30th May 2006




The Students' Union Co-operative Delph bar at the University of Lincoln is one of the safest places to drink in the city after being accredited by the National Union of Students ‘Best Bar None’ scheme.


The scheme is designed to encourage responsible alcohol trading with the overall aim of reducing disorder in cities and alcohol-related crime.


It was originated by the Greater Manchester Police in 2003 as part of their strategy for promoting responsible licensed trade management and is being increasingly recognised as a prestigious award to which licensed premises should aspire.


The awarding of the Best Bar None accreditation is judged over four categories:


  • responsible licensed trade management
  • promotion of responsible drinking
  • commitment to customer care
  • commitment to reducing alcohol-related crime and disorder outside the venue.


These elements are all assessed under various criteria and if a reasonable standard is reached, a Best Bar None accreditation is awarded.

The Students’ Union movement has been the first national grouping to submit itself to scrutiny against this standard.

Union bars up and down the country have over the last few months been subjected to rigorous on-site inspection by external assessors, involving the co-operation of police and licensing authorities.

Assistant Bar Manager and Co-Licensee of the Delph, Keith Austin said: “We are delighted to receive such a prestigious award, and gain recognition of the importance we place on students’ welfare, safety and staff training.


“It shows the Delph is a safe and well managed bar for students and staff and to enjoy.”


For more information contact:

Kate Strawson Press Officer

(01522) 886244 kstrawson@lincoln.ac.uk

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