News that prostitutes’ business cards are being swapped by
school children has prompted Westminster Council to step up efforts
to reduce the number of cards being posted in telephone boxes.
The council is supporting the Evangelical Alliance, a Christian
group which has set up a scheme for churchgoers to “adopt” a
telephone box and check it regularly for cards.
Westminster is recommending that groups of three or four people
remove the cards to avoid confrontations with the prostitutes’
agents, known as “tom-carders”.
Westminster councillor Kit Malthouse said the council was in
full support of the campaign. “Any project that will rid the city
of sleazy pornographic material can only be a positive move.”