Mid Ulster PCSP, coach operators, PSNI and local vintners are at the forefront of a campaign to target the practice of drinking on buses travelling to nightclubs in the Cookstown area.
The campaign called ‘No Boozing On Board’ aims to educate and raise awareness on the dangers of consuming alcohol on buses.
Local police officers with the agreement of coach owners will be carrying out checks on buses entering the town and informing those on board about the implications of drinking on buses.
Speaking on the campaign, Cllr Frances Burton, Chair of the Mid Ulster PCSP said, “The PCSP welcomes this initiative which will help make Mid Ulster a safer place for all at night time. We particularly welcome the fact that this is a partnership approach between coach operators, PSNI and local vintners, all working together to keep young people safe.”
PSNI Sector Inspector, Mr Daniel Walsh, said: “We wish to keep our young people safe on buses and do not want them to arrive at the venue in a state where they may be turned away or indeed require medical attention either prior to or after the event. This poster campaign will educate young people and raise awareness on the dangers of drinking and how it can affect their safety when out socialising.”
For more information, or if you are a coach company wishing to get involved in the campaign, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 028 86764714.