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Police and licensees raise a glass to Intoxicated campaign at certificate presentation

Posted on 27th November 2013

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Retailers from Buxton and Chapel celebrate their achievements for Intoxicated presentation

High Peak licensees were invited to celebrate their awards for responsible alcohol sales as part of the Intoxicated campaign.

The event, which was held on Thursday, November 21, saw retailers from Buxton and Chapel being awarded certificates for their dedication to alcohol related law as part of the scheme to drive down alcohol related crimes.

Pub, club and bar staff headed to The Cheshire Cheese on High Street Buxton, to accept their qualifications in Responsible Alcohol Retailing (ARAR) and Drugs Awareness with Licensed Hospitality (ADLH).  

The training sessions have been funded by Derbyshire police, High Peak Borough Council and brewing giants SABMiller to provide essential knowledge and skills for bar staff around the licensing law.

PC Sandra Barlow, from the police licensing team, said: “The event was fantastic and it was great to see the bar staff receiving certificates for their hard work and commitment to the scheme.

“When we started Intoxicated, we knew how important it was for us to offer extra training to staff so they are fully clued-up on the law that affects them.

“It’s not just about us carrying out visits to licensed premises to enforce those laws; we wanted to give licensees and their staff the support they needed and that is where the qualifications came in.

“It was great to see such a positive response from the retailers and I am sure that the knowledge they have gained will help to keep licensed premises in our area safe places to visit and enjoy.”

Intoxicated is run by Derbyshire police and High Peak Borough Council and aims to crack down on alcohol-related offences by stopping the sale of alcohol to drunks and educate bar staff on their responsibilities.

The qualifications have touched on a wide variety of topics including how to recognise drunkenness, licensing law, protecting children, personal safety and how pubs, clubs and bars can help cut alcohol-related crimes.

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