Partnership, a nationally recognised scheme which aims to reduce alcohol harm, anti-social behaviour and violence among young people by co-ordinating the resources of various agencies in partnership with the community and those who sell alcohol.

Corby’s partnership includes Corby Council, Northamptonshire Police and the fire service.

Chairman Derek Lewis said: “I am delighted at the launch of a Community Alcohol Partnership in Corby.

“Community Alcohol Partnerships are a tried and tested way of driving down underage drinking and creating better, safer and friendlier neighbourhoods.

“Locally tailored partnerships that recognise that retailers and licensees are an important part of the solution have been shown to be highly effective in driving down harm.”

For more information about the partnership, go to www.communityalcohol