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Nov
19
It's not personal, it's the law!
Posted by Tomasz Wiszniewski on 19 November 2013 11:04 AM

The No ID, No Sale! Campaign, run by CitizenCard, celebrates its 10th anniversary by launching today (Tuesday 19 November)  a new pack and a new website www.noidnosale.com.

The pack contains a Statutory Tobacco Notice, window vinyl, poster, a Manager’s Guide, refusals register, CitizenCard application forms and dispenser, and a new message aimed at young adults likely to be asked for ID – ‘it’s not personal, it’s the law’.

No ID, No Sale! campaign co-ordinator Andrew Chevis explains:

“Shop staff have an essential job preventing attempts by under-18s to buy alcohol, tobacco and other age-restricted goods.  The new message is displayed on...
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Sep
9
CitizenCard Meetings to discuss 'Preventing Underage Sales' with MPs
Posted by Laura McClelland on 09 September 2013 01:39 PM

CitizenCard is hosting a series of ‘No ID, No Sale!’ meetings at this year’s party conferences on the theme of preventing underage sales.

MP Tom Brake will chair the Liberal Democrat CitizenCard fringe meeting on Monday 16th September, 13.00-14.00, La Rotunda, 28 Tunnel Street, Glasgow, G3 8HL. Speakers will include David McNeill from Young Scot, Janet Hood a Licensing Solicitor, Adrian Roper from NFRN and Jaine Chisholm Caunt: Director of the TMA.

MP David Hanson will chair the Labour CitizenCard fringe meeting on Monday 23rd September, 12.45-14.00, Regency Restaurant, 131 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2HH. Speakers will include Jo Player from Brighton & Hove Trading Standards, Paul Baxter from NFRN and Jaine Chisholm Caunt: Director of the TMA.

MP Stuart Andrew will chair the Conservative CitizenCard Fringe Meeting on Monday 30th September, 12.45-14.00, Gio’s...
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Sep
2
Shop caught in cigarette Sting
Posted by Laura McClelland on 02 September 2013 04:10 PM

Trading Standards officers have called against a shop after a 15-year-old girl bought cigarettes at the store.

The volunteer was sent into Barnett news, in Waterloo Road, Burslem.  The worker failed to ask for any ID and she successfully bought a packet of 10 cigarettes.

Trading Standards officer Charlotte Coleman, who helped carry out the sting said: "The male who served the volunteer was on his mobile all the time".

"At no time did he look at the volunteer or ask her for identification." Conditions could now be attached to shops licence, including better training and a refusals book.

Sharon Taafe, of health improvement at Stoke-on-Trent City Council, said: "It os vitally important we concentrate efforts on reducing the availability of tobacco to young people."

The licensing sub-committe will consider the breach on Monday September, 2.

The Sentinel 23.08.13


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Aug
29
1 in 8 applications fail to PASS
Posted by Tomasz Wiszniewski on 29 August 2013 11:03 AM
CitizenCard, the leading PASS card issuing company, has released new data showing that 13% of applicants fail to qualify for a card because of errors  in their application. Most of these are a result of honest mistakes but about 3% of card applications are rejected because fraud is suspected.

Andrew Chevis, Citizencard Chief Executive said “Over the past year 13% of applications for a PASS card have been rejected.  Often people have just been careless and failed to follow basic requirements.  Common mistakes are failing to sign the card; submitting a photograph that does not meet PASS requirements or applications verified by someone who is not eligible.” 

 “We do receive a small, but significant, number of fraudulent applications.  People naively think that we will take their...
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Aug
1
Clampdown on shop sales
Posted by Laura McClelland on 01 August 2013 03:59 PM

Trading Standards officers have issued a warning to shopkeepers after snaring two stores selling fireworks and cigarettes to under-age children.  Eddies Corner Shop, of Felpham Road, Felpham and Homefare of Chichester Road, Bognor Regis, were both cautioned following a joint Sussex Police and West Sussex Trading Standards operation.

Homefare was also found to be storing fireworks unsafely. Officers are now promising to take action against any store selling products to children.

Lionel Barnard, county council Cabinet member for residents' services, said that the cautions sent out a "strong message".

He added "They risk their alcohol licence if they sell age-restricted products to children. Businesses need to ensure staff check people."

Anyone with information about shops illegally selling products should call 0845 404 0506

Published on 25.07.13, The Argus


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Apr
23
Top police endorsement for PASS cards
Posted by Laura McClelland on 23 April 2013 10:18 AM

 

 

The Chief Constable of Northampton Police, Adrian Lee, has joined the PASS Board as an observer.  Adrian is also the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) lead on Alcohol Licensing and Harm Reduction.  Adrian said:

“Preventing underage sales is a top priority in reducing alcohol harm.  Enormous strides have been made with the police and trading standards working to drive up standards.  But there is still more to do.  We will only ever completely eliminate underage sales if retailers can have total confidence that any proof of age is valid.  I am delighted to be able to provide a police perspective in addressing this very important issue and to be lending my support to what is an important and well-established agency partnership.”

CitizenCard Chief...
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