Stevenage nightclub first to sign up to scheme to help reduce alcohol-related disorder
LIQUID & Envy nightclub on Stevenage Leisure Park is the first licensed premises in the town to join a scheme which aims to help reduce alcohol-related disorder. It has been accredited as part of the Safer Clubs, Pubs and Bars. The scheme was launched in
LIQUID & Envy nightclub on Stevenage Leisure Park is the first licensed premises in the town to join a scheme which aims to help reduce alcohol-related disorder.
It has been accredited as part of the Safer Clubs, Pubs and Bars.
The scheme was launched in Hertfordshire in December 2007 and is supported by Pubwatch.
Partners in the scheme include Hertfordshire Constabulary, Stevenage Borough Council, Hertfordshire County Council's Trading Standards and Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
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The purpose of the award system is to encourage a range of alcohol-related businesses to achieve higher standards of management and operation as a demonstration of their commitment to the reduction of alcohol-related crime and disorder, and anti-social behaviour. When they reach the required levels they achieve accreditation.
Acting Chief Inspector Richard Liversidge said: "We enjoy an extremely effective working relationship with managers and staff at Liquid & Envy and I am pleased they have been recognised for their work in helping ensure people enjoy a safe night out on the leisure park and their commitment to the reduction of alcohol-related crime and disorder. We look forward to working with other premises as part of the initiative."
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Lucy Herlihy, general manager at Liquid & Envy, said: "We are extremely proud to be the first licensed premises to be recognised as part of the Safer Clubs, Pubs and Bars Scheme.
"We take our responsibilities of ensuring people enjoy their night out safely extremely seriously and will continue to work with police in the future to further reduce alcohol-related crime and disorder."
Ian Parkhouse, Stevenage Fire Station commander, said: "We are pleased to be involved in this scheme which helps to improve all aspects of safety for users of licensed premises in the town.
"As well as reducing alcohol-related crime and disorder, our role is to ensure that escape exits are clear, fire alarms and extinguishers are tested and maintained and general fire safety and housekeeping is in good order.
"We're delighted with the results achieved by Liquid & Envy and we hope many other premises will soon follow in their footsteps.