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Deputy Commissioner's High Peak tour of night-time economy


Hardyal Dhinds and Sgt Mark Wright


Derbyshire’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa, will be talking to the county’s Alcohol Summit in June about his fact finding tour of popular late-night drinking spots in the High Peak.

Mr Dhindsa joined Licensing officers from the force and a High peak Licensing Authority officer for a tour of the night-time economy in Buxton, Glossop, New Mills and surrounding villages last Friday (26 April).

“It was a fairly quiet Friday night on the pub and club scene, but it was useful to see the different attractions and popularity of the areas,” he commented.

His tour coincided with filming of some of the activity as part of footage to be shown at the summit.

Licensing Sergeant Mark Wright said: “I hope the evening gave the Deputy Commissioner an insight into how we police the night-time economy and also the geographical challenges we face in policing the High Peak.”

Mr Dhindsa and the officers also talked about the ‘Intoxicated’ campaign that the police are running in partnership with High Peak Borough Council. The campaign aims to reduce alcohol-related crimes by stopping the sale of alcohol to people who are already drunk. It also aims to better educate bar staff about their responsibilities under the law.

The alcohol summit will include discussions with key partners on the effects of alcohol within the community.


Media Enquiries: Sallie Blair 01283 821012 / 07702 541401

Posted on Tuesday 30th April 2013
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