Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A town is set to become the first in Britain to ban smoking from its streets.
Councillor Paul Bartlett, 50, wants to create a new bylaw to outlaw smoking in any open place or public street in the market town of Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire.
If the scheme is passed by the town’s council as well as Milton Keynes Council, smokers who lit up in public places would risk being fined.
The proposal comes after the mayor of New York banned smoking from parks and beaches in the city last month.