Poorly-placed bins, A-boards and bike racks. Defunct phone boxes. Excessive signage and guard rails. 

Street clutter can clog up our pavements and make it hazardous for people to get around.

No one needs it, let's get rid of it


#CutTheClutter Week Of Action
12-18 July 2021

during the week you will be able to...

use our interactive map to show us where the clutter is

write to your local council to urge them to protect pavements for people

what you can do today!

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Get snappy

Share photos or video of obstructions near you, and include #CutTheClutter and @livingstreets so we see it.

Here's a great example from our friend Katie at Transport For All...

Campaign instigators - Edinburgh Living Streets Group

Read our Local Group success story.

How they tackled pavement clutter in Edinburgh and brought the council and the city with them.

Cut The Clutter In Action

Living Streets Manifesto calls for a clutter free future

Find out what we are doing in our five year strategy to end street clutter. 

Be a part of our future where pavements are accessible for everyone.  

Walk with us strategy

take the next step - use our toolkits

Rubbish bin

Urge your council to clear street clutter

Street clutter includes things like poorly-placed or redundant street furniture, such as defunct phone boxes, or excessive poles for road signs.

This can seem harmless but it can create unnecessary obstructions which are inconvenient for everyone and particularly problematic for people with wheelchairs, buggies, or those living with sight loss.

By getting rid of redundant and poorly-placed signs, railings and advertising boards, our streets can be made tidier and less confusing. Reducing street clutter and making attractive, interesting and beautiful public spaces is a major part of how we can create vibrant areas for walking.

A board

Get informed


Our action pack is full of ideas of ways to declutter your local streets.


Download our streets clutter action pack

Read about the A-board ban campaign success

Take action

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Our local councils are responsible for the upkeep of our footways. Use our simple online forms to email them and write to your local papers about this.


Email your council about clutter

Write a letter to your paper about clutter

Electric Vechicle charging point

Electric vehicle chargers

Charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) are currently being installed across the country as part of action to move away from petrol and diesel vehicles. In September 2018, the Prime Minister announced measures to install hundreds more charging stations across the UK.

These should not come at the expense of pedestrians, but we have already seen examples of their thoughtless placement on the pavement resulting in unnecessary obstructions. This easily avoidable pavement clutter is inconvenient for everyone and particularly problematic for people with wheelchairs, buggies, or those living with sight loss.

You can campaign in your area to halt EV charging points contributing to the reduction of public pavements.

EV Charging Point

Get informed


Download our action pack now to learn more about the issue of EV charging points and how you can take action in your area. 


Download our EV action pack

PM's EV announcement: our reaction

Take action


Your council is responsible for ensuring EV chargers are located properly. Whether they are already popping up where you live, or are still in the pipelines, write to your council using our simple online form.


Write to your council about EV chargers