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Calls to take fast food outlets away from schools

A councillor has called for takeaways to be banned near schools.

Public Health England said a ban on fast food outlets within a five-minute walk of schools was needed to help tackle obesity in children and young people.

Rotherham Boston Castle councillor Mahroof Hussain, who campaigned to stop a KFC being built close to Canklow Wood Primary School, is backing the calls.

He added: “It doesn’t make sense to have a fast food store 20 seconds walk from a school that’s trying to impose a healthy eating menu.

“Obesity in children is becoming a big issue across the country and local authorities should stop it from happening.

“It entices people.”

 

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