Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Redbridge Keeps Highways Clear

Press Release number 829, just uploaded to the Red-i site, tells us that the council have prosecuted a trader in Ilford Lane for obstructing the highway.

Note how it is the "highways" they are keeping clear and no mention of Footways. The infirm, elderly and disabled plus those who use wheelchairs or prams are not as important as keeping the highways open for vehicles.

OK, so the photo below is nicked from our neighbours in Waltham Forest, but you will get the drift, you will have seen similar sights here in Redbridge.

Perhaps we should all start complaining?


  1. For these purposes "highway" includes public footways. Obstruction of the footway can still be prosecuted under Section 137 of the Highways Act 1980.

    Any occurrences should be reported to the council for action. [Joke!]

  2. I see that the outrageous erection blocking the footway near Fullwell Cross is still in place. I wonder when it will be removed BT?