Care and support for city centre revellers will be on tap throughout this festive season.
Formerly known as the special care tent, but just to confuse matters its now renamed the Peterborough Departure Lounge with a new location in front of Bayard Place in Broadway, Peterborough.
Over recent years the SaferPeterborough partnership has provided festive revellers with a care tent offering first aid and support based in Laxton Square, Peterborough.
This year the focus and energy will be on ensuring partygoers are ending their celebrations with a safe, planned and successful journey home, without any unexpected turbulence. (ED: joke geddit? Nothing to do with undertakers...)
Peterborough 'Departure Lounge' will be open OVERNIGHT on December 21 and 31 between 10pm and 4am, and will offer a simple mixture of hot drinks, water and advice for ensuring a hassle free trip home.
The lounge, supported by Cambridgeshire Police, will provide a dry and safe stop off point staffed by council, police and nursing staff who are on hand to give practical advice and support about onward journey plans.
A spokesman said:"In previous years this facility has been medically focused. However, with the continued support of the police, licensing officers, Security Industry Accredited door staff and venues, it is pleasing to see that incidents of violence in the city centre have been dramatically reduced.
This means that we can now reduce the need for medical support to a level more appropriate to the anticipated demand this festive period.
"The new style departure lounge will still offer first aid support, however, the main focus is ensuring that a good night out in our vibrant city centre continues with a safe journey home and the departure lounge will support anyone who needs their journey home co-ordinated. Don’t let alcohol transport you to an unsafe altitude this Christmas and New Year, help and advice is available at the Peterborough Departure Lounge."
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