THE COPELAND Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) has been shortlisted for the national CAPs Award for Most Improved Locality.
The Copeland CAP was launched in Egremont in April 2019 and is a partnership approach to tackling underage drinking and the associated anti-social behaviour and adverse health effects.
The shortlisting recognises collaborative working to reduce these issues, specifically at Egremont Crab Fair.
The partnership consists of Copeland Borough Council, Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Constabulary, West Lakes Academy, Egremont Youth Partnership, the Co-op and other local retailers. It is a project of the Copeland Hub, a partnership of agencies aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour together.
Louise Coid, Copeland Local Focus Hub Manager, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted for a national award. It recognises our partnership approach to address issues identified in previous years at Egremont Crab Fair. We have received positive feedback from the organisers, retailers, residents and Egremont Town Council that the actions of the CAP made a huge difference to the atmosphere at the event, and there were fewer calls to the police. Egremont Youth Partnership worked tirelessly throughout the event and engaged with 296 young people.”
The awards are being held at the House of Commons on January 28.