Remove unsightly fliers from lifts, walls in HDB estates

Fly-posting, especially in lifts, appears to have become an accepted norm in Housing Board estates.

However, it is unsightly and unappealing. It damages the overall image of a community, and makes the place look neglected and uninviting.

The HDB and town councils played a part in setting this ugly scene when they posted notices on the lift lobby walls, despite the presence of proper noticeboards.

When fliers are allowed to remain on the walls, they attract more of them. Prompt removal is best. It sends a strong message to the culprits that people care about the community and are watchful of problems in their neighbourhoods.

Vigilance can make a difference. The authorities must take stern action to ensure that the culprits are held accountable.

We must ensure that our HDB towns remain clean and attractive for both visitors and residents.

When fliers are allowed to remain on the walls, they attract more of them.

Prompt removal is best.

Loong Chik Tong

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 21, 2016, with the headline 'Remove unsightly fliers from lifts, walls in HDB estates'. Print Edition | Subscribe