Stubbi packs went like 'hot cakes'

CIGARETTE butts that litter Weston's pavements as smokers are forced out on to the streets are being tackled by pub and club owners

CIGARETTE butts that litter Weston's pavements as smokers are forced out on to the streets are being tackled by pub and club owners.Dawn Coupe who owns Scally's in Carlton Street with her partner Kevan Place, asked the local authority to introduce 'stubbi' packs ready for when the smoking ban began last month.The little packs can be kept in smokers' pockets and finished cigarettes can be put inside without even having to stub them out, therefore preventing people from dropping cigarette butts all over the pavements.The authority paid for the first 1,000 packs and Dawn, a member of North Somerset's Licensed Victuallers Association (LVA), was so pleased with how well they worked she is trying to make them a permanent feature.She said: "The stubbi packs worked brilliantly when they were introduced and went like hot cakes."So I approached licensees in the LVA and now we are all going to buy them for ourselves. We will sell them and any profit will go to charity."From introducing the packs we will get a sense of satisfaction from the streets staying clean and tidy."Since the smoking ban came in no fixed penalty notices have been given out to anyone breaking the rules.Dawn added: "The police have a big enough job to do so it is down to licensees to keep a look out. Everyone has pulled together really well.


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