Anyone caught spitting in a public place in Enfield, North London, could now face being taken to court and fined up to £500.
It is the first time in more than 20 years that a council in the UK has brought in such a bylaw in a bid to stamp out the practice.
Meanwhile, another council in the area has already started classing spit as waste so it can hand out on-the-spot littering fines for those caught, and other councils across the UK are thought to also be considering a ban.
Do you think similar measures should be introduced in Mansfield? Do you think spitting is a foul habit and should be tackled or do you think it’s acceptable? Or do you question whether a ban could be realistically enforced?
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