Published on August 1st, 2011 | by Dean Carr
Licensee fined for handwritten ‘No smoking’ posters
A licensee in North Wales has been ordered to pay nearly £300 for putting up handwritten ‘No Smoking’ posters in her pub, while waiting for official signs to arrive.
Dawn Lemm, of the Judge and Jury, in Colwyn Bay, was told by inspectors that she had violated regulations which stress that No Smoking signs must be rectangular with the shortest side at least 6.3in long.
Inspectors also noted that her posters did not bear‘a graphic representation of a burning cigarette enclosed in a red circle with a red bar which crosses the cigarette symbol’.
Lemm was given a £150 fixed penalty which she declined to pay. At Llandudno magistrates court she admitted failing to ensure proper signs were displayed and was fined £150 with £120 costs and £15 victims’ surcharge.
According to the Daily Mail, she called the decision ‘ridiculous’.
Source : Morning Advertiser