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New alcohol partnership to tackle problem drinking in Boston

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A new initiative to tackle problem street drinkers and underage drinking in Boston has been launched.

The Community Alcohol Partnership will see retailers, the police, councils, the NHS and a host of other parties work together to tackle problem drinking in Boston.

The partnership was officially announced on Tuesday, November 1 at Boston Stump, continuing St Botolph’s history of working with all those affected by alcohol in the community.

Boston community police inspector Andy Morrice said: “Lincolnshire Police recognise that in addition to our activities around enforcement on underage and street drinking, we want where possible to engage with educational activities to prevent these problems occurring in the first place.

“CAPs across the country have delivered real, measurable results and I look forward to implementing our action plan in Boston.”

Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman added: “Alcohol is very often a factor in crime, in NHS admissions and in anti-social behaviour.

Boston needs a multi-faceted response to a complex problem that I know often troubles constituents and puts problem drinkers themselves in harm’s way.

“That means tackling rogue landlords, liaising with the police and also working with local retailers and licensees, trading standards and a host of other interested parties.”

The Boston Action Plan will be presented at the group’s first meeting on November 8.