Croydon awarded grant to try and reduce drink related anti-social behaviour (From Your Local Guardian)
Croydon awarded grant to try and reduce drink related anti-social behaviour
Croydon is one of ten communities awarded a grant to try and reduce drink related anti-social behaviour.
Baroness Newlove, the Government's Champion for Active, Safer Communities, announced the borough will receive a small grant of up to £10,000, to test innovative idea that will help reduce problem drinking and related anti-social behaviour.
The project will see police, community activists, local authorities and retailers enter a partnership, to identify the issues of greatest concern to the community.
Baroness Newlove said: "I am convinced the solution to under-age and binge drinking and the crime and anti-social behaviour that comes in its wake can only be found.
"It's not about huge amounts of money either, some of the best most effective approaches involve pooling resources, sharing information and improving existing communications."