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Pub boards chalk up fine

PUBLISHED: 17:43 08 October 2008 | UPDATED: 11:11 12 August 2010

A PUB firm has been fined £500 for obstructing the pavement with advertising boards. Two boards outside the Priory Tavern, in Orpington High Street, were deemed illegal by Bromley council. Brewers Wayside Taverns (Orpington) failed to appear at Bromley

A PUB firm has been fined £500 for obstructing the pavement with advertising boards.

Two boards outside the Priory Tavern, in Orpington High Street, were deemed illegal by Bromley council.

Brewers Wayside Taverns (Orpington) failed to appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court on September 17 and were ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £715 in their absence.

Peter Turvey, head of street environment, said: "It's our job to keep pavements clear of obstacles so pedestrians can use them safely. Placing large advertising boards on the public footway is against the law and could cause problems for parents with buggies, elderly people and those with disabilities."

Anyone with information about illegal obstructions in streets can report them online at www.

bromley.gov.uk/neatstreet or call the Street Services help desk on 020 8313 4621.

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