Sunday, 4 January 2009

Cheers - we’re an alcohol blackspot!

WALTHAM Forest is one of eleven London boroughs to receive a slice of a £1.5million fund aimed at reducing alcohol-related crime and disorder. Deemed an “alcohol blackspot” the borough will be given £30,000 from the new Home Office fund to tackle problems such as the sale of alcohol to under-18s and drunk and rowdy behaviour.

The Council makes money by renting out ugly and often obstructive advertising panels on the pavement, including this classic on Selborne Road E17 in the 'No Alcohol Zone'.