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Pavement ‘street art’ is being used in the battle against underage drinking in Newtown.

 

Pavement stencils were put in place by the Newtown Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) as part of the Dyfed-Powys Force Action Day on Tuesday, October 10.

 

The paint spray is chalk-based and temporary, and has been used in other CAP areas to warn adults not to buy alcohol for children and support shop staff by showing that proxy purchasing will not be tolerated and shops have the right to refuse sales.

 

This action is designed to support the very successful training event earlier in the year when Newtown licensees and their staff received free training as part of an initiative to tackle underage drinking in the town.

 

The training sessions were arranged by the Newtown CAP, an initiative backed by the Welsh Government. They provided those working within the licensed trade with the tools and knowledge to address and challenge minors attempting to buy alcohol and over 18s trying to buy alcohol on their behalf.

 

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For further information please contact:

Am fanylion pellach cysylltwch â:
Lee Evans,
Swyddog Cyfathrebu ac Ymgysylltu
Communications and Engagement Officer
Ffôn/Tel: 01597 826023
Ffôn Symudol/Mobile: 07769 640058
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Alcohol-related violence has fallen – but it is clear that alcohol misuse has a significant impact on young people and their communities across the country and partnerships such as this are an effective way to tackle this issue. Easy access to alcohol can sometimes put young people at greater risk of dangers. CAPs play a vital role in bringing key stakeholders together to tackle underage drinking, helping to keep young people and communities safe.

Dame Vera Baird QC
Victims Commissioner

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