Cornwall

Awards hope for Newquay under-age drinking project

A project aimed at tackling under-age drinking and anti-social behaviour in a Cornwall resort has been short listed for two national awards.

New quay Safe Partnership is in line for for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations awards for partnership excellence and community relations.

It was set up a year ago to protect young people after two teenagers died while visiting the resort in 2009.

Police, residents, councils and businesses promote safety.

Lance Kennedy, Cornwall Council cabinet member for community safety and neighbourhoods, said: "The tragic events of summer 2009 attracted national interest and the partners' hard work since then has focused on letting people know that Newquay is a great place and we want people to help keep it that way."

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