Street furniture

Posts, poles, bollards, waste paper bins, low level signs, seating.... All this street furniture can make a pavement more like an obstacle course!

Street furniture is installed for practical reasons but it can also have an aesthetic purpose too. However, it can present blind and partially sighted pedestrians with problems that are not immediately apparent to other people.

The briefings focus on England but even if you're based in Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland, we hope they're useful. You can contact you local campaigns team for more information.

All the facts (and what we think of them!)

We've put together all the relevant facts we could find on street furniture and the law.
Street Furniture briefing (Word, 186KB)

How to start a local campaign

Having a problem with too much street furniture on your local pavement? You can download our guide to starting a campaign. The Guide contains all the relevant knowledge and a few ideas to get you started in your campaign.
What can I do about... Street furniture (Word, 187KB)

Template letter

If you're having a problem in your area with street furniture, you'll probably want to raise the matter with the local authority. feel free to use our template letter to do so, just remember to change it to fit your circumstances...
Pavement obstructions template letter (Word, 32 KB) 

Further information

For more information about what's going on in your local area or the contact details of your local member of the Campaigns team check out our regional pages.

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