Councillor calls for takeaways to be made accountable

TAKEAWAYS serving food in a bad environment should be made accountable, a councillor has claimed.

The comments from Cllr Ismail Ibrahim, pictured, environmental services scrutiny committee chairman, follows on from a report about the locations of takeaways in the borough.

He said: “Some culprits have the same low ratings from food hygiene officers time and time again.

One is serving junk food and one is serving food in an environment that can be much better.”

Bolton Council’s development and regeneration department is working to clampdown on the number of takeaways trying to promote healthy eating.

Cllr Sean Harkin, who represents Westhoughton North and Chew Moor, said educating people about healthy eating would help ease the problem. He added: “Rather than cracking down on takeaways through the planning system, we should look at other services like what they have in St Helens.

It’s about educating people.”

St Helens Council banned fast food outlets from being within 400m of schools and colleges last year.

Cllr Bob Allen, who represents Heaton and Lostock, said: “It’s not just takeaways it’s supermarkets, corner shops and it isn’t just schools. You think lunchtime takeaways are bad, but you want to see the ones at 3am."

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11:28am Sat 1 Dec 12

oftbewildered2 says...

this article refers to takeaway outlets having a poor hygiene rating - Sean Harkin seems to disregard this and talks about the location of such outlets. I think he has missed the point as these are two separate issues.
this article refers to takeaway outlets having a poor hygiene rating - Sean Harkin seems to disregard this and talks about the location of such outlets. I think he has missed the point as these are two separate issues. oftbewildered2
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9:28pm Sat 1 Dec 12

handymanphil says...

I find it hilarious that the words "Witch Hunt" were used for that is exactly what is occurring. war has been declared on shisha bars/cafes nationwide for local councils are quite happy to close down even more revenue creating businesses whilst the economy is struggling. Highly intelligent I must say!
Shisha bars/cafes/lounges are businesses of a specific nature that cater for a specific type of socialiser-hookah smokers. They do nobody any harm for the asian community know full well that if they don't like shisha smoking then they simply don't go in such places! it's not difficult to understand is it?
This is persecution pure & simple and as we all now know, the smoking ban was never about health, merely an ideology!
I don't smoke but I can clearly see the immense damage the smoking ban is doing to our economy!
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I find it hilarious that the words "Witch Hunt" were used for that is exactly what is occurring. war has been declared on shisha bars/cafes nationwide for local councils are quite happy to close down even more revenue creating businesses whilst the economy is struggling. Highly intelligent I must say! Shisha bars/cafes/lounges are businesses of a specific nature that cater for a specific type of socialiser-hookah smokers. They do nobody any harm for the asian community know full well that if they don't like shisha smoking then they simply don't go in such places! it's not difficult to understand is it? This is persecution pure & simple and as we all now know, the smoking ban was never about health, merely an ideology! I don't smoke but I can clearly see the immense damage the smoking ban is doing to our economy! http://www.blogger.c om/blogger.g?blogID= 9223100689951762699# editor/target=post;p ostID=11477835263132 45925 handymanphil
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10:07pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Boltonian2 says...

How fitting for the local Cllr to say this, days before his own (Or a member from his immediate familly) takaway is opened.
How irresponsible is he to have a takaway opened yards away from the Primary School and on route home for teenagers of Secondary schools in the area. Now that the other takaways on Derby Street are compitition he would say all this.
How fitting for the local Cllr to say this, days before his own (Or a member from his immediate familly) takaway is opened. How irresponsible is he to have a takaway opened yards away from the Primary School and on route home for teenagers of Secondary schools in the area. Now that the other takaways on Derby Street are compitition he would say all this. Boltonian2
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