London Streets

MQT on 2008-06-18
Session date: 
June 18, 2008
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Is the Mayor satisfied with the litter, breaches of regulations, and lack of enforcement action by London Streets on many of the pavements that are their responsibility and if not then what actions will he take to improve the situation?


Answer for London Streets

Answer for London Streets

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 Transport for London Road Network (TLRN). TfL works closely with the Boroughs to ensure that adequate regimes are in place to maintain the cleanliness of the TLRN, including pavement areas. In circumstances where a Borough is not fulfilling its responsibility under the EPA, TfL will discuss with the Borough how better joint working could improve the appearance of the TLRN. TfL also has duties and responsibilities under the Highways Act on the TLRN to deal with, for example, unlicensed obstructions on pavements. In some more heavily obstructed parts of the network, TfL now has dedicated enforcement officers who, in close liaison with the boroughs, bailiffs and the police, target persistent offenders. TfL will contact you to discuss and remedy any specific concerns you may have in regard to the TLRN in Wandsworth.