Welcome to Community Alcohol Partnerships

 

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A Community Alcohol Partnership has been launched in Brecon town following successful initiatives in a number of areas around Britain.

 

BCAP is a partnership between the County Council and Town Council, Dyfed Powys Police, Health Authority, Retailers, Local Schools, Youth Support Groups, amongst others, and backed by Community Alcohol Partnerships Ltd

 

The aim is to reduce young people’s access to alcohol by building on the existing work undertaken by the Council’s Trading Standards and Licensing Services and local Police Teams.

 

Together the partners plan to inform and advise young people and the community on sensible drinking limits as well as help tackle alcohol related problems.

 

A key aspect of the partnership will be to break down the barriers between retailers and the enforcement agencies, and to recognise that by working together with the wider community, everyone can make a difference.

 

The Partnership invites all members of the community to help tackle underage drinking.

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Alcohol and underage drinking is the underlying cause of a range of problems so by tackling this issue through early intervention and by taking prompt, positive action whenever problems start to emerge we can make a real difference in communities, whilst at the same time helping to stop young people being drawn further into offending and into the Criminal Justice System. I am delighted to offer my support to the Community Alcohol Partnership projects in South Wales.

Alun Michael
Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales and former Secretary of State for Wales

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