Ice Cream Van Ban? No Thank You, Ma'am

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 107 months ago
Ice Cream Van Ban? No Thank You, Ma'am

Ice cream vendors already have 99 problems, now a pitch is one: Hillingdon council have guaranteed a borough-wide bevy of disgruntled schoolchildren by deciding to restrict how long ice cream vans can park up near schools. Vans will be limited to a 15-minute stop within 65 metres of any school or nursery, and will be banned outright from shopping centres in the borough; repeat offenders will be slapped with a £100 fine and could face having their Cornetto stash impounded. A council spokesman argued that the ban is to restrict noise pollution and encourage healthy eating habits, but a delegate from the Ice Cream Alliance defended the humble cone-balanced confection, lauding it as a "source of vital vitamins and minerals with modest calorie levels".

Last Updated 18 March 2010