Greater Manchester pubs team up with police in antisocial behaviour campaign

By Mike Berry

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The Be Good or Be Gone campaign is growing in support
The Be Good or Be Gone campaign is growing in support
Pubs in Manchester have teamed up with local police to join a new campaign to remind drinkers to be on their best behaviour in the run up to Christmas.

The ‘Be Good or Be Gone’ campaign sees licensed retailers using social media to remind customers that pre-loading – drinking large quantities of alcohol before going out socially - may result in them being refused entry to premises, and that bar staff will refuse to serve those who are clearly drunk.

Drinkers are also warned that abusive or violent behaviour will not be tolerated, and that premises will be operating a zero tolerance policy on drugs. Those who look underage will be asked for identification, and posters outlining these points will be displayed in participating bars and clubs.

So far 71 pubs and clubs in the Tameside borough of Greater Manchester have joined the scheme.


PC Chris Hayden of the Tameside Partnership Team, who is helping to run the campaign, said: “The ‘Be Good or Be Gone’ strapline pretty much says it all. We want to get across to customers that if they cause trouble, behave antisocially or use drugs then they won’t be welcome at venues. It’s always a minority that can ruin a good night for everyone else, and this work aims to make that minority even smaller.

“As well as sending out messages on Twitter and Facebook, we’re encouraging businesses to consider other options such as TV screens or notice boards, so as many people as possible are aware of them.

“Having a licence and selling or serving alcohol is a big responsibility, and by signing up to the campaign, venues are openly showing their support for what we’re trying to achieve.”   

Campaign messages will be sent out in the run up to Christmas, and people can follow the conversation on Twitter at #BeGoodOrBeGone

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