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Cash To Tackle Cornwall's Binge Drinking

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6:26am 15th May 2012
(Updated 6:26am 15th May 2012)

Nearly two thousand people have been rushed to hospital after a boozy night out in Cornwall.

The latest statistics for alcohol-related injuries are out.

In the Duchy, the admissions rate for 2010/11 stands at 343 per 100,000.

That is above the national average.

Ian McDonald runs the street pastors scheme in St Austell.

He says it is putting extra pressure on our A and E teams:

"Hospital beds shouldn't be seen just as a sobering up place, which is what they very often end up as. Somebody goes in drunk out of their skull, with a minor injury, may occupy a bed for the night while they sober up. That's tying up a bed and resources that could be used better in another direction.

"I think the problem starts before they get out on the streets. I mean, you hear a lot about people tanking up before they go out. If they're passing between one pub and another, they can find it where they've left it behind for retrieval later. That's the culture we're talking about."

It is as the Duchy wins a share of a million pounds to tackle binge drinking.

Over the next two years it will fund grassroots projects backed by local authorities, police and retailers.

£90, 000 will be spent inCornwall

The Government Champion for Active Safer Communities, Baroness Newlove launched the scheme:

'I am delighted that the fund was 10 times oversubscribed, but not really surprised. I have always believed there is a seam of active citizens prepared and willing to work at creating safer, happier communities together with the agencies there to help them. This response proves it. We shall mine these wonderful examples of fresh ideas and local solutions to tackle alcohol misuse and the crime and blight that follows. In two years these areas will be transformed. I intend to support them all the way and ensure others follow their trail blazing progress.'

6:26am 15th May 2012

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