27/11/2012 14:16

  • Chairperson: Mr. Patrick VASSALLO, Local Councillor in charge of urban time management, Saint-Denis, France
  • Moderator: Mr. Thierry CHARLOIS, Coordinator of Party +, the European Network for Safer Party Labels, France
  • Ms. Myriam EL KHOMRI, Deputy Mayor in charge of prevention and security, Paris, France
  • Dr. Phil HADFIELD, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Ms Esther MÉMAIN, Deputy Mayor in charge of crime prevention and security, La Rochelle, France
  • Mr. Mao PENINOU, Deputy Mayor, in charge of the Quality of Municipal Public Services, Customer Service, and Urban Time Management Office, Paris, France
  • Mr. Martin SCHAIRER, Deputy Mayor of Stuttgart, Germany

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27/11/2012 12:10

The City of Sydney have published their Draft Strategy and Action Plan for the Night-Time City 2012-2030. This programme of action has been developed over a two-year period through an extensive process of local data gathering, specially commissioned research and public consultation. Phil delivered a 200-page International Literature Review on Night-Time Economy Management to Sydney as part of this process (see below), as well as contributing to a detailed Cost-Benefit Analysis study for Sydney at night (see the 'Night-Time Economy Research' page of to download these reports).  

In August 2011, Phil visited Sydney to present the findings of his Final Report entitled Night-Time Economy Management: International Research and Practice: A Review for the City of Sydney. 

The research was commissioned by Sydney to inform its Night-Time City Policy (NTCP), a 20-year vision for the development of a thriving, sustainable and diverse night-time economy within which positive cultural and economic benefits are built upon the foundations of a safe and welcoming social environment and a supporting infrastructure of regulation and services. Phil's visit provided the opportunity to brief key policy and stakeholder groups, including senior New South Wales government officials, The Lord Mayor, City of Sydney Directors and CEO, the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing, retail, licensed trade and cultural sector members, NSW Police, and local academics. 


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27/11/2012 11:52

Phil delivered this keynote speech at the 'European Network on Alcohol Law Enforcement' second annual conference in Stockholm on 15 November 2012. He also presented a further paper at the conference entitled 'Recent Research on Alcohol Law Enforcement in the UK / Some Examples of Successful Initiatives'. This second paper drew variously on his work over a five-year period for the UK Home Office, The Portman Group, and the City of Westminster (an authority who regulate the largest night-time economy in Europe).   

For further details of the European Network on Alcohol Law Enforcement and proceedings of the Stockholm event see the 'International Links' page of

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27/11/2012 11:19

This keynote speech was presented by Phil and Professor Fiona Measham of Durham University on 6 November 2012 at St George's House, Windsor Castle. Phil and Fiona went on to introduce a series of topics for discussion over the two-day conference including: 'changing drinking practices', 'licensing and enforcement', 'alcohol supply and demand' and 'policy and partnerships'.

St George's House run a series of consultations on social and ethical issues, of which the conference on Alcohol on 6-7 November 2012 formed part. The meetings involve an audience of invited guests drawn from positions of influence. Participants at the Alcohol consultation included representatives from the major supermarkets, the wine trade, brewers, pub and nightclub operators, local authorities, alcohol charities, academia, and alcohol treatment service providers. The organisers are placing a Full Report of the conference proceedings and summary findings on-line.  

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26/11/2012 14:28

A report, collated by Melisa Wickham of GLA Economics has drawn heavily upon Phil's September 2011 report to the City of Sydney, including large portions of text and analysis:  


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GLA Economics have been asked to produce a report to inform the work of the (shadow) London Health Improvement Board on ensuring alcohol is supplied responsibly within the night-time economy (NTE). The report consists of two parts: the first is a tool which helps local authorities estimate the pros/benefits and cons/costs of alcohol consumption in their NTE and the second part looks at interventions which have been shown to reduce the costs associated with alcohol in the NTE. This document supports the first part of the work by outlining the methodology behind the estimates in the tool. The paper begins by explaining what is meant by ‘alcohol –consumption in the NTE’. It then highlights some of the limitations of the work and how the findings should be interpreted. The pros and cons of alcohol-consumption in the NTE are then explained before a summary of the findings are presented. Finally, the paper sets out the methodology used to value the estimates in the tool, highlighting the implicit/required assumptions.



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