Underage binge drinking highest in Horsham

Regular binge drinking among 14-15-year-olds is the highest in Horsham across the county.
Regular binge drinking among 14-15-year-olds is the highest in Horsham across the county.
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There are more regular underage binge drinkers in Horsham than in any other district in the county - says a new report.

The area also has the second-highest rate of syphilis and the most unaffordable property prices in West Sussex, according to the second annual West Sussex Life report.

See this week’s County Times for an in-depth look at the findings.

It’s not all bad news as Horsham’s residents receive the highest annual pay at £30,883, and the district also has the lowest proportion of year six school pupils who are classed as obese.

However more than one in ten 14-15-year-olds are reported as binge drinking regularly in the Horsham district, while three in every 100,000 people have the sexually-transmitted disease syphilis, beaten only by Crawley.

And according to the research the affordability of housing in the Horsham district, linked to the bottom earners and house prices, is actually worse than some London boroughs.

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