The recent review of anti social elements in the town centre by the DMBC has instigated some positive moves already.
A key concern is the level of drinking in the town centre. ‘Reduce the Strength’ is a new ongoing initiative being launched by Doncaster Council during alcohol awareness week which runs from 13 – 19 November.
The scheme, initially being introduced in Doncaster town centre, aims to stop cheap, high strength alcohol above 6.5% alcohol by volume (abv) being sold. It has been introduced to address alcohol-related health concerns, with over 350 Doncaster residents dying from alcoholic liver disease between 2010 and 2015.
Town centre shop owners voluntarily taking part agree not to sell beer, lager and cider above 6.5% abv and in return receive a ‘Reduce the Strength’ window sticker and certificate to show their support for the initiative. Exceptions are made for premium products such as craft beers and lagers which have become more popular in recent years. ….More