'Safe Glasses' Served up to Ribble Valley PubsPublished Wednesday, 21 December 2016
A scheme offering ‘safe glasses’ to Clitheroe town centre revellers has been extended after proving a huge success.
Over 3,000 polycarbonate glasses featuring the message ‘Drink sensibly and enjoy your night’ were handed out to local hostelries during street parties and festivals last year.
The scheme has proved so popular that the Ribble Valley Community Safety Partnership has ordered a further 3,000.
Clitheroe is fast becoming a fashionable nightspot, attracting partygoers from across East Lancashire to its trendy wine bars and gastro-pubs. It also attracts food and music enthusiasts from across the region to its flagship Ribble Valley Jazz Festival in May and Clitheroe Food Festival in August.
Robert Thompson, chairman of the Ribble Valley Community Safety Partnership, said: "Clitheroe is fast becoming the place to be, attracting partygoers from across East Lancashire looking for a safe and enjoyable experience.
"The polycarbonate glasses are high quality and reusable, and are strengthening the perception of Clitheroe as a safe place in which to enjoy a day or night out.
“The polycarbs have been so favourably received by hostelries and drinkers that we have ordered a further 3,000 to be used at the town’s popular festivals and street events.”
Ribble Valley is the safest place in Lancashire and one of the safest in the UK. Twenty-eight crimes for every 1,000 residents were recorded in the borough last year, significantly below the national average and the lowest in Lancashire.
Ribble Valley revellers are reminded not to use unlicensed taxis or flag down private hire vehicles over the festive period. Ribble Valley Borough Council’s register of licensed operators, vehicles and drivers featuring the names of taxi licence holders, along with licence numbers, issue and expiry dates, and licence terms, is available at https://licensing.ribblevalley.gov.uk/PAforLalpacLIVE/.