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Police offer advice to help Buxton students to stay safe this Christmas

Posted on 7th December 2016
Buxton alcohol awareness event

Buxton Safer Neighbourhood officers have been teaming up to help students to stay safe when out celebrating over Christmas and New Year.

PCSOs Linda Cook and Rachael Blackley teamed up with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service on Thursday, December 1 as part of a crime prevention event at the Dome in Buxton.

The Safer Neighbourhood officers visited the University of Derby’s Buxton campus, alongside their partners, to offer advice to students about alcohol awareness, units of alcohol in beverages and safe consumption. They also offered advice around staying safe when out enjoying local pubs and clubs over Christmas and New Year.

PCSO Linda Cook from the Buxton Town Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “As we approach the Christmas season and young people look forward to getting together with friends and family to celebrate and socialise, we wanted to give them some advice and support around alcohol consumption and staying safe whilst they are out enjoying themselves.

“This event was a great opportunity to work alongside our partners and chat to local students about the effects that alcohol can have, but also to introduce ourselves as their local Safer Neighbourhood team so that if they ever see us when they are out or they feel scared or threatened, they know that they can approach us for help and support.”

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