Just received this at work -
> We received a visit this morning from representatives of the City of
> Edinburgh Council Environmental and Consumer Services. They are going
> round all the businesses in the area advising on the legislation
> regarding smoking in open spaces. It is not an offence to
> smoke in the street. However, under current legislation it is an
> offence to drop litter, which includes cigarette ends, in the street.
> The Council are advising that their Environmental Wardens are
> monitoring the situation and are empowered to levy an on the spot £25
> fine on anyone caught contravening the legislation.
Hm. So much for our traditional fag breaks. We'll end up behind bike sheds again. Which, come to think of it, has something of a nostalgic appeal. Even though we didn't have bike sheds at school. We used to smoke in the woods behind school, where the flashers used to lurk. Ah, memories.