Bus lane contraventions not enforced during the festive period

Bus lane contraventions will not be enforced by our CCTV static cameras on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New year’s day, however, all other contraventions covered by the static CCTV cameras will be enforced as stated.

A-boards blocking the pavement

A boards are kind of advertising structure that are on the pavement.A-board guideance image

A licence is not needed but A-boards should follow the code of practice to keep pavements safe and tidy.

However the owner must have public liability insurance with a minimum cover of over £5million and to indemnify the Council for any claims associated with the A-board.

Public liability insurance can be obtained from most insurance brokers. 

Code of practice

Owners of A-boards must follow the code of practice otherwise the A-board will be removed and there is a cost for its return.

  • Only one A-board per business
  • At least two metres between the A board and the edge of the pavement
  • The A-board must be placed touching the business
  • A boards must not exceed 1 meter an d 20 cm in height and the area covered by the base must not exceed 75cm by 75cm
  • The A board can only be displayed during the business's open
  • The A board must only display information relating to the business it is advertising
  • Proof of public liability insurance must be made available to a council officer immediately if requested.
  • it must not obscure road signs or access to any other premises or land and must  not be attached to  street furniture

Removal of A-boards

A-boards not meeting the code of practice shall be removed without notice.

A-boards breaking the code of practice can be reported to streetsceneenforcement@havering.gov.uk

If not claimed within 14 days they will be disposed of.

A boards can be reclaimed by emailing streetsceneenforcement@havering.gov.uk

Costs

The business will be liable for the following costs if their A-board is seized.

  • Removal cost: £110
  • Storage cost per week/part week: £10
  • Disposal cost:£30
  • Return cost (collection only):£55

Total cost if not collected within 14 days: £200

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