A41 Cleaning

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-06-18
Session date: 
June 18, 2008
Reference: 
2008/1056
Question By: 
Brian Coleman
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The reservations of the A41 in Barnet are full of litter and have obviously not been cleaned for a long time. Will the Mayor instruct TfL to rectify this situation as soon as possible?

Answer

Answer for A41 Cleaning

Answer for A41 Cleaning

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Cleansing and litter picking is a local authority duty under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) 1990. In London, the Act places responsibility on the Boroughs to sweep footways and remove litter across the whole borough which includes the TLRN. Barnet Council is utilising TfL's traffic management arrangements for cyclic maintenance on the A41 to carry out the Council's cleansing duties under the EPA. The particular concern regarding litter in the central reservation of the A41 has been communicated to Barnet, and it has been scheduled for cleansing on the night of 11 June. TfL will continue to monitor the state of the central reserve and will liaise with officers at Barnet for action as required.