Posted on 26th February 2015
Police in Ashbourne want to thank the local community for their support and co-operation during the recent annual Shrovetide games.
Officers from the Ashbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team worked alongside the Buxton Licensing Team to promote a campaign aimed at encouraging people to buy alternatives to glass bottles during the event.
PCSO Gemma Darby and PCSO Tammy Bell-Heather from the policing team visited local shops to speak to them about the campaign, along with offering posters for them to display at their premises.
Officers from the licensing team also carried out visits to offer advice to shopkeepers, bar staff and licensees around the steps that they can take to help to reduce the use of glass bottles.
Gemma Darby from the Ashbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “I would like to thank all of the local shops, pubs, supermarkets and off-licences for their support and assistance throughout Shrovetide.
“With their co-operation, we were able to encourage local residents and visitors to use alternative plastic bottles to prevent any incidents with glass and breakages.
“By working together we are able to keep events such as Shrovetide alive, by keeping it both safe and enjoyable for residents and visitors.”
To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, and follow the team on Twitter: @AshbourneSNT