So far, in this financial year, we have removed 38 posts, 24 guard rails and three bollards. In the rest of the financial year we are due to remove 14 posts, 29 guard rails and 69 bollards.
That is welcome. But it is far too little.
Hammersmith and Fulham has 150 miles of road and 310 miles of pavement. In that context removing 174 bits of clutter is very modest.
The Mayor of London has removed 20 miles of guard rail. Often cyclists have been crushed by cars against guard rails.
Kensington and Chelsea Council has made great progress at decluttering – in Exhibition Road and Kensington High Street. Safety has improved as well as the appearance of the streets as personal responsibility has proved more effective than nannying.
If you know of a redundant bit of street clutter your would like removed please email me the details (including if possible a photograph) to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will see what can be done about it.