Portsmouth City Council hailed for tackling alcohol issue

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PORTSMOUTH City Council has been highly commended in for its work to tackle alcohol-related harm in the city.

The council was a runner-up in the Municipal Journal Awards 2014’s delivering better outcomes category.

The award is in recognition of the work the council and its partners, including South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Hampshire police and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, have done in the city to help drinkers.

The Municipal Journal is the management journal for local authorities. A total of 100 entrants applied for the award.

Recipients have welcomed the news. Janet Maxwell, the council’s director of public health, said: ‘This is a great reflection of the work that has been done and is on-going in the city to reduce alcohol-related harm.’