New push for Smoke Free Code across South Holland

Councillor Anthony Casson, South Holland District Councils Portfolio Holder for Food, Health and Safety.
Councillor Anthony Casson, South Holland District Councils Portfolio Holder for Food, Health and Safety.
  • Make a resolution not to “take a puff” around children in area
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People across South Holland will be encouraged not to smoke in areas where children play as part of a new campaign in the new year.

The Thunderclap campaign, part of South Holland District Council’s Smoke Free Code initiative, is asking residents to spread the word online through their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Coun Anthony Casson, the district council’s Portfolio Holder for Health and Safety, said: “Pledging your support will only take a few seconds of your time, it is totally free of charge and you do not give any personal details away.

“All you need to do is to press the ‘support with Facebook/Twitter’ button on the Thunderclap page.

“We are committed to developing safer and healthier communities and will continue to develop our Smoke Free Code across the district.”

The code has been supported by schools, nurseries and play areas, with dozens displaying signs designed by creative youngsters.

We are committed to developing safer and healthier communities and will continue to develop our Smoke Free Code across the district

Coun Anthony Casson, South Holland District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Food, Health and Safety

But the district council is to “take” an online New Year’s resolution as well by asking people to pledge not to smoke around children during 2017.

A new Thunderclap campaign will be promoted through the district council’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, with messages posted at www.facebook.com/SouthHollandDistrictCouncil/ and @SHollandDC.

Messages posted on both accounts include a link through to the Thunderclap page where people can pledge your support.

Once this is done, Thunderclap will automatically publish a message supporting the campaign on your Facebook and Twitter profiles at 12pm on January 6, 2017.

For more information, visit www.sholland.gov.uk