The council and Police licensing teams work with the Town Centre clubs, pubs and bars to make sure they provide a safe environment for their customers.
This includes visits to highlight the importance of not selling alcohol, cigarettes, knives and fireworks to underage customers. Regular checks are carried out to ensure licensed premises are complying with their license agreements.
Test purchase operations can result in Fixed Penalty Notices (£80) being issued or arrests. Premises that fail to comply with their licence agreements can have their licences suspended or revoked. Officers also confiscate alcohol being carried by children in public places.