More than 38,000 people in Richmond (almost 1 in 4 adults) are drinking alcohol in amounts that puts them at increased risk of health problems or harm.

The Richmond DrinkChecker website has been launched to raise awareness of alcohol, health and safer drinking.

Residents can use the site to help set goals to drink less, see how much they can save in cash and calories by reducing their drinking and find information about local support services.

Director of public health in Richmond, Houda Al-Sharifi, said: “Many people like to enjoy a drink in the sun during summer but it’s not necessary to over indulge.

"Alcohol, when not consumed in moderation, increases our risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and injuries.

"It’s hugely important that people of all ages recognise the dangers associated with excessive alcohol consumption and keep within the recommended limits.

“Drinkchecker is a great tool and will help our residents stay healthy and informed over summer. The test will help you keep an eye on how much you are drinking, and learn what to do if you are drinking too much.”

To try Richmond DrinkChecker, go to: