Resources

Here you can download and read publications and other resource published by the Local Alcohol Partnerships Group (LAPG).

Encouraging a thriving and diverse night-time economy

A vibrant and attractive night-time economy is important for many towns and cities across the UK. But it must be safe, well managed and welcoming for all members of the community. And a buzzing high-street atmosphere cannot be ruined by intimidating alcohol-related anti-social behaviour.

CASE STUDY: Bournemouth, Urban Shift

The rapid growth of the licensed trade in the 1990’s, together with an over capacity of bed space leading to attractive rates for incoming groups (golf, stag, hen), led to a significant deterioration of the image and perception of Bournemouth as a quality resort. To tackle this issue a strong partnership between public and private sectors was built, tasked to
consider every aspect of the operation of the town at night and its future development.

CASE STUDY: Nottingham

Back in 2005 Nottingham was subject to negative media presentation and public perception particularly around crime
and disorder and the night-time economy. Until 2009 policing in the city was largely reactive with challenging levels of
violent crime, street drinking, begging and rough sleeping and there was no co-ordinated partnership approach to the night-time economy in the City.

Local Alcohol Partnerships Group Resource Pack

Tackling Crime And Anti-social Behaviour

CASE STUDY: Birmingham, Broad Street

The 1990s saw an explosion in the number of nightclubs, pubs and bars in city and town centres across the UK.
In Birmingham, the focus of this investment and expansion was Broad Street, which was transformed into a dynamic conference, entertainment and nightlife quarter, centred on the International Convention Centre, which opened in
1991.

A Study of ‘Safe Spaces’ in the UK Night-time Economy

“SAFE SPACE is an increasingly recognised
term for partnership schemes (often based in
buses or town centre buildings) that operate to make the night-time economy safer. Typically, safe spaces provide a combination of medical assessment, supervised recovery
and discharge.