Ryedale District Council


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Alcohol and substance harm reduction

The North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership (NYCSP) and the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (NYPFCC) work 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), as commissioned by the NYPFCC
  • 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. Ryedale's Streetscene services continue to liaise with North Yorkshire Police, informing them of hot spot areas and any drug and alcohol litter finds
  • Continuing good links between Housing Officers and the NYCSP 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
  • Pubwatch Groups meet regularly
  • 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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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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