A report will be submitted and reviewed by Cabinet members in the New Year, which if agreed will result in measures that ban spitting in the District.
Spitting could aid the spread of infectious diseases, notably tuberculosis (TB). Spitting in public places is regarded as an anti-social habit and should a member of the public spit on the pavement there should be consequences. Several Councils in the UK are tackling this anti-social behaviour by using the litter provisions in the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Councillor Carl Bennett, Portfolio Leader for the Environment said "We want to attract visitors to the District and if visitors can see that our environment is friendly and clean, then it is more likely they will come back. By encouraging visitors into our District it will benefit the local economy.
We currently issue fixed penalty notices for dog fouling and littering so why not for spitting? The Council are investing over £400,000 in town centre improvements across the District between 2012-2014. We hope by introducing this measure we hope that residents will have more pride in the appearance of the District."
Information courtesy of Kirsteen Miles - Cannock Council Communications Officer.
Member since: 10th July 2012
I am Steve Mallows, the owner of thebestofcannock.I have lived in Cannock since moving down from Yorkshire aged 5 years.I am passionate about the Cannock area and helping local businesses. I have a keen...