Alcohol restriction zones are working in Stoke-on-Trent
June 23, 2012 by Lyndon
Local authorities in Stoke-on-Trent are working together with the region’s police service to enforce a ban on alcohol consumption in certain areas of the city, with a recent review indicating positive results so far.
Alcohol Restriction Zones, which prevent alcohol from being consumed in designated parts of the city centre, are having a positive effect on the fight to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. Stoke-on-Trent City Council has reported a drop in calls to police about anti-social behaviour year on year, suggesting that the streets are safer and more pleasant for local residents.
Each Alcohol Restriction Zone is implemented at a cost of approximately £7,500, which covers notices about the zone, the production of signs and any other printing necessary to communicate how the Alcohol Restriction Zones work. Printing is an essential part of helping these zones to have a positive impact when it comes to reducing anti-social behaviour. As many local authorities find, a professional company can really help to elevate the quality and clarity of essential communications material when produced using print companies who offer professional digital printing.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council is planning to implement one new Alcohol Reduction Zone in the area this year, taking the total number of zones to 13.
A local resident commented on the zones, saying:
“There used to be a lot of drinking around the magistrates’ court, which did put off potential customers. That doesn’t happen as much now, and anything that can be done to minimise alcohol abuse in the public domain is worth doing.”