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Wantage and Grove Community Alcohol Partnership

The Wantage and Grove Community Alcohol Partnership’s (CAP) aim is to help ensure that both towns are safe and enjoyable places to live, work and socialise.

The group bring agencies, retailers and licensees together to tackle underage drinking and the potential anti-social and risky behaviours that this can bring.

Their local action plan helps to reduce underage drinking through education, training and providing positive alternative activities for young people to get involved in. The group can also take action against premises that repeatedly sell alcohol to underage people.

Here’s a list of the Wantage and Grove CAP organisations:

  • Community Alcohol Partnerships (National Coordinator)
  • South and Vale Community Safety Partnership 
  • Thames Valley Police 
  • Vale of White Horse District Council
  • King Alfred’s Academy
  • Sweatbox
  • Sovereign Housing
  • Oxford University Hospitals
  • Wantage and Grove Street Pastors
  • Local retailers and licensees

Free training for independent retailers:

The CAP can help to arrange free training for independent retailers in Wantage and Grove on how maintain responsible selling practices that helps reduce the opportunities for people underage buying alcohol, including:

  • The ‘Challenge 25’ age-verification policy
  • how to spot fake ID
  • proxy purchasing – ie people over the age of 18 buying for underage drinkers

You can contact the Wantage and Grove CAP via our Community Safety team.

Contact us - Community safety

01235 422590
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

Vale of White Horse District Council
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE