Report faulty street lighting
The Council is responsible for the upkeep and repair of approximately 18,000 street lights, illuminated signs and other electrical street furniture.
Report a faulty street light
To report a damaged or faulty lamp column, make a note of the location and if possible the lamp column number. The street light number is displayed:
- About 1.5 metres (5ft) above the ground and facing towards the road
- It may contain letters as well as numbers ie 3, WF3 or 3H and sometimes they are positioned vertically
The letter is important in identifying who is responsible for the repair
The Council's responsibilities
The Council's Highway Maintenance Group is responsible is responsible for maintaining and repairing street lights, and fixing lighting faults including illuminated bollards, signs and beacons.
Providing public lighting is not a statutory function. However, councils do have a duty to maintain public lighting where it has been installed.