Shoppers in Chippenham High Street learnt how to live healthily when The Alcohol Awareness Show came to town.

Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire decided to send the show out to mark alcohol awareness week from November 19 to November 25. Unfortunately, due to the bad weather, they had to cancel three days of the tour in other towns, but luckily in Chipp-enham the sun was out.

The team was led by the Wiltshire Public Health commissioner and staffed by local nurses. Counsellors from Wasp, who run substance misuse support groups, were also on hand.

On the day they went out to meet the public to urge them to have free blood pressure and cholesterol checks and to distribute information on where to get help. They were pleased to get a good response and were also surprised to see Mayor Andy Philips and Councillor Bill Douglas join the queue.

Mayor Philips said: “I fully back the efforts of the team and am glad to see Chippenham people taking advantage of this opportunity.”

Coun Douglas, who works with the substance misuse services, said: “We hope that the roadshow can get the message out to anyone needing treatment that if they just lift the phone and dial they will get immediate assistance.”

Call the alcohol awareness helpline on 0845 603 6993.