A range of Leeds venues took part in night-time economy training from Forward Leeds to help them keep their patrons as safe as possible.

The training is designed to allow staff to create a safer drinking environment and reduce alcohol-related harm in their venues. The short course covers alcohol awareness, harm reduction and information about “party drugs”.

David Wise of Forward Leeds who designed and delivered the training said: “This course is proving to be really popular. It’s great that so many venues in Leeds are taking a progressive and enlightened attitude and supporting their staff to be even more educated and informed.”

Matty Patton from Bar Fibre who attended the training said: “It was really useful. The information about alcohol and alcohol units was a nice refresher. It was also really good to hear the perspectives of other venues. It’s nice to know we are all working together to create nights out that are as safe as possible for people in Leeds.”

Staff from the following venues attended the training: Revolution, Stone Roses Bar, The Space, The Viaduct Showbar, Mission, Bar Fibre, Watermark, Dollhouse, Freedom Mills and the Escapism Group.

The event took place at the Leeds BID offices on Briggate in Leeds city centre. For more details of the training available from Forward Leeds visit the Training page of our website or email prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk

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