No-smoking signs ‘stupid’-Tory leader

Coun Tony Williams has criticised plans for no-smoking signs.
Coun Tony Williams has criticised plans for no-smoking signs.
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Controversial moves to install no smoking signs in Blackpool’s parks have been slammed by Tory group leader Coun Tony Williams.

A proposal for smaller signs, which have also been redesigned, has been granted planning permission and 36 are due to be put up at the entrances to parks and recreation grounds.

But Coun Williams, who has opposed the scheme from the start, said: “When is this Labour administration going to start to listen to the residents of Blackpool instead of bullying them into accepting their own beliefs and policies?

“They also hide behind the presumed vulnerability of children to endorse their actions which is absolutely shameful.

“There are more important issues in Blackpool they should be dealing with that putting up these stupid sterile signs.”

But Coun Ivan Taylor, cabinet member for health and wellbeing on Blackpool Council, says he hopes the move will discourage people from smoking and help improve health standards across the town.

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