Final countdown to new year was very quiet affair
IT WAS all festive cheer for pubs and clubs who reported an "almost uncharacteristically" trouble-free festive period.
With works Christmas parties bringing out the crowds and everyone treating themselves to a few extra drinks over Christmas and new year, things can easily get out of hand.
However, Pearl Hartshorn, manager of Lloyds No 1 Bar The Ice Barque on The Riverhead, said that this year, people had been very well behaved.
"Usually there might be a smashed window or a disagreement but this year it has been almost uncharacteristically quiet and business has been good so it was a welcome boost," she said.
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Cleethorpes Pubwatch chairman Paul Money said that establishments are extra vigilant over the festive period, which is why it's been a very trouble-free year.
Mr Money said: "I've not heard of any serious incidents recently and about 15 of the busiest pubs in Cleethorpes are in Pubwatch so that's very positive.
"It's about being aware that it's going to be busy and staying on top of things.
"Bars have extra door staff who stay in touch using a radio so if there is anyone causing trouble in one place, they won't be allowed into another."
There was a mixed response to how busy bars have been this year.
Sara Duffield, manager of The Swashbuckle and Bar Racuda, in Cleethorpes, said: "There's been no trouble yet we've had a really busy Christmas and new year with plenty of bodies through the doors, so it's all been positive."
However, Kirsty Wilson, assistant manager of Parity, in Grimsby, said: "Everywhere has been a bit quiet as people are a bit short on money and although we've had a good atmosphere, it's not been as busy as other years."
Mr Money added: "It's really difficult for pubs to compete with cheap supermarket alcohol so a lot of people have been staying in and although some younger ones pop out later, it's not as busy as it used to be."