Kaye Mann, Public Health Senior Practitioner, was welcomed to the meeting to provide an update.
With regards to plans to extend Smoke Free Areas, it was proposed that the area be extended from covering the play area in Elsecar Park, to covering the whole park.
Members were supportive, with the suggested signage featuring key messages and being more focused on adults. Those present also supported an event to launch the initiative. It was suggested that this could be linked to national no smoking day, and engage the wider community. An invitation to the Mayor could also be extended.
It was noted that discussions had also taken place to make Elsecar Heritage Centre smoke free. Due to the very different nature of the two areas in Elsecar, it was decided to hold two different launch events.
With regards to the piloting of Smoke Free High Streets, discussed at the previous meeting, the commission had gone out to tender with a closing date of 14th December, 2018. An update would be provided at the next meeting, including the full scope of the pilot and prospective launch date.
(i) That the update be noted, and plans to make Elsecar Park Smoke Free be supported;
(ii) That an update on Smoke Free High Streets be received by the Area Council at their meeting in February, 2019.