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Drive to fight alcohol related crime
NANTWICH is on its way to becoming an ArcAngel Protected Town, as part of a drive to target alcohol-related crime and disorder.
The ArcAngel Protected Towns Initiative, which is being rolled out across Cheshire, requires alcohol-serving premises to meet a number of criteria designed to promote responsible drinking and public safety.
The Nantwich Civic Hall and the Railway Hotel have become the initial licensees to sign up and be granted ArcAngel status following a period of assessment.
Representatives from each licensed premises were presented with certificates on Thursday 18 October 2012 by the Mayor of Nantwich, Councillor Graham Fenton.
They were also given marketing packs enabling them to promote ArcAngel within their establishments.
Sergeant Richard Tomlinson, of Nantwich NPU, has been responsible for implementing the initiative in the town.
He said: "We′re very pleased to have these two premises on board prior to our official launch at the end of November, and have been impressed with their attitude and commitment.
"We are presently reviewing a number of other interested licensees and are keen to promote Nantwich as a safe place to enjoy a night out."
Sgt Tomlinson has been working in partnership with Cheshire East Licensing and Trading Standards to drive the initiative forward so that the town can be ArcAngel accredited within the next month.
For more information on ArcAngel, visit http://www.cheshire.police.uk