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No-smoking zone introduced at Cleethorpes paddling pool

No-smoking zones have been introduced at an outdoor play area in a North East Lincolnshire resort after concerns from parents taking children there.

The council said signs had been put up at Cleethorpes paddling pool in an effort to make it "more enjoyable and pleasant for families".

It comes after parents raised concerns about the number of people smoking around the pool and sandpit.

The council added the pool had now reopened after being repainted.

North East Lincolnshire councillor Mick Burnett, deputy leader and portfolio holder for health, well-being, tourism and leisure, said: "We've listened to them and acted on their concerns.

"Adults should be setting a good example and children should not be subjected to second hand smoke.

"By introducing these signs we are ensuring that we are putting the health of children enjoying these outdoor public facilities first."

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