Street furniture refers to anything installed on a road or pavement to help keep drivers, cyclists and pedestrians safe.
we are responsible for the following items: pedestrian guard rails, cycle stands, safety barriers, traffic lights, signs, street lights, bus shelters and salt/grit bins. we provide street name plates, litter and dog waste bins, benches, information boards, trees and flower beds.
Parish councils are responsible for seats and benches, planters and baskets, village noticeboards, monuments, village signs and trees.
Utility companies are responsible for the likes of telephone poles, mobile phone masts, manholes and fire hydrants.
Unauthorised street furniture
Any unauthorised street furniture will be removed and the costs recovered from the offender. Depending on the nature of the offence, we also have the power to issue fines and penalties.
Town/Parish councils can apply to us for consent for items such as litter bins, commemorative benches and trees by downloading and completing the application form below.
Report a highway problem
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If the issue is causing an immediate danger to the safety of road users, it is classified as an emergency. You should contact us by telephone. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4:30pm. Dial 01572 722 577 outside office hours for our emergency service.
If you would like to report online please use our FixMyStreet Service.