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MED-PRES-DSC 0004 4The Great Yarmouth Community Alcohol Partnership has received award from the Norfolk Safer Community Awards 2012 as “Problem Solver of the Year”.


The awards are a celebration of the work of individuals and teams of police officers and staff, together with members of the public, to improve the quality of life for the residents. The annual event highlights the work of officers, staff and members of the local community who have all given something back to the county and in the process helped Norfolk Constabulary improve their service. 


The winners of each award category were announced on the night and each received a cut-glass Caithness Crystal trophy, presented by the Chief Constable.


The award recognised the work of the team was responsible for bringing together key stakeholders in the town to form a Community Alcohol Partnership aimed at helping to tackle street drinking among youths and adults.  The Partnership helped develop various diversionary activities and together with RASG retailers Asda, Tesco & Sainsbury have been able to offer smaller retailers advice and training on the prevention of underage sales and consumption of alcohol.


Chief Constable Phil Gormley said: “Last night was about recognising some of the fantastic work that takes place in our communities across the county, particularly when the Constabulary and local residents work side-by-side.  


"It was a tremendous evening, and I’m extremely proud of the dedication and commitment shown by so many people in helping to continue to make Norfolk such a wonderful place to live, work and visit.”  

CAP acts as a great catalyst to broaden community safety partnership working. The involvement of retailers and others to take personal responsibility for their communities can introduce different thinking and innovation to effectively resolve local issues that impact adversely on people’s lives.

Chief Inspector David Pennings
Northamptonshire Police

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