POLICE have applauded Redditch’s pubs, clubs and eating establishments after the easing of lockdown on July 4 which saw many re-open passed with the minimum of incidents.
The town’s top officer, Inspector Lee Page said: “It was clear the hospitality businesses had gone to great lengths to ensure they could operate safely and it was great to see the majority of people enjoying themselves sensibly, following social distancing guidelines.”
It was a similar story across the whole of the county leading to Assistant Chief Constable for Local Policing, Rachel Jones – who last week had urged people to behave sensibly on ‘independence day’ – to congratulate the public on their conduct.
“Over the weekend it was clear that the vast majority of licensees had gone to great lengths to ensure they could operate safely for both their customers and their staff and I’m pleased to say that the weekend passed without significant alcohol-related incident,” she said.
“It was great to see people enjoying themselves sensibly, following social distancing guidelines.
“We attended some minor disorder incidents across our force area but generally we were really pleased to see people respecting the restrictions that are still in place.
“I’d like to thank everyone for the support and understanding they have shown throughout this period and continue to show as we move into a new kind of normality.”