Editor's Opinion: Nights out can be fun
IN the vast majority of cases, people wish to enjoy a night out in Cleethorpes, or any other town or city, without encountering trouble of any kind.
Yes, there are a mindless minority who seem to make it their life's work to go out, down large quantities of alcohol and cause havoc – with innocent people possibly getting caught up in the inevitable crossfire.
But on the whole that is not the case and it is such a shame that the publicity that the mindless minority inevitably attract can put the sensible majority off the thought of a night out.
It is vital, therefore, that all can be done to try to make sure the minority are dealt with and stopped – ensuring others can enjoy themselves.
The night-time economy in any town or city is huge, it employs thousands upon thousands of people and brings in massive revenues takings – to say nothing of the Government's cut when you look at the amount of VAT that is now levied on alcohol.
The country would certainly be a much poorer place if everyone decided to stay at home!
So it is in everyone's interests to promote Britain's towns and cities as safe, fun and attractive places in which a trouble-free night out can be enjoyed.
Have you been a victim of violence on a night out?
Do you go out in Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Louth or Immingham and if so, what do you think?