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Andrew Herd new Liquor Accord president

ROYAL Hotel Licensee, Andrew Herd is the new president of the Singleton Liquor Accord after the group held their Annual General Meeting at Singleton Diggers on Tuesday morning.
Nanjing Night Net

FRESH APPROACH: Andrew Herd is the new president of the Singleton Liquor Accord.

He put his hand up to take on the position, and is committed to further advancing the goals of the organisation.

This includes keeping anti-social behaviour associated with alcohol consumption to a minimum and educating local youth so they make good choices when they turn 18.

The accord has been in existence since 2005 and essentially it is an agreement between the Singleton Council, Hunter Valley Local Area Command, Licensees and Managers of licensed premises which seeks to from a consensus on issues relating to the operation and patronage of local clubs, hotels, restaurants, liquor outlets, night clubs and any other licensed premises.

It reinforces existing legislation and aims to improve community attitudes and behaviour in relation to the consumption of alcohol.

Some of their more visible initiatives include the successful barring policy and the creation of alcohol free zones in town.

Former president, Gerard McMillan, who has been involved since the accords inception, says the past 12 months have been productive and a highlight has been the quality of the guest speakers that have attended the quarterly meetings.

At the start of his tenure Mr McMillan, the general manager of Singleton Diggers, surveyed members about what they wanted.

“One of the things they are asked for was more quality speakers,” he says.

“This makes the meetings worth attending if the members are getting new information.”

Mr McMillan says he organised speakers like Richard Face, a former minister for gaming and racing.

While the new president, Mr Herd, is keen to expand on the work they have already done with local youth.

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