Monday, 30 November 2009

Waltham Forest: a clutter-free paradise

Uncluttered cycle parking! Uncluttered pavements! Everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds!

Back in 2006, the London Borough of Waltham Forest initiated its grand Anti Clutter Initiative, scheduled to last for the period 2006-2010:

We are keen to reduce the amount and impact of such clutter, which will greatly improve the visual order and reduce obstructions in our streets.

The Council has already taken steps to achieve this by creating a street scene steering group and Action Plan, and has implemented the first stages of this plan. Unfortunately, a lack of funding halted work, but 25K additional funding obtained in 2006/07 will allow for training, research, and Phase 2 of the clutter removal programme to take place
ensuring this essential work continues.

(First photograph, above: Wood Street E17. Below: High Road Leytonstone.)