Cleethorpes

Street marshals tackle drink-violence in North East Lincolnshire

Drink-violence and other late night incidents in Grimsby and Cleethorpes will be tackled by new street marshals.

Pubwatch North East Lincolnshire has been awarded just under £5,000 of funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to deploy new marshals at busy times.

The marshals will provide a patrol service in the town centre on key dates during the late evenings.

The team is made up of local SIA registered door staff, who are familiar with the area and are capable of identifying and responding to emerging incidents.

They have already been out for the last May bank holiday and will go out again on the first weekend in July.

Portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities, Councillor David Bolton said: “The street marshals will be an important asset to our night time economy.

“Their role is to support the police and to help the public by providing a reassuring presence on the streets. They will step in and help calm any potential problems that might arise on a night out.

“The presence of the street marshals will ensure that our town centres are vibrant welcoming places for responsible revellers to come and enjoy themselves.”

As previously reported, pubs and clubs in North East Lincolnshire were given plastic cups in response to glassing incidents and alcohol-related violence in the area.

Pubwatch North East Lincolnshire, working with the local council’s licensing and safer and strong communities teams, won £2,268 funding to supply venues with polycarbonate glasses.