As well as our new CAP in Broadstairs we've already launched new CAPs in Barrow, Lancaster, North West and North East Edinburgh, Huthwaite and Ramsgate so far this year and anticipate launching a total of 36 new CAPs during 2017.
At a well-attended launch of the North East Edinburgh CAP, Chief Inspector Kevin McLean said: “Drinking alcohol at a young age brings serious risks to children’s health and development and puts them in danger of both physical and social harm. We are committed to making a positive difference to their lives and to our local community.”
Ben McPherson, MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith. sent a message of support to the new CAP in North West Edinburgh: "Working together across all the various sectors and organisations involved, and across different generations, I'm confident that today's launch is the start of something that I know will make a genuinely positive impact. I look forward to playing my part with you all in reducing young people’s alcohol consumption and related anti-social behaviour for the benefit of the people I represent and look forward to taking part in future events in Edinburgh Northern and Leith.”
And it was exciting to see CAP expand into new areas of the UK. The first CAP in Cumbria has now been launched in Barrow in Furness, and the first in Lancashire in the Bulk Ward Area of Lancaster. Both CAPs were launched in January with community partners including local authorities, retailers, police and schools.
Read more about these launches at http://www.communityalcoholpartnerships.co.uk/news