Stony Stratford Campaigns For Outdoor Smoking-Ban
30 June 2011
A campaign has been launched to outlaw smoking in all public places in Stony Stratford near Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.
If passed, the new bylaw would mean anyone caught lighting up in the historic market town would face a fine.
Senior politicians on the town’s council have indicated their support for the scheme, which comes after the mayor of New York banned smoking from parks and beaches in the US city last month.
The town’s council will discuss the concept next month before Milton Keynes Council is likely to be asked to use its powers to introduce the ban.
Stony Stratford Councillor Paul Bartlett, who is leading the campaign, said: "When you walk through the high street in any town, smoke is in your face and harming you and any children there."
Jill Partington, spokesperson, Keep Britain Tidy said: "If it was successful, it would certainly reduce the number of cigarette butts on the streets and the cost of clearing them up."
See the story in the Daily Telegraph