Welcome to Community Alcohol Partnerships

Canterbury CAP

Our newest Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) in Canterbury launched with a joint operation in the city centre focused on the important issue of underage sales.

Partners involved included officers from the city council and Kent Police, Canterbury District Watch, Canterbury Connected Business Improvement District, Kent Trading Standards and the CAP.

Thirteen independent retailers and national supermarkets were visited and information about underage sales and keeping young people safe was provided.

There were very productive discussions with traders and support for the operation. 

Thanks to all who took part and to the retailers. Further operations on underage sales are planned in the future.

News and Blogs

As Chief Executive of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute it is great to see the growth of Community Alcohol Partnerships. They are an amazing way to bring businesses, regulators and communities together to deliver lasting solutions to the issues that underage drinking has on communities and young people. One of my proudest achievements in trading standards was the establishment of the first ever Community Alcohol Partnership and I know colleagues up and down the country are equally proud of the benefits that their local schemes are bringing.

Leon Livermore
Chief Executive
Chartered Institute of Trading Standards

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