Witney News - West Oxfordshire Underage Test Purchasing

Witney - A view from Church Green

Advertisements

West Oxfordshire Underage Test Purchasing

An operation to combat illegal underage sales of alcohol through test purchasing will be taking place in West Oxfordshire. Nearly 400 licensees have been advised about this so that they have the opportunity to review their processes to prevent young people purchasing alcohol.

Bill Oddy, Head of Community Safety and Licensing at West Oxfordshire District Council, said, "Licensees in West Oxfordshire have considerable experience and we don't believe there is a significant problem. We
are more than happy to advise and support licensees who want to review their procedure and we are encouraging them to contact the Council's Licensing Team."

The underage test purchasing is a joint operation between the Council and Thames Valley Police.

Inspector Andy Higgs, who has responsibility for Neighbourhoods and Licensing in West Oxfordshire, said "We have now implemented Neighbourhood Management (Policing) across the district and one of the emerging priorities for the public is 'Young people and alcohol'. A number of neighbourhood police teams
have been tackling this issue; seizing alcohol and using anti social behaviour powers (ASBOs) with the most persistent offenders. In addition Oxfordshire Trading Standards have carried out a number of underage test purchasing operations in premises with a licence to sell alcohol for consumption off the premises. This is beginning to make an impact but we still need to do more."

Posted : 28/04/2006 13:44:26

Other recent Witney news items


Christmas Recycling

With so much waste produced over the festive season, West Oxfordshire District Council is reminding residents how they can cut down on their waste by recycling as much as possible. Extra recycling...[more]


Bin collections now resumed

Weather permitting, and where it is safe to do so, crews will be collecting bins as scheduled for the rest of the week. If your bin is not emptied, please report it as a missed collection. Catch...[more]


Snow and bin collections in West Oxfordshire

Bin collections cancelled Tuesday 12 December Due to the icy road conditions there is no bin collection service in West Oxfordshire today (Tuesday 12 December) this includes bulky househ...[more]


To view the full Witney Blog, click here