Buckinghamshire town attempts street smoking ban

By John Harrington, M&C Report

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Related tags: Smoking, Streets, Milton keynes

Town tries to ban street smoking
Town tries to ban street smoking
A Buckinghamshire town is attempting to be the first to ban smoking on its streets - a move that may cause concern for operators of land-locked pubs and bars.

Buckinghamshire town is attempting to be the first to ban smoking on its streets, in a move that's likely to cause great concern for operators of land-locked pubs and bars in particular.

A campaign in Stony Stratford, which is backed by senior members of the council, wants to see a bylaw passed that would mean anyone lighting up in streets or public areas would be fined. Police Community Support Officers, traffic wardens and the public would be expected to enforce it.

The idea is to be discussed at a meeting next month before council chiefs are asked to use their powers to enact the ban.

The campaign is being lead by Paul Bartlett, a member of the Stony Stratford town council, who was quoted in the Daily Telegraph saying: "When you walk through the high street in any town, smoke is in your face and harming you and any children there."

Related topics: Legislation

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