Chance to air views on night time action plan

Street Angels and Night Marshals in action in Scarborough town centre.
Street Angels and Night Marshals in action in Scarborough town centre.
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Scarborough residents are being invited to air their views on how the night time economy can be managed in a bid to boost the town’s image.

A draft strategy and action plan, which sets out how the town’s night-time economy will be managed for the next three years, has been drawn up following one of the biggest studies of its kind ever carried out in the area.

Scarborough Council has now launched a public consultation on the proposals, which are aimed at tackling rising alcohol and drug-related crime at night-time in the town.

Sandra Rees, the authority’s community safety partnership manager and safeguarding officer, said: “A vibrant, attractive and safe night time economy is vitally important for the borough’s economy, particularly for the tourism and leisure industry, which needs a quality offering during the evenings as well as during the day to encourage more overnight stays. We welcome everyone’s comments on the plan, but we would particularly like to hear from those people that live or work within the night time economy and those that visit and use our town centres during the evening.”

The council has developed the plan in partnership with organisations including emergency and health services, along with taxi and takeaway businesses, Pubwatch and Street Angels. The consultation runs until September 6 and all details can be found at www.scarborough.gov.uk/consultation