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Southwark cracks down on street signage

Southwark Council is launching a major crack-down on all out-of-date or illegal street signage and advertising boards on main roads and entrances to side-streets.

"As part of Southwark's commitment to a cleaner, greener borough it is essential that all out-of-date and illegal street
signage is cleared" says Cllr Richard Thomas, Southwark Council's Executive Member for Environment and Transport.

"With the help of our street cleaning and lighting teams, we are making a big effort from now on to keep the streets free from unnecessary signage. Any members of the public concerned about 'hot spots' should contact us and we will deal with the problem direct."

A dedicated team will be carrying out a round of removals this week and afterwards Southwark's Street Cleaning Teams will remove illegal or out-of-date signage as routine. Street lighting teams will be involved in
taking down any signs on lamp-posts that are too high for the street cleaners to reach.

The Council is concerned about signs on lamp-posts not only cluttering the streets and looking unsightly but also being distracting for motorists.

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