|Having just completed a weekend of Public
Order duty, I thought you may be interested in the problems we deal with in Sheringham at
these times. It will not surprise you to learn that most of the incidents we deal
with involve young people and the misuse of alcohol. When I refer to young people I
predominately mean those aged between 12 and 18 years although often offenders can be
Many of you will be aware that a large area of the town is subject to legislation that
restricts drinking in a public place when warned not to do so by a Police Officer. There
is no doubt that since these Designated Drinking Orders were introduced there has been a
huge reduction in this sort of behaviour, although there are still those who continue to
ignore this legislation.
Over the weekend I personally dealt with two such offenders, one was arrested and second,
due to their age was returned home to their parents, both ended the evening in tears and I
am sure the matter was equally distressing for their parents. To date local Police
Officers have adopted a policy of confiscation of alcohol and warnings. Whilst this has
been effective for the majority, the few who still flout the law obviously require a
firmer hand. I will therefore be instructing my Officers to use the powers of arrest
available to them whenever they consider this necessary. This inevitably raises the
questions of alcohol supply. There is little doubt that some of the alcohol we seize comes
from the home. I will ask that all parents carefully consider if your children are
obtaining alcohol in this way. Young people under the influence of drink are very
vulnerable, not only as victims of crime but also to the roads and the sea.
If you are concerned that your child is coming home the worse for drink or you wish to
discuss any of the matters I have raised I can be contacted at Sheringham Police Station
on 01953 424242.
Sergeant Toynton. Sheringham Police Station
|Over the coming issues we are going to be
bringing you short articles on health matters for both men and women. There are many
different treatments available to choose from for a wide variety of ailments.
We are beginning our series with the Menopause and Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Decreased oestrogen causes menopausal problems such as dry vagina, painful intercourse,
and loss of sex drive and decreased muscle tone. The urethra tube is also affected,
causing cystitis and poor bladder control. The skin tends to become drier and show signs
of ageing. Hair coarsens and becomes thin. Pubic hair becomes sparser. Muscle pains and
aching joints may develop. These could be signs of osteoporosis, when bones become brittle
and prone to fracture, again caused by lack of oestrogen. Palpitations of the heart,
dizziness and formication, (a crawling sensation like ants on the skin). Eating a
nutritious diet, avoiding toxins, regular exercise and the addition of good supplements
can all help to avoid the menopausal problems.
Seasons. Telephone Jackie Vines 01263 824407.
More next issue.
||Sheringham Evening Women's
|Our March meeting will be on Thursday 11th at
St Andrew's Church Hall at 7.30pm. We have a 'double bill' of speakers, Miss Nearney and
Miss Pratt on the Work of a Prison Governor.
New members and visitors are always welcome