Little more than a council publicity stunt

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The Star should be applauded in highlighting Sheffield Council’s shameful attempt (April 20) to ban road-legal ice cream vans from the streets of Sheffield. This is little more than a council publicity stunt attempting to show off its green credentials.

If councillors seriously want “to reduce the city’s carbon footprint”, why don’t they simply support the Federation of Small Businesses initiative to reopen Sheffield’s Airport? As it is only four miles from the city centre, journey times and distances to access flights by travellers would be reduced dramatically with a considerable lowering of CO2 emissions.

It really is sheer madness to force Sheffield people to drive all over the North of England, polluting the atmosphere just to be able to fly, when we have our own airport on our doorstep.