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Clear Streets Charter

Clear streets charter
Clear streets charter

What does this Charter mean?

We are committed to ensuring that Exeter’s streets, pavements and walkways are kept free of clutter and obstacles and accessible to people affected by sight loss or mobility issues.

Together with Devon County Council, we have signed up to a Clear Streets Charter for the city.

The Charter sets out how we will work together to ensure that the city is as safe and obstacle free as possible. Exeter is one of the first places in the UK to adopt such a charter.

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has backed the charter.

The Charter sets out a list of actions and commitments. These include:

  • Advertising boards – working with local businesses to make them realise how these can be challenging to blind people or those who are partially sighted.

  • Street furniture – carrying out regular audits to ensure this is safe and appropriately placed to allow safe navigation around

  • New developments – proactive engagement with blind and partially sighted people around the design and development

  • Rubbish and recycling bins – ensuring these are within the curtilage of the property, wherever possible


Download the Charter

You can read the full Charter by downloading one of the following documents:


When this content has been updated

Last updated 16 March 2020