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Fireworks Safety Video



Use Your Head - The new fireworks safety video.

Remember fireworks can cause injury

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TIPSA relaunch website



TIPSA, Teenagers Involved in Protecting Selves around Alcohol, have realunched their website

The main aim of the project is to provide Alcohol - Drugs Awareness information to teenagers and their parents within the Cookstown and Magherafelt District Council areas. Training is provided for those working with young people within this area.

For more information go to www.tipsa.co.uk

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Know Your Limits

'Unsuspecting' binge drinkers in their 30s and 40s will be the key target of a Health Promotion Agency for Northern Ireland (HPA) campaign which begins in March 2008. The latest phase of 'You don't have to be drunk to being doing real damage' will primarily focus on adult drinkers who may be unaware that they are drinking above the recommended guidelines and will highlight the serious effects this can have on their health.

While binge drinking is more commonly associated with younger age groups, research shows that 40% of 30-44 year old drinkers in Northern Ireland binge drink.

A binge is four or more drinks (seven units or more) in one session for women and five or more drinks (10 units or more) in one session for men. Doing this even once a week can lead to serious health problems such as a heart attack, brain haemorrhage, stroke or cancer.

For more information go to www.knowyourlimits.info

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CyberBullying Video Launched

Through research the Art of Regeneration team discovered that Cyber Bullying was becoming increasingly commonplace within local communities and felt that would be appropriate to explore the theme and raise awareness of the issue which was having such a negative impact on young people. Focus groups were held in local schools and it was from these sessions that the concept for the film was developed.The project commissioned a local artist Colin McIvor to produce a thirty second film short on the theme of Cyber Bullying.

The film was transferred to DVD format and was made available to all post primary education establishments as well as information and advice on Cyber Bullying kindly provided by the ‘Save The Children’ charity. This project is part of the Art of Regeneration initiative, a collaborative project between Antrim, Ballymena and Magherafelt Borough/District Councils and is supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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Road Safety Video Launched



NEELB Youth Service and Art of Regeneration combined with local youth have just released their road safety video.
Art of Regeneration is a collaborative project between Antrim, Ballymena and Magherafelt Borough/District Councils and is supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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U18 Scheme Launched


Magherafelt District Council, PSNI, Magherafelt Community Safety Partnership, and the local Vintners are combining forces on an U18 Scheme. This poster will be displayed in all participating premises.

The aim of the scheme is to deter underage drinkers. All persons entering licensed premises will be asked for identification. Only three forms of id are permitted - Passport, Drivers Licence or a Citizencard.

NO ID - NO ADMITANCE






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Radiolink System Expanded

Magherafelt PSNI have recently installed a new radiolink base station. This will provide 24-7 coverage for users. PSNI beat patrols will also carry a radiolink radio. This will speed up response time to problems reported over the system.

The RadioLink scheme links local businesses, shops and pubs, via a high tech two-way digital radio monitored by the PSNI who can respond to incidents appropriately and without delay. Incidents of shoplifting or other anti-social behaviour can be reported instantly and, within moments of such a report, everyone on the network can be aware of potential trouble-makers.

Its’ champions believe that the scheme will add significantly to the safety of Magherafelt town centre and will be a proactive deterrent to the type of anti-social behaviour that detracts from the appeal of the town.


Enquiries to Michael McCrory 028 7939 7979 or Sgt Tony Quinn, Magherafelt PSNI on 0845 600 8000.

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