Abandoned phoneboxes left over from a no longer trading phone company blight some of the high streets in my constituency. These are becoming a magnet for flyposting and vandalism. Ofcom has washed it's hands of dealing with these boxes and tried to pass the responsibility to local councils, but they face legal as well as financial barriers to getting them removed.
This problem highlights a growing problem in London. More and more companies are leaving similar abandoned street and pavement furniture on our high streets. Leaving this solely to councils to remove will result in a hotch-potch approach to their removal and continuing untidiness on our high streets.
Can the mayor tell us, what if any powers he has to address this and similar problems through Capital Standards, TfL where it is the relevant highways authority, or through any other powers?