De-light over ban work

COMPLIANCE with the country s six-week-old smoking ban in enclosed public spaces and workplaces has been above average in Huntingdonshire. There have been no prosecutions. Huntingdonshire District Council officers have visited hundreds of premises to moni

COMPLIANCE with the country's six-week-old smoking ban in enclosed public spaces and workplaces has been above average in Huntingdonshire. There have been no prosecutions.

Huntingdonshire District Council officers have visited hundreds of premises to monitor the introduction of the legislation, which came into force on July 1.

Oliver Langford, smoke-free implementation officer, said: "The legislation has been positively received in Huntingdonshire and our inspections have confirmed 100 per cent of premises are smoke-free, with 83 per cent of businesses displaying the correct no smoking signs. These figures exceed the average national compliance.

"The few premises that weren't aware they legally had to display signs were already smoke-free before the legislation came into force. They have all been supplied with the correct signage and are now compliant with the law."

Chris Lloyd, the council's lifestyles manager said: "This is a promising start and supports the work we have done over the past six months preparing for the legislation.