MAR 01] WARWICK DISTRICT COUNCIL NEWS
Ears And Eyes Looking Out For Pub Yobs
radio link scheme to cut the soaring amount of violence in
Leamington is being launched just a fortnight after the idea was
pubs have signed up to a new radio link following a spate of
incidents in the town.
the police licensing officer who helped the scheme come to
fruition hopes the link will spread once other landlords hear
about its success.
Charlie Butler said:
held a meeting just a couple of weeks ago with local licensees
to discuss the scheme. Just a few days later and we have a
proven scheme about to go live. It's very good news.
has been a lot of talk about violence in the town centre
during the evenings and what the police are doing to tackle
Donnachie Chairman of the Association of Leamington Licensees
joining the Leamington Radio Link we can help keep our members
be aware of what is going on around the town and gain direct
access to the CCTV control room thus allowing a more immediate
response from the police if problems do arise.
hope that when other licensees hear about the clear benefits
of the radio link they will join in as well.
centre manager Ian Coker said linking the eyes of CCTV with the
ears of the radio link would help all businesses in the town
can only be good news for all those people who use the town
centre during the day and night
have just completed another door supervision scheme with the
support of Warwickshire College, we are working at introducing
a "proof of age" scheme and now with the radio link
scheme going live everyone can see that the licensees in
Leamington are as keen as anyone to do their bit in helping to
reduce violence in the town centre.
would like to see these kinds of initiatives become the
standard and a clear condition of all pubs and clubs gaining a