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    jamesbwxm
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    Irregardless of the morality of smoking in children’s playgrounds, is this ban actually enforcable? I see no mention to any bylaws so I can’t possibly see that it’s anymore than a few signs going up to deter people from smoking there.

    #63842

    dewi73
    Participant

    Was the ‘drinking of alcohol’ on the sign?

    #63833

    NJones
    Participant

    The signs will have to be enforced by council representatives I’d imagine, bit like park wardens.

    #63839

    Welsh Dresser
    Participant

    I would like to think it’s enforceable but unless there is someone on watch I doubt it will make much difference. Just visit the hospital to witness the no smoking on the premise being ignored.

    #63837

    Steve
    Participant

    As above their is no respect for the Hospital ban and you have to walk through that to enter the hospital.

    Dog C### all over the place is enforceable, but I have never known anyone to get a fine?

    It’s a welcome idea and I hope it works, but enforceable…. guess time will tell?

    #63838

    BenjaminM
    Participant

    One of the most stupid ideas I have come across. I walk my dog on a Council owned open area daily and yes, I do collect his waste. The size of the field is in the tens of acres and signs have appeared virtually overnight regarding smoking theron.
    Coupled with this, the absolutely ridiculous statement by our illustrious Mayor, that is another step to making Wrexham a smoke free County, just shows how out of touch the Slogan Makers are with reality.
    Also on Wrexham. Com today an article appeared reporting that WCBC is to issue another 20000 food caddies to increase its’ recycling capability. In the area I live, today was refuse collection day so, after reading the report and whilst walking my dog I passed in the region of 400 houses over 4 streets. Guess how many caddies were put out for collection? In total, 5. That equates to 1 in every 80 properties.When one considers the cost involved in purchasing the caddies, ongoing costs etc., is it really worthwhile?
    I do not think for one second that this area is an isolated example of the apathy towards the scheme. All it seems to be done for is to get one more tick in the ‘green’ box.

    #63832

    Rob
    Participant

    @Welsh Dresser 8057 wrote:

    I would like to think it’s enforceable but unless there is someone on watch I doubt it will make much difference. Just visit the hospital to witness the no smoking on the premise being ignored.

    Good point. It is depressing to go through at times :(

    In terms of the playgrounds it makes sense but I hope there is no new ‘smoke wardens’ created to police it.

    #63841

    Metalhead
    Participant

    Seeing as WCBC seems to deploy SWAT team lookalikes to police parking around the town these days I would expect these ‘smoke wardens’ to look like Robocop! :rolleyes:

    #63835

    Y Ffin
    Member

    People love making rules and regulations, especially if it is a case of them deciding they can prevent you doing things that might harm you.

    #63840

    Welsh Dresser
    Participant

    @steve 8059 wrote:

    As above their is no respect for the Hospital ban and you have to walk through that to enter the hospital.

    Dog C### all over the place is enforceable, but I have never known anyone to get a fine?

    It’s a welcome idea and I hope it works, but enforceable…. guess time will tell?

    This has reminded me of something I saw recently. I was in Betwys y Coed and there is a playing field there marked out as a football pitch. There are signs stating that dogs are not allowed on the field. A couple walked their dog across the pitch and out of nowhere a warden swooped and fined them on the spot. These rules are enforcable but it needs the staffing levels which means the funds need to be available.

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