During December, we are working with partners including police to help people have a safe and enjoyable night out in Chipping Sodbury and Kingswood.
We will be joining forces with Avon and Somerset Police, Safe and Sound taxi marshal service providers, Pastor volunteer support services, and Chipping Sodbury and Kingswood Pubwatch schemes to help reduce incidents of alcohol-related disorder.
Our night safe campaign aims to:
* prevent the escalation of low level incidents
* prevent increased demand on police resources, ambulance service and hospital admissions
* prevent increased incidents of alcohol, drug related violence, anti-social behaviour, and criminal damage
* reduce the fear of crime.
Cabinet Member for Communities Cllr Heather Goddard said: “In town centres where there are several bars and restaurants located close together, a heavy drinking culture can develop which in turn can lead to negative consequences related to crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour.
“We are working with partners to promote safety and wellbeing, and to make sure all of our residents are able to enjoy a safe night over the festive period.
“Similar campaigns have been run in previous years which have been well received by people enjoying a night out and those living near the bars and restaurants.”
Throughout the campaign, we will be working with partners to increase the operation hours for existing taxi and street marshals, employing an additional marshal at each location, distributing bottled water and promotional material with key messages to stay safe, and talking to licensed venues to provide support and awareness of hate crime.
Dates in December include:
* Saturday 2 December – Chipping Sodbury
* Friday 22 December – last Friday before Christmas
* Sunday 24 December – Christmas Eve
* Sunday 31 December – New Year’s Eve.
For more information about anti-social behaviour please visit www.southglos.gov.uk/asb