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Problems with traffic lights and street lighting

Faulty traffic lights

How you report broken, faulty or damaged traffic lights can depend on where you live or the type of road the traffic lights are on.  In the first instance please contact your local council to report a problem.

Where possible please provide as much detail about the location and the fault of the light.  This could include the nearest road junction, a nearby landmark or the number of a house close by.

Most lights have an ID number on them.  This is usually painted on the column or on a sticker.  Please do not place yourself or anyone else in danger trying to find these details.

Street lighting

The local council is responsible for the installation and upkeep of street lights.  Please click here to find your local council and to report a problem. 

Where possible please provide as much detail about the location and type of fault.  This could include the nearest road junction, a nearby landmark or the number of a house close by.

Lighting on major roads

Highways England is responsible for lighting on motorways and ‘A roads’.  The report a fault call 0300 123 5000 or email them by clicking here.

Where possible please provide as much detail about the location and the fault affecting the lights.

Useful Links
  • You can find your local council by clicking here. Put your postcode into the search box to get to the home page of your local council.
  • You can find out more about the work Highways England do by clicking here.