Street furniture is anything installed on a road or pavement that helps keep drivers, cyclists and pedestrians safe.
We're responsible for:
- pedestrian guard rails
- cycle stands
- safety barriers
- traffic lights
- street lights
- bus shelters
- salt and grit bins
- street name plates
- litter and dog waste bins
- information boards
- flower beds
Parish councils are responsible for:
- seats and benches
- planters and baskets
- village signs
Utility companies are responsible for things like:
- telephone poles
- mobile phone masts
- fire hydrants
Unauthorised street furniture
Any unauthorised street furniture will be removed. The costs will be recovered from the offender. Depending on the type of offence, we also have the power to issue fines and penalties.
How to apply for consent
Complete the relevant application form and email to email@example.com or post to Highways, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HP:
Street Furniture Application Form - for town and parish councils
Street Café Licence Application
Report a street furniture issue
If the issue is causing an immediate danger to the safety of the public, this is classed as an emergency - call us on 01572 722 577 during office ours. Out of hours Call Harborough Lifeline on 01858 464 499.
You can report non-emergency issues through FixMyStreet or MyAccount.