Wisbech Market was host to an alcohol awareness raising event that allowed the Council, local police and partner organisations to engage with the local community to both educate and support people about the effects and issues related to consuming too much alcohol.
The event had support from the Cambs Council Drugs and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT), the Community Safety and CCTV team at Fenland Council, Local Police, Cambridgeshire Child and Adolescent Substance Use Service (CASUS), Cambs Fire & Rescue and the Street Scene Team from Fenland Council.
The event involved educating people about health risks, side effects and the dangers associated with drinking too much while highlighting the knock on effects to a community (street drinking, litter, anti-social behaviour). The event also included the Police and Street Scene team patrolling the drinking ‘Hotspots’ in the area to try and engage with those drinking.
A beer goggle task was also available to show how drinking too much affects co-ordination – a powerful tool especially to deter those who are not yet of drinking age!