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Campaign to clear the pavements

Evesham Editorial 13th Jul, 2021

LIVING Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, has launched a campaign to rid the pavements of clutter.

It says poorly placed bins, A-boards and excessive signage can clutter pavements and make it hazardous for people to get around.

A recent increase in e-bikes, e-scooters, and on-street dining has seen even more space taken away from pedestrians.

Cluttered pavements can prevent people with wheelchairs, buggies or Guide Dogs getting around easily and safely.

This week the charity has launched its a #CutTheClutter Week of Action which runs until July 18 asking people to show where the clutter is in their local area on an interactive map.

The charity is also helping people write to their local councils to tackle the issue.

It’s interim chief executive Stephen Edwards, Interim CEO said: “Our pavements should be wide enough for everyone to pass each other easily.

“When footways are blocked, it forces people into the carriageway and into traffic.

“Our research shows that people are more likely to get out and support their local economy when their streets are clutter-free.”

To take part in the Week of Action, visit livingstreets.org.uk/Clutter

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