Waltham Forest Council Introduces Spitting Ban!

town hall2Waltham Forest Council has become the first Local Authority in the UK to introduce a ban on spitting in the street. Enforcement Officers will have the power to issue on-the-spot fines to individuals who spit or urinate in a public place.

The Council responded to the concerns of residents by considering urinating and spitting in public as “waste” – therefore making them enforceable offences.

Nearby Enfield council plan to implement similar rules but their proposal for a new by-law is still awaiting government approval.