Street art to be used in bid to crackdown on sales of alcohol

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9th October 2017 

street artPavement 'street art' is being used in the battle against under-age drinking in Newtown.

Pavement stencils are being put in place by the Newtown Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) as part of the Dyfed-Powys Force Action Day, which is taking place on Tuesday, October 10.

The paint spray is chalk-based and temporary, and has been used in other CAP areas to warn adults not to buy alcohol for children and support shop staff by showing that proxy purchasing will not be tolerated and shops have the right to refuse sales.

This action is designed to support the very successful training event earlier in the year when Newtown licensees and their staff received free training as part of an initiative to tackle underage drinking in the town.

The training sessions were arranged by the Newtown CAP, an initiative backed by the Welsh Government. They provided those working within the licensed trade with the tools and knowledge to address and challenge minors attempting to buy alcohol and over 18s trying to buy alcohol on their behalf.

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