Party-goers urged to stay safe in town

Dr Arif Rajpura at a previous Fairness Commission event

Dr Arif Rajpura at a previous Fairness Commission event

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Blackpool’s Fairness Commission is asking people to look after each other during the town’s Christmas party season.

The Enjoy and Respect campaign will see volunteers, along with police, street angels and taxi drivers, urging party-goers to be safe and sensible in the 
evenings.

Each of the groups will be out ahead of the last Friday night before Christmas, to urge people to enjoy to festivities safely and sensibly.

The campaign, which first launched last year, was started by the Fairness Commission’s night time economy working group, headed up by Chief Superintendent Stuart Noble.

He said: “This has been a great opportunity for partners involved in the town centre to come together and support a shared vision which is to have a vibrant and safe night-time economy.

“The message is clear –come and enjoy Blackpool but please respect it and each other.”

Fairness Commission chairman Dr Arif Rajpura said: “It’s Christmas party season and people are going to want to go out and have a good time. That’s great and we hope they enjoy themselves.

“But there’s a serious message here, too. This is a family friendly resort and we don’t want people to ruin that image by being violent or by vandalising property.”