Scheme launched to cut trouble in Gosport

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THE MP for Gosport has launched a scheme to crack down on under-age drinking and anti-social behaviour in the town.

Caroline Dinenage attended the Safer Gosport Community Day at the town hall on Saturday.

Organised by the Hampshire Community Alcohol Partnership, the project seeks to tackle the nuisance created by young people.

This includes drinking alcohol in public places and anti-social behaviour, vandalism and drink-related litter in the areas around the town centre, Holbrook recreation ground, Bridgemary parks and the industrial estates.

The scheme will focus on education, enforcement and public perception.

Caroline, said: ‘I am delighted to support this initiative.

‘It will not only help young people to tackle their harmful use of alcohol, but also help the community which currently suffers the consequences of this alcohol abuse.’

Sergeant James Noble, Hampshire Constabulary’s community alcohol partnership, said: ‘Co-operation with partner agencies within the community, particularly schools, is an essential element to ensuring this project is effective.

‘Better awareness can help the next generation avoid the dangers of alcohol abuse and its effects on all areas of people’s lives and prospects.’