Transport for London is to hand over responsibility for enforcing pavement obstructions along part of the A24 to Wandsworth Council, the local authority.
Under a new six-month initiative the council will gain the power to control pavement obstructions, including display boards and tables and chairs, along the A24 Tooting High Street/Upper Tooting Road between Coverton Road and Lynwood Road.
Dana Skelley, Director of Road Network Management at TfL, said the body “will be assessing the trial over the next six months to see if the move can be made permanent and what changes might make sense to the current arrangements.”
Echoing Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s past comments on the importance he places on working with the capital’s councils, TfL says the agreement “recognises the sense it makes for boroughs, where appropriate, to take on the issues that really affect them on a local level, even if a road is on the Transport for London Road Network.”
Edward Lister, Leader of Wandsworth Council, says the deal will enable to the Council to clean up the area “and remove the ugly pavement clutter along the Upper Tooting Roa