Stay safe around Oxford’s waterways – don’t drink and drown!
Every year, someone drowns in one of Oxford’s waterways and there are many near-misses where tragedy is narrowly avoided. Often, these incidents involve that person having drunk excessive alcohol or being under the influence of drugs.
As part of the national Royal Life Saving Society’s Don’t Drink and Drown Campaign, we are urging all crews to take extra care around the waterways, to drink responsibly and to look after your friends when on a night out.
For some, exams are over. End of term is approaching. Social events with clubs and teams or just a good night out with your friends may be planned as you prepare to leave for the Christmas break. But please remember the dangers of Oxford’s waterways and stay safe.
Be aware of the effects of alcohol on the body:
Oxford Race Not Waste:
Race not Waste poster - Help us clean up boathouse island by putting this poster up in your boathouse!
It would make a huge difference if you can get the message to all your students, staff and alumni:
Everyone who can brings a re-usable cup to the event, refills it there and takes it away with them
Anyone who can’t do that has drinks served in cups that aren’t plastic – unbleached non lined paper is BEST
Any waste that is generated is properly separated out into the marked bins so we can deal with it properly
Put this message on your website and social media accounts –enlist your Communications officer to help with this
Put the attached poster on notice boards around your college.