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Street Furniture is a general term used for items such as bins, seats, benches and street name plates. It can also refer to decorative items such as ornate street lighting, hanging baskets and planted troughs. These items can be can be found throughout the borough, in streets, pavements, town centres, in parks and cemeteries.

For further information on a specific items of street furniture:

Provide as much information as you can about location and description of the item. This will help us deal with your enquiry more speedily. Where damage is causing the item to be dangerous, we will 'make safe' as a priority.

The Council is responsible for the maintainable of the following items:

  • Street Lights (including traffic, zebra crossing and pelican signals, illuminated signs and bollards, car park barriers and Belisha beacons)

  • Non-illuminated bollards

  • Railings

  • Guard rails

  • Road signs

  • Street Name Plates

  • Litter Bins

  • Dog Bins

  • Public Seats and Benches

  • Planters

  • Other items fixed for the safety and convenience of the public.

There are thousands of pieces of street furniture within the Borough and there are, of course, exceptions to every rule. This advice is intended as a guide only. If you are in any doubt over who is responsible please contact us as detailed below.

Damage to Street Furniture

Safety fencing, bollards and crash barriers are installed to protect pedestrians and motorists in the event of traffic accidents and, as a result, often get damaged.

Reducing Street Furniture

We aim to rationalise and reduce street furniture wherever possible to ensure safety and accessibility for the disabled and parents with pushchairs. A reduction in street clutter also enhances the aesthetics of the area and improves the overall street scene.