Most think alcohol a problem
Have you experienced significant harm from someone else’s drinking in the past 5 years
Alcohol is a problem in Marlborough, according to more than half of the respondents of a Marlborough District Council survey.
About 730 people took part in the survey, which asked Marlborough residents their views on alcohol supply in the region.
Results from the survey would be used to prepare a local alcohol policy and an alcohol harm reduction strategy.
More than 40 per cent of respondents were aged 65 or older.
Fifty-six per cent of respondents felt alcohol was a problem in Marlborough while 75 per cent thought there was a problem with youth and drinking in the region.
Almost everyone who answered the survey thought there were enough licensed premises in the region while 33 per cent believed there were too many off-licences.
A quarter of respondents said midnight should be the latest people were able to enter bars.
Survey results would go towards writing a draft local policy which would go out for public consultation before being finalised.
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