A WEEK-LONG awareness week is taking place to highlight the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption.

Sevenoaks Community Partnership has coordinated a range of activities to encourage healthier drinking habits, and to promote the services available.

The government-led initiative, which runs until Sunday 24 October, encourages participants to send a letter to their local MP in support of better alcohol awareness.

Councillor Pat Bosley said: "Alcohol Awareness Week gives people an ideal opportunity to find out more about the benefits of sensible drinking and reassess their own drinking habits.

"It will also help people to understand how drinking can affect their children and help them keep on track of how many units they're drinking."

For more information, visit www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/aaweek.