20/12/2013 - Permalink

Views on young people and alcohol in Ludlow

Related topics: Community / My area

Over the past couple of months Ludlow’s Community Alcohol Partnership (LCAP) have been collecting the views of local residents on their perception of young people and alcohol: if they consider there to be a problem within the town, where any problem areas are, what alternatives should there be for young people, etc.

Councillor Tracey Huffer, Chair of LCAP, said:

“Thank you to everyone who filled in the questionnaire.  We had over 150 replies, the information is currently being collated, and then as a group we will act on the results.  LCAP has received funding from central government via Shropshire Council, and over the past 12 months that funding has been spent on youth workers working out and about around Ludlow on Friday and Saturday nights, talking to young people, educating them on alcohol, and supporting them.  There has also been training for the off licence staff that sell alcohol in the town, and money towards the youth festival earlier in the year.”

The Ludlow Community Alcohol Partnership is currently made up of representatives from Shropshire Council, West Mercia Police, Ludlow Town Council, Co-op, South Shropshire Housing Association, South Shropshire Youth Forum, Ludlow School and Ludlow College.

Pictured is Alex Howorth, being presented with a prize by Councillor Tracey Huffer.  The prize was donated by Co-op as a raffle prize for the people who completed the questionnaire.  Well done Alex.