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We are responsible for maintaining and repairing pavements, and also for clearing any obstructions.

Under the Highways Act 1980, the council has powers, as the Highway Authority, to ensure that the highways are kept clear of any obstructions. The council has the power to serve notice on a person who commits an offence of wilful obstruction of the highway and can, under certain circumstances, remove the obstruction and recharge the offender any costs involved.

We are also responsible for dealing with damage to pavements and ensuring there is no risk to public safety. 

The A1, A1(M), A19 and A194(M) are managed by Highways England.

Report a pavement defect

Street parking

Pavements are constructed and provided for pedestrian use. We have a responsibility to keep the roads and footpaths safe to use.

The Highway Code states that motorists should not park partially or wholly on the footway unless signs permit it. If there are waiting restrictions in place then these extend across the footway and the matter can be dealt with by the Parking Services section of the council. Where there are no waiting restrictions in place then complaints of obstructive parking may be dealt with by the Police.

If you would like any further information or want to make a report please contact the City and neighbourhood team.

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