Cambs police commissioner launches alcohol abuse strategy

19:22 27 November 2014

Sir Graham Bright.

Sir Graham Bright.

Archant

Sir Graham Bright is among a select group of police and crime commissioners who have joined together to launch a national plan to tackle binge drinking and alcohol abuse.

Sir Graham has helped draw up a strategy with other commissioners which calls for greater police enforcement and more preventative work to address unhealthy attitudes about alcohol and drinking.

The plan was launched at the Association of Police and Crime Commissioner’s partnership summit, which brought together commissioners from across the country.

Sir Graham said that alcohol-related crime in England was estimated to cost £11bn and, he added, placed a “huge pressure on emergency service resources and the police”.

The new strategy looks at how the commissioners can work more closely to reduce the cost to society of alcohol-related crime. This includes deterrent work, tackling irresponsible supply and changing attitudes in society.

Sir Graham said: “Independently, commissioners are all undertaking significant work to reduce the impact alcohol harm has on crime, the health service, the economy and the wellbeing of individuals and families.

“It makes sense for those of us who are spearheading pioneering reform locally to share this knowledge and insight with our colleagues nationally for the wider benefit of the public.

“By channelling resources and expertise towards solving some of the issues that lead to alcohol misuse, we will hopefully begin to unravel negative patterns of behaviour and lighten the workload on ourselves and our local authority partners.”

1 comment

  • Nice to see Sir Graham has done enough work in his two years of service that he has managed to fill a whole section of his bookcase. On the other hand perhaps he shouldn't have wasted money on such a large piece of furniture.

    Report this comment

    Rupert Moss-Eccardt

    Friday, November 28, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

More news stories

8 minutes ago
Elliott Johnson

A young Conservative activist who was found dead on railway tracks was told by a man dubbed ‘The Tatler Tory ‘ that he would be ‘crushed like an ant’ for complaining about his bullying, an inquest heard today/Tuesday.

30 minutes ago
Picture: James Bass

The officer suffered minor injuries after a green Landrover Defender, thought to be stolen, rammed into a police car during a pursuit in Wisbech.

10:56
Police called to reports of child in a Wisbech building site

Police were called to reports of an eight-year-old child in a building site in Wisbech yesterday.

10:56
Wisbech man arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after domestic incident at Cherry Road

A 23-year-old man from Wisbech was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage yesterday

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up