Not good that Surrey Heath is ranked first in this table

I’ll guess you’ll want to know immediately, rather than it be buried deep in an article. So here it is.

Higher risk drinkers of alcohol (Surrey Heath was ranked 1st out of 68 Authorities)

It was included in a presentation to update the April meeting of the Community Services Scrutiny Committee on the Sustainable Community Strategy. This strategy is the foundation of the Surrey Heath Partnership, which brings together all the agencies involved in community health and safety.

I know this’ll probably be getting a bit tortuous, in the progress report to members on the work of the Surrey Heath Partnership, it included a summary of the contents of a Single Strategic Assessment. It’s in this assessment report for Surrey Heath that the above statement was included.

Now just to confuse you even more, here’s what is said in that assessment report, with the words in red added by the report’s author.

Higher risk drinkers of alcohol (Surrey Heath was ranked 1st out of 68 Authorities); I’m not sure about this statement – higher risk drinking is a concern, but Surrey Heath is ranked lower than stated position by the North West Public Health Authority local alcohol profile. Could mean Increasing Risk drinkers, which is higher is Surrey Heath?

I imagine that the author meant to write “which is higher in Surrey Heath”.

Such is the life of a councillor trying to understand what’s happening in Surrey Heath. Therefore, I think the appropriate conclusions to all of this would be alcohol consumption is a likely concern for Surrey Heath, but, we need to collect or identify better quality data.

3 thoughts on “Not good that Surrey Heath is ranked first in this table

  1. Not sure when but I think it was in the 1980’s Surrey Heath was ranked the highest for Alcohol related in crime. Looks like we have all grown up to be alcoholics in Surrey Heath.

  2. Yes, I vaguely recall a Newspaper headline proclaiming Camberley as ‘Lager Lout capital of the South’ – or similar wording ….. think it was early 90’s, but wouldnt swear to it!

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