A Harrow father urged his council to tackle an increase in stickers offering ‘massages’ in the borough.
David Dorai-Raj has written to Harrow City Council about the “growing problem” with such ads near his home near the city center.
Stickers are usually small white rectangles, with the word “massage” and a phone number written on it.
Mr Dorai-Raj said his six-year-old daughter asked what they were, while he was “embarrassed” when her mother pointed them out during a recent visit.
In a letter to council, he explained that during a five-minute trip from Harrow-on-the-Hill station, he spotted 35 stickers on lampposts and utility boxes.
“Why isn’t the city council calling these people and fining them for every sticker stuck in the city center?” ” he said.
“It seems like an easy problem to solve, but no one can bother to do anything about it. ”
He said the issue “bothered” him and his neighbors, who often took to the streets themselves to try to remove the stickers.
However, he noted that besides not being a job for the public, it can often leave damage to street furniture as it can be difficult to take off.
A Harrow Council spokeswoman said these issues are being addressed as much as possible by regular street cleaning crews.
She urged anyone who spots them to report them to the online counseling to help resolve the issue.
According to its on-the-fly posting report page, it can “respond to all on-the-fly assignments on public land, within three weeks” and “if there is clear evidence of the perpetrator. infringement, we will also take coercive measures against it ”.
He adds that this does not cover bus shelters, railway bridges or telephone booths and poles, the relevant contact details of those responsible for these being provided.