Tuesday, 17 December 2019
This festive season the Bunbury Alcohol Accord has a clear message for the Bunbury community – look out for your mates.
The Accord made up of Bunbury bar licensees, police, City staff, elected members, South West Liquor Enforcement, WA Country Health Services South West and Street Chaplains invites the community to work with them to avoid the risk of alcohol related harm on individuals and the community.
Drinking alcohol is often associated with social occasions and customs especially at this time of the year.
Tolerating drunken behaviour can have serious consequences and it is everyone’s responsibility to discourage drunken behaviour to prevent alcohol-related harm among intoxicated people and those around them.
Accord chairwoman Sarah Upton said if you are heading out this festive season with friends or see someone who is not displaying appropriate behaviour let them know it's not okay.
“It is up to all of us to choose respect for our community and ourselves,” Mrs Upton said.
Licensees and bar staff will be doing their bit to ensure revellers are well looked after by refusing to serve or by removing intoxicated patrons from drinking establishments as required by law.
Along with licencees and police the Accord will be supported by the Bunbury Street Chaplins.
Street Chaplains are volunteers who work in cooperation with City Of Bunbury CCTV operators, licensees, police and other stakeholders.
They have been operating since 2014 and are out on Friday and Saturday nights offering compassion and practical help to all those who need and want it.
The aim is to simply care, protect and ensure patrons get home safely to provide a safe environment for patrons to enjoy a night out without fear of harm.
For more information on the Bunbury Alcohol Accord please follow the link here