Following concerns by residents across the borough, Ealing Liberal Democrats has challenged Labour-run Ealing Council over how public notices remain on lamp posts weeks and months after they should come down.
According to Lib Dem Southfield Ward Councillor Andrew Steed: “Recently I spent a couple of hours cycling round half a dozen streets in Southfield Ward removing old notices. Covering a small area in ninety minutes I cut down 40 notices and the 80 plastic cables.”
The Lib Dems also commented that the notices are attached with “environmentally unfriendly plastic cables”.
Councillor Steed added: “Ealing Council put them up. But Ealing Council never take them down. Liberal Democrats want to see our streets clean and safe. However, they are left to accumulate by the Labour-run Ealing Council. They look untidy. Old notices give a poor impression. If you put up notices without permission, the council could fine you £80 for illegal flyposting.”
Speaking to EALING.NEWS a council spokesperson said: “The council is working on tracking and removing out of date planning notices, and improving internal systems so that they are removed in a timely manner going forward.”