Croydon one of worst London boroughs for binge drinking

Croydon Guardian: Croydon binge drinkers cost emergency services £285,000 a year Croydon binge drinkers cost emergency services £285,000 a year

Binge drinkers in Croydon cost the emergency services more than £285,000 a year, making it one of the worst London boroughs for alcohol related callouts.

This is according to figures released to the Greater London Authority (GLA) Conservatives under the freedom of information act.

The statistics show, in the financial year 2012 to 2013, London Ambulance Service responded to 1,231 alcohol related incidents across the borough, more than three a day.

This makes Croydon the seventh worst borough in the capital.

To try and reduce the number of call outs across London, GLA Conservatives have issued a report entitled On the Wagon.

In it they call for sobering centres and booze buses, manned by nurses, to be introduced.

These would provide treatment such as blood pressure and blood sugar checks as well as a bed for the night instead of people being treated in Accident & Emergency departments in hospitals.

The group will also push for the fixed penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly to be doubled to £180.

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3:28pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Deltablue says...

You usually can't get into a late bar without ID, so why not make them have a photo ID card which is scanned on entry, saving them carrying official documents around. That way, you could then also check which bars produce the worst troublemakers because the card will show where they have been. That way you can bar them from every club, and also charge the cost back to the bars according to the amount of trouble their cliental cause.
I came to the conclusion long ago that cheap drink seems to bring cheap people.
You usually can't get into a late bar without ID, so why not make them have a photo ID card which is scanned on entry, saving them carrying official documents around. That way, you could then also check which bars produce the worst troublemakers because the card will show where they have been. That way you can bar them from every club, and also charge the cost back to the bars according to the amount of trouble their cliental cause. I came to the conclusion long ago that cheap drink seems to bring cheap people. Deltablue
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6:36pm Wed 2 Jul 14

john nunn says...

Yes, and the understaffed and underfunded police have the arduous task of having to deal with this issue. Now who is to blame when it comes to not applying a deterrent ? Welcome to the country of no hope.
Yes, and the understaffed and underfunded police have the arduous task of having to deal with this issue. Now who is to blame when it comes to not applying a deterrent ? Welcome to the country of no hope. john nunn
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2:46pm Sun 6 Jul 14

christhegoth says...

Too many managers have turned a blind eye for too long. That's how it has got this bad. A policy of appeasement was used for too long.

And the end result is a right old mess.

Me, I drink in Bromley now. Stuff that for a game of soldiers.
Too many managers have turned a blind eye for too long. That's how it has got this bad. A policy of appeasement was used for too long. And the end result is a right old mess. Me, I drink in Bromley now. Stuff that for a game of soldiers. christhegoth
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3:01pm Sun 6 Jul 14

christhegoth says...

7th from the bottom. There's a theme...

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Obviously just a coincidence...
7th from the bottom. There's a theme... http://tinyurl.com/n 45vm9k Obviously just a coincidence... christhegoth
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