Spitting in the Streets

Closed 6 Dec 2013

Opened 28 Oct 2013

Feedback Updated 17 Jan 2014

We Asked

What the public thought about spitting in the streets and whether or not the City Council should issue £80 fines to anyone caught spitting.

You Said

A total of 1192 responses were received. 96.3% are concerned about spitting in the street. 95.9% think people should be fined. .

We Did

We have received an overwhelming response in support of dealing with spitting. We have taken into account the 592 comments and the decision has been made that we will be taking enforcement action for deliberately spitting on the pavements from 1st February 2014 by issuing £80 on the spot fines.

Results Updated 17 Jan 2014

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Overview

Recent Case Law has shown that Local Authorities can deal with spitting as a littering offence and issue an £80 fine.

Why We Are Consulting

We would like to know what the public think about spitting in the streets and whether or not the City Council should issue £80 fines to anyone caught spitting.

Areas

  • Abbey
  • Aylestone
  • Beaumont Leys
  • Belgrave
  • Braunstone Park & Rowley Fields
  • Castle
  • Evington
  • Eyres Monsell
  • Fosse
  • Humberstone & Hamilton
  • Knighton
  • Rushey Mead
  • Saffron
  • Spinney Hills
  • Stoneygate
  • Thurncourt
  • Westcotes

Audiences

  • Children and young people
  • Working-age people
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • Full-time and part-time workers
  • Disabled people
  • Older households (65+)
  • Single people
  • Families with children, including lone parents
  • Couples
  • All households
  • Faith groups
  • Sports clubs
  • Youth clubs
  • Carers' network
  • Trade unions
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Community organisations
  • Self-help groups
  • User groups
  • Third sector infrastructure groups
  • All Voluntary and Community Organisations
  • Advocacy organisation
  • Police
  • NHS
  • FE colleges
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Businesses
  • All Public and Private Organisations
  • Directors
  • Heads of service
  • Managers, team leaders and supervisors
  • Professionals
  • Service users
  • Care home residents and their next of kin

Interests

  • Public health
  • City development and neighbourhoods
  • Tourism