Six Fenland pubs sign up to new drinking campaign – providing free soft drinks to designated drivers

PUBLISHED: 17:30 05 December 2017 | UPDATED: 17:30 05 December 2017

Six Fenland pubs have signed up to the new DESIGNATED campaign, they have agreed to provide free draught soft drinks to designated drivers all evening. Top, left to right: The Case, Wisbech, Globe Inn, Wisbech, The Wheatsheaf (Wetherspoons), Wisbech. Bottom, left to right: Cassanos Bar & Nightclub, March, Ye Olde Griffin Hotel, March and Georges, March. PHOTO: Google








�        Globe Inn, School Road, Wisbech



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Six Fenland pubs have signed up to the new DESIGNATED campaign, they have agreed to provide free draught soft drinks to designated drivers all evening. Top, left to right: The Case, Wisbech, Globe Inn, Wisbech, The Wheatsheaf (Wetherspoons), Wisbech. Bottom, left to right: Cassanos Bar & Nightclub, March, Ye Olde Griffin Hotel, March and Georges, March. PHOTO: Google � Globe Inn, School Road, Wisbech PHOTO: Google

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Designated drivers are being offered free soft drinks as part of the annual winter drink drive campaign – six pubs in Fenland have already signed up.

Six Fenland pubs have signed up to the new DESIGNATED campaign, they have agreed to provide free draught soft drinks to designated drivers all evening. PHOTO: Google Six Fenland pubs have signed up to the new DESIGNATED campaign, they have agreed to provide free draught soft drinks to designated drivers all evening. PHOTO: Google

Over the Christmas period, a select group of pubs from around the country will provide free draught soft drinks all evening – all you have to do is ask a member of bar staff for a ‘I’m DES’ wristband.

PC Jon Morris, Casualty Reduction Officer for Cambridgeshire Constabulary, said: “Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive so we are asking people to do one or the other.

“We advise if you’re drinking, even just one, don’t drive and arrange an alternative way of getting home.

Six Fenland pubs have signed up to the new DESIGNATED campaign, they have agreed to provide free draught soft drinks to designated drivers all evening. PHOTO: Google Six Fenland pubs have signed up to the new DESIGNATED campaign, they have agreed to provide free draught soft drinks to designated drivers all evening. PHOTO: Google

Three pubs in March – Ye Olde Griffin, Cassanos Bar and the Georges and three in Wisbech – The Case, Globe Inn and The Wheatsheaf (Wetherspoons) – have all agreed to the campaign and all will be issuing the wristbands.

The county-wide initiative, instigated by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership, has been put in place to encourage drivers to not have any alcoholic drinks at all.

Jason Ablewhite, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire, said: “Alcohol is one of the top five contributors to fatal road traffic collisions so having a stone cold sober “Des” is a great way to ensure that everyone gets home safely after a good night out.

Six Fenland pubs have signed up to the new DESIGNATED campaign, they have agreed to provide free draught soft drinks to designated drivers all evening. PHOTO: Google Six Fenland pubs have signed up to the new DESIGNATED campaign, they have agreed to provide free draught soft drinks to designated drivers all evening. PHOTO: Google

Below is a full list of participating pubs in Cambridgeshire:

Peterborough:

Six Fenland pubs have signed up to the new DESIGNATED campaign, they have agreed to provide free draught soft drinks to designated drivers all evening. PHOTO: Google Six Fenland pubs have signed up to the new DESIGNATED campaign, they have agreed to provide free draught soft drinks to designated drivers all evening. PHOTO: Google

The Solstice, Northminster

Edwards, Broadway

Six Fenland pubs have signed up to the new DESIGNATED campaign, they have agreed to provide free draught soft drinks to designated drivers all evening. PHOTO: Google Six Fenland pubs have signed up to the new DESIGNATED campaign, they have agreed to provide free draught soft drinks to designated drivers all evening. PHOTO: Google

The College Arms, Broadway

O’Neill’s, Broadway

The Brewery Tap, Westgate

Six Fenland pubs have signed up to the new DESIGNATED campaign, they have agreed to provide free draught soft drinks to designated drivers all evening. PHOTO: Google Six Fenland pubs have signed up to the new DESIGNATED campaign, they have agreed to provide free draught soft drinks to designated drivers all evening. PHOTO: Google

The Draper’s Arms, Cowgate

Sir Henry Royce, Broadway

Huntingdonshire:

The Bull’s Head, Cambridge Street, St Neots

Eaton Socon Ex Services Club, School Lane, St Neots

Eynesbury Rovers Football Club, Hall Road, St Neots

Jaz Yorks, New Street, St Neots

The Stilton Cheese Inn, North Street, Stilton

The Bell Inn, Green End Road, Sawtry

Fenland:

Ye Olde Griffin Hotel, High Street, March

Georges, High Street, March

Cassanos Bar & Nightclub, High Street, March

Rift Bar, The Case, Horse Fair, Wisbech

Globe Inn, School Road, Wisbech

The Wheatsheaf (Wetherspoons), Church Terrace, Wisbech

Cambridge City:

The Empress, Thoday Street

The Anchor, Silver Street

Revolution, Downing Street

Ta Bouche, Market Passage

Hidden Rooms, Jesus Lane

Sir Isaac Newton, Castle Street

La Raza, Rose Crescent

Kuda, Sidney Street

Fez Club, Market Passage

Lola Lo, Guildhall Chambers

The Regal, St Andrew’s Street

Cambridgeshire have a designated, confidential hotline number for members of the public to report drink drivers and those driving under the influence of drugs.

Calling 0800 032 0845 is available 24/7, and allows people to supply the police with information to help reduce the number of drink drivers on our roads.

More information about drink driving, the law and the dangers can be found on Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s website here – www.cambs.police.uk/drinkdrugdriving.

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