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Pavement obstructions are an inconvenience and potential hazard for pedestrians. We endeavour to keep pavements clear at all times.

All footways are inspected at least once a month. If you find a problem either email our highways management team or call our Contact Centre on 020 7606 3030.

Parking on pavements

The London-wide ban on pavement parking applies throughout the City of London. Our Civil Enforcement Officers enforce the ban. You can report pavement parking via our Parking Helpline 020 7332 3310

Scaffolding and hoardings

We license all scaffolding or hoardings on the public highway. You can apply for a licence by contacting our Scaffolding team or calling our Contact Centre on 020 7606 3030.

Tables and chairs

Cafes and restaurants need a licence to place tables and chairs on the pavement. Find out about how to apply for  a tables and chairs licence.

Sign boards

Inconsiderate businesses sometimes obstruct pavements with illegal advertising boards. Our Cleansing Services will arrange the removal of such boards and you can report specific problems by calling our Contact Centre on 020 7606 3030.

17 May 2012
Last Modified:
13 September 2019