A city has banned cheese toasties in a bid to crack down on youth crime
A city in the UK has banned cheese toasties in a bid to crack down on youth crime and anti-social behaviour.
Councillors in Bristol have had enough of the youths hanging around the food van in Monk's Park on Biddestone Road. So in order to reduce the loitering they've opted to ban the sale of hot food - and yes, that includes cheese toasties.
Bristol Live reports that residents and councillors have been voicing concerns that hot food access could increase underage drinking and the presence of motorbike gangs in the park.
As a result, the food van has been granted a license to continue selling cold food items, including ice cream, as well as tea and coffee.
Apparently, the park has had issues with motorcycle gangs in the past, and the worry is that this kind of behaviour could be encouraged again if cheese toasties were available to chow down on between motorcycle gang based activities.
Councillors also voiced worries around children from local secondary schools being lured into the park by the van, despite the many healthy lunch options available in school.
Originally, cheese toasties were suggested as an alternative to burgers and chips in the van, however this idea was eventually quashed.
The van will now only operate in the park between 9am and 6pm.
Cheese toasties will not be available at any time.