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Underage drinking

Posted by Nicola
Tuesday, June 29, 2004

My issue is with the shocking increase in underage drinking which is wholly attributable to the gangs hanging around the skate park. The litter is mainly a result of this. Local shopkeepers are obviously selling to underage youngsters to enable them to drink - weekend walks through the park are now almost spoilt - I personally don't like to walk through anytime after 6pm on a weekend because of the state of the kids hanging around the main park and the memorial gardens.

Just to really add to it, I saw an adult agreeing to purchase for a gang of kids outside Oasis the other week. I don't know if it was a mother but this just really left me thinking where the limits of tolerance and modern parenting really start and finish.