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Road Signs and Street Names

Road Signs, Street Names and markings are provided by the Council for road safety and information for road users.

Road Signs

All signs must comply with national regulations and guidance.

Some signs need to be illuminated and new signs need to be carefully positioned so as to avoid danger to road users whilst still providing the appropriate level of information.

The provision of new signs and markings is dealt with by the Road Safety and Traffic Management Team within Transportation Services.

All requests for new signs should be directed to the Customer Service Centre.


Maintenance of road signs

Maintenance of existing road signs is dealt with by Lighting Services.

Service Standards

We aim to:

  • Repair sign defects within 28 calendar days of notification.
  • Provide an effective emergency response service within 4 hours

Street Name Plates

Street Name Plate New
Street Name Plate New

The Council is responsible for allocating street names and numbers to new developments and renaming and renumbering existing streets. It also puts up and maintains street name plates.

Service Standards

We aim to:

  • Repair sign defects within 28 calendar days of notification.
  • Provide an effective emergency response service within 4 hours.