A COUNCIL in London plans to ban ice cream vans in 33 streets.
Greenwich Council has put forward plans to stop the vans visiting the area due to concerns about them blocking roads, especially around busy tourist areas such as the Cutty Sark sailing ship.
There are also worries about air pollution, as ice cream vans leave their engines running even when they’re parked, in order to power their freezers and soft-serve machines.
Camden Council, also in London, banned ice cream vans in 40 of its streets back in 2019 over similar environmental concerns. The Mayor of London recently issued a high alert for air pollution in the city for the second time this year.