Here's when North Yorkshire Police's Alcohol Awareness Week roadshow is coming to Scarborough

North Yorkshire Police’s Licensing Team is holding roadshows across the force area, including one in Scarborough, as part of a national effort to highlight alcohol safety and health issues.

By Duncan Atkins
Thursday, 16th June 2022, 4:37 pm

The Community Alcohol Partnership’s (CAP) Alcohol Awareness Week also coincides with Safeguarding Week.

The Licensing Team is running a series of CAP Roadshows to actively engage with residents, educating and raising awareness about community, family and personal harms caused by alcohol consumption.

This will encompass the following issues which are all geared towards an early intervention and prevention approach:

North Yorkshire Police's Alcohol Awareness Week roadshow is coming to Scarborough.

* VAWG (Violence Against Women and Girls)

* WAVE (Welfare and Vulnerability Engagement) training

* Domestic abuse

* Road safety

* Water safety

* ‘Challenge 25’ age verification scheme

* Proxy alcohol sales – tackling adults who purchase alcohol for children

Sgt Kate Barrett, from North Yorkshire Police’s Licensing Team, said: “We’re really looking forward to seeing plenty of people at our CAP Roadshows during Alcohol Awareness Week.

“We’ll be handing out fun books for kids, stickers, and trolly coins with the message that buying alcohol for someone aged under 18 is a crime.

“We also have lots of information leaflets for parents and interactive activities supplied by the CAP, such as driving remote control cars while wearing ‘beer goggles’ and showing what an alcohol damaged liver looks like.

“This is all about promoting healthy and safe relationships with alcohol, as well as reducing alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour in our communities.”

CAP Roadshow and related events (times and locations)

Monday June 20 - Westborough/Huntriss Row in Scarborough, 10am-4pm

Tuesday June 21 - Catterick Garrison, Tesco, 9am– 4pm

Wednesday June 22 - Richmond Market Place, 10am-2pm

Also on Wednesday between 10am and 3pm, Selby District Council and the Licensing Team are holding a joint ‘Day of Action’.

This will involve WAVE and ‘Ask for Angela’ training session at Civic Centre, followed by engagement visits to premises

Thursday June 23 - Ripon Market Place, 10am-2pm

Friday June 24 - Northallerton CAP launch with a promotional stall on the High Street/Applegarth during the day

There will also be multi-agency events with retailers Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Lidl along with Citizens Advice, North Yorkshire Youth, Inspire Youth, trading standards, borough, district, town and parish councils, community safety hubs and licensing, North Yorkshire Horizons (drug and alcohol recovery service) and the Papyrus suicide prevention charity.

The Royal Military Police, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, Neighbourhood Policing Teams and the Roads Policing Group will be on hand to support the activities.

If you have any information relating to the supply of alcohol to young people or street drinking, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.