# Monday, 01 December 2008

Those who are feeling a little wobbly on their feet after a night out in Devon are being offered flip flops so that they can get home safely. The police in Torquay say that giving out the flip flops makes it easier for women to get home instead of struggling with high heels. The flip flops are part of a wider initiative which includes advice on safer sex and measures to reduce crime. The flip flops will be given out in December and will have information about safe alcohol limits printed on them. The scheme is costing £30,000 and is being funded by the Home Office by Safer Communities Torbay which is an alliance of the local authority, police and health services. At a time when many local authorities are finding they are rather short of funds, I can't help wondering whether this money could have been put to better use elsewhere.