Safe festive drinking
Published Monday 10th December 2012
A campaign highlighting the risks associated with excessive drinking over the festive season is being launched this week by Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk Police.
A series of posters will be displayed in various venues and businesses across the town, and leaflets will be distributed on certain nights over the coming weeks.
The campaign cites the tragic story of Adam Rogers, a young football coach from Blackburn who died from a single punch during a night out in 2009. A 16-year-old was jailed for the attack.
The campaign states a "criminal record is for life, not just for Christmas".
Councillor Neil Macdonald, Deputy Leader of the Borough Council, said: "Ipswich has a vibrant nightlife and we are keen to ensure revellers who visit our many bars, clubs and pubs have a happy, safe and enjoyable night out."
For further information on the charity Adam's parents have set up in his memory please go to http://www.eahconsequences.com/.
Meanwhile, the "Ipswich SOS Bus" will be stationed at Cardinal Park to offer on-the-spotmedical treatment and a safe haven for vulnerable people in need of help and advice. The NHS bus will be there between 8.30pm and 4am on Fridays and Saturdays before Christmas, beginning on Friday 14th December. It will also be on duty on Christmas Eve and 28th, 29th and 31st December.