Fast food restaurants are being lobbied by the council to offer healthier food alternatives as part of plans to crack down on one of the borough's biggest killers. Council bosses are looking to reduce the level of heart disease in the borough with a third of deaths attributed to it in Croydon each year.And if they refuse?
Dr Mike Robinson, director of public health, said one of the first ports of call will be to liaise with fast food outlets to offer alternative options. Those who offer healthier options will have the chance to display a Heart Town sticker in their windows to show they are affiliated with the scheme.And if they say 'Thanks, but no thanks'..?
Coun Mead added: "We have concerns which is why we are introducing Heart Town, you cannot force people to change. You can only encourage them.
"Doing this for five years gives us the opportunity to support people and get them to take responsibility for their health."And when they don't?
Also regulation of every tiny detail of our lives even when safety’s no longer an issue, rushed-through ‘feel good’ policies that fall at the first hurdle, the total inversion of previous guidelines as a result of media hysteria, expansion through scaremongering, confusion over competing rights and equality legislation, rigid application of ‘weapons policies’, prosecution via hindsight and justice system intransigence.