|Council 'Gobsmacked' By Response To Petition|
Public support gives mandate for a by-law to ban public spitting
Over 5,300 residents have signed up to Hounslow Council’s petition to ban spitting in public.
Councillor Ed Mayne , cabinet member for community safety and regulatory services, said: “This is an excellent result and sends out a message loud and clear that thousands of residents want to stamp out spitting in Hounslow.”
Hounslow launched its petition to ban spitting in public on the 23 September 2013, after a council motion proposing a ban on spitting received cross party support earlier this year. In order to introduce a ban, the council needs to demonstrate public support for a by-law.
Councillor Liz Mammatt , who proposed the motion, said: “I should really like to thank our residents for their magnificent support. Many people feel really strongly about this anti-social and unhygienic habit so we now have a mandate to seek the Government’s approval for a by-law to outlaw spitting.”
January 16, 2014