Off-Watch scheme helping to stop Hertsmere youngsters buying booze
A SCHEME that helps stop children buying booze has been hailed a success.
The Off-Watch Scheme provides training, advice and support to traders, as well as help them to put a stop to under-18s buying alcohol.
The borough council’s principal licensing officer Phil Andrews said: “We work with Trading Standards and they organise a number of test purchases throughout the borough to see if shops are selling alcohol to children.
“Our results for the last year show Off-Watch is really helping businesses in Hertsmere to think twice about serving a customer who they doubt is the legal age to buy alcohol.”
In the year to March, there were 17 attempts by under-age test purchasers in Hertsmere.
You may also want to watch:
“All those tested passed with flying colours by refusing, or challenging.”
- 1 Welwyn Garden City murder-suicide: Grief-stricken family release statement
- 2 Hatfield curry house is hot stuff after being named nation’s best
- 3 Rural land near Welwyn to go on sale next month
- 4 Family of four ‘distraught’ after living in single hotel room for nearly five months after house fire
- 5 Serial flasher who 'showed no remorse' jailed
- 6 £45m housing development to be showcased as buyers get chance to select home
- 7 The latest court results for Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar
- 8 Meet the woman behind Welwyn Garden City’s Halloween postbox topper
- 9 Lloyds announce branch closure to leave Hatfield with one bank
- 10 6 of the best places to hot tub in and around Hertfordshire