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Carnival Care Initiatives

  • Safety in the City & District is a key priority and many agencies work together to plan and manage events that are safe and minimise the misuse of alcohol. A large number of stewards and PSNI officers will be on duty to provide information and assistance. Police will be monitoring and seizing alcohol from anyone under the age of 18 and dealing with any street drinking.
  •  Community Safety Wardens employed by Derry City and Strabane District Council will be working in the estates and educational precinct to provide advice and assistance to anyone that they perceive to be in need. This will include directing people, who need to get home or to accommodation or advise on local transportation provision.
  • Event stewards, staff from community organisations, local volunteers, Long Tower Youth Group, Our Space and Off the streets, Council and police will be on the ground working pro-actively together as a positive presence, providing support and helping to ensure alcohol misuse is minimised.
  •  Police will be working with licenced premises in the run up to the event and will be carrying out visits to off-sales and licenced premises to liaise with staff regarding obligations. Police will also be checking that Licensed Premises are operating ‘Challenge 21’ systems. Council Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) will be carrying out visits to workplaces including some licensed premises and off-sales in the run up to the event, to discuss the importance of employers managing health and safety. During these visits EHOs will also take the opportunity to reinforce key messages regarding alcohol.

Fireworks Safety

When buying fireworks, only buy from a licensed retailer. All retailers must display a warning notice stating "It is illegal to sell Category F1 (Indoor) fireworks to anyone under the age of 16, Category F2 (Garden) and Category F3 (Display) fireworks to anyone under the age of 18”. The notice must be prominently displayed so that it can be easily read by persons at the point of sale. Retailers are required to display their certificates of registration at the point of sale.

Remember if using fireworks, follow the Firework Safety Code - for more information view