Welcome to Community Alcohol Partnerships

Farley Luton CAP launch

The Farley Hill (Luton) Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) was launched at an engagement event on Saturday (16 June) organised by the Community Team at Bedfordshire Police. The event, in the Market Square in Farley Hill, Luton, was also attended by representatives of Luton Borough Council and ResoLUTiONs, which offers crime prevention advice. The day focused on addressing the issues raised by local communities, which included drinking, drugs and nuisance biking. CAP showed its pavement stencil outside the Co-op, which warns adults not to buy alcohol on behalf of children. It was a successful day which received a warm welcome and excellent feedback from local businesses and residents.

Period Reports

I welcome the reduction in alcohol related youth anti-social behaviour. The CAP model has promoted effective and innovative partnership work between enforcement agencies, businesses and local community groups and has clearly played an important part in this. I would encourage every area with evidence of alcohol related youth crime to give serious consideration to setting up a CAP to reduce crime and build safer neighbourhoods.

Mike Penning
Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Policing