Marston's PLC

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A7(a). Community Actions to Tackle Alcohol Harms

Committed since:

1 January, 2013

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Submitted: 22 December, 2011

Our managers are participating in pub watch/town watch etc wherever one has been set up. They are encouraged to become actively engaged. Further support is provided by the company's membership of the British Beer and Pub Association [BBPA].Wherever there is a Best Bar None Scheme it is company policy that our pub managers enter the scheme. We support 'Purple Flag' via our membership of the BBPA in those areas that have applied for or obtained 'Purple Flag' although very few of the areas in which we operate have this accreditation.We have participated in Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAPS) and will do so again when invited to. Whenever a Business Improvement District (BID) is proposed company policy now dictates that we vote in favour. Closer participation is via our membership of the BBPA.From a corporate perspective, we actively support the BBPA in its community based activities, our ceo being the outgoing chair of the BBPA and number of senior managers being involved in various BBPA committees. If asked, we also try to participate in multi-disciplinary forums looking at alcohol and its interaction with health and behaviour.

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