Adventure Island Help Tackle Antisocial Behaviour
Adventure Island hasÂ become a member of Essex Policeâ€™s Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS).
This means accredited members of Adventure Island Security staff now have powers to deal with underage drinking and anti-social behaviour, by taking the names and addresses of those involved.
To be granted these powers under CSAS, the staff involved had to satisfy strict guidelines set by Essex Police, as well as passing extensive training and vetting.
Community Safety Accredited Scheme Officer Jenny Ayres congratulated the staff, saying “I am pleased to welcome the team at Adventure Island onto the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme and look forward to working with them. The scheme providesÂ benefitsÂ toÂ Essex Police, Adventure Island and the local community by the joint approach to dealing with anti-social behaviour.”
AccreditedÂ members of staffÂ willÂ now wear a nationally approved badge and hold an identification card, stating their name and confirmingÂ the powersÂ they have been granted.
Adventure Island Executive Chairman Philip Miller says â€śI am very proud our staff have achieved this. We need to do all we can to ensure that people feel completely safe and have a great time whilst they are here in Southend. The seafront is a major family tourist destination that brings visitors in to our town and helps keeps our businesses thriving. Therefore we need to do all we can to ensure Southend remains a fantastic and secure place to visit.â€ť
Adventure Island Security Manager Nick Singer says â€śThe whole team has worked incredibly hard to get this accreditation, and we hope it will be a real boost for people to know that Adventure Island is even more safe and secure now.â€ť
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