• Thu. May 23rd, 2024

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Alcohol Awareness week tackling issues of underage drinking

The Alnwick and Amble Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP), led by Northumberland County Council, is holding a range of activities throughout Alcohol Awareness Week, highlighting the dangers associated with alcohol.

The Alnwick and Amble CAP incorporates a range of partners including local retailers and licensees, councillors, police, health services, housing providers and schools to tackle the problem of underage drinking.

The focus of the partnership is to improve general understanding of safe drinking limits while raising awareness within young people of the consequences and risks associated with drinking alcohol.

The Alnwick and Amble CAP utilised Alcohol Awareness Week to host a range of events to educate young people around the impact of alcohol while also raising awareness of the dangers of underage and proxy sales.

Northumberland County Councillor Veronica Jones, cabinet member for Wellbeing and Health, said: “We are proud to be working with Alnwick and Amble CAP, highlighting the important message of the dangers of underage drinking.

“The focus of the week is to raise awareness of the risks associated with drinking alcohol, such as, physical harm, increased risk of vulnerability and exploitation and also of drink driving.

“Through a range of events we are talking to retailers, young people and shoppers throughout Northumberland to also tackle the problems of selling alcohol to young people.”

Northumberland County Councillor John Riddle, cabinet member with responsibility for Public Protection said: “There are a host of risks associated with underage drinking and we are working to minimise the risks associated with alcohol for both the young people and community through a unified approach.

“By working together as a community, we are working to combat underage and proxy sales while also raising awareness amongst young people of the dangers associated with alcohol.”

By Emily