(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)
Alcohol Focus Scotland is working in partnership with Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnership on a pilot project supporting the implementation of whole population approaches to reduce alcohol harm at a local level. The pilot will have a particular focus on people affected by someone else’s drinking and will be working to increase the capacity within communities to address alcohol-related harm. The pilot is scheduled to run until November 2015 and seeks to develop models of good practice that can be shared in other ADP areas.
The Leith Pilot can link in well will the Leith Local Community Plan 2014-17. Therefore a public discussion meeting, with a view to promoting the Action Groups and having an input into the developing Action Plans, is being arranged for 6.30 pm on 25 November 2015 in the Nelson Hall, McDonald Road Library. I am in the process of meeting with everyone to discuss the evolving of Community Groups into Action Groups, but would ask that you come along to this meeting even if we have not had a chance to meet up yet.
If you have any questions about the pilot, contact Gemma Crompton, Policy and Development Co-ordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about Alcohol Focus Scotland can be found at www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk.
Edinburgh Licensing Forum has an public meeting on drinks and other licensing in Edinburgh on Wednesday 15 October at 10am, in the European Room in the City Chambers. Here’s the agenda.
A joint meeting of the Licensing Forum and Licensing Board follows on at 1pm. That meeting is also open to the public.