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Vote on plans for alcohol blitz cash
9:07am Thursday 6th September 2012 in News
RESIDENTS in Bury East are invited to play a crucial part in plans to tackle binge drinking and anti-social behaviour in their area.
Proposals will be unveiled tonight at the Freedom Church in Bright Street and people who attend can vote for what the area’s priorities should be.
The move comes after Bury won £90,000 from the national Alcohol Prospectus Fund, designed to put decision-making and resources into the hands of local people to help them eradicate the effects of alcohol abuse that blights their lives.
Over the next two years the project to tackle the problem in Bury East will be delivered by a partnership of Bury Council, police and health service. The key issues which will be tackled include: high levels of under-age drinking resulting in anti-social behaviour, disruptive anti-social behaviour in local parks and in residential areas, and high levels of alcohol related admissions to hospital.
Groups who have submitted applications for the scheme have been invited to give presentations at tonight’s meeting, which starts at 6.30pm. Their bids will be discussed and voted on.
Council leader Cllr Mike Connolly, said: “Alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour is always a major concern for local communities. This bid aims to give local people a big say in how the problem is tackled.”
l For more information: contact township co-ordinator David Thomas at email@example.com or 0161 253 7455.