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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 please either email us at or ring 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 us at or by 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. You can find more information about Tables and Chairs and how to apply here.

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 ringing our Contact Centre on 020 7606 3030.

17 May 2012
Last Modified:
21 August 2018