Hammersmith & Fulham Council is working with local residents to remove advertising hoardings on residences across the borough.
A recent blitz on large illuminated advertising boards in Shepherds Bush was carried out in Uxbridge and Goldhawk Roads comes after the council won the backing of local resident-led groups – such as the Hammersmith Society and Hammersmith & Fulham Historic Buildings Group.
The council and the local groups combined forces to crackdown on advertisers who are acting without proper consent for the sites.
“It sends out a clear message to advertisers and property owners that we expect them to follow the rules,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport & Residents’ Services.
The offending advertising hoardings were displayed at a high level on residential properties and were deemed to have been put up without proper consent.
In Uxbridge Road, the council’s planning enforcement team removed large illuminated advertising hoardings at numbers 202, 216, 242, 428, 171 and 112.
And in Goldhawk Road, the team also removed hoardings from numbers 1, 39, 66, 85, 75, 86, 106, 120, 162 and 256.
Nicolas Fernley of the Hammersmith & Fulham Historic Buildings Group said: “We are delighted with the results. We support the action the council is taking to rid our streets of these eyesores and we will continue to do so in the future.”
And Tom Ryland, chairman of the Hammersmith Society, said: “We commend the council’s determination to eradicate illegal advertising boards in the borough. Unauthorised advertising – especially if large or illuminated – downgrades the environment for everyone. The council has our full support in pursuing offenders.”
The crackdown comes after the council tackled a range of advertising hoardings put up without prior consents in Munster Road, with the backing of the Fulham Society.
It saw the removal of large advertisement hoardings displayed at a high level on residences at numbers 213, 225, 236, 239, 253 and 255.
If you want to report advertising hoardings to the council that you think are do not have proper consents, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.