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Last Updated: Tuesday, 5 February 2008, 11:46 GMT
Revellers to get 'survival kits'
Flip flops
Flip flops are for women planning to walk home in bare feet
Special packs containing lollipops, flip-flops and condoms are being handed out to late night revellers in Swindon.

The town's Community Safety Partnership said the kits were aimed at cutting the number of incidents and injuries.

The goodie bags also contain a bottle of water to counteract dehydration and a personal attack alarm.

The lollipops are for raising blood sugar levels and the flip-flops are for women who kick off their shoes and would otherwise walk home in bare feet.

The partnership is adopting the scheme after its success in Conwy in North Wales. Trials will take place in Swindon on 8 and 9 February.

Two pubs in the town are supporting the project, Walkabout and Revolution, and the packs will also be carried by street pastors.

Councillor Colin Lovell said: "This project is a demonstration of the holistic approach we take when dealing with the night time economy in Swindon to ensure it is a safe place to enjoy."

Ch Supt Paul Howlett, from Swindon Police, said: "We are committed to ensuring that people using this area feel safe, and are continually working with our partners to explore innovative ways to do this."


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