Ryedale District Council

Alcohol and substance harm reduction

To reduce the negative impact that alcohol consumption has on both people and communities in Ryedale.

  • Ensuring links between violent crime and nominations to the Integrated Offender Management Scheme (aimed at providing intensive support).
  • Extending alcohol treatment linked to Integrated Offender Management to include offenders on short prison sentences, on anti social behaviour orders and perpetrators of domestic abuse not sentenced through the courts.
  • Trading Standards are continuing to carry out regular visits to selected licensed premises to check use of refusal registers and that the ‘No ID No Sale’ regulations are adhered to. Street Scene continued to liaise with North Yorkshire Police informing them of hot spot areas and any drug and alcohol litter finds.
  • Working with A & E to identify where people have had their last drink, profiles of drinking behaviour and brief intervention.
  • Continuing good links between Housing Officers and Safer Ryedale with joint tenant and problem solving meetings.
  • Maintaining a Designated Public Places Order which gives police powers of arrest if people are drinking alcohol anti-socially in the area and refuse to hand it over when requested.
  • Using anti-social behaviour enforcement tools to tackle alcohol related disorder.
  • Continuation of Pubwatch Groups in Malton/Norton and Pickering. Quarterly meetings are taking place unless additional meetings are needed to discuss individuals to be banned.
  • Proxy Purchasing - If an individual is caught purchasing alcohol for underage drinkers (proxy sales), on licensed premises, they are automatically banned from the pubs in Ryedale. If they are caught with alcohol purchased in an off licence, i.e. a supermarket, with intent to supply it for consumption by underage persons, they are given the choice of an on the spot fine, or being charged and summoned to court.

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