Clapham High Street Hub aiming to tackle anti-social behaviour
A shelter for party-goers is aiming to tackle anti-social behaviour in a popular night-spot.
The Clapham Night Hub, located in Clapham High Street, helps people who are feeling vulnerable or have minor injuries.
It has been operating at the Methodist Church, in Clapham High Street, since December 14 at the weekends from 11pm to 5am.
The pilot project is continuing until the first weekend in February and has launched following concerns about high levels of drunkenness in the area.
Visitors can have a cup of tea, get help if they have lost their friends and get assistance in getting home.
Qualified medical staff are also on hand to provide first aid if needed, with more than 20 people being given help so far.
The Mint Group, who run Infernos nightclub, are providing staff to book taxis and keep the church tidy.
Councillor Jack Hopkins, cabinet member for Safer Communities at Lambeth Council, said: "Clapham High Street is very popular on a Friday and Saturday night drawing big crowds.
"And while most people have a great time, too many people are falling victim to crime or drinking too much and becoming a nuisance to others.
"We have already acted to tackle the situation by boosting our powers to stop new bar and clubs opening in the area.
"Now with The Hub we are helping address the existing situation and dealing with alcohol-fuelled violence, crime and disorder."