At­tempt to re­duce drunken be­hav­iour in bor­ough

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AN ini­tia­tive to re­duce drunk­en­ness is un­der way in Sefton.

‘Drink Less En­joy More’ (DLEM) en­cour­ages peo­ple to cut back on how much they drink at home be­fore go­ing out, as well as how much they con­sume when vis­it­ing bars, pubs and clubs.

The ini­tia­tive aims to raise aware­ness of the 2003 Li­cens­ing Act, which states it is il­le­gal to:

Buy al­co­hol for some­one who is clearly drunk

For bar staff to serve some­one who is clearly drunk

Both of­fences are pun­ish­able with a fine of up to £1,000 and premises found to be serv­ing peo­ple who are clearly drunk are also at risk of be­ing stripped of their li­cence – but lo­cal re­search shows only half of peo­ple are aware of the law.

Sefton Coun­cil is join­ing other Pub­lic Health teams across Mersey­side and Cheshire to roll out the cam­paign and en­sure that res­i­dents un­der­stand the risks of binge drink­ing.

Po­lice and li­cens­ing teams will be ac­tively work­ing with bars to re­duce drunk­en­ness across Mersey­side and Cheshire.

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