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News - 25 July 2012
Baroness Newlove, the Government’s champion for active and safer communities, has launched ten further pilot projects around the country. The trial projects are aimed at curbing binge-drinking and anti-social behaviour.
The schemes include rural communities and town centres, local parks and residential areas and involve partnerships involving youth centres, hospitals and local schools.
The ten areas are to receive the grants worth up to £10,000 are:
Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent; Croydon, London; Exeter, Devon; Great Yarmouth, Norfolk; Horsham, West Sussex; Lancaster, Lancashire; North Tyneside; Nottingham; Reading, Berkshire and St Helens, Merseyside.
North Tyneside are building on a scheme already run by the local Primary Care Trust to deal with the issue of alcohol related hospital admissions of young people and in Nottingham a local charity is developing a binge-drinking awareness project in three city centre schools.
More on this at LocalGov.co.uk, click here.
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