Squeegee car window cleaners and Flower Sellers on the A40

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/1134
Question By: 
Angie Bray
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

There is a persistent problem with squeegee car window cleaners and flower sellers who operate at the Savoy Circus/Old Oak Common Lane junction with the A40 and at the Hanger Lane Gyratory system. Apart from causing annoyance to drivers and in some cases displaying intimidating behaviour, they are putting themselves at risk from moving traffic when the traffic lights change and they remain in the road plying their trade.

As most of the trading is carried out from the central reservation of the A40, which is the responsibility of Transport for London, what measures does TfL propose to take, if necessary in conjunction with the local Police Force, to prevent this illegal trade from operating?

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