Party-goers across the Borough who will be hopping into a fun-filled Easter weekend of festivities have been urged to make personal safety their top priority and ‘Get Home Safe’.
Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) have launched a high profile, borough wide campaign encouraging revellers to plan their way home, use licensed taxis or have a designated driver to ensure their safety over the Easter break.
The campaign message will be displayed in the local media plus washrooms of pubs and clubs across the borough and also warns of the dangers of accepting lifts from strangers and drink driving.
PCSP Chair Cllr Maire Cairns comments: “After a long winter, Easter is often a time for having fun and enjoying parties and nights out with family and friends. While we want everyone to enjoy themselves, we also want everyone to stay safe and well. I would urge people to plan ahead – keep their wits about them when they are out, stay in groups and always look after your friends, don’t wander off alone, make sure your mobile phone is charged and in credit, keep an eye on your drink and always plan your journey home in advance.”
She adds: “We really want the community who live or choose to socialise in the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough to have an enjoyable Easter and with that we want everyone to get home safe and end the night on a high note.”