Thursday, April 03, 2008

The Great Bus Stop fiasco - postscript

We had a report today at a Copeland Council Overview and Scrutiny Committee about the enforcement of the new smoking legislation.

So I thought I would ask if there had been a single complaint to the council about smoking in bus shelters, or any other incident where council staff had become aware of people smoking in them.

As I expected, not a single example of a problem with people smoking in bus shelters has come to the council's attention since the new legislation came into effect.

So as we said at the time, and the council eventually accepted, the idea of removing panes of glass from bus shelters to take them out of the scope of the "No smoking" legislation so the council could not be sued for failing to stop people smoking in bus shelters was completely unnecessary.

Big surprise !

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