Tag Archives : alcohol


Know your risks: Alcohol Awareness Week 14-20 November 2016

Plymouth City Council wants you to ‘know your risks’ as we mark Alcohol Awareness Week (14 – 20 November 2016). For example, did you know that alcohol is linked to over 60 health conditions including cancer, gastrointestinal conditions, and liver disease? Or that a large glass of wine contains as many calories as a doughnut? Or […]


late night levy proposal back on the table

Plans to make pubs and clubs help pay to keep Plymouth’s streets safe and clean could be back on the table. Plymouth City Council is to consult again on bringing in a late night levy for businesses that sell drink from 1am, so that those who make money from alcohol contribute more to the cost […]


Council now running personal alcohol licence holders course

Plymouth City Council’s Public Protection Service is now running the Level two Personal Licence Holders Course. A personal licence is needed if you are responsible for the sale of alcohol for example in a restaurant, public house or shop/supermarket. This doesn’t mean you have to have a personal licence to be employed in a business […]


New Family, Drug and Alcohol Court in Plymouth will improve the life chances for some of city’s most vulnerable children

The introduction of a radical new court in Plymouth will offer better life chances for both children and their families. Family Drug and Alcohol Court’s (FDAC) work with parents where the council has started court proceedings in order to protect their children from harm or neglect. The department of education agreed funding worth £2.5 million […]


Plymouth signs up to Dry January

People in Plymouth are being encouraged to give up booze for January. Plymouth City Council’s Public Health department has teamed up to work with the national Dry January campaign team as part of our Alcohol Strategy – and you can sign up too. Dry January is a national behaviour change public health campaign developed by […]


Improving alcohol awareness in Plymouth

As we mark Alcohol Awareness Week (17-23 November 2014) a range of initiatives are taking place across Plymouth to address problem drinking. Partners across Plymouth have signed up to a five year (2013-18) Strategic Alcohol Plan and one year into the scheme there is great progress being made. Plymouth City Council, Devon and Cornwall Police, […]


Dispersal order in Devonport to tackle anti-social behaviour

A dispersal order designed to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Devonport will come into effect in June. The order was requested by the police and signed this week as a delegated decision by the Council’s Cabinet Member for Cooperatives and Community Development, Cllr Chris Penberthy. The order will be in place round the clock from […]