Newquay safe: lessons learnt from a partnership to address alcohol-related community issues (2010)
Following Drinkaware's successful partnership with the Newquay Safe Partnership, this report identifies key guiding principles to setting up similar initiatives in other towns and cities.
Drinkaware was approached early in 2010 by the Home Office to work with the Newquay Safe Partnership to address drink-related anti-social behaviour and disorder related to Newquay being a destination for 16–17 year olds celebrating the end of their GCSE exams.
The Newquay Safe Partnership brought together police, council, residents, local businesses and organisations, including pubs, clubs, off-licenses, to tackle alcohol misuse and irresponsible behaviour in Newquay.
Drinkaware helped the partnership with its planning and implementation, which in its first year contributed to a 19% reduction in crime and anti-social behaviour in the area. It was estimated that the crime reduction achieved by Newquay Safe delivered savings of £258,000.
The partnership’s good work was recognised with four awards, including Responsible Drinks Retailing Local Authority of the Year and CRIP Local Public Services Partnership Excellence Award.