Revellers urged to ‘gauge behaviour’

FESTIVE revellers have been asked to ‘gauge their behaviour’ while out celebrating in Ilkeston and Long Eaton town centres this month.

Bar staff will be sporting T-shirts and posters will appear around town with messages including ‘Gauge your behaviour’ and ‘Where will drinking put you?’, in a bid to tackle alcohol-related crime.

The county-wide project, backed by police and funded by Derbyshire County Council, was launched on Friday and will run in five other town centres including Heanor on Friday and Saturday nights across the festive period.

Teams will be out talking to people about how to stay safe while having a good night out and encouraging them to report any information about alcohol-related violence to Crimestoppers.

West Hallam councillor and cabinet member for public health Cllr Carol Hart said: “We want everyone to have a great time when they’re out and about in our town centres this Christmas and New Year but excessive drinking by some can spoil it for others.”

“This campaign will encourage people to think about their behaviour and be aware of how many drinks are enough for them.”