Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Newquay Booze Crackdown

Delicious Submit this page to reddit

5:37am 14th April 2014
(Updated 5:37am 14th April 2014)

Parents who supply their children with booze for a holiday in Cornwall could be named and shamed.

Newquay Safe wants a new crackdown to try and curb alcohol fuelled bother in the resort.

They think it could help stop what they call 'parent dealing'.

It is as they are trying to change the attitude towards the town.

But they say underage drinking is not as big a problem as it used to be.

Cornwall and Devon's Police and Crime Commissioner is already in talks with supermarkets and retailers to make it more difficult to buy.

Tong Hogg said: "This is a serious issue for us, the prevalence of the over-use of alcohol, and it isn't a matter of one size fits all here, there are different users of alcohol and we need to find a solution that is right for each one of them.

"We are seventh in the league table of 43 policing areas on violent crime, we are fourth on rape, and we have been searching for the reasons behind this and we have come down heavily on the issue of misuse of alcohol."

Rob Andrew is from Newquay Safe, he said: "The youngsters are often coming down unaccompanied by an older person, so they are in a peer group, they tend to dare each other to do things, it's really about coming down and enjoying yourselves but be responsible, if you come as a group look after everyone in that group, come as a group, stay as a group and be safe and be responsible.

"I think it's an ongoing issue, it's probably less of an issue than it was in 2009 when we started Newquay Safe but it's not just a Newquay issue, I think it's a county wide and it's a national issue. I think we've tackled it as best we can in Newquay, I think some of the pressure is now coming from elsewhere in Devon and Cornwall."

5:37am 14th April 2014

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
fire engine

Midnight Fire In Newquay Branded Arson

Police and fire crews were called after smoke was seen billowing from windows

harry house

UPDATE: Murder Charge After Death Of Newquay Mum's Little Boy

A man has pleaded not guilty after two year old Harry House died in Dorset

Most read
travis perkins

Job Losses At Building Supplies Firm With Branches Across Cornwall

We do not know which Travis Perkins sites will be affected

Debbie Holden

Amanda Holden's Sister "Critical" After Cornwall Crash

Papers say Britain's Got Talent star has rushed to the Duchy to be with her

Top articles

WATCH: Torrential Downpours Hit Cornwall

Cornwall News: Forecasters have issued a yellow weather warning

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

May offer leaders of devolved nations a 'direct line' on Brexit

National News: Theresa May will on Monday offer the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland the chance to formally feed into her Brexit strategy as the Prime Minister looks to engage the increasingly restive Scots and other regional leaders.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Director Tom Ford says 'Trump is proof America has dumbed down'

Showbiz News: The film director and fashion designer Tom Ford has told Sky News that Donald Trump's candidature in the upcoming election is proof America has "dumbed down". 

Tough road ahead as AT&T's Time Warner deal comes under scrutiny

World News: AT&T faces a tough road ahead to persuade US regulators that its multi-billion-dollar purchase of Time Warner will not result in one organisation having too much power.

Heading ball causes 'significant' brain changes

Sports News: New research into heading a football has identified "significant" changes in brain function from routine practice.

Soot-covered man rescued from chimney after losing his keys

Strange News: A man who locked himself out of his house had to be pulled to safety after he became stuck in his chimney trying to get back in.

Newer article

Football: Argyle vs Oxford

Cornwall News: Plymouth in play-off crunch match

Older article

Storm Damage Repairs at Truro Cathedral

Cornwall News: Scaffolding goes up as work starts on stone column

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Pirate Oldies on DAB Digital RadioEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training


© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.


We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.